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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 […]

Weddings

So about a month ago, I had one of those moments of early morning total clarity.  I’d just woken up and I was thinking about what I needed to do and what I actually wanted to do that day, and about how it has been EIGHT YEARS since I started my photography journey.  And I […]

Engagement

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 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

Jenna and Armando kicked off engagement session season last weekend and it was PERFECT!!  We’d waited a few weeks to get dry weather, and just before Valentine’s Day, it happened!!  We went to Champoeg State Park because these two are practically neighbors with me here in Newberg and this beautiful location was five minutes from […]

Engagement

It’s October, which means family portrait season is in FULL SWING over here!  Today’s post is a throwback to the start of my fall season.  This family came to me in September to update their family photos, and we chose Champoeg State Park just south of Newberg for our location.  We started in the gardens, […]

Families

When we first started planning their engagement session, Shellie and Kevin wanted to be sure we’d be someplace where we could show their love of the outdoors–especially somewhere near the water.  We chose Champoeg State Park for their barn, garden, and river access–and what a fun time we had there!

Engagement

I’m back from a nice long holiday weekend with the family and I’m excited to share Kailey and Andrew’s Champoeg State Park engagement session on the blog today!  We shot this on a suuuuper hot day but we were able to hit all of the must-have locations on Kailey’s list–the barn, the giant oak trees, […]

Engagement

Around TWO YEARS AGO, I decided to start a new series on the blog about some of my favorite locations and why I love them!  And then…I did ONE post.  One.  About the Jenkins Estate, so at least it was one of my very favorite locations, but still.  The location series faded away.  If you’ve […]

Locations

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