Monica and Sara’s rehearsal dinner last summer was a truly enchanted evening at a historic sunken wine cellar. Complete with great wine and food, brand new babies and mammas to be, friends singing great songs and beautiful love from a beautiful couple. The toasts were abundant with love and praise and poetry and many a tear was shed! This magical space is called Springhouse Cellars in downtown Hood River and you should visit soon for a tasting!
Any afternoon spent eating oysters, exploring the best murals in Portland and jumping in the river is pretty much the best afternoon ever. Not to mention spending it with two astonishingly wonderful people. Mandy and Avery are perfect for each other in every way- they laugh together all the time, bring out the best in each other and have a lot of fun together. They met while Mandy was traveling to Colorado for work and decided to make the long distance thing work. “Jumping in has always been a theme of our relationship from the start” said Avery of their love. Not surprisingly, he proposed while traveling in Ireland right before plunging into the Atlantic ocean in winter. “Will you jump in with me?” He asked- “Yes!” She replied and Splash!!! They are tying the knot this June and it’s going to be insanely magical. Our fun adventure started at Eat : An Oyster Bar, near their home in North Portland where they like to hang. We ate raw oysters and cheered Negronis! We then explored the many incredible murals on Alberta and ended at sunset on the docks in SE Portland. There was another photographer shooting a guy dressed up as a T-rex so we posed with him and he recognized Mandy! They are mutual friends and it was hilarious. Only in Portland in all the best ways. Can’t wait for Mandy and Avery’s wedding for sure.
Eeeekkkkk! Jenn and Vic’s stunning wedding was just featured on my favorite luxury wedding blog! Grace Ormonde is a high-end wedding publisher that puts out a perfectly-edited magazine and website with the top celebrity, destination and exclusive weddings. I have always loved oooohhhing and awwwwing over the decadent decor, dresses, cakes and couples that Grace Ormonde features.Well this is how I felt while photographing Jenn and Vic’s beyond gorgeous wedding with a Monique Lhuillier dress, florals by the incredible Jordan at Blum Floral Design and towering cake by Johanna at Dream Cakes. Needless to say my jaw was on the floor and I’m super honored to have this wedding featured! Drumroll please…Here’s a link to Jen and Vic’s Luxury Portland Wedding on Grace Ormonde! Thanks SO much Jenn and Vic!
When Ally and Marcus first reached out I was instantly excited about their Valentine session. Ally and Marcus live in both LA and Vancouver BC and have two cutie pups Rocco and Nala. Marcus Grodd just so happened to be one of the hunky finalists on the reality tv show Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise so I was fan-girling a little for sure. (One guilty pleasure of mine is watching the Bachelorette with my friends on Monday nights! #bachelornation) Thank goodness they met after Marcus’s TV romances didn’t work out because they are truly great together! Ally is full of positive energy and excitement and Marcus is thoughtful and caring. You can tell that they are best friends in all they do! While I was in Vancouver BC recently Ally and Marcus dropped off a vintage photography book and amazing teas as a thank you for the photos. They collect vintage books and gifted me a copy of The Concerned Photographer! Thank you guys! Together with Hotel Eastlund we all created some killer photos of the gorgeous couple for their social media accounts for the year and had a blast doing it. Go follow this kind and sexy couple here: Ally & Marcus.
2016 was filled with so many remarkable memories. Personally, my husband and I welcomed an amazing blue-eyed baby boy in early summer and bought a house in late autumn! Needless to say, I’ve had my hands full with momma-hood that I’ve barely blogged any of the amazing weddings and engagements that I photographed in that historic year! So, in keeping with tradition; here’s a little sampling of my top 16 of 2016 (Ok- top 17 because it was a leap year!) I have a crush on all these images and I hope you do too. Follow me on Instagram to see pics of the babe and more stunning weddings, engagements and families. More blogs soon for sure <3
Wow. Mt. Tabor views, sunset at the waterfront, and a tiny Mt. Hood sneak peek. I loved this engagement photo shoot! Hailey and Josh are getting married this autumn surrounded with their nearest and dearest and I couldn’t be more happy for this kind and beautiful couple. Thank you Hailey and Josh!
I am so honored to have Elizabeth’s and Tim’s gorgeous spring wedding featured in the most recent issue of Portland Bride and Groom Magazine. Their Irish themed wedding at The Old Church and the Left Bank Annex in Portland was draw dropping and one that I will never forget. From the personalized tattoo station to the Irish dancers, their wedding was off the charts incredible! Elizabeth is a top coordinator at Bridal Bliss, so undoubtedly her wedding was total perfection! I cannot possibly imagine a better way to celebrate their one year anniversary than by this three page feature. Happy Anniversary you two!