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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 […]

Engagement

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 […]

Weddings

​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.  […]

Personal

                                      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 […]

Tips

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 […]

Personal

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

Well, we’re officially one month in to our Newberg and homeownership adventures, and we are 100%–no, 1000% happy with our decision to move here!  As spring FINALLY decides to show up, we’re getting to explore more and more of our new town, and it’s been a total blast.  Champoeg State Park was one of our […]

Families

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