In July 2015, I started working as the photographer for, “Felida Fine Living” – A Social Magazine for the Residents of the Felida/Salmon Creek Area. I was asked to be the photographer for the, “Meet Your Neighbors” article, featuring one of the Felida or Salmon Creek neighborhood families each month.
Little did I know how rewarding it would be meeting my neighbors! Felida/Salmon Creek is a small neighborhood in Vancouver Washington. Our kids go to Felida or Chinook Elementary and Skyview or Columbia River High School. It is truly a small well connected community and I feel so fortunate to be meeting these wonderful families!
August 2015 Issue- Felida Fine Living
My first assignment was the Foote family. Even though they live a few short blocks from my home, I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting them before the photo shoot. The Foote family started, The Trey Foote Foundation, in memory of their son Trey, who lost a battle with cancer, in hopes of bringing awareness to childhood cancer. The foundation helps fund an annual college scholarship for a chosen Skyview High School senior.
The Foote family in their Vancouver home.
September 2015 Issue-Felida Fine Living
The September issue of Felida Fine Living, featured the Millers. The Millers have lived on the same property for six generations! What started out as a homestead and an orchard of Italian prunes, ended as an upscale planned community. Still to this day, there are four families, the Millers and their children’s families living on the property in four homes. In the middle of modern development, the original barn that was moved to be among the four homes is now a gathering place for dinners and family gatherings.
The Millers in front of the family barn from the 1890’s.
October 2015 Issue – Felida Fine Living
Seven sets of twins from one neighborhood, on one block was the feature story for October. Imagine moving to a street and discovering that you are one set of seven twins!
Seven Sets of twins living on the same block!
November 2015 Issue – Felida Fine Living
The lovely Cornelius family were the featured family for November. They have four darling children aged 1 to 10 years old. There is much anticipation as they await the building a custom home in the neighborhood they love.
Fort Vancouver photo session with the Cornelius family
December 2015 Issue – Felida Fine Living
The Vilhauer family has been living in the Felida community for more than 60 years! Sam and Joni had known each other since sixth grade. Sam has built over 250 homes in Vancouver, WA.
Joni and her daughter run the upscale fashion retail shop called Modao.
The Vilhauer family in Felida
January 2016 Issue – Felida Fine Living
The January issue is one of my favorites! I met Bob and Jonelle on a sunny Fall day when we got together for a photo session. Janelle is very active on a dragon boat team and Bob enjoys landscape photography. It didn’t take long for us to start talking shop. Bob and I have already been out shooting landscapes at the grist mill with amazing fall colors.. The most fun was heading to Vancouver Lake to take photos of the dragon boat team. I went out on the boat to capture the excitement of an early morning dragon boat ride.
Bob and Jonelle enjoying their retirement either paddling with the Dragon Boat Team or shooting Landscape Photography.
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