Sometimes a couple wasn’t planning to do an engagement session because their wedding is so close, but then a global pandemic starts to put any future plans into question and so you do the engagement session just in case your wedding doesn’t happen this year… or you know something like that. Phoebe + Tom met…

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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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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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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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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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Remember when it was sunny for a week? Yea, that was a good week. I actually got a little sunburned… in MARCH! I was hoping that the weather would hold for Jazmine + Bryce’s engagement session at Willamette University in Salem. Actually I was hoping that it would hold mostly so that there would still…

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I am so excited to share Ashleigh + Brandon’s engagement portraits… they are no ordinary couple. About 2 ¬†1/2 months ago a story got posted in one of the wedding vendor communities on fb about a couple that needed help with their wedding. A friend of said couple posted their story to ask for donations,…

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Remember when I was farm sitting over Memorial Day weekend… Remember how I was suppose to have several families out for portraits on that beautiful property… Well it turns out it was meant for engagement portraits <3 I first met Amanda + Josh at her step-dad’s surprise birthday party that I was photographing. Her family…

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Once again I thought that I already made this post… but the internet doesn’t lie (right?) so here I am writing this post literally 3 months after our session. sigh. I’ve known Brian for a couple years now and it’s been one delicious adventure after another. Brian is a chef and caterer and it’s been…

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