First wedding of 2020 and I feel confident in saying that this is going to be the year of elopements… and/or micro weddings. Gail + Ted had initially planned to travel to Central Oregon and elope with their adult children by their sides at Tumalo Falls. But then COVID started make travel and gathering at…

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It’s finally here! Remember Staci + Blair from their awesome hike to Proxy Falls for their engagement session? Well it’s time to celebrate their wedding! Staci had not one but THREE favorite parts of the day… 1. First look. I was soooo excited for Blair to finally see my dress. That moment when he finally…

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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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Last year a couple things came around full circle for me. One of those things was an opportunity to teach at the OSU MU Craft Center. I took my very first B&W darkroom class there more than half my life ago, worked at the front desk when I was a student in the photography program,…

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My head is still spinning! We have officially been here for 11 days and it’s still sinking in that we’ve moved over the mountains to Central Oregon. John and I fell in crazy love with the desert after our first motorcycle tour in 2014 where we traveled through 8 states, covering 3,700 miles in just…

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As I mentioned when posting about  Marry Me! 2015, this year has been a whirlwind. It seems like the universe replied, “Challenge accepted!” when I asked if this year could get any worse. Pro Tip: NEVER ask that question. The answer is always “Yes.” In the couple months since Marry Me! I’ve continued to be…

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Dena + Mike have a special kind of love. …the kind that was developed in Outer Space! I’m getting ahead of myself, let me start again. I’ve known Mike for a few years through his local art supply shop and his public art activities. His enthusiasm for art of all kinds has never been a…

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Bridesmaids + Groomsmen are a traditional staple to any wedding. This is an opportunity for the lucky couple to include those closest to them in one of the biggest days of their lives and an opportunity for you to ROCK it! Being a member of the wedding party comes with responsibilities, none of which should…

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I’d really love to tell you all about my 5 day trip to Chicago to photograph one of my bestie’s wedding, but then this would never get posted. Seriously, it was a jam PACKED long weekend full of food, food, food, hugs, car rides, mani/pedi dates, massages, new babies, birthdays, and more food… oh yea…

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Some weddings have so much emotion, spirit, and flare that you know you’ll be talking about it for years. That was Tristen + Chelsea’s wedding. I’ve known Tristen since high school and was thrilled when he and Chelsea announced their engagement two years ago. P.S. I knew it was coming for like a year. I…

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