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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, […]

Hillsboro engagement photo session | Hillsboro wedding photographer

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 […]

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 […]

yellow flower field engagement session in mcminnville, oregon

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 […]

george fox university trail - newberg family photographer

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 […]

Champoeg family photos - hillsboro oregon family photographer

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 […]

find professional photographer in yamhill county newberg oregon

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 […]

Bob and Crystal Rilee Trail In Yamhill County - Kid friendly hike with a view and flower field

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 […]

Champoeg State Park Engagement Session in Newberg, Oregon | Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

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 […]

Quimby's Pond Wedding in Dayton, Oregon

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

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