Ana | Peach Orchard Senior Portraits | Portland Senior Photographer

Ana | Peach Orchard Senior Portraits | Portland Senior Photographer

Ana's senior shoot was soooo much fun! We went to this amazing farm on Sauvie's Island and shot all over!! They had everything from sunflowers to wheat fields! The peach orchard had to be my favorite part because I've never been to one before!! I am obsessed with those cute little trees now!! Thanks for trusting me with your senior shoot, Ana!!

Amanda + Trevor | Mt. Hood Skibowl Wedding | Oregon Wedding Photographer

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Amanda + Trevor | Mt. Hood Skibowl Wedding | Oregon Wedding Photographer

This Mt. Hood wedding is just so close to my heart I can’t even describe it fully. I have to say that Mt. Hood Skibowl is now one of my favorite wedding venues because wow, I mean, the images speak for themselves. Amanda and Trevor couldn’t have found a more picturesque venue that is the embodiment of all of the beauty Oregon has to offer.

Amanda and Trevor’s day was so emotional and joyful and magical. Everyone there was so full of love and ready to celebrate this 7 ½ year love story. I cried multiple times this day, though sometimes of laughter. Cried along with Amanda and her sisters as she walked down aisle, cried with laughter when her dad forgot to give Trevor a hug at the altar, cried during the incredibly heartfelt speeches from their very dear friends and family, and danced and sang with all of their best friends to close out the night.

I always have moments in this job where I’m reminded of why I love it so much. Yes of course it’s fun going to beautiful places and photographing beautiful people and getting to be creative. But, the real reason I love my job is all of the meaning behind everything I create and who I get to create it for. That’s the part that makes my heart flutter. That’s the part that keeps pushing me forward. Amanda and Trevor invited me into such an intimate day and were completely open with me so I could capture it exactly how it was. I am so beyond grateful for that. It’s couples like this that allow me to create my best work and to make art out of their love stories.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart A + T, I love you guys.

Venue + Caterer: Mt. Hood Skibowl

Dress: BHLDN

Photobooth: Stumptown Photobooth

Firepit Rentals: Smokin' Barrel Works

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Class of 2019 Senior Session Giveaway!

Class of 2019 Senior Session Giveaway!

Class of 2019 Senior Session Giveaway

I am so freaking excited because to celebrate the class of 2019, I'm going to give away 2 free senior sessions!! I absolutely looove shooting senior girls and understand that not everyone can afford a full senior session. Everyone deserves to have beautiful images of themselves especially during such an exciting time like this - your senior year!! I want you to have the full senior experience that will be a highlight of your final year at high school! The giveaway ends on August 23rd and the winners will be announced on August 24th on my instagram and facebook! Make sure you're following along to see if you win!

There are a few rules before entering :

  • must be graduating in 2019
  • must schedule session for this August or September
  • must live in Oregon or Vancouver, WA and be willing to travel to your shoot location
  • must not have had senior portraits already taken
  • one entry per person
Name *
Name
What are your hobbies!! Are you in any school clubs? Do you play sports? Favorite song right now?? Plans for after graduation? I love to get to know my girls!
What kind of location have you been envisioning? Waterfalls or flower fields?? Any outfit ideas?
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Carol + Sheya | Baker Building Wedding | Portland Wedding Photographer

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Carol + Sheya | Baker Building Wedding | Portland Wedding Photographer

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This Baker Building wedding was so so special. From the Office inspired gift during the first look, to the rainbow outside gracing the reception, to the mega dance party to close out the night. This wedding was beautiful and so true to the brides that planned it.

Carol met me outside of their Airbnb and I honestly was so stunned by how amazing she looked but also the smile on her face...you guys...that smile was so telling of how the day would go. Every time she saw her bride she literally lit up. Like I can’t even describe it other than they’re just made for each other in every way. Plus I got to be a part of one of their favorite days ever? So honored.

We went to Peninsula Park for the first look and we seriously couldn’t have dreamed of better weather. I always tell my couples that shooting outside is the best because natural light is just too dreamy to pass up. Carol surprised Sheya with the cutest teapot (which was an amazing gift because it came with bonus gifts inside - I love you if know which episode that’s from). Once we were done at the park we headed over to the venue for the rest of the night! The Baker Building was a perfect fit for them! It was small enough to create an intimate vibe without feeling like everyone was stuffed into a closet. Carol and Sheya really wanted to spend a lot of time with their guests and that’s exactly what they did. Everyone there was just so happy to see them finally get married and the room was filled with love. Congrats to you two and thank you for making me a part of your day!

Venue : Baker Building - Greenery : Pacific Garlands - Dj : All Requests Live - Caterer : Sandra's Goodies - Cupcakes : Saint Cupcake - Cake : Chuck's Produce

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Heather + Reid | Sandy River Engagement | Mt. Hood Wedding Photographer

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Heather + Reid | Sandy River Engagement | Mt. Hood Wedding Photographer

I had such a fun time with Heather + Reid during their engagement session! I met them at Reid’s childhood home in Sandy, Oregon. His backyard was a beautiful little forest area on the edge of the Sandy River! What a freaking amazing place to grow up. They told me that they usually stay for a weekend getaway in a little cabin attached to the main house. Just all around super cute Oregon vibes. A note to couples choosing their engagement session location: pick somewhere special to you guys as a couple! The photos just hold so much more meaning in the end.  

When Heather originally reached out to me about shooting their wedding she told me about the nerdy way they met which was during a game of Dungeons and Dragons. As a fellow nerd, I freaking love when couples meet in games!! I’ve read so many stories of people meeting in World of Warcraft and other online games and it’s so cute because it really shows you that you can meet your person anywhere. Also I almost missed it but during editing I totally peeped those freaking adorable Navi earrings.

Heather warned me that they would be super awkward in front of the camera but turned out to be total naturals (as usual with like all of my couples). They were totally romantic and comfortable and it was like they were just on a cute date in the forest. I love them because they let me get creative and weird even though I made them run around. All of my couples are seriously the best. I can’t waaaait to shoot their October wedding!!

Congrats you guys!! See you soon.

xx

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Why You Should Have an Engagement Session

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Why You Should Have an Engagement Session

There are so many reasons why I want couples to get excited about engagement sessions. When I meet with clients and they mention engagement sessions, it often sounds like just another thing on their to-do list. Or even worse, they don't even want one! I wanted to write this blog post to hopefully give couples a new perspective on why engagement sessions can be so valuable and meaningful.


You rehearse pretty much every other part of your wedding :

You tried on your outfits, you tasted the food, you styled your hair and maybe even had a rehearsal dinner. Engagement shoots are basically rehearsal wedding photos! You have time to get to know your photographer, get all of your awkwardness out, and learn how to be comfortable and true to yourselves in front of the camera. When you get the photos back and see how amazing they are, you’re going to trust your photographer so much more and be able to go into your wedding day confident that it will be captured perfectly. Or, if worse comes to worse, you'll know that your photographer is not a good fit and will have time to find someone that is. 

Engagement sessions aren’t only for your announcements :

The time of your engagement is just as magical as the chapter before and after. It’s a time in your life where you and your person both decided that you wanted to spend forever together. That’s amazing. You don’t know what your futures look like or what experiences you’re going to have, but you do know that you want to go through them together no matter what. That’s sooo beautiful and all of your feelings and love in this moment deserve to be captured and remembered forever.

Engagement sessions can be just as meaningful as your wedding day :

Pick a location that means something to you. Whether that’s your home or the place you guys go hiking all the time. This is so important because when you look at the photos they’re going to mean way more to you 40-years down the line. You’re going to have flashbacks of all the other special times you spent there too. It’s about your whole love story not just your individual days.


I hope I’ve given you a different perspective on what your engagement session can be. It’s meaningful and special and magical and you should be completely excited about it! Nothing about your wedding day should be without meaning and everything should tell your story.

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Miranda + Aiden | Joshua Tree Love Session | California Wedding Photographer

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Miranda + Aiden | Joshua Tree Love Session | California Wedding Photographer

This Joshua Tree love session is one of my favorites, you guys. My first time in Joshua Tree, California was pretty magical. I went to Kinfolk the Workshop to learn how to be the best couples and wedding photographer that I could be. I learned so much more about how to serve my clients and how to bring out their best selves during shoots. The desert was M-A-G-I-C and I want to go back every year. It would be a dream to shoot an elopement or a wedding there because of how much beautiful energy there is. So if you're trying to head out to Joshua Tree, hit me up.

Miranda and Aiden were so freaking fun to hang out with! They both live in Arizona and traveled all the way to Joshua Tree just to do the shoot! How freaking special and amazing is that? Plus I just felt 20 times cooler even standing near them so that was another bonus. Can we talk about Miranda’s makeup and style please?? It’s so gooood. Choosing outfits for photoshoots can be super stressful and a pretty big to-do if you don’t know what looks good on camera. I send a style guide to each of my clients before the shoot so they have time to learn what looks good and what works well! The right outfit can totally elevate the emotion and compliment the environment in the photo. In the same way, the wrong outfit can distract from all the good. Clothing choice is way more important than people think but in my guide I emphasize that you should be comfortable and feel like yourself too!

Every photographer should invest in education because there is constantly so much to learn in this world. My personal goal is to take 2 classes a year to improve my business and skills. It’s easy to get settled into a way of working that’s comfortable. That’s something I really want to avoid in my business. I always want to be growing and learning new how to be better.

I feel so inspired and ready to make more magic with my couples this year!

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Faith + José | Seal Rock Elopement | Newport Wedding Photographer

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Faith + José | Seal Rock Elopement | Newport Wedding Photographer

This Seal Rock elopement will forever tug on my heartstrings. It was a perfect mix of letting go of tradition and making your own perfect day instead.

When Faith and José booked me last fall, they planned to have a pretty decent sized October wedding with lots of family flying in from out-of-state. If this was me planning my wedding, having people coming from all over would have made it way more stressful and like I really had to make it worth while for them to be there. I think this is why so many brides get so stressed out during the planning process. They start planning the wedding for the guests instead of themselves and their cutie!! That’s not how any couple should feel about their wedding day! It’s such a special day and should be completely unique to the couples’ needs and wants.

After shooting their engagement at Rowena Crest, Faith and José found out that their lives would be changing veeery soon in a completely magical way. This made their photos so much more special but also forced them to rethink their wedding plans. They decided to have a springtime elopement and surprise their family with the news along with a small reception on another day. I couldn’t have been more excited to hear this!! I love shooting intimate weddings and elopements because I just get to focus on the couple and really showcase their love and relationship the whole time.

We all traveled out to Seal Rock and it was the most perfect day. Just me, Faith, José and their friend Kym (who was the best maid of honor/assistant ever!!). There was basically no one around, the light was gorgeous and you couldn’t even see footprints in the sand. A photographer’s heaven. We did their first look on the beach and then went over to Seal Rock to catch the sunset. We explored around until we found a perfect spot for them to read their vows to each other and took photos at every beautiful spot along the way. They got emotional, I got emotional and we were all just balls of joy by the end.

Thank you guys so much for letting me be a part of your lives, I love you both so much!!

View their wedding slideshow here 

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Zack + Melissa | Silver Falls Anniversary | Portland Wedding Photographer

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Zack + Melissa | Silver Falls Anniversary | Portland Wedding Photographer

This  Silver Falls anniversary session is really special to me. When you look at these two, you really wouldn't know that they've been married for 10 years and have 3 adorable babies together. They still look at each other like they just fell in love and it warms the freaking heck out of my heart. We thought Silver Falls would be the perfect location for a moody anniversary shoot and it suuuure was.

It's always a good idea to get images taken of you and your special someone but this case was a little more unique. Melissa shared with me that when they got married they were unable to afford a photographer and it was a regret they'd carried with them for a decade. It's so special for me that I get to create art like this with people who will value and cherish it for generations.

Of course I think everyone should invest as much as they can into photography for their wedding day but in some situations if you just can't, totally make sure to get anniversary sessions so you're able to capture how you and your cutie grow together each year.

When we got to Silver Falls there were little patches of snow all over! We avoided them though because we all wanted a spring look to the shoot. This is the 4th time I'd been there in the last year so I got to see it in all seasons! It's crazy how different it looks in each one. We explored the area around the falls and took some images in the forest before the hike down. These cuties were even brave enough to hop into the FREEZING cold water. They're amazing and I love them.

We truly had a rainy Oregon adventure and I'll never forget this moody anniversary session. Happy anniversary, cuties!!

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