Cue the wedding bells! Nic and Bri are getting married this month at the historic Grey Gables Estate and I’m so excited to see this kind and sweet couple make it official! Their engagement was at the gorgeous Alloro Vineyards, a tuscan inspired winery and tasting room in Sherwood, Oregon. It was a fun and romantic photoshoot as we wandered around the sweeping vineyard & beautiful grounds. The chemistry between them was so magical and we even had the chance to sneak some intimate moments in the wine cellar, since they are wine club members. I know their wedding will be a beautiful one, so stay tuned!
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!
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!
Happy anniversary to these two amazing people! Raishelle and Riley got married on a magical late spring day at the spectacular Youngberg Hill. The skies quite literally took my breath away with the depth and dreamlike clouds. Raishelle wore a remarkable David Tutera dress that was perfectly her. The unique cake was done by Lux Sucre Desserts and dinner was catered by Willaby’s Catering and Event Design, serving the most delicious farm to table meal (just look at those bright red strawberries on the salad!). The night ended with Stumptown DJs putting on an epic dance party. The bride and groom broke it down on the dance floor with their guests all night! Thank you Raishelle and Riley for allowing me to photography your incredible big day!
Gosh- what can I even say about these two magical people!? Amanda and Lane and I all met up at The Vintages, a very hip vintage RV resort in wine country for a fun afternoon spent biking, making 1927 S’mores and dancing in meadows. After meeting Amanda at a backyard party after both photographing weddings, we instantly bonded and started working together. Amanda and Lane met and fell in love on a weekend holiday at The Vintages early in their relationship, so it made the engagement session extra special. (awe!) Many of you may recognize her as our talented studio manager & photographer at our awesome sister studio; A Lovely Day Photography! Their fun love and witty jokes had the Glitch Video team and I laughing all the way. (Click here to see their cool engagement video!) Their wedding this month at Union Pine going to be incredible and I can’t wait to document their wedding story!!!