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It really is the BEST part of my job when wedding clients come back to me a few years after the wedding for family photos!  By the end of a wedding day, I always feel such a connection to my clients–they’ve become friends as we’ve walked through the wedding planning process together.  So when 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

From the minute I Skyped with these two for their wedding consultation, I knew we were going to have fun together!  Rachel reached out to me and said that she loved my work and my story, and when consultation couples say that it usually means that they will be a perfect SSP Couple!  These two […]

Engagement

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

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

There’s something I love just as much as connecting with wedding and family photography clients. Something big. It’s bringing together PHOTOGRAPHERS!  There’s something so rewarding about creating a space for people in this industry to meet in person, to chat, commiserate, swap tips and make coffee dates.  I really believe that with social media being […]

Personal

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 […]

Personal

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

I’ve been so looking forward to Shana and Josh’s wedding, and last weekend was finally the TIME!  I met these two for their engagement session over Memorial Day weekend, and they did their session on around four hours of sleep after driving out from Utah with their kids.  Their whole session, they were just the […]

Weddings

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