Monday, September 29, 2008

Stephanie & Mark

One of my favorite things about photography is capturing the changes of life. I shot Stephanie's senior photos a while back and I was thrilled when she asked me to shoot her upcoming wedding! Unfortunately, we were unavailable for their wedding next year and so they decided to schedule an engagement session. I couldn't be more excited for Stephanie & Mark and I'm delighted to be a part of the different stages of their lives!

For their engagement session, Stephanie & Mark somehow convinced Bullwinkles Family Fun Center to allow us to come in before they opened and shoot their engagement session. How awesome is that?! It was such a blast goofing off with these two and doing their session. Thanks guys (and thanks to Stephanie's sister Robin for being my trusty light holder - you rock!).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Don & Debbie

What can I say about Don & Debbie? They are two totally down to earth people. And they are crazy in love with each other. I am so grateful to them for letting me go crazy with some of my absolutely random ideas. We did half of their shoot in the evening around the Portland Art Musuem and played with some awesome urban style lighting. It was pretty sweet and I'm pretty excited about the results.

I'm curious to hear people's thoughts on the image below. I'm not sure if I'm crazy about the effect of the lights reflecting on my lens. However, they also remind me of little faeries swirling around which is kind of romantic. What do you think? To reflect or not to reflect??


Keenan has known Andy since they were in Junior High. They were total nerds together (and still are) and have been close friends ever since. So when Keenan asked us to take some college graduation photos for him, we were happy to oblige. We ran around downtown Portland and just spent the afternoon hanging out and taking pictures. Here are some of the photos!

Friday, September 12, 2008


Apparently, I overuse the word awesome in my blog posts. However, I really have to say that it is the perfect word to describe how I feel about our couples, photography, and weddings in general. They are perfectly awesome.

How do I know I overuse the word awesome?? Well, I just do.... and I found this cool site that indexes words on your blog/website and creates a cool graphic thing.

These are the words of our blog:

If you want to make your own Wordle, go here:

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Laura & Patrick

Laura & Patrick were married at the beautiful McMenamin's Grand Lodge. I have to admit, the McMenamins are some of my favorite venues to shoot at because of the variety of background options available - stunning architecture, eclectic interior design, and beautiful grounds. However, the most beautiful part of Laura & Patrick's day was not the location, it was their gentle earnest love for one another.

Their wedding was intricately beautiful and captivating. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of their day!

Location: McMenamin's Grand Lodge
Florist: Posy Petals
Cup Cakes: Cupcake Jones
Band: Swing Set
Dress: Maggie Sottero

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wedding Wire Rated!

We just want to say thank you to all our awesome clients this year! We have loved working with each and every one of you! We LOVE hearing what you all think about our work and approach to your wedding. However, we're not the only ones who want to know what you think! Wedding Wire is an awesome website for brides to check out different local vendors and see what other brides & grooms have said about them [this is where you come in!]. It is essentially a place for couples to rate past vendors in order to help future brides find good photographers/vendors.

We would love it if you took the time to show us some loves! All you have to do is click on the link below to go to our Wedding Wire page and then leave us and future brides a review of our services!

Thanks to all our awesome couples who make our jobs so fantastically amazing! You rock!

Chelsea & Jeremy

Chelsea & Jeremy were married at the lovely Yellow Gold Farms in Albany, Oregon. The location is perfect for weddings and such fun to shoot at. We particularly loved this little white swing that they had tucked away by the reception area. Not only was the location fabulous, but Chelsea & Jeremy are two of the nicest people that you will meet and we thoroughly enjoyed shooting their wedding. We knew that their wedding would be amazing to shoot after their awesome engagement session at OSU earlier this year. And, as expected, it was amazing!

Aren't her shoes fantastically awesome?!

As noted earlier, we REALLY liked the swing and, therefore, I'm going to post lots of photos of them on it!