The day arrived without a single cloud in the sky. It was one of those exquisite, bright, blue-sky-you-can-almost-dive-into, central Oregon days in September. The kind where almost anything feels possible, and you drive with your windows down and your moonroof open, smelling the pine and the fresh air...Read More
I arrived in California on a warm September day, and was immediately swept into two families, love and laughter. The wedding was gorgeous, loud, crazy, hilarious, tear-jerking and so warm that I left with a fire burning in my chest from all the joy. I didn’t want the to evening end. I left euphoric, exhausted, yet completely unable to sleep as I re-lived the day over and over...Read More
Romance. It was so thick you could almost drink it on the evening of Kelly & Gabe's wedding. The warm breeze brought the smell of pine and the sunset made the whole world light up in gold.Read More
On a beautiful summer afternoon, I rattled down a forestry trail in my little blue VW Golf, dodging potholes, gaping at the scenery, carefully checking for tiny brown road signs, and enjoying the clear air and smell of the forest pouring in through my windows.
I was about to photograph a surprise proposal...Read More
The way he holds her, all tucked in. The glorious, heart-melting way she looks up at him. The way they fit together so effortlessly. The look-how-lucky-I-am smile he beams at her.
This is what it's all about.Read More
In the middle of September, Udaya and I went down to Santa Cruz for a beautiful wedding up in the hills. We got up in the morning, found some breakfast, and drove out to Coastal Dairies State Park along Highway 1. Oh, such magic. We enjoyed the crashing waves, sand, caves and wind-blasted cliffs almost by ourselves, rambling around the beach with bare feet and free hearts.Read More
Tucked into the country hills of Sherwood, Oregon, Alloro Vinyard made the perfect backdrop for Angela & John (or Fuzz as his friends know him) to say their vows in front of a small gathering of their friends and family. It was a gorgeous, hot day (over 100 degrees in the afternoon!), and the ceremony looked amazing between the tree-lined lane between the rows of grape vines. At the reception, they enjoyed tapas, wine from Alloro, and Moscow Mules.Read More
Oh, what a beautiful June afternoon! Erika, Ryan and their beautiful family came together for their wedding celebration at Oak View Acres in Canby (one of my favorite venues). Mt. Hood glowed in the distance the entire day.Read More
It's August 27th, one of my favorite days of the year.
Four years ago, about 60 of us made our way to a little wild, windy spot on the Oregon Coast: Cape Perpetua.Read More