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
Last week, we added a new member to our family! Meet Ukee, our adorable mutt from Central Oregon. We're totally smitten.Read More
Today, I have the best news! Jen and Tyler are pregnant again, with Signe's little sister. She is due in August. I am so excited, and so grateful that I get to share this next chapter with them as we document a new life and what is sure to be a gorgeous little girl.Read More
You have a camera. You have enthusiasm. Someone has asked you to photograph their wedding.
Do you say yes?Read More
I'm such a waterfall junkie that I'm embarrassed to admit that, until roughly a month ago, I had never been to White River Falls before. It's huge, a mind-blowing first drop leading to a lower bowl (above), and then another beautiful lower falls just downstream.Read More
I found a new part of Forest Park one sunny Monday morning. It beckoned. Come, it said. Let's play.
Rachel, Sarah and Chandrika met me there over two separate days, and this is what happened. I love them all--such different women, such beautiful and unique faces, and such individuality.
New paths make for the best adventures.Read More
Nestled into the wilderness near Silverton, Oregon, Abiqua Falls is a short, rough hike/scramble to paradise. It doesn't matter what time of year you go, either--there's always something beautiful to see.Read More
Being a great Second Shooter isn't just about the images you create during the event--how you interact with guests, how you carry yourself, your preparedness and your support of the primary shooter are just a few ways where you can set yourself apart. Every photographer and studio will have different priorities, but here are six things that will make you an indispensable, well-paid rockstar at Aralani Photography:Read More
When I asked Sarah to bring her wedding dress to Cape Perpetua, she grinned and said, “YES!”. She and Brendan got dressed up again, kicked off their shoes, and this is what happened:Read More