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
There are a lot of wedding websites out there aimed to make your wedding planning easier. They also give multiple lists to bring along when you meet up with potential vendors. I have seen a lot of them and thought it might be easier for me to do a FAQ to help you decide if I am the right wedding photographer for you. If … Read More The Internet Says You Should Ask Me These Questions
Tegan and Justin are so amazing; I brought an entire team with me for their gorgeous wedding at the Victorian Belle. Not only did I have my associate Bill with me, but I also brought my assistant Ellie and a fantastic videographer, Cassandra, with One Bloom. This is also our first time at the Victorian Belle. When we first arrived, we went straight for … Read More Tegan and Justin’s Wedding at the Victorian Belle.
Sometimes electronic mapping systems aren’t very helpful. I may of gotten a little lost finding the hotel, BUT my assistant Ellie and circled around the shopping center a few times before we spotted the buildings hiding behind where Haley and her family were getting ready One of the first things we do when we arrive, is steal all of the accessories so that they … Read More Haley and Jon’s Fall Wedding at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
Congratulations to the class of 2020! I have had the great honor of working with some amazing seniors this year! I know that they are going to go out there and do some great things. It’s never too early to schedule your senior’s session. I am currently booking for 2021 seniors! This gives your soon to be graduate plenty of time to help design … Read More Congratulations to the Class of 2020
Deep into the woods, in a land far, far away (Cathlamet), Dani and Travis tied the knot in front of a small group of friends and family. And then BURNED the house down on the dance floor! After winding down a small road in the hills just north of the Columbia River Hwy, I parked my car in the middle of an unassuming field … Read More Dani and Travis | A Fairytale Wedding in the Woods.
The wedding dress is one of the more significant purchases you make for your wedding. Most brides will tuck it away afterward, thinking that maybe they can pass it down one day. Others, like Lindsey, decided to go have some fun in it and alter it for more uses later. Lindsey had posted in one of the local podcast groups that she was looking … Read More Let’s Go Trash That Dress…But Not Really