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!
Kathleen and Adam are world travelers who first met in Colombia, South America. With such adventurous spirits, it only seemed appropriate to explore the beautiful Columbia River Gorge at Government Cove for their engagement session. This smart and fun couple and I had a blast exploring this cove during sunset. We picked blackberries off the vine, shared recipes and travel stories and they danced in the light of a very spectacular sunset. I can’t wait for their beautiful forest wedding this weekend! Congrats Kathleen & Adam!
Anna, David, and their darling son Jack joined me for a lovely engagement session along the Willamette River at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego. Anna and David are getting married this weekend and I couldn’t be happier for this sweet couple and their little boy. It was so special to include their son in their engagement photos and I could see they are wonderful parents together. At the tail end of the photoshoot, Anna and David had a romantic dance under golden hour sunlight and I could already envision them on the dance floor during their wedding. Congratulations Anna and David!
Megan and Nathan’s engagement in Pacific City was truly one for the books. The stormy sky and slight wind made for legendary colors and stunning looks from Megan and Nathan! We soaked in the ocean views on Cape Kiwanda and snuggled under a Pendelton blanket for some more intimate moments. The two of them ended their day with celebratory beers at Pelican Brewing. I am so looking forward to their elopement at the Hoyt Arboretum Redwood Deck! Cheers to the happy couple!
Lindsey and Kirk are both a kind and gorgeous couple and their northwest Portland engagement session reflected their laid-back, yet elegant style. We started the evening on a quiet trail in Forest Park. Their darling instagram-famous dog, Gordie, made an appearance and the evening glow was pure magic! After a wardrobe change, we headed down to The Pearl District for some sunset photos at Tanner Springs Park, talk about opportunities to play with beautiful colors and reflections! So excited to photograph their wedding this weekend at Gorge Crest Vineyards near Mt. Hood. It’s going to be so dreamy!
I was so thrilled when Olivia reached out to me for their Oregon Coast engagement photos because I had the honor of meeting her while photographing her sister, Molly’s, wedding back in 2015 and we instantly hit it off! For their engagements, we met in Pacific City at the gorgeous Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa. What started out as a beautiful day turned into a legendary colorful sunset on the coast. I’m still obsessed with this session and will be until the end of time! I was so inspired by these two and the gorgeous day at Cape Kiwanda’s most iconic locations. These two, like many of us in 2020, had to roll with the punches and adjust their wedding plans due to Covid and I am so looking forward to their rescheduled outdoor wedding this June at Bingham Estates. Thank you Olivia and Isaac!
Happy one year Katie and Jon! WOW! Can’t believe it’s been only one year since their Leavenworth Washington wedding. As a wedding photographer, we always remember our “last one” the last big wedding before Covid really hit. This was it and boy am I ever thankful for such a off the grid, unique and adventurous wedding on the couple’s own property. Katie and Jon are not your average couple, they live out in the wilderness of Washington in a yurt they built themselves. This incredible and adventurous couple decided host a rad party to celebrate their love in the woods of their 20 acre property in the Cascade mountains. They love spending their time immersed in nature and they’re happiest on the trail. Katie recently launched a wilderness education retreal for women! Naturally, their wedding was scheduled to be part-adventure, part-epic dance party, and part-snowy wonderland. To kick off the day, Katie and Jon skied at sunrise with their nearest and dearest. Then Katie skied down the aisle to meet her forever person. Talented Kate & team with Ivory & Evergreen coordinated this off-the grid wedding and made sure it went smoothly! The couple said “I do” among their 100 closest family and friends beneath an ancient Ponderosa pine. They caught all of their own food for the dinner, including the wild salmon and elk. Songs, toasts and drinks carried on into the evening in their geodesic dome and boy was it a party to remember! They busted into a incredible trance dance for their first dance that surprised everyone! This was one unique and off-the-grid wedding that I will never soon forget. Can’t wait to get back to a sweaty dance floor! A very happy one year to Katie and Jon!