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.
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.
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!
With my love of waterfalls, Silver Falls Park had always been on my list of places to visit. Since I started photographing weddings four years ago, it has been harder and harder for me to head out and just cover landscapes. Luckily, I have amazing clients that allow me to capture both landscapes and weddings at the same time!
When the couple wants to meet me in a brewery, hikes in a thunderstorm for their engagement session and bribes me to go to the beach, I know they are my type of people.
Multnomah Falls on my list of dream venues to shoot at, and Katie and Christian helped me achieve that dream!
My assistant Eleanor and I arrived at a surprisingly open parking lot and made our way over to the historic lodge. Inside, we were able to go where more tourists can not, the attic.
It had a curtained balcony opening to the dining, room, a marvelous old fireplace, and my favorite, a triangular window that ran along the roof slope outside.
The ceremony took place in the plaza a little farther back than the falls itself. We could see the top of the falls from there but otherwise were surrounded by the gorgeous trees that we have here in the Pacific northwest.
Congratulations to Ashley and Nick on their super fun wedding at McMenamin’s Edgefield! The spring day was a typical Northwest. We were lured outside by the sight of sunshine and then had to dash back inside when we felt the first raindrop. Between all of that, Ashley and Nick are amazing. I could tell that one fo my main challenges would be trying to … Read More McMenamin’s Edgefield Spring Wedding | Ashley and Nick
Lisa and Zanne contacted me about meeting them in their favorite city to hang out for the weekends, Hood River, OR., for their engagement session. I had only been out there a few times, but from what I visited, I LOVED. We met at the Hood River Waterfront Park (where I left my husband at Pfreim to enjoy on his own for a … Read More Stonehenge Gardens, Hood River, OR Wedding | Lisa and Zanne
They were an adventurous couple that loved hiking and spending time outdoors. So naturally, they wanted a gorgeous setting for their private ceremony. They had already chosen Wahclella Falls as their location from seeing multiple images online from other weddings, but we added Government Cove in there for a great spot for images as well.
The wedding was in the middle of summer at one of Portland’s lesser known parks. Council Crest is tucked up in the hills among neighborhoods and twisted roads. After a few logistic hiccups, they had a perfect little ceremony surrounded by friends, overlooking Portland, and a backdrop of Mount Hood in the distance.
The Barn on Jackson is this amazing venue with a rustic old barn, fields of flowing grass, and farmhouse surrounded by amazing landscaping.
It turned out to be the hottest day of the year, but we had packed up the back of the car with as many vessels of water that I could find at home. It may of looked like were were chugging beer from multiple growlers in my trunk, but my husband had loaded them all up with ice cold water. It kept us relaxed and going all day.