Katie and Dan were making a big move to Texas after getting engaged, but wanted to commemorate their time together in Portland before leaving. We made sure to include all the most iconic Portland scenes including beautiful city views in SE Portland along the East Bank Esplanade and gorgeous forest scenery in Forest Park at Hoyt Arboretum. I’m very excited & honored to travel to Austin this weekend to photograph their wedding!
Sarah & Cole met in high-school and their families have farms in the same town! They fell in love over their shared interest in country life and family. I had the pleasure of photographing their engagements at each of their family farms surrounded by hazelnuts and cattle and it was such a unique and great session! I especially loved when Sara climbed the silo at her family farm and when the couple sat together in the loft of Cole’s historic barn on his family’s farm in St. Paul, Oregon. Their pup joined along and of course, we had to photograph them with some of their beautiful cows. At the end of the night it became a bit cloudy which made for amazing light and epic sunset and ! I can’t wait for their wedding in just a few days!
Laura and Gary are a fun and laid-back couple who wanted their engagements to showcase all the beauty of fall in Portland. We met on the East Side Esplanade for sweeping views of the city and stunning architectural photos on the Tilikum Bridge. Their wedding is just around the corner and will be hosted at The Evergreen among close friends and family.
Dominique and Kevin are a travel-loving couple from Chicago who have been all over the world together. Now they’re both looking to make a home together… which starts with getting married! For their engagements, we walked along the riverside in Portland for some stunning photos filled with some of Portland’s most iconic bridges and skyscrapers. The couple are getting married at an intimate ceremony here in Portland and I can’t wait for their big day!
Overlooking the Columbia River Gorge on a little island named Government Cove, Hannah and Sam danced among the lupine and golden grasses for their sunset engagement photoshoot. This location is fast becoming one of my go-to spots near Hood River because of it’s picturesque and diverse views. One of my favorite moments came when Sam slipped his hand into Hannah’s back pocket, a sweet and loving gesture that was completely unprompted. It’s the little moments like this that make my heart sing! We photographed their engagements a year ago and now their wedding day is just a few days away. Hannah and Sam are such a sweet and loving couple and their wedding is one I’ve been anticipating for a long time!
Trish and Josh are the sweetest couple and so well matched. Our sunset engagement session along the Vancouver waterfront was the perfect start to the wedding countdown. We revisited where Trish and Josh met each other in this exact spot for their very first date. A few hours turned into a whole day of talking, biking, and sipping margaritas at Who Song and Larry’s with a riverfront view, which then carried into the week, the month and the years! This golden hour engagement made my heart soar and I just know that their wedding this weekend will be beyond amazing.
Sara and Ben’s engagement was a true Pacific Northwest adventure! This two day adventure started with a sunset hike on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park for sweeping views of the mountains and dazzling golden light and woke up bright and early for a dawn session for a morning SUP board paddle on Lake Crescent while the sun rose.These two have a deep love of their home in Washington and all the outdoor activities it provides. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day with more beautiful people! Congratulations on your engagement, Sara and Ben!
Emily and Jon hosted their dreamy wedding at Portland’s Blockhouse for an intimate garden wedding. Stepping into the venue felt like venturing from Portland’s urban landscape into a tropical jungle thanks to the boutique Pomarius nursery attached to the venue! The couple invited their closest family and friends to join them, creating a truly special day surrounded by gorgeous greenery. This was a special one as it was my first of many “Covid” weddings of 2020 with a limited guest list, outdoor ceremony and reception and lots of organic social distance and it felt safe and all had a blast! Emily looked gorgeous in her makeup by Powder Inc. The night ended with dancing, great food catered by Art of Catering, and a tunnel of sparklers, of course! Congratulations, Emily and Jon, who just welcomed their baby boy this year!
Theresa and Sung dazzled at their Hug Point engagement and bridal session! Theresa was absolutely stunning in her bright red dress and Sung looked so dapper in his suit. We spent the first half of the session in the lush woods for a classic Pacific Northwest look and then made our way down to the beach for sunset and magic lighting. Theresa and Sung have such beautiful chemistry together and I can’t wait for their wedding!