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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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Faith + José | Rowena Crest Engagement | Portland Wedding Photographer

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Faith + José | Rowena Crest Engagement | Portland Wedding Photographer

This Rowena Crest engagement session is one of the highlights of my year for so many reasons. These two are special to me. They are funny and kind and easy. I first met them last fall when we had coffee to talk about their wedding plans. They don't have that bubblegum romance that you see all over instagram. They make fun of the other person if they're taking themselves too seriously, they laugh about their mistakes and always make truly understanding each other a priority. Their relationship has layers and each one is beautiful. I also don't think it's possible for José not to make Faith laugh in any situation and that's another reason why these two are made for each other. 

For their engagement session they wanted something nature-y and dramatic so we decided on Rowena Crest! We could not believe how freaking beautiful it was!!! It had major Iceland vibes and we were all over it. It was super chilly and windy as heck but Faith and José were total troopers. It's natural to be worried that major winds will mess up your hair but I always tell clients not to be afraid of wind!! It adds such a romantic and magical energy to any photo. Team wind forever!! 

The day after we did their engagements at Rowena Crest, they messaged me with some really beautiful news. It made me remember why I love and cherish this job so much. I'm not just taking photos, I'm capturing history. Your life is always changing and it's impossible to be completely in-the-moment all the time. When I capture your present moment it's so you can look back later and remember every little detail about what it meant to you. For Faith and José, these images are the last moments before something life changing. That's everything to me.

I feel so lucky to be a part of their story and can't wait to capture their elopement in a few months! 

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Pasang + Matt | Cape Kiwanda Beach Engagement | Oregon Elopement Photographer

Pasang + Matt | Cape Kiwanda Beach Engagement | Oregon Elopement Photographer

Pasang moved to the states from Nepal only a few years ago and started going to PCC in Oregon. She signed up for the same history class as her friend only to have them drop out before it even started. She didn't know at the time that it was the same class she would meet her soulmate. They fell for each other fast and you can see they're connection with each glance and smile. 

Pasang, Matt and I drove to Cape Kiwanda on the most beautiful September day. We hiked around to find the perfect light and had the best time. We were so worn out afterwords that we got pizza at a local restaurant and talked about life. I cannot wait to shoot their amazing wedding next summer. It'll be one for the books.