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
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