Jessie & Michael had a beautiful DIY wedding over looking the Pacific and Three Arch Rocks in Oceanside, Oregon on an overcast afternoon in July. Utilizing a small community center with an adjacent lawn and patio for the day’s activities the newly weds craved an intimate, low key wedding filled with celebration and laughter. Every…

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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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Some people might think that scheduling an engagement session on the Oregon Coast in December is crazy… I beg to differ! The Oregon Coast – Pacific City in this case – is delightful in the winter months of November to February. It’s usually calm, almost warm, low wind, good surf, and you might even see…

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Back on the ol’ blogging saddle! I am so happy to finally share Emily + Joe’s wedding. First let me tell you a little history. About 8 years ago Joe left Corvallis for a new adventure teaching English in Korea. I had only known him for a couple years, but we were strongly connected through…

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First let me say how blessed and honored I am to be part of Brian and Chris’s community. Sooooo blessed! Throughout their wedding weekend the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” kept occurring to me. But in this case it not only takes a village to raise a child, but it also…

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What a perfect beginning for the next chapter in the adventure that is Erin + Zach. Seriously, this wedding was just perfect. Erin + Zach with the help of family and friends planned an intimate river meets ocean themed wedding and reception. Erin is finishing her masters in Marine Biology, while Zach is an avid…

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