"I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul."

Meet Cheri, the photographer behind Moss & Mint Photography, Gig harbor Photographer

Hi, I'm Cheri

I am so happy you're here!

Thank you for taking the time to view my work and for considering me for your next session! I know you have a lot of options when looking for the right photographer, and I truly hope that my photo style matches your vision.

I am a proud mama of four (2 boys and 2 girls, ages 7 to 22) and I love the dynamic of our family and how there is never a dull moment in our home. I can talk your ear off about all the things that I love about my children, but I equally love hearing about yours. I love that motherhood bonds us women together in so many ways!

My main squeeze, Jeremy, is my rock and my best friend, and together we are silly, sarcastic and, for lack of a better word, blessed that we have each other…we met back in the day on MySpace of all places *cringe*, and it was at least six months of him messaging me and striking up a friendship before I agreed to meet up with him. We had the best first date ever, and here we are 11 years later. I have no doubt in my mind that we’ll both sitting on that porch together at age 80, rocking in a swing, slinging old age jokes at each other.

When I’m not lounging in my “editing” pants, my family and I love to get out to explore the PNW as much as we can when the weather and our schedules allow. Being newish to WA from CA, we are obsessed with all the beautiful forests and trails, riding the ferry, and we pretty much don’t get bored with just getting out to explore new locations. We love food and enjoy finding new places to eat at–so if you have a suggestion of a place you love, please share it with me!


Homebody and Adventurer

My name is pronounced like Shur-ee, but it’s totally okay if you end up calling me Sherry. Three of my four kids are left-handed–so am I! I equally love golden warm summer sunsets and chilly foggy, beanie-wearing days. Their vibes are so perfectly different.

I laugh loudly and a lot, and I have no problems embarrassing myself if it puts others at ease. I’m quite sarcastic and I LOVE memes. I talk fast and a lot at times when I’m full of ideas or super excited about something. I will probably hug you at least once during our session. I’m a total night owl. I love horror movies and true crime podcasts. I always have room for dessert. I like my music loud and I will sing if I know the words. I always try to find the positives in things. I write like I talk. I am big at communicating so expect to hear from me often before and after our session. I pour my heart and soul into every.single.session and I want you to love your images as much as I love them!

I absolutely love connecting with families (you!) through photography, and you mean so much more to me than just another session. I will make your experience amazing from start to finish and I would love the opportunity to get to know you better!

XO – Cheri


Why Choose Me?

What sets me apart

I feel that my clients choose me because I am authentic and I am honest. I provide a level of service to every client that shows how much I appreciate them, which begins at the moment of inquiry and doesn’t end until after all products are delivered and my clients are fully satisfied.

My photography style is artistic but it’s real. It’s filled with laughter but it’s also filled with lots of quiet moments that often get missed. My session style doesn’t fit into a little box where it’s always the same and we hurry through the motions. Just like every family is different, each session with me is unique and takes a little time for everyone to relax and all of those moments unfold and come out naturally. You know, the ones that make your heart melt and remind you how fleeting time is.

My clients are drawn to the rich, vibrant colors in my photography, and the way that I use our beautiful surroundings and natural light to help tell their story. I scout all throughout the year to find unique and gorgeous locations so that return clients always have a fresh look to their photos, and so that I always have a variety of locations on hand to match my client’s vision. I provide in-depth styling assistance for every session because I know how important it is to look your best. It’s important to me to pay attention to those details that I know will be so important to you.

Every client is special and important to me, and while we work together I will treat your family’s memories as if they are my own!

Learn more about my style and the experience

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I am a Gig Harbor, WA based lifestyle photographer and available to shoot throughout Tacoma, Puyallup, Port Orchard, Silverdale, and provide Travel Adventure sessions all over the beautiful PNW.