Kristina was a friend from childhood. We use to spend our summers together camping around Mt. Adams, boating in Lake Merwin, and having BBQ’s with our families. Our families drifted apart when I was a teen, so we lost touch until my brother found all of them again. So when Kristina contacted me about her wedding, I was thrilled! Living in Tacoma now, we … Read More A Vancouver, WA Waterfront Engagement | Kristina and Josh
Portland in January is exactly what you think it is, dark and rainy. But that doesn’t deter me from capturing amazing people getting married, especially when Bridgeport brewery is involved! Ashley and Kevin were getting ready at the Heathman Hotel and then having their ceremony and reception at Bridgeport Brewing, which I got super excited for as its a mix of two things I … Read More A Portland Bridgeport Brewing Wedding with Ashley and Kevin
“For Every Blue Moon and Berry Burst Moment, there’s been you.” That was on a placard at the head table, and Sarra had made sure to pull me aside and let me know what it means. They just happened to be drinking BJ’s Berry Burst during some high points in their relationship. For bad days, they always seemed to be reaching for a Blue … Read More Summit Grove Lodge – Sarra and Chris
Last week, I did an update to a previous post that I made four years ago right after my first year as a wedding photographer. As I was writing that article, a new list of things popped up in my head about what other advice I could pass along to someone else falling in love with wedding photography like I did.
It’s been four years now since I wrote my original post “10 Things I Learned In My First Season as a Wedding Photographer”, so I thought now would be a perfect time for an update.
There are some major additions to this list, but I thought that I would start out with an update on the first 10 topics that I started within my first year. I’ll be adding to the list next week, so stay tuned!
I spoiled myself earlier this year and bought a drone. After researching for weeks, studying the FAA rules, and read review after review, the DJI Phantom 3 was purchased.
I am hoping with some practice and studying, that I will pick up my commercial drone license and be able to incorporate aerial shots in with my portrait and wedding packages.
Until then, i’ll be taking it around on hikes and shooting my beloved landscape with it.
So, I’ve been a little quiet on my blog lately, but there is a good reason and I can know officially announce it. I have launched a boudoir side business! I still love capturing weddings and families, I just decided that boudoir would work better if I seperated it from my main brand. Self esteem issues are huge with us females. However, I ‘ve … Read More I’ve been a little quiet lately
When Mariessa told me she was getting married out by Sunset Falls out in Yacolt, WA I got super excited. I grew up going to that area with my friends to go swimming, hiking, and camping, and I currently live a very short ways away.
I put the address into my GPS and headed into the great dark area. I call it dark because there is no phone service there and the GPS services kinda, sorta know their way out there.
Kelsey’s Grandfather pulled me aside with tears in his eyes. He was wearing sunglasses, but you could see the glossiness of tears through the tint. Kelsey grew up coming to this house and telling him that she was going to get married there. Under that tree shaped like a heart in his field.
And that is precisely what she did.