This is embarrassing, when life happens.. | siriani photography

A Little Life Story

This really IS embarrassing…. You know, when “Life happens” and important things (like this blog) become NOT so important.  When it does, it is not always pretty or business friendly.  This is a personal post so if you aren’t up for that, I suggest you click past to a previous post and read all about darling babies and handsome families!  I apologize in advance as this post is long in coming. It is currently 6:00 am on a Saturday morning and I am prepping to attend a funeral. I have been up since 5:00 am putting together a slide show of images to be played during the service.

The Back Porch Fiddlers

I have had a hard spring and and even more difficult summer.  This blog, and several other things in my

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life have suffered as a result. I started the spring with the sudden hospitalization of both my grandparents,  which eventually lead to my grandfather’s death.  This was followed by a period of adjustment and grief for my family and ended this summer with the death of my grandmother, whose funeral I am preparing for this morning.  It is a hard adjustment to loose both of them in a short period of time when they were bopping around together just a few short months ago.  I shared a little bit about photographing them back in 2009 on my Facebook site recently.  How precious those photographs are to me now.  Hold on… getting up on my soap box for a minute.  TAKE PHOTOS WITH PEOPLE YOU LOVE.  They will be gone in an instant.  Ok… getting back down now.

On top of all of that, we spent the summer working on our home of eight years,  and then sold it and alot of what we own and recently moved into a tiny apartment in the Valley to begin house hunting again.

The summer wasn’t all work and sorrow, it did have many joys as well.  My amazingly talented children are in a fiddle group called The Life marches onBack Porch Fiddlers (see photo to the right) and they played at multiple venues this summer including the amazing Rockin’ B. Ranch (ok proud mom moment).

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Oregon Coast

We took a breather from our hectic sell the house mode to rest on the Oregon Coast, which is Ah-Mazing! We generally try to visit the ocean as much as possible in the Tillamook area.  The photograph is Oceanside,OR.  We rested and ate lots of cheese!  Life does march on and just a few days after coming home from the coast I helped plan and pull off a huge celebration for my dad’s 70th birthday. My husband also celebrated a milestone birthday this summer!  In the middle of all of that was kids art and fiddle camp and a variety of boring responsible adulting.  fbimg_9856-copy1

Oh yes, I also photographed EVERYTHING…. including many events, personal projects, families, babies, seniors, etc which I will eventually post up on this blog as life settles down.  So, when you look over my blog and see the HUGE gap in dates, you will know why.  ♥

About the Photographer

Photographs © Tami Siriani 2016. Tami Siriani is a professional custom portrait photographer serving Coeur D’ Alene, ID, Post Falls, ID,  Liberty Lake, WA , Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA, Post Falls, ID and surrounding areas.A great deal of thought and planning goes into every session.  She places an emphasis on unique story telling images that are close and colorful. To view her complete portfolio you can visit the website at: www.siriainiphotography.com.  Book your appointment today! To view my full portfolio head My website or pop over to Facebook. 

2 Responses to “This is embarrassing, when life happens.. | siriani photography”

  1. Roberta Wilkinson

    Hi Tammy,

    Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sorry for your loss. I know how hard is to lose grandparents that you were so close to. Your photography is beautiful and we are looking forward to meeting you in October. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us during our session and can’t wait to see the final pictures.

    Thank you,

    Roberta

  2. Barbara Lindsay

    So sorry for your loss, they obviously could not stand to be apart for long. They enriched your life and that of others year after year. Those memories will have to sustain you with your prayers until you see them again. I lost my grandparents within a year of each other too. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t feel them close to me still and it has been 30+ years. I’m sending hugs of prayer to you and yours.

Liberty Lake Family | siriani photography

Family- Liberty Lake, WA

Family Photography On Location Liberty Lake, WA

The D. Family contacted me a little while back about photographing their family on location.  They are in the middle of building a beautiful new home over looking Liberty Lake and wanted to showcase their beautiful growing family and the site of their new home.  It was such a pleasure photographing this family.  They recently moved to Liberty Lake, WA and were so delighted with the community and beauty of our area.  They wanted to do a fun family shoot that included a changing into their “camo” gear.  I don’t know about you but I think they are going to fit right in with this area!

I offer on location photography in the Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley, Spokane, Post Falls, and Couer D’ Alene area.  If you would like to book a session to showcase your family’s home, leisure spot, or hiking location contact me today. I would be pleased to meet you to photography your family in an environment where you feel comfortable!  I am always up for discovering new places and experiencing new things!  Spokane has a wide variety of extraordinary areas.  I have been in this area for 8 years and I am always discovering something new!  I hope you will consider hiring me for your next family portrait session!

About the Photographer

Photographs © Tami Siriani 2016. Tami Siriani is a professional custom portrait photographer serving Coeur D’ Alene, ID, Post Falls, ID,  Liberty Lake, WA , Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA, Post Falls, ID and surrounding areas.A great deal of thought and planning goes into every session.  She places an emphasis on unique story telling images that are close and colorful. To view her complete portfolio you can visit the website at: www.siriainiphotography.com.  Book your appointment today! To view my full portfolio head My website or pop over to Facebook. 

Valley Photography | siriani photography

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Valley Photography

Here is a delightful family I was able to photograph in the Valley a little while back.  Ok, it was quite a while back but  I have been super BUSY!   I always caught up on my current appointments because I treat my clients like a PRIORITY!  My sessions are always flipped back to you SUPER FAST!  My blog, Facebook site, and website; however, tend to take the hit when something has to give.  I met this valley family because one of them took a photography workshop that I was offering last March.  We met up on a perfect day (one of the last) and photographed this family in one of my super secret spots on the Spokane river tucked away in the valley.  I am not a big fan of sharing my shooting spots because I DO NOT like to share when it comes to locations.  There are alot of photographers out there folks. I am so pleased that you would choose me.  I want your sessions to be unique, beautiful, and private so I try to find locations that are off the beaten path where we will not bump into every other family in the valley trying to get portraits done!  My 11 year old artist daughter joined me on this session and took a few photographs as well! I hope you enjoy!

About the Photographer

Photographs © Tami Siriani 2015. Tami Siriani is a professional custom portrait photographer serving Coeur D’ Alene, ID, Post Falls, ID,  Liberty Lake, WA , Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA, Post Falls, ID and surrounding areas.A great deal of thought and planning goes into every session.  She places an emphasis on unique story telling images that are close and colorful. To view her complete portfolio you can visit the website at: www.siriainiphotography.com.  Book your appointment today! To view my full portfolio head My website or pop over to Facebook. 

Sweet Little Bit |Spokane Valley Newborn Photographer

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Sweet Little Bit

I love photographing little people.  This newborn was under a week old when we set her up in the studio.  This is a highly stylized session with two different setups.  We always try to put the baby in two different backgrounds.  The first background consists of a neutral drop to get baby relaxed (and frankly mom and dad as well). For this session, we pulled out the lamb skin, always a hit with newborns.  We photographed baby with her parents in the lamb skin while she snoozed!

Once little baby is asleep, we photograph her with bare head and a variety of cute hats.  After little bit is successfully sleeping we move her into a second setup that is generally more styled.  This is a take on my feminine bedroom scene.  I like to give the impression that baby played with her toys and them crawled into bed and fell asleep.  This set up almost always includes toys, a bed, a type of curtain or drape, and frequently twinkle lights (because I need a little twinkle).  I love the combination of colors in this theme.  The color scheme is shades of coral, creme, and what I am calling sage or mint.  The large flower print really sets off the ultra feminine aspects of this shoot.

I finished this session with a a few more organic shots of baby being held by her parents.

About the Photographer

Photographs © Tami Siriani 2015. Tami Siriani is a professional custom portrait photographer serving Coeur D’ Alene, ID, Post Falls, ID,  Liberty Lake, WA , Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA, Post Falls, ID and surrounding areas.A great deal of thought and planning goes into every session.  She places an emphasis on unique story telling images that are close and colorful. To view her complete portfolio you can visit the website at: www.siriainiphotography.com.  Book your appointment today! To view my full portfolio head My website or pop over to Facebook. 

 

 

Newborn Baby H. | Spokane Valley’s Infant Photographer

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The H. family welcomed a newborn into their home this summer!  What is better than one darling boy?  Two! I had the pleasure of photographing this little 5 day old client, his older brother, and his parents in my small home studio.  Fortunately, the weather this summer has been terrific.  We started the session inside with a couple of different backdrops for their newborn including a neutral setup.  The neutral setup is generally used for birth announcements because it places the emphasis on the baby.  I consider these shots a necessity.  After that setup is complete, we moved on to a light blue chevron print with a white washed wood floor.  The setup was complete with a vintage crate.  The crate was useful for seating a wiggly toddler in between nursing, outfit changes and cuddles.  Last, we headed outside in the park for a quick family portrait! During these long sessions, it’s my goal to get a combination of photographs including newborn with mom, dad, and siblings.  We also try to work quickly and efficiently to get everything done in a relatively short amount of time as neither brother has a very long tolerance for taking photographs!  I was pleased with the outcome! I hope you find these photographs delightful and beautiful.

About the Photographer

Photographs © Tami Siriani 2015. Tami Siriani is a professional custom portrait photographer serving Coeur D’ Alene, ID, Post Falls, ID,  Liberty Lake, WA , Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA, Post Falls, ID and surrounding areas.A great deal of thought and planning goes into every session.  She places an emphasis on unique story telling images that are close and colorful. To view her complete portfolio you can visit the website at: www.siriainiphotography.com.  Book your appointment today! To view my full portfolio head My website or pop over to Facebook.