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This week I’m updating my Wardrobe Guide, and let me tell you, it has been FUN “shopping” items to showcase!  As I’ve helped my clients plan their photo sessions over the years, I’ve found that the thing that many find most stressful or confusing is choosing outfits! I created the wardrobe guide to help clients […]

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Happy Friday, friends!  We’re ramping up into wedding season–I’m deep in timelines and wedding logistics on my desk.  So today, I thought I’d chat about a big choice my couples make during their wedding planning that can effect their whole reception timeline–the receiving line! High up on many of my couples’ priority lists for their […]

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If you caught my Instagram Stories last night, you saw a little preview of my newest addition…a 12×12 vegan leather wrapped lay flat wedding album!  I used Jenna and Armando’s beautiful McMinnville wedding for this one, and I can’t get over how vibrant and true to life the colors are.  It’s one thing to spend […]

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When I meet with potential wedding clients, I love to bring a folder full of wedding planning info for them.  Besides the fact that I am one of those people who love to assemble folders full of information (cough, Leslie Knope, cough), I genuinely want each couple to walk away with the best wedding planning […]

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It’s SPRING!  Which means it’s time to figure out what to wear for spring photos!  I’m kind of loving making these What to Wear posts, friends!  I get to “shop” and put together everyone’s outfits.  I hope these are helpful posts for you! Today I’m sharing an Easter-inspired What to Wear board for family portraits.  […]

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Let’s talk ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS!  This is one of my favorite things to chat about at wedding consultations because I genuinely believe in how important they are! In fact, I believe in them SO MUCH that I include a complimentary engagement session in each of my wedding collections as my gift to the couple!   They’re that […]

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It’s FRIDAY (and MARCH, what??) which means it’s time for an FAQ Friday!  I have a lot of clients who have dogs as a part of their family, and I often get asked if dogs can be included in engagement or family sessions. YES!  ABSOLUTELY! I LOVE dogs and I’m always so excited to get […]

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It’s that time again!  As we get into spring portrait season, it’s time to start making decisions on what to wear for your family pictures or engagement session in the SPRINGTIME!  It might feel far away on a rainy day like this, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll need some time to start shopping!  […]

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Next up as part of my location series, where I showcase my very favorite locations for portrait sessions–Rood Bridge Park!!  This park was a favorite of mine when we first moved up here and my son was a baby, because there are large paved paths that go in a big loop, so it was perfect […]

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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 […]

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