Hey there!

I don’t think anybody will read this, but I’m sure keeping my fingers crossed. I’m not a great writer, so bare with me. If you haven’t read the one paragraph “Meet the Photographer” my name is Miranda, my closest friends and family call me Randi. Are you wondering why I didn’t just call this little business Randi Cheney Photography? Truth is, tax purposes. So here I am, the owner of Miranda Cheney Photography, forced to use my given name that even my Mom herself doesn’t call me by, HA!

Photo by  3BirdsPhotography

Photo by 3BirdsPhotography

I started this business as a creative outlet for myself, honestly. I became a full time stay at home Mom after our family moved to Spokane, WA in April of 2017. I have always worked my entire adulthood. Staying home was almost suffocating to me at first, if I’m being honest. I am a working Mom, through and through. But, I also love being home with my kids watching them learn and grow every single day. I’m lucky enough to have this business where my schedule is flexible and the hours vary. It allows me the best of both worlds. I truly am a better Mom when I have something to “work” on and for. It makes me a better Mom to have something that is mine, something that keeps me focused on being me, Miranda…or Randi.

I also work in real estate part time from home and I LOVE that too! I started working in real estate in 2011 it’s something that has always felt natural to me. I love organization. I love checklists. I love deadlines and clear guidelines. Does that make me type-A? I’ve never really understood what that means. While I love all of that in a work setting, my home life is usually a real disaster – haha. If you come over, I guarantee you there will be toys everywhere, dirty dishes in the sink and unmade beds. And we will sit with our feet on the couches while we visit.

Photo by  3BirdsPhotography

Photo by 3BirdsPhotography

All that aside, I love taking photos. It’s something I’ve loved since I was little. I remember thumbing through all the prints my Mom had and just loved being brought back to a time and place that might otherwise be gone forever. I loved seeing memories that I was either too young to remember or wasn’t alive for yet. Memories I would never know about if it wasn’t a photo that sparked a conversation that resolved in the story behind it. Before I wrap this up, I thought I’d give you ten rapid fire facts about myself. Here we go:

  1. I love Jesus, my Lord and savior.

  2. I love to sit and talk to people. I get that from my Mom, who gets it from her Dad.

  3. I love coffee. There is never a wrong time of day for it.

  4. I love beautiful home decor, but I have zero style. HELP!

  5. I am an overuser of emoji’s.

  6. I love ice in my water…always. My husband thinks I’m crazy.

  7. I can’t imagine not having straws available to me at a restaurant. It’s extremely disgusting to me to have to drink out of the cup. I don’t know why. I’m just not THAT environmentally friendly, sorry guys.

  8. I hate unloading the dishwasher. But just unloading it. I don’t mind to load it. Weird.

  9. I tend to jump all the way into a friendship from the first second. I’ve learned to guard my heart a little more the older I get.

  10. I hate dog hair, but I love my dog. She’s sitting on the couch as I type this and she’s not supposed to be because I hate dog hair.

Now that that’s out of the way, let me wrap this up. I love families and kids. You guys are my favorite to shoot!! That being said, it’s almost like everything becomes your favorite after you’ve done it a few times. Real Estate photography has totally grown on me. Senior photos excite me, I love watching this time of your life with so much change ahead of you. I’ve never thought of myself as creative. All my life I thought I was more of a rigid checklist type person. Turns out, I just needed to find what made me want to be creative!

Photo by  3BirdsPhotography

Photo by 3BirdsPhotography

Guys, I just really want to meet you! I really want to be somebody that gives you life long memories through photos. I want to be somebody that helps you show off your family, kids, homes, or business. I want to be there every step of the way for you. I want to be YOUR photographer!!