Lisa and Aki are a kind, cute and giggly couple and we met up back in the late winter around some iconic Portland spots, including Tanner Springs Park in the Pearl District, Trailhead Coffee and the new and iconic Dumbbell building for their colorful and playful engagement session. I first met Lisa and Aki back in 2014 while Lisa was a bridesmaid at her sister Leslie’s awesome wedding! I’m so honored to be photographing their wedding this weekend and to celebrate with these two and their awesome families!
Nate and Alison and I met up back in the fall and had an engagement photography adventure of North Portland from the St. John’s Bridge to the incredible murals of Alberta Street to a random office lobby to final drinks and fire cuddles at Radio Room, one of the couple’s favorite date spots on Alberta. Nate and Alison brought the fun and color to this shoot and saved our rainy day with their bright love! Loved their fun animal hoodies, which represented their spirit animals, Nate’s is a grey wolf and Alison’s a tie-dye bear respectively. Hahah!!! Love this kind couple and their free-spirited and joyful love. SO looking forward to photographing their July wedding!
Raishelle and Riley met while they both worked together at Fred Meyer! (Or as most of us like to call it: Freddies!!) They were both in the electronics department and started having great conversations and realizing there was something magic there! When Raishelle and Riley and I talked about the possibility of shooting their engagements there, I was SO excited! Of course there are some challenges with a shopping store but I embraced them and love the results. We got permission of course and incorporated some of the awesome iconic Freddie’s magic into the session including that classic red sign, the crafts section, the outdoor garden center, and the electronics department! We finished the session with some beautiful images at Memorial Park in Wilsonville. Raishelle and Riley are kind, intelligent and a fun loving couple and I’m so excited to be photographing their wedding this summer in wine country!
Kellen and Ty are the kind of people you meet and you feel like you’ve known forever. Their kindness, style and heart are apparent right away and their love is truly fun and great to be around! We met up at their condo in NW near Forest Park to start and I fell in serious love with their open courtyard. We headed into Forest Park for a quick jaunt in the woods and then to the NE Industrial waterfront, which I rarely shoot at, so it was pretty cool and I found this great building that we all admired. We finished up the shoot at the SE docks at sunset. So happy to be documenting Kellen and Ty’s wedding this December at the gorgeous Sunriver Resort and work with Events by Mint! Beyond excited!
Sara and Ronnie are truly living the dream life in love and location!!! This kind and stylish couple invited me to photograph their engagements at their modern home on the Willamette and I was pretty much in house heaven! With a breezeway over the tracks and a dock on the water, they have my dream home for sure! (And those chairs, their windows, their amazing dog… I can’t stop!) So elated to photograph their wedding this month at the historic Benson hotel! Cheers!
Kids are friggin’ hilarious! My approach as a family photographer brings that crazy and wild joy to the typical family portrait. With over 15 years as an award winning professional family and wedding photographer, I love capturing all the unique things that make your family yours. It’s time you got family photos! The Autumn Mini Session has just been announced and spots are going quickly. With a sizable donation going to Unicef hurricane relief and a custom wood ornament, I think this is the best year yet!
Your 25 minute mini session will include your immediate family in a short and sweet photo session just in time for the holidays! To learn more read all about it on the Autumn Mini Session booking page.
These two!!!! Ande and Mike are full of life, love and so much spirit! I had the absolute honor of photographing at the Portland Japanese Garden, with permission of course. I was overwhelmed in beauty by the trees, koi fish streams and waterfalls and had this crazy idea for the koi fish to be circling their heads. Ande and Mike laid on the dock and waited patiently for the koi fish to line up perfectly and it was hilarious! We stopped foot traffic and I was talking to the koi fish to align. For sunset we hung out on the SE Waterfront and had fun dancing with the fading sun and calm waves. Ande and Mike- You guys are so awesome and I’m so beyond elated to work with you at your Sentinel wedding this weekend with Bridal Bliss! It’s going to be MAJESTIC!
For Lucy and Paul’s engagement, we decided to do a beautiful mix of Portland nature and urban scenery. I met up with them at Mt. Tabor park to capture their sweet love among the tall trees and greenery. We then headed across Portland’s newest pedestrian-only bridge, Tillikum Crossing. We ended capturing the couple on the Southeast waterfront at sunset. These two kind hearted and laid back people met and live in lucky Las Vegas and Lucy grew up in Portland which brought them to plan their wedding here! I can’t wait for their wedding this weekend at the stunning Youngberg Hill Winery!
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.