Kind and stylish couple, Alicia and Devon, spent time camping at Little Crater Lake early on in their relationship and thought it only be fit to have their engagement in such a memorable & magical location. In pursuit of the perfect camping grounds they originally considered visiting Crater Lake National Park but stumbled upon Little Crater Lake while surfing the internet. Choosing to give this place a shot, Alicia and Devon soon fell in love with how tiny and off-the-beaten-path this magical landscape is. Little Crater Lake’s name was inspired by its larger counterpart, Crater Lake, due to this body of water’s resemblance to Crater Lake’s pristine clarity and deep blue hue. Nestled away in the Mount Hood National Forest, this cold spring lake is considered an oddity by geologists due to its speculated origin. Regardless of how this slice of heaven got here I am so happy it’s revealed it beauty to us! The blue waters and expansive meadow make for a majestic backdrop. The mosquitos even came out to enjoy this sweet day by feasting on all of us – especially Alicia! I am so excited for Alicia and Devon who celebrated their wedding this month and I feel so lucky to have captured their new beginning together!
I was so pleased to meet smart and stylish couple, Anna and Travis, for their Timberline Lodge engagement shoot. The historic Timberline Lodge completed construction in 1937 and I loved Anna and Travis’ homage to that era by wearing vintage Pendleton! Tagging along for the adventure was their adorable Bluetick Coonhound pup, Leroy. (I esp. love Blueticks because I had one named Ida!) We were lucky we were able to catch a glimpse of Mt. Hood’s peak through the thick clouds that brought lots of snow and wind in its company. Anna & Travis braved the wind and Leroy too! After having some fun in the snow, we traveled back down the mountain to capture less windy photos amidst the snowy trees. The warm glow of light inside the lodge made for a wildly romantic winter scene. Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of capturing such a sweet time for you two and I’m so looking forward to their Mt. View Orchard wedding this month!
It was quite the adventure photographing sweet couple Lei Lei and Michael in SE Portland for their engagement. In true Pacific NW fashion, the weather took a slight turn and rained on our parade. Luckily we took cover beneath the bridge we moments before had been spending time on top of. Once the wet weather subsided, we headed down to the dock to capture some dusk photos. Lei Lei’s hair looked so beautiful in the wind as she and Michael laughed and played at the waterfront. They will be getting married this weekend! It was so lovely spending the afternoon with these two – even though we had a slight intermission!
Aaron and Allison, a couple near and dear to my heart, recently celebrated their wedding anniversary. I was beyond honored when Allison asked me to photograph her wedding because Allison had actually spent a year or so interning for me while pursuing a degree in art school. It was during this time that I was able to meet Aaron (her then boyfriend) and her sweet family. Allison is now a full time designer at Columbia Sportswear and I am such a proud Mama Bear! Allison and Aaron had a fun, wine-country celebration beneath the trees at the gorgeous Domaine de Broglie Vineyard. Formally known as “Vista Hills Estate”, this beautiful piece of land is now owned by the Copolla Family who have brought with them a fresh and revitalized energy to these famous grounds. Your Perfect Bridesmaid totally nailed the day’s timeline and curated every detail to perfection. Allison, who is super close with her family, chose to do a first look with her dad and brother before meeting Aaron at the end of the aisle. The heart-warming moment didn’t leave a dry eye around. Surrounded by the warm glow of golden hour in the vines, Aaron gave Allison the most loving looks as they exchanged vows. I am so grateful to not only have had the opportunity to capture this beautiful occasion but to have had the opportunity to cultivate the relationship I so cherish with Allison and Aaron. Cheers to Aaron and Allison on their recent anniversary!
I knew immediately after photographing their Portland street art engagements that whimsical & fun couple, Alison and Nathan, would have an unforgettable wedding. Alison’s flower crown created by Solabee Flowers was a beautiful expression of her bright personality. The couple’s magical vision for their special day became a reality thanks to the amazing work done by Carissa and her team from Adornment Events. Each detail was creative, thoughtful, and a complete representation of Alison and Nathan’s free-spirited and fun vibe! There was something for everyone to enjoy with lawn games, giant jenga, props for a DIY photo booth, a gorgeous cake by Dream Cakes, and even tiny succulents to admire on each table. The most unique aspect of the entire day was definitely the silent disco epic-ness that went down! Chad Dowling Productions provided headphones for each guest allowing everyone to party into the wee hours of the morning while all dancing to the same music! Not a dancer, cool- have some s’mores or a cigar by the bonfire! I loved the backyard, kick off your shoes and be happy energy of this great day! This wedding was so full of summer love and I couldn’t be more honored to have captured all of it. Thank you Alison and Nathan for choosing me to document your amazing day!
Sheila and Michael, a kind and laid back couple, met me in SW Portland at Council Crest Park to show off their easy breezy love. This place is quite special to the couple as its near Washington Park, the place where Michael popped the question to Sheila. The couple’s fast and growing connection all began when they first met at an Oregon State party. Sheila was attending school while Michael was visiting friends. Ironically upon their first meeting Michael felt adamant that he knew Sheila and after a round of 20 questions it turns out that Sheila and Michael had both swam competitively for some of the best teams in Oregon! We had a fun shoot amongst the trees watching the views of the city sharing laughs and smiles throughout. Sheila and Michael are making it official this weekend at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding in Washington with sweeping views of Mt. Hood. (Yeah photo dreams!) The talented Katy with Bridals Bliss is planning a memorable day for Sheila and Michael along with friends and family. Sheila & Michael, thank you for spending your afternoon with me and for choosing me to capture the love that is so apparent between you two! So excited for this weekend!
Famous for the water’s deep blue color and pristine clarity, Crater Lake is a unique earth formation that I was honored to photograph. Elizabeth & Tim have connection to this sacred place. Being able to capture their love in such a historic and sentimental location warms my heart. Elizabeth and Tim shared genuine smiles and laughter as they enjoyed each other’s company sitting on a Pendleton blanket under a vast blue sky with epic mountainscapes surrounding us. There was so much love between them, it felt like no one in the world (not even me) was there with them! They are set to get married this month at Bingham Estate and I’m so thrilled to be documenting their first steps together as husband and wife!
Capturing Christina and Isaac’s timeless and modern wedding was a dream! The couple got ready at The Nines Hotel, a contemporary and stylish luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Portland. Christina looked so chic in her BHLDN wedding gown; a perfect combination of simplicity and intricate detail. Her classic flower arrangements, created by the talented team at Geranium Lake, complimented the bride’s ensemble exquisitely. The groom’s style was on point in his custom created tux by Suit Supply. Isaac even incorporated a creative detail by adding an embroidered inside joke that he and Christina had shared during law school into the lining of his jacket. The architecture of our iconic Portland photo locations, The Treasury and The Benson Hotel, were stunning and really encapsulated the vibe of the couple’s wedding day. Bold lines and modern shapes met with the historic elegance of the structure made for the ultimate venue composite. Christina and Isaac looked right at home with one another amidst the sleek corinthian columns. Following an intimate civil ceremony, Christina and Isaac treated their guests to an incredible experience at their contemporary Bluehour Restaurant reception! Guests had the pleasure of indulging in a 5 course meal that included caviar, Dom Perignon Champagne, and a beautifully minimalistic cake provided by Bluehour. Friends and family enjoyed each other’s company as they danced and celebrated the happy couple’s special Portland wedding day. I can’t thank Christina and Isaac enough for creating such an exquisite day and for entrusting me to capturing it. Wishing all the love and happiness for this sophisticated & sweet couple!
I met Caroline and Scott, a kind & quiet couple on a gorgeous afternoon in Portland for their engagement at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Located in SE Portland, the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a local gem for photographers with its variety of natural topography. It could not have been a more beautiful day with waterfalls and bursts of blooms in every color! I loved Caroline’s blue vintage-inspired dress that popped against the floral backdrop. I am so excited for their wedding this weekend at Cooper’s Hall! Thank you Caroline and Scott for entrusting me the honor to photograph you guys!