Mida + Phillip | Morning Engagement Session at Willamette Park

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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Marissa + Russ | A Picnic at the Painted Hills

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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Haley + Kaden | Engaged!

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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Anna Leigh + Jonathan | Windy Romance at the Oregon Coast

Last year I had the very good fortune to work with a new (to me) photographer as her second shooter. Even though I’d obviously prefer to book my own weddings to photograph I really enjoy second shooting, especially when I get to work with friends, at new locations, and/or with AWESOME Oceanside, California photographers like…

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Allison + Derek | Central Oregon Engagement Session

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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Amanda + Calvin | Sweet Love on Oregon State Campus

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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Rosie + Greg | Colorful Fall Engagement Session at Lithia Park

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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Starting 2016 with a new adventure…

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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Sami + Sean | Mini Session in Downtown Phoenix

I spent a few days in early September in Phoenix, AZ for my very first Big Fake Wedding experience (featured on RuffledBlog & BFW Blog). While I was there I was fortunate enough to connect with Sami + Sean for a mini session and Downtown Phoenix adventure. I met Sami last year at her sister’s surprise…

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