Archive for September, 2009

Marisa & Eric, The Wedding

September 28, 2009

Remember Marisa and Eric? Well, here’s the follow-up to their engagement photos. The wedding was a hit and the reception downtown at the Bridgeport Brewery in Portland was fantastic in every way.

As expected, Marisa was effortlessly stunning (Eric didn’t look half bad either)! They were such great sports all day long and even let me drag them around downtown after the ceremony. Thanks, Marisa for trusting me with your wedding photography and making me feel like part of your family all day long!

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Bump Set Spike

September 22, 2009

I had a blast doing some team pictures with the Tigard High School Volleyball team out at Cook Park a couple weeks back. I was very, very excited to hear that they wanted fun park pictures instead of cheesy team photos lined up in a gym. Among other things, they’re going to be using the photos for the large format business calendar that they’ll be selling around town as a fund-raiser. So, if you live around Tigard keep your eyes peeled for it. Also, shoot me an email if you’re interested in getting one of these calendars yourself, I’ll try and hook you up!mean-girls

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Celia and Russ

September 14, 2009

Russ begrudgingly allowed himself to be dragged along to a  Halloween party with his friends. He didn’t have a clue that the party would change his life forever. As he walked through the door in his sheriff costume, he scanned the crowd. His eyes settled on Celia who just happened to have dressed up as a sheriff too. Maybe this night won’t be so bad after all, he thought.  Luckily, Celia and Russ were able to avoid a law enforcement turf war that night and instead, planted the seeds for a life-long relationship.

I am so stoked for their wedding next summer! We recently headed up to The Pittock Mansion in Portland for engagement photos. As usual, the grounds were breathtakingly gorgeous and we were blessed with some amazing lighting. Here are a few of my favorites!

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Samantha & Ajax

September 8, 2009

You may remember Samantha and Ajax from their engagement photos a few months back. More recently I got to spend an amazing day up near Battleground, Washington with these two as they made it official.

Everything about the day was perfect: the weather was ideal, the ceremony was gorgeous and perfectly nestled between towering trees and a beautiful creek, the gourmet pizza was mind-bogglingly good, and Sam and AJ were as in love as ever.

I still can’t get over how stunning Sam looked. It was almost as if she’d jumped right out of a fairytale. I could tell that AJ agreed with me, and I don’t think he took his eyes off her for more than a few seconds all day.

As usual, the day ended with me feeling very warm and fuzzy inside – full of hope for marriages everywhere and full of gratitude toward Sam and AJ for letting me be a part of their big day and picking me as their wedding photographer.

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Adrienne and Reuben are two of the nicest and most genuine people you’ll ever meet. They’re also about as ‘country’ as two people can get. If you don’t believe me, try this on for size: Their wedding color was hunting camo, and the flower arrangements all featured pheasant tail feathers!

We drove down the long gravel road on the outskirts of Corvallis and as we pulled up to their old farmhouse it was like being transported back to a much simpler time. We were completely surrounded by wheat fields as far as we could see with cool old barns and outbuildings dotting the landscape. The scenery made for a gorgeous wedding and some amazing and unique photo ops, it was like a photographer’s paradise!

Pictures were going perfectly until a chance encounter with a Garter snake in one of the barns. Luckily my life was spared and once I calmed down, photos resumed. We spent the afternoon hiking through the wheat fields, scaling fences, and trekking across meadows – I love it when a bride and groom don’t mind puttin in a little hard work for good pictures! Even the groomsmen were great sports, although I’m sure that had something to do with the fact that they got to have pictures taken with their shotguns.

It was such a beautiful day and Adrienne did an amazing  job with all the details. I especially loved the dance floor built out of old barn floorboards, the barbed wire centerpieces, and the all-country songlist that played late into the evening. 

Here’s the link to their wedding day slideshow. as well as a few fun ones below!

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