Archive for August, 2009

We recently had a very hot, but very fun day out at Postlewait’s Country Wedding Venue out in Canby, Oregon. Beth and Austin were great sports as we made our way around the farm for pictures in 100 degree heat. Everything was gorgeous! The reception was set up under the huge oak trees along the creek in the shade right next to the ‘saloon’ and once the sun started to set, it turned into a very comfortable evening. I had never been to Postlewaits before, and was quite impressed! It’s an enormous and beatiful piece of property on the outskirts of Canby near Aurora – I hope I get to shoot there again!  Here’s a few fun shots from the day:country-wedding-photography-bride-with-cowboy-bootspostlewaits-country-wedding-venue-bride-groom-3postlewaits-country-wedding-saloon-bride-groom-6postlewaits-country-wedding-venue-bride-groom-1postlewaits-country-wedding-venue-bride-groom-7


An Alyssa Jul Engagement Session is always, always fun… But Kyla and Dax took it to all new levels.  Their laughter and playfulness made the session so comfortable, and the pictures so natural that  I felt like I was hanging out with friends that I had known for years. Dax is a stand up comedian in Portland, and let me just say that it definitely shows. In fact, both of them have the type of  bubbling personalities that quickly rub off on those around them, the life-of-the-party type that people feel lucky to know.

I smiled all the way home from Lake Oswego after the photo session. And even now, sitting at my computer editing their session I can’t help but giggle. Take a look at a few of my favorites and see if you agree! 










Recently I headed out to Lewis & Clark College to shoot Marisa and Eric’s Engagement pictures. I love, love, love shooting engagement sessions. There really is no better way for me to get to know a couple’s personalities and tastes before the wedding day and Marisa and Eric were no exception. They were so bubbly, fun, and obviously infatuated with eachother, making my job behind the camera an easy one.

Get this, Marisa and Eric had to plan their wedding twice! Originally the plan was to get married in Mexico but when the swine flu outbreak first started down there, they decided it would be wise stay closer to home.  I can’t imagine having to re-plan my entire wedding, but Marisa just grinned her infectious grin and brushed it off. 

I’m really looking forward to their wedding, they’re such a fun couple and up for anything. The reception is going to be downtown at the Bridgeport Brewery (which I’m ecstatic about), It’s a really fun place with such endless photo-possibilities! 









First off, a great big thank you to all of my senior reps! It’s been a blast getting to know you and drag you all over Portland for your senior pictures. I couldn’t do this without you guys and I’m so very grateful for your trust in me and your hard work. Below, I’ve posted some of my favorite shots of y’all and let me just say that you are one good lookin’ crew! I’m so thrilled (and a little jealous) for all of you as you start your last year of  High School!

Secondly, we still have a few August appointments open and lots in September. If you’re looking for a photographer for your senior pictures, give me a call! I’d absolutely love to chat with you about our packages and my favorite shooting locations. You can even schedule a free consulation to come in to the studio to talk about specifics and check out my senior albums from past years to get inspired!







Wrangler woke up on wedding day and his doggy senses told him that something was amiss.  There was so much excitement in the air, and his Mom and Dad were WAY more dressed up than usual. It was a hot July day as he ran around the Christmas Tree farm enjoying his freedom, greeting all the busy people and begging for head scratches as they went about setting up for the big day. He couldn’t understand why he didn’t get to be in ALL the pictures, but was still very grateful that the nice lady with the camera let him be in a few. His biggest moment came as everyone was watching and he got to walk down the aisle during the wedding ceremony. He especially liked the little flower girl who snuggled with him as the vows were exchanged. All in all it was a great day for Wrangler. He made lots of new friends, got lots of exercise, showed off for the cameras, and watched his Mom and Dad get married! He was, however,  a little bummed that he had to miss the honeymoon.









The Murphy Girls

August 6, 2009

As many of you know, I make lots of trips out to Wyoming to visit my fam and tend to my lovely list of  loyal Wyomingite clients. In a roundabout way, Kate and her gorgeous three girls just recently joined that list.

Kate lives in Douglas,Wyoming with her husband and girls. After seeing pictures from my sessions during my latest trip out to cowboy country, she was so excited to get pictures taken of her family that she decided to come to Oregon to make it happen.  After a pit stop in Seattle for Dad’s business meeting, they rented a car and fought Seattle rush-hour traffic on a Friday to get to Portland and their photo session downtown. I was flattered that they would make such a long journey just to get in front of my camera, and even after the 5 hour car ride Kate, Mollie, Emma, and Claire were fantastic.

We did the session at Tanner Springs Park  as the sun was setting. The park was full of Portlanders enjoying the perfect weather, and I think the girls all secretly liked having all the curious onlookers watch them get their pictures taken.

Convinced that this was probably the last time she could talk her girls into wear matching clothes, Kate seized the moment. The outfits were darling, and the light was perfect. I’m so glad that they decided to make the trip!