I love when I get to photograph families growing from year to year! The DiFabio family was one of the first families that entrusted me with capturing their family, so it’s always great to see them (almost) yearly. When they contacted me again for this year, we went away from our usual locations and headed up to the trails at WSU on a gorgeous … Read More The DiFabio Family at the trails at WSU Vancouver
What is a better time to post an engagement session than a week after their wedding! Claire and Andy are from the midwest and wanted to show off Portland to all of their family that still lived there. So, we made a map and hit some of the spots they wanted to show off—Cathedral Park, Forest Park, the Pittock Mansion, and then down to … Read More Claire and Andy’s Portland,OR Engagement Session
What’s a great way to celebrate family when they fly from Hawaii to see you? A family session, of course! I met this wonderful family along the shores of Fallen Leaf State Park and had a blast, even if one of the little ones didn’t feel like wanting her picture taken that day. We worked everyone in together, and at the end, she showed … Read More The Zezima Family at Fallen Leaf Park in Camas, WA
It’s been a rough few years, but Eva and Mika really wanted to celebrate their marriage with friends and family. The two of them actually live in Chicago right now as Eva attends medical school, but they decided to have a destination wedding with friends and family out here in Portland, OR. After a few Zoom meetings and emails, things were set at they … Read More Eva and Mika’s Epic Bash at The Foundry in Lake Oswego
Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now comes the time for all the wedding planning, one of the steps in booking your photographer and scheduling your engagement session. Some photographers include engagement sessions with their packages, and some charge separately, so make sure you get that clarified with whomever you choose. This is also the perfect chance to see how you and your photographer work together. You’ll … Read More Tips on Planning Your Engagement Session
Initially, these two were going to get married at a venue and have a giant party there. But we all know what happened. SO, they moved it to their parent’s house instead, which included a little herd of Alpaca’s. Upstairs of the house, Kailie, and her gals were getting ready and getting in some celebratory drinks, of course. While I was inside with Kailie, … Read More Kailie and Bobby’s Summer Wedding – With Alpacas!
We lucked out on gorgeous weather in the middle of May this year. Emily and Josh picked the PERFECT day to tie the knot! I’m back at the exquisite Trinity Pines to capture the celebration of these two. The nerves were full bore, so both were just about ready for their first look when I got there. I did sneak in some quick images … Read More Emily and Josh’s Wedding at Trinity Pines | La Center, WA
COVID puts a strain on many things, like big parties to celebrate with your loved ones. But that did not seem to deter Daphne and Jesse. I got an inquiry from Daphne’s mother about a quick elopement at Latourell Falls. With it being one of my favorite spots along waterfall alley in the Columbia Gorge, it was a fast yes from me! Just a … Read More Daphne and Jesse’s Elopement in the Columbia Gorge
With 2020 behind us, it was so nice to kick off 2021 with weddings again! Of course, with Trinity Pines being outdoors, it was much easier to follow the COVID protocols and watch Nikki, JM, and their friends have a good time! Both Nikki and John are in the military, so there are certain things that you’ll see throughout, primarily the color scheme of … Read More Nikki and John’s Wedding at Trinity Pines.
One of the things I listen to while doing all of the things that running a photography business entails (all the non-photographing parts) are true crime podcasts. I’m even in a few local groups where we can talk about the episodes and the cases. Well, not only do we talk about that, but the groups are also used to help find local, like-minded vendors, … Read More Jessica and Ben’s Engagement Session at Cathedral Park
In late September 2020, I got an email from Caroline asking if I was available a few weeks for a small wedding on Halloween. Normally, I take these holidays off to go out with my daughter, but with COVID sticking around, trick or treating was being done only inside your house. I should also mention that Halloween is one of my favorite days, so … Read More Caroline and Alberto – The Perfect COVID Halloween Wedding.
We all know that horses hold a certain place in the heart of many, especially kids. We also know that horses aren’t in the cards for everyone to own, so why not have a fun session of your child having the best day of their life? I have teamed up with Meg at Wildish Way and her rescued therapy animals to create this experience. … Read More Dream Horse Photo Sessions.