Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Too Funny!

I'm sure this is how many of our lovely couples feel:

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wanna know a secret?

It's a big secret. A very cool secret. Want to know what it is?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lauren & Daniel

We had so much fun shooting Lauren & Daniel's engagement photos this last weekend - we can't wait for their wedding in July. Their location, Cherry Creek Farm, was awesome in normal clothing - tuxes and a wedding dress should make it unbelievable!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Het atelier (Dutch: The Workshop)

So we really did have a blast shooting with Beckstead and learning from his years of wisdom and creativity. He is an extremely talented photographer who has a third eye that senses beautiful light. Okay - maybe not a third eye, seeing as he does just fine with the two he has.

At any rate, we were very fortunate to be a part of such a great workshop. It gave us an chance to get to know a ton of local photographers who we had never met. We're excited to continue expanding our group of photographer friends because you can NEVER talk enough about photography! Okay - here's my stuff from the day (I may post some of my night shots later, but I haven't had a chance to look through them all yet!):

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ze Verkshoppen

Wow! It has been busy times here - but exciting ones as well. Corvallis was just host to Shoot With Beckstead, an awesome workshop full of learning and photo-madness. I've just finished editing my favorites - Elisha's will follow shortly.

Jonathan shooting with Beckstead!:

We had sweet lighting in a barn:

More sweet light:

Kevin found a screwdriver...we try to keep him away from power tools and pointy objects.

Cool veil action:

We then headed to the streets of Corvallis at night...

This was a unique editing job. What do you think?

Film Noir:

My favorite shot of the night:

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Shakin' off the dust

Well, it's that time of the year again - weddings are starting up! This last weekend I (Andy) had the opportunity to shoot with Chris Becerra of Becerra Photography! Chris and I headed up to Camp Colton to shoot Andrew and Danae's wedding. We had such a blast - you couldn't have asked for a greater bride, groom and bridal party. We dealt with mud and rain of all sorts, and ended up with some awesome photos! Here's a few of mine from the day - you can check out Chris's over on his blog.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Blog Stalking

I'm an avid blog stalker and today as I was reading the new blogs that had been posted, I saw a picture that moved me. It was pretty amazing. I look at blogs ALL the time. I look at some of the best photographer's in the industry's stuff, and this is one of the few pictures that have made me stop in my tracks and say - woah. It actually gave me chills, which has never happened before.

I love the simplicity of the image. The subtle emotion of the couple. The groom reaching his hand out towards his bride. The pensive expression of the bride. The soft bright colors... I can't put my finger on why this one image stands out to me from among so many hundreds of other great photos, but it just does. What is more is that it looks like it was a bridal shoot - making the final result impressive if the couple were merely "models". Even if they are a married couple volunteering to model, the picture is still impressive because there is that much emotion infused in it and it isn't even their wedding day!

Anyway, here's the blog post by Sarah K. Chen -

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Karla & Levi Macy

On March 29, 2008, Karla and Levi were married at the Spring Hill Country Club in Albany, Oregon. Actually, they were married 8 months earlier because Levi is in the military, but they wanted to have a real ceremony and reception, so they celebrated their vows this last weekend with much joy and excitement! They were such a beautiful couple to work with. Their love for each other was evident by the huge smiles on their faces all day.

This wedding was shot with IntheLens Photography

Bohemian Bouquets

We LOVE Bohemian Bouquets. We recently worked with them for our OWPP photo shoot and the bouquets were absolutely breath-takingly stunning. We loved them. So if you are looking for a florist who is an absolute joy to work with and who creates the most beautiful bouquets, I would definitely check these ladies out: Bohemian Bouquets

Here's some photos of the bouquets she did for the shoot!

The Classic Red Roses with little pearl accents:

My personal favorite of the day:

Isn't this green little ball so adorable?? I think it would be perfect for a spring wedding or a little flower girl. Maybe even as decorations for around the ceremony or reception.