Every photographer has a place that they dream of working at someday. Maybe it’s a fancy hotel or resort, maybe it’s a foreign country (Thailand, Morocco, Italy please), or a place with sentimental meaning. For me that place was close to home, and even closer when we made the move over the mountains to Bend…

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Elopements are sooooooooooo good!!! Darlene + Joel had been engaged for awhile, and were in no particular hurry to have a ceremony. They wanted to focus on other things like moving to Bend, buying a house, building Darlene’s business, and trying to start a family. They knew they didn’t want a big wedding and the…

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Theme // Glamping (Glamorous + Camping) Colors & Patterns // Red plaid, Navy, Yellow, and Espresso Venue // Five Pine Lodge   Coordinator // Everything Else Events   Photography // Amanda Photographic   Florist // Summer Robbins Flowers   Cake // Foxtail Bakeshop   Bar + Papergoods // AE Creative   Dress // Bella Brides   Hair…

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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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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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I’ve always said that I’m good luck for wedding weather. I’ve only had one wedding get rained on, and they actually kind of liked/planned on it. It’s true that it did rain on Allison & Derek’s wedding day, but I maintain that I’m still good luck because it let up whenever I needed it to…

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Where do I begin with these two? Hillary (HK) and Josh stole my heart the moment I met them. I had actually seen HK around Corvallis the last few years at various events, but honestly she seemed waaaaay too cool and I was intimidated by her awesomeness. Josh had moved to the Willamette Valley at…

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Sometimes you plan a spring wedding and really just hope that the typical Pacific Northwest rainy weather takes a break to give you a beautiful “Fantasy Spring” day. Well Alison + Chris got just such a day for their I Do’s at the McMenamins Kennedy School in NE Portland  in mid-March. The skies were blue, the…

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