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Oh, friends.  This anniversary photo session that happened in Newberg last week.  It has a BEAUTIFUL story behind it.  Briana and Nick were DESTINED to be together.  They were born one day apart, in the same hospital.  Their birth announcements appeared in their local paper right next to each other.  So when Briana’s mom clipped […]

Anniversary

Melissa contacted me early this year to book a summer portrait session for her family.  They were celebrating a new season in life and it was time to get their family photos updated!  They drove out to Champoeg State Park near Newberg from Hillsboro to make sure to have a wide variety of backdrops.  I […]

Families

I love holding photo sessions in Oregon’s wine country!  Champoeg State Park is basically my favorite place in the whole darn state because of the incredible backdrop variety, beautiful glowing light, and sweet country feel.  So when I invite clients to Champoeg, I know it can be a journey from Hillsboro or Portland for them, […]

Tips

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 […]

Weddings

It’s WEDNESDAY! It’s been a few weeks since the last Wanderlust Wednesday while weddings took the lead over here.  I thought since the weather is getting warmer more often, it was a good time to pop in and remind you of a great family friendly hike here in Newberg!  It’s a shorter one, but I […]

Personal

This morning, I posted some happy anniversary wishes to one of my favorite SSP couples, Lacey and Taylor.  They got married two years ago at Camp Turnaround, and I saw them just recently for an anniversary session.  I’m so glad they chose to do an anniversary session, and it got me thinking about all the […]

Anniversary

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 […]

Engagement

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 […]

Personal

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

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

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