Jordan and Steven and I met up along the Vancouver waterfront last fall for their fun engagement session. From the urban vibe of tall buildings, modern bridges and a killer waterfront view to the more intimate time over drinks at the stunning Dosalas Restaurant we had a total blast! Loved their champagne spray moment of pure hilarious-ness! (is that even a word? If not, it should be!) They are one of the many couples effected by Covid and finally have their big fun day planned for this month! So happy for this beautiful and kind couple!
Monica and Jim and I met up in spring and Oregon, yet again, proved to be unpredictable with the weather… But the love was delivered! The stormy evening took place in a field of tulips at the mesmerizing Mountain View Orchards venue. Despite the weather we had a blast, made magic and then Mt Hood peeked out for the grand finale. Monica and Jim, a gorgeous and super fun couple are getting married this weekend, and I’m so excited! . Honored and excited to document their wedding at Amaterra!
Anna and David are such a fun and chill couple! They decided to tie the knot at Lake Oswego’s Ironlight, a gorgeous venue not far from the waterfront with rooftop deck and plenty of space for dancing. Wedding planner Catherine Sammon with Bridal Bliss PNW, did a wonderful job organizing the day from cocktail hour to ceremony to reception. When Anna walked down the aisle, David played “Blackbird” on his acoustic guitar and the guests were all moved to tears. There wasn’t a dry eye in the venue (except for their son, Jack, who was fast asleep on grandma’s shoulder)! Anna was absolutely stunning in her Essense of Australia gown from Ania Bridal along with makeup and hair from Blossom and Beauty. The party was epic with music pumping, guests dancing on the literal rooftop while watching the sunset. Congratulations Anna and David!
Lucy and Matt are a wondrous couple full of joy and laughter. They love the outdoors and we met up recently at the iconic Smith Rock in the Bend, Oregon area for their stellar engagement session. I loved their wolf shirts, which we just had to capture with their cute pup, Ursula. The weather was especially great for late winter and Bend, Oregon provided for an amazing sunset with lots of lens flair and perfectly windswept hair (and Lucy’s skirt!) I love movement in photos like this so I was squealing with happiness at the magical art we made together and the fun we had. Can’t wait for their intimate Mt. Hood wedding at Timberline Lodge soon!
Sudarshan and Priyata and I met up at the gorgeous Mountain View Orchards on a beautiful summer evening. We started with their engagements among the vines and the apple and pear trees on the property. The couple then changed into their traditional Nepali wedding wear for their bridal session. I loved the red and gold and the way the glitter on Priyata’s dress sparkled in the sun. They are having a traditional Nepali wedding in their backyard this weekend and then a huge party with lots of family and friends in the fall. So honored and excited to document this wonderful couple’s big day(s)!
I met Josephine & Allan and their sweet Corgi, Kobe last summer at the Oregon Coast, Cannon Beach to be specific! This is where the sweet couple shared a lot of fun memories and we continued that shared history with their beautiful engagement session. The coast weather is always unpredictable and we lucked out with beautiful weather. The sky was rapidly changing from white to light blue to dark indigo to then an amazing sunset. I loved the way Haystack Rock was showing up for us as we caught high-tide and were able to get pretty close. Josephine’s dress danced in the wind while Kobe ran around and we laughed a ton and had a blast. Can’t wait to document Josephine and Allan’s wedding this month in SE Portland.
Timeless, stylish, intimate and elegant are a few of the words I would use to describe this darling wedding with Sophie and Denis. Their Covid-safe Portland courthouse ceremony was exactly what the two wanted, intimate and special, with just the judge and Sophie’s mom and Denis’s sweet three-legged German Shepard in attendance. The couple prepared in their rooms at the Benson Hotel before making it official at the downtown Portland courthouse. Afterwards, with their close family, they celebrated with a sweet champagne toast and a delicious Pavlova from Papa Hayden back at the Benson. Even the smallest weddings have huge emotion and photo opportunities. Loved the confetti poppers they brought to celebrate the post-ceremony couple.
Oh how I love Seattle! I met Catherine and Miles along the Puget Sound for a gorgeous and iconic Seattle waterfront engagement session. Catherine and Miles live in Seattle but are having a destination wedding in Portland, as Catherine is originally from here. The best of both worlds in my opinion! We snuck away from the crowds to find some quiet and intimate photo locations while also capturing those classic shots of Pike’s Place, the Gum Wall and the Seattle waterfront. I just love this easy-going and sweet couple and I can’t believe their wedding is almost here! What a way to “ring” in the new year!
AnnaMaria and John met me out on their family estate on Sauvie Island to celebrate their engagement! These two cuties met in high school and are so sweet together. I’ve also had the honor of photographing the weddings of AnnaMaria’s siblings. First her sister Jenna and then her brother Alfonso. I love feeling like part of the family at this point! During their engagement session we ventured around the farm before ending the photo shoot along the Columbia River for some fun pics in the water. I can’t wait for their wedding this weekend at the Portland Golf Club.