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This week I’m updating my Wardrobe Guide, and let me tell you, it has been FUN “shopping” items to showcase!  As I’ve helped my clients plan their photo sessions over the years, I’ve found that the thing that many find most stressful or confusing is choosing outfits! I created the wardrobe guide to help clients […]

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Mary and Marcus are getting married SO SOON!  At the end of the month, they’ll get married in Hillsboro and I cannot WAIT!  It’s definitely time to share their beautiful fall engagement session we did at Champoeg State Park in Newberg.  We had so much fun chatting about wedding plans and post wedding plans!  Mary […]

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Happy Friday, friends!  We’re ramping up into wedding season–I’m deep in timelines and wedding logistics on my desk.  So today, I thought I’d chat about a big choice my couples make during their wedding planning that can effect their whole reception timeline–the receiving line! High up on many of my couples’ priority lists for their […]

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If you’ve been around this blog for any bit of time, you know my love of Champoeg State Park runs deep!  Do you ever have those places that just feel like home?  Places where you feel totally at peace and where it feels like you’re supposed to be there?  Champoeg is one of those places […]

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Kaitlin and Tylor are the sweetest!  I first met Kaitlin way back at Emmy and Orion’s wedding, and I was just thrilled to see her again!  She and Tylor are planning a fall wedding out in the Columbia River Gorge, and so, given their love of fall colors, it was only natural we’d shoot their […]

Engagement

There’s something I love just as much as connecting with wedding and family photography clients. Something big. It’s bringing together PHOTOGRAPHERS!  There’s something so rewarding about creating a space for people in this industry to meet in person, to chat, commiserate, swap tips and make coffee dates.  I really believe that with social media being […]

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If you caught my Instagram Stories last night, you saw a little preview of my newest addition…a 12×12 vegan leather wrapped lay flat wedding album!  I used Jenna and Armando’s beautiful McMinnville wedding for this one, and I can’t get over how vibrant and true to life the colors are.  It’s one thing to spend […]

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I can’t wait to photograph Logan and John’s spring wedding!  They’re planning a fun red and teal themed wedding, and I love the way that they wove those colors into their engagement session too!  It’s such a great idea and really makes it so easy to display engagement photos at the wedding because they’re totally […]

Engagement

It’s Wednesday AND spring break, which means it is prime time for ADVENTURE!  Hopefully you are already mid-adventure, but if you’re hanging around the house, get out and go enjoy a trail!  This week I’m sharing Magness Tree Farm, just outside of Sherwood.  I love this trail because it’s easy to get to from Portland […]

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Ohhh, friends, I am so SO excited to share this post today recapping the Dream Bigger Creative Mastermind Retreat.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know all about this creative mastermind retreat for Oregon wedding photographers that I hosted in Lincoln City a few weeks back!  This was a seriously needed soul-searching […]

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