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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 […]

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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 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

They got engaged at the top of the tallest sand dune in Pacific City, so it was only fitting that we’d head to Cape Kiwanda for Colby and Taylor’s engagement session.  Colby’s family spent a lot of time in Pacific City as he was growing up, and it’s a place they’ve both come to love.  […]

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 and wedding season is slowing down, which means I have a chance to blog some of the fabulous things I’ve been up to these last few months!  First up is this totally gorgeous engagement session from early August.  Hailey and Jeremy planned a small courthouse wedding, and wanted to have some portraits done […]

Engagement

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

Over the Independence Day weekend, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Ryan and Miya for their engagement session at Dawson Creek Park in Hillsboro!  It was a whirlwind weekend for them as they worked family celebrations and wedding to-dos in between travel schedules, but I’m so glad we were able to make […]

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

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