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Years ago, at another wedding, a little flower girl and a ring bearer walked down the aisle.  A lot happened in between then and now, but those two sweet kids grew up, fell in love, and now shared their own wedding day nestled in the view of Mt. Hood!  Kaitlin and Tylor have known each […]

Weddings

I love when a client contacts me with a vision for their photos that is totally in line with my style!  Alaina contacted me to schedule a relaxed, light and airy family photo session in a summer field and I was ALL about that!  Alaina helped that vision come to life with her family’s outfit […]

Families

Can you believe that summer is almost OVER??  August has been just a whirlwind: besides a ton of family adventures, I’ve also been so lucky to connect with some of the best clients for family sessions, senior portraits, and weddings!  The end of summer is the busiest time of the year–it’s still wedding season, there […]

Families

It’s almost AUGUST, which means we’re starting to think about all the things we need to do for the start of school.  For our family, that means school supply shopping…but if you’re headed in to your senior year of high school, that probably means you’re thinking about getting SENIOR PICTURES done!  I had a few […]

Seniors

Get ready, friends.  Rachel and Justin got married at Loch Lolly Tree Farm in North Plains, Oregon over the weekend, and it was ONE AMAZING PARTY!!  From the bride’s PERFECT style (lace!  cowgirl boots! pink crinoline!) to the heartfelt toasts and the mountaintop sunset photos, this day was a photographer’s DREAM! Rachel and Justin chose […]

Weddings

I loved meeting up with this sweet family to update their family photos for them!  We chose Cooper Mountain Nature Park for a fabulous field (you all know how I love a good field!) and that VIEW!  I grew up not that far from Cooper Mountain (hey hey, Aloha High School!) and even though this […]

Families

It really is the BEST part of my job when wedding clients come back to me a few years after the wedding for family photos!  By the end of a wedding day, I always feel such a connection to my clients–they’ve become friends as we’ve walked through the wedding planning process together.  So when I […]

Families

Well, since we’re officially into summer now here in the Willamette Valley (even though today’s cloudy weather might have you thinking differently), it’s time to check spring OFF the list!  I love to recap each season here–what happened professionally and personally for me the last few months, AND go over my goals for the coming […]

Personal

Oh, friends.  This anniversary photo session that happened in Newberg last week.  It has a BEAUTIFUL story behind it.  Briana and Nick were DESTINED to be together.  They were born one day apart, in the same hospital.  Their birth announcements appeared in their local paper right next to each other.  So when Briana’s mom clipped […]

Anniversary

Melissa contacted me early this year to book a summer portrait session for her family.  They were celebrating a new season in life and it was time to get their family photos updated!  They drove out to Champoeg State Park near Newberg from Hillsboro to make sure to have a wide variety of backdrops.  I […]

Families

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