Kelsey and Josh and their super cute boxer Cassius, met up with me recently at the remarkable Allison Inn in Newberg Oregon. This couple is super sweet together and gorgeous! Their engagement day started out rainy, but luckily the Allison had a ton of incredible indoor spots for photos, like the beautiful pool and perfect spiral staircase. Kelsey and Josh actually dated in high school and went to prom together! After reuniting a few years later, the love was true and obvious (and the glitter, Boyz II Men and prom dress sleeves were no longer in the way!) and they will be saying their I Do’s at the Left Bank Annex this September. I’m so excited for their wedding day, it’s going to be a blast!
The vintage wallpaper in Cat and Sam’s apartment is simply wonderful, but not as great as this beautiful, kind and creative couple. Cat and Sam live in Ann Arbor, they met in DC and they are getting married in Oregon this summer. I Cat when she was the maid of honor at Callie and Andy’s unforgettable wedding. This photo shoot was especially inspiring for me because I lived in Ann Arbor for over 6 years and that’s where I started my career in wedding photography while earning my BFA in Photography from the University of Michigan. Cat and Sam are both graduate students at UofM and it was so fun to hear and see how things are the same, yet so different. We discovered hidden ivy walls, rode bikes and had too much fun at at a bar called bar. Needless to say, I cant wait for their wedding.
WOW! I absolutely loved working with this incredible family made up of Eric, Autumn, Jackson and their adorable labradoodle Maggie. We almost cancelled the shoot, as it was raining buckets about an hour before our scheduled shoot. Luckily, the rain passed, the sun came out and Sauvie Island provided some great landscapes. They are expecting an addition soon and I love how sweet Jackson is as a big brother! Congrats Farrara Family!
Cara and Steven share laughs, love and kindness and live in the darling St. John’s neighborhood. We started our engagement session at Cathedral Park, at the base of the St. John’s bridge and ended up at the waterfront with the stunning cherry blossoms. We had a blast in some of Portland’s not to be missed spots, and I can’t wait for their wedding next month at Hotel Deluxe!
Getting Ready Location: The Nines Hotel
Ceremony and Reception: The Treasury Ballroom
Bride’s Dress: White by Vera Wang
Bride’s Shoes: The Glass Slipper Collection
Hair and Makeup: Kirstie Wight Makeup Artists
Flowers and Styling: Geranium Lakes Flowers
Wedding Coordinator: Ginny Masters with Wedding with Panache
Cake: Papa Haydn