Tamara is fierce. Tangled. Tough. Exquisite. One of the best and truest friends one can ask for--the kind who will tell you when you've screwed up, when you're not living to your potential, when you're holding yourself back. The kind who will hug you, laugh with you, cry over the phone, squeal with glee and talk until it's entirely too late.Read More
Danielle is such a beautiful woman, and seeing her curled up with Henry melts my heart into a gooey puddle. In less than a month of being in the world, Henry has already visited the beach and waterfalls and beautiful places. He has so many adventures ahead, and I can't wait to see who he becomes.Read More
I love tiny weddings. Megan & Max flew out from Minnesota and hosted close friends and family at a big beach house in Lincoln City. They were married on the sand of Road's End Beach. I spent two wonderful, happy and amazingly-calm hours with them. The clouds were gloriously reflected on the beach, a gentle breeze wafted through the air, and everything was absolutely perfect. Love.Read More
Late-spring adventures are often my favorite. There's still snow on the peaks, but the green is rampant. It's perfect for portraits and landscapes alike, and seeing a new national park for the very first time.Read More
It’s a beautiful day in the Oregon countryside. The clouds puff happily through the blue sky above us, the sun is glowing down, and there’s a sweet, gentle breeze. I stand with my camera at my eye, waiting for the bride to turn the corner with her father and start walking down the aisle. Everyone stands, and we all grin at her as she tries to hold back tears and laughter at the same time as she walks. Slowly, she joins hands with her husband-to-be, I move around to the front to shoot back at the guests, to see the looks on the faces of the front row of parents and very best friends…
What do I see?
A wall of phones and tablets.
What are we doing?Read More
We were standing on the beach, sand between our toes, the wind ripping at her hair--she, a beautiful accomplished woman, rueful smile tugging at her lips, dress dancing in the wind. Unmistakable, raw beauty is exuding from every pore of her being, and yet she believes, like many of us do, that she isn't photogenic.
Gaaaahahhhhhh. I feel you, girl.Read More
On our adventures through the Columbia River Gorge, Kelly & Gabe's first choice was Oneonta Gorge, a beautiful mossy slot canyon on the Old Gorge Highway. We scrambled in as far as the log jam, their two Weimaraner dogs as our jolly and enthusiastic companions.Read More
I can't resist them. Irene's joyous giggle, Anthony's roguish smile. We went on two engagement session adventures--San Francisco and Rockaway Beach by Half Moon Bay. Bear, Irene's adorable French Bulldog, joined us on the beach. We all got a little soaked in the waves, very windblown, and drenched in beautiful scenery.Read More
While Celeste had no desire to keep her dress clean as we adventured through the Columbia River Gorge for her Trash the Dress session, my favorite photos are these two. Latourell Falls and The Old Columbia River Gorge Highway were the perfect place to transform her into a fairytale princess.Read More
In a remote corner of Vancouver Island, the tiny towns of Ucluelet and Tofino sit at either end of the small but mighty Pacific Rim National Park. Years ago, I added the oddly-named (and how-the-heck-do-you-say-it) Ucluelet to my bucket list due to photographs I'd seen of a craggy, seastack-infested coastline. It beckoned. When I had an opportunity to be within a few hours of the area, I jumped on it and planned a sidetrip with Nathan.Read More