Image du Jour Photography


Hi!  My name is Mandie.  I have a passion for photography & am never without my camera!  I have recently started to offer my talents to others, and I appreciate you stopping by my page to check out my work!


If you like what you see, I would love to talk with you about your vision for a photo shoot!  My goal is to provide you with something no one else does - a fun experience with pictures that don't look posed and awkward...a keepsake to remind you of how much fun you had that day, at that point in your life...


You can contact me at:

Phone: 509.979.5677 





Thank you for your interest in viewing my work.  I strive to capture a unique perspective of my subjects and to save that moment in time that represents the picture of the day....image du jour! 

To browse samples of my photos, and to order direct from a professional lab, please view my gallery by clicking here:

You can also view some samples of my work on my Facebook page -

CLIENTS!!  You can access the photos from your session by clicking here: and then selecting "Client Login" at the top and the name of your session.  You will be prompted to enter the password I provided you.



Some of my favorite photography quotes:
“ You don’t take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams
“ Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy
“ You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper." – William Albert Allard
“The important thing is not the camera but the eye.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt
“The word ‘art’ is very slippery. It really has no importance in relation to one’s work. I work for the pleasure, for the pleasure of the work, and everything else is a matter for the critics.” -Manuel Alvarez Bravo
“If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.” – Linda McCartney
"You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” -Ansel Adams
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro
"As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs." ~ Sam Abell
"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."  ~Author Unknown
"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away."  ~Eudora Welty

"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety."  ~Ansel Adams

"I never question what to do, it tells me what to do.  The photographs make themselves with my help."  ~Ruth Bernhard

"All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget.  In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings.  Paintings record what the painter remembers.  Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it."  ~John Berger

"I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was.  I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature."  ~Wynn Bullock

~striving to capture life's essence with a "Picture of the Day"...

Spokane Valley, WA