A photographer always starts getting extra excited for the wedding when they have a super adventure time engagement session… It was so much fun working with Ally, Patrick, and their fur-baby Benji, around Tumalo Creek and Shevlin Park on a perfect sunny day in late June. We originally planned to go to Tumalo Falls, but…

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I’ve been wanting to start an AMA – Ask Me Anything – series on this blog. So… let’s start with a very common question that I hear from pretty much everyone. What’s the deal with engagement sessions? First a story: Once, while getting a manicure, I over-heard a very disgruntled woman talking to her friends…

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It was soooo hot. Literally it was 99 degrees in Portland that day with a fair amount of humidity and we all felt like we were not so slowly dying. That being said Katie + Zach (especially Zach) were absolute troopers through our afternoon engagement session in Portland. We started out time together at the…

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The end of May was …turbulent. The weather was swinging randomly between wonderful sunny days and torrential downpours. I met Mida + Phillip at Willamette Park in Corvallis, hoping that we would get mostly dry weather for our morning session. It was still wet on the ground from previous rains, but we really lucked out…

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It was a GLORIOUS Saturday in Eastern Oregon when I met up with Marissa & Russ for their engagement session. We started out with a picnic in the John Day Fossil Beds with the green and gray cliff formations behind them, surrounded by low sage and fragrant juniper trees. It was challenging to work in…

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At the end of April my Dad and I drove to Missouri for my grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary party. The drive was loooooong and not always scenic, though some of it was very very scenic, but it gave us lots of time to talk about …everything. In addition to seeing/meeting a boat load of family,…

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Sometimes there are couples that just want a nice casual day exploring some new outside spaces for their engagement session. Allison + Derek are THAT couple. We originally planned on an engagement session at a garden on the coast because that’s where Allison’s favorite flowers can easily be found, but they weren’t blooming (typical Oregon)…

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This is me totally getting caught up on my blogging… totally. I’m excited to share photos from my session last October with Rosie + Greg at Lithia Park for “Gettin’ Married Monday!” Some of you probably remember me sharing a sneak peek or two on my facebook + instagram a few months ago; well it’s…

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