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If you’ve been cruising the blog for a while, you know there is a special place in my heart for Oregon country weddings!  I love a good field, a barn, rolling hills with valley views, and plenty of space for a dance party!  Luckily, my couples are on the same page as me–they love venues […]

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HEY!  It’s 2020!  2019 was a whirlwind of a year, and I’m so excited to see what 2020 will bring.  I remember planning out my goals when I first started this business in 2011 (because you know your Type A girl is listing out her 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10 year goals), and I […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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A few months ago, it was rainy and cold and I was under probably ten thousand layers of blankets and I had a vision: SUMMERTIME!  I wanted fluffy pink peonies, soft sage green eucalyptus, and a bride in a layered tulle dress in the sunshine.  It’s been AGES since my last styled shoot, which I […]

Six years ago, Logan and John met each other for coffee.  Logan thought it would be a quick coffee date, but it turned into a long dinner at McMenamin’s Imbrie Hall in Hillsboro.  Six years and a whole lot of fun later, they were hosting their McMenamin’s wedding in the very same place!  They said […]

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Last night was a DREAM!  Beautiful church wedding?  Check.  Festive Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club wedding reception?  Check.  Cutest couple ever?  CHECK!  Mary and Marcus were married in a ceremony at her childhood church, Visitation Catholic Church in Verboort.  She grew up just down the road from the church, and even attended the church’s school just […]

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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 […]

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Allison and Garrett were married last Saturday in a cozy evening wedding at the Mountain Park Clubhouse’s Hawthorne Room in Lake Oswego.  They opted for a first look on the private balcony before their ceremony, and enjoyed portrait time before the day got started.  Garrett’s reaction to seeing his future wife for the first time […]

Lake Oswego wedding at Mountain Park Clubhouse Hawthorne Room | Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

I’ve been looking forward to Angela and Josiah’s fall wedding all year!  We met at Unger Farm’s Country Bridal Showcase, where Angela told me all about how much she loved warm, glowy images, and I KNEW we had to work together!  They made sure to give us plenty of time for portraits AND they scheduled […]

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