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If you’ve been planning your wedding for a while, you’ve probably heard about a first look!  It’s a great option that about half of my couples decide to do, so I thought I’d chat about some of the pros and cons for it today! So what exactly IS a first look?  Well, picture this: the […]

Tips

I’m launching a new blog series that’s been on my to-do list for a while and has to do with one of my favorite things: hiking!  I love discovering new trails to explore with my family, and when we moved from Hillsboro to Newberg, one of the things I was most excited about (well, besides […]

Personal

Oh, Katherine and Daniel!  You’ve probably seen them on the blog before: if you’ve seen their Union/Pine wedding in Portland, or one of their family portrait sessions, you know I LOVE photographing this family!  When they came to SSP’s Anniversary Session Event for past wedding clients, it was so nice reconnecting with them again and photographing […]

Anniversary

This anniversary session!  I was SO excited when Tasha emailed me to let me know they were able to make it to the anniversary session event I held over the summer!  I hadn’t seen them in three years, but their Columbia County wedding was so relaxed and fun that I knew we’d have a great […]

Anniversary

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite types of sessions–an anniversary session!  Lacey and Taylor got married in May of 2017 at Camp Turnaround, and their wedding day was so joyful that I couldn’t WAIT to see them again for their anniversary session!  They’re still sweet as pie and completely in love, so the session […]

Anniversary

Last August, I blogged about this EPIC IDEA that I had in the middle of the night, just a few weeks before celebrating our own 8 year wedding anniversary.  I needed to gift my clients ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS!  By the time we’ve planned and photographed an engagement session and a wedding together, I am INVESTED in […]

Anniversary

I love my family sessions!  It’s so fun to watch kids grow over the years as they come back for yearly photos!  I was blessed in 2018 to meet so many new families too, and together we explored some fun locations!  Cooper Mountain and Champoeg State Park are still my favorites but I also fell […]

Families

Engagement sessions are the BEST!  First, I think it’s just always fun to get out and shoot somewhere pretty with a couple in love, I mean, that’s kiiiiiind of the whole reason I got into this!  BUT, I also feel like engagement sessions are just ESSENTIAL in your wedding photography experience!  Whenever I do consultations […]

Engagement

Alright, so it’s the END of January, and I’m just now getting to my BEST OF 2018 posts!  I’ve been taking it simple and slow this month–Marie Kondo-ing my house like everyone else with Netflix, spending more time with my kids, and trying to be intentional about how I spend my time.  I love the […]

Weddings

We are DEEP in fall family portrait season over here, friends!  The leaves start to turn, and suddenly it’s time to get your holiday cards together!  Which means….portraits!  We did our own family pictures in the summer because I am a sunny days and blue skies person at heart, but I love serving my clients […]

Families

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