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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

This last weekend at the beach for the retreat was a DREAM, but it’s so good to be home!  I love the beach, but tucked into the Yamhill Valley wine country is where I really feel at home in the landscape.  Let’s celebrate this magical little corner of the universe we get to live in […]

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Welcome to another installment of Wanderlust Wednesday!  I’m loving going back through my favorite photos of trails we’ve hiked as a family in Yamhill County!  Hopefully, these posts are encouraging you to get out and enjoy some of the beauty that Newberg has to offer (or maybe even to travel to Newberg for a day […]

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I love this series already!  It’s been so fun to go back through my photos and decide which trails to share with you next!  Today, I’m sharing a trail that I absolutely LOVE in all seasons.  It’s one of the harder hikes we do, just because there is a lot of uphill, but it’s worth […]

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I’m launching a new blog series that’s been on my to-do list for a while and has to do with one of my favorite things: hiking!  I love discovering new trails to explore with my family, and when we moved from Hillsboro to Newberg, one of the things I was most excited about (well, besides […]

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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.  […]

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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 to find what I’m looking for when I want to print or share a photo.  I also like to […]

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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 […]

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