2020 was a mess in so many ways, but there are some amazing moments that made the year so wonderful. With COVID restrictions and numerous other things, Sarah and Stacey messaged me asking if I would capture their elopement that they moved up from their wedding planning. They are still planning on an epic reception, but just couldn’t wait and not be married anymore. … Read More Sarah and Stacey’s Magical Elopement in the Columbia Gorge.
Three reschedules, multiple venue changes, and finally, Sarah and Anthony got married! It wasn’t what was planned, but it was still perfect. Because of all of the restrictions with COVID, Sarah and Anthony went through so many changes to get married. They finally just said, let’s do it. Sarah initially booked me for earlier in the year for a courthouse wedding, but when everything … Read More Sarah and Anthony’s Wedding at Oaks Pioneer Church in Portland, OR
The current pandemic isn’t ruining everyone’s plans, Katrina and Lennon were determined to get married this year, and that is exactly what they did. With the help of Lakeside Gardens, these two were able to have a small family gathering and still enjoy a ceremony and dinner with family members. All while following guidelines and having a great night. Katrina got ready with a … Read More Katrina and Lennon’s Kingdom Hearts Wedding at Lakeside Gardens.
Well, maybe not the top, but at a really gorgeous spot with the view of Mount Hoods Peak. Mount Hood Ski Bowl offers an amazing small ceremony site with a view of the mountain, and a fun way to get back down. Tim grew up in Oregon, and Rachel, she grew up in Oregon as well, but it was Oregon, Illinois. So many it … Read More Rachel and Tim’s Wedding at the Top of the World.
One of the great things about having Trinity Pines as your wedding venue is that you can also use it for your engagement session. That is exactly and Emily and Josh decided to do. The venue itself is pretty large and offers quite a variety of backdrops, so this is the perfect way to find your favorite spots before your wedding day. I highly … Read More Emily and Josh’s Engagement Session at Trinity Pines.
It’s been a very odd year. With all of the precautions taken for the Coronavirus, a majority of my couples have had to change everything about their dream wedding day. Kari and Phil are one of those couples. But instead of postponing everything, they were way too excited to get married, so they did! Shortly after they got engaged, Kari approached me about being … Read More Kari and Phil’s Summer Adventure, AKA Engagement AND Wedding!
She is style. She is grace. She didn’t land on her face. I knew I was going to have fun at this session, I didn’t know how much, but I am glad we got this one in before COVID struck. Again, this was pre-pandemic, so no masks, no high anxiety, and no wondering if we were breaking any laws or mandates. I am just … Read More The “Most Fun You’ve Ever Had During an Engagement Session”, Session with Sarah and Stacey.
I get it. You have a fancy smartphone and it takes pictures and they look ok for what you are offering through your business. But, I want you to step back now and look at what the other businesses that are similar to yours are doing. I know, I know, if you’re like me, you consistently tell yourself that you shouldn’t be doing this … Read More Professional Photography and Why Your Business Needs It.
I really tried to get us into the Timbers stadium on an off day for these two, but we were denied. Being fans of the team, I thought it would have been perfect! But, I suck at smooth-talking people. So instead, we met just outside the stadium and used some of the awesome architecture to kick off their session. One of my favorite things … Read More Shannon and Matt’s Engagement Session in Downtown Portland, OR.
I was so excited when Katrina and Lennon wanted to head down to the Witches Castle in Forest Park! Its a short little hike with some gorgeous scenery along the way, and perfect for an engagement session. The path drops steeply and winds down to a cool little bridge spanning the creek below. The trick is timing everything so you don’t get the other … Read More Katrina and Lennon’s Engagement Session in Forest Park.
Did you know that you could get married inside of Powell’s Books? I didn’t. And not the main store areas where I have captured a few engagement sessions, but my favorite spot, the rare book room. That is precisely what Mitch and Megan did back in November. I met Mitch and his family outside of the Rare Book Room and got them all together … Read More Megan and Mitch’s Wedding At Powell’s Books
When Shar reached out to me to schedule her engagement session, I know they were the perfect couple to work with. We met up at Heathen for a beer and then went over to Tap Union for even more beers and the fire pit. We automatically hit it off and knew that their session would be a blast. We got a nice fall day … Read More Sear and Isaiah’s Engagement Session in Downtown Portland