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Jenna and Armando are the kind of couple who are MEANT to be: the kind who finish each other’s sentences and whose first concern is always, always each other.  It’s been such an honor getting to know them over the last year!  We first met at Lauren and Corey’s forest wedding, and when we discovered we […]

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It’s our eight year wedding anniversary today.  Eight years ago, it was around 100 degrees in Dunsmuir, California, and “All You Need Is Love” was playing, and I was in the parking lot of the botanical garden, trying not to hyperventilate.  Some of that was nerves, some of that was my giant satin ballgown (seriously…it […]

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​It might be the fact that it has been cloudy and in the 60’s all week (month? year? #oregon), but I’m having a hard time believing it’s actually SUMMER.  Like, not early June, but JULY!  It hasn’t felt summery at ALL and so I am having the hardest time getting in the groove of summer.  […]

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Catching up on #thatbloglife and realizing I missed blogging Angela and Josiah’s glowy light + pastels engagement session at Champoeg State Park last month!  You all HAVE to see this magic!  Angela wore basically my very favorite shade of blush pink, and they rocked it in the best field at the park!  I think I […]

Engagement

                                      I’m sharing today about how I organize my family photos AND how I create our yearly albums!  As a organizational junkie (well, before kids, at least), I love having a system in place so it’s easy […]

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Ohhh, I was so excited for this session!  Whitney shared that it had been awhile since the family had family portraits done, and it was time to add the littlest girls to their family photos!!  We looked for a location with tall trees and glowy light and decided on the Jenkins Estate in Aloha. The […]

Families

I’m sharing Mykael and Evan’s engagement session today, and I could NOT be more excited!!  Last month they came up from Eugene where Evan’s in law school to spend an evening at Champoeg State Park.  We started out in the field, chatted about their plans for their wedding, and then headed down to the dock.  […]

Engagement

Shana and Josh!  Can we just talk for a second about how AMAZING these two are??  When we had their consultation before booking via Skype a few months ago, they weren’t sure they’d be able to do the engagement session that I gift to all of my couples because they live in Utah.  Well, about […]

Engagement

Taylor and Colby have been together for ten years, and this spring they decided to make it official and become HUSBAND AND WIFE!!  Colby proposed in Pacific City (remember their epic beach engagement session there?), and they held their wedding yesterday at the beautiful Carlton Hills Vineyard. Let’s talk daddy-daughter first looks!  Literally MY FAVORITE!!  […]

Weddings

It’s April, and that means I’m right at the cusp of the busy photography season.  It’s been a slow winter on the blog, full of real-life behind the scenes work like updating print materials for 2018 (FINALLY finished!), taxes (BOOOOO), and taking courses for continuing education (hurrah!). ​Personally, I’ve also been trying to be more […]

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