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If you’ve been cruising the blog for a while, you know there is a special place in my heart for Oregon country weddings!  I love a good field, a barn, rolling hills with valley views, and plenty of space for a dance party!  Luckily, my couples are on the same page as me–they love venues […]

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HEY!  It’s 2020!  2019 was a whirlwind of a year, and I’m so excited to see what 2020 will bring.  I remember planning out my goals when I first started this business in 2011 (because you know your Type A girl is listing out her 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10 year goals), and I […]

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Years ago, at another wedding, a little flower girl and a ring bearer walked down the aisle.  A lot happened in between then and now, but those two sweet kids grew up, fell in love, and now shared their own wedding day nestled in the view of Mt. Hood!  Kaitlin and Tylor have known each […]

I love that I get to start wedding days off in the bridal suite as the bride and her besties are getting ready! Anticipation and emotions are running high, all the beautiful bridal details are there, and there is a ton of opportunity for beautiful getting ready photos!  This is always a favorite time in […]

Hillsboro wedding details - Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon

Alright, so it’s the END of January, and I’m just now getting to my BEST OF 2018 posts!  I’ve been taking it simple and slow this month–Marie Kondo-ing my house like everyone else with Netflix, spending more time with my kids, and trying to be intentional about how I spend my time.  I love the […]

McMenamins Imbrie Hall Octagonal Barn Wedding in Hillsboro, Oregon - Hillsboro wedding photographer

I’ve been looking forward to Angela and Josiah’s fall wedding all year!  We met at Unger Farm’s Country Bridal Showcase, where Angela told me all about how much she loved warm, glowy images, and I KNEW we had to work together!  They made sure to give us plenty of time for portraits AND they scheduled […]

Champoeg State Park wedding under an oak tree in Newberg - Hillsboro wedding photographer

I met Spencer and Vanessa last year, at their fall Champoeg Park session, and I couldn’t WAIT to photograph their wedding!  Their lives have taken them all over the country together, through grad school and several moves, but it’s only here and now that they’ve been able to get settled and plan a WEDDING!  Friends […]

McMenamin's Octagonal Barn Wedding | Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

Mykael and Evan met in college at Oregon State University and immediately recognized each other as old souls, perfect for each other.  On Saturday they were married in a ceremony at Mykael’s grandparent’s property. They filled their day with so many important heirlooms and all kinds of vintage style! Then they headed for their Gatsby […]

McMenamins Grand Lodge Forest Grove Wedding | Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

Taylor and Colby have been together for ten years, and this spring they decided to make it official and become HUSBAND AND WIFE!!  Colby proposed in Pacific City (remember their epic beach engagement session there?), and they held their wedding yesterday at the beautiful Carlton Hills Vineyard. Let’s talk daddy-daughter first looks!  Literally MY FAVORITE!!  […]

Yamhill County Winery Wedding in Carlton | Newberg and Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

It’s been quiet over here this last month on the blog, but not in real life–we had Camille and Michael’s Troutdale House wedding over Thanksgiving weekend, then December was spent editing that wedding and doing all that fun end-of-year stuff for the business.  This month, I’ve been revamping the Bridal Guide (2018 brides–keep an eye […]

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