Archive for November, 2009

Cat & Marshall

November 20, 2009

Well, one of the fringe benefits of being so busy that I barely had time to breathe for the last 6 months is that I now have a mountain of amazing, unseen blog material just waiting in the wings.

Today I’d like you to meet Cat and Marshall, an adorable couple who met out in Missouri at College and came back to Oregon (Cat’s original home) for their wedding out at Brittonridge B&B. The weatherman said that it was probably going to rain, but the day turned out perfectly with the lite overcast clouds acting as my own personal softbox.

Of all the weddings I shot this year, I think I’ve got to give Cat the award for most creative and detail oriented bride I worked with – whether it was embroidering everyone custom hankies, sewing bridesmaid purses from scratch, making her own garter, hand making her escort cards, personalized and color coordinated baby bibs and hats, she even made her own wedding logo out of an olive branch – and that’s just the condensed list.

The wedding party was an absolute blast to work with! There’s something about a bunch of Missourian groomsmen that makes everything extra funny. We took a quick drive from the B&B to an apple orchard for wedding party pictures which ended up being a perfect setting especially with the parasols.

The ceremony was gorgeous, complete with a guitarist and banjo player providing the soundtrack. One of the most touching moments of the day was when Cat’s dad (who was in a cast up to his knee and not even supposed to be standing) threw caution to the wind and walked her down the aisle in spite of doctors warnings.

Cat and Marshall’s photography package included their digital negatives and Cat did a great job of putting together a blog devoted entirely to her wedding day. There’s a ton more pictures there and some great commentary if you’re interested.

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It’s a Boy!

November 11, 2009

Surprise! Yes – I’m pregnant, and I’m thrilled to announce that Corey and I will be proud parents to a baby boy this Spring (right before wedding season starts, what perfect timing, huh!?!).

I know it’s a little fuzzy, but it’s a picture of a picture that I took with my phone, so cut me some slack. More updates to follow!

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I recently teamed up with Glamour Salon, Lovebird Flora, and Beckenridge Vineyards for a very fun bridal fashion shoot.  Big thanks to Kari and John my stunning models! Lindsey did an amazing job with hair, Lori knocked the flowers out of the park, and Beckenridge is one of my favorite wedding venues around.  I recommend all three businesses without an ounce of hesitation! I grabbed a few of my favorites from the shoot and added a little bit of edgy artwork and processing – Enjoy!

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It’s Christmas Card Time!

November 6, 2009

Looking to add a little flare to your Christmas cards this year? Our cards are professionally printed on extra thick cardstock, full bleed, double sided with an eye-catching metallic pearl-escant finish and even come with awesome parchment envelopes. Guaranteed to set your card apart from the crowd – we’ll even waive the card design fee if you book a photo session between now and Nov. 30!

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