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
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
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
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
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
Gina & Brooks were married last May at the Lake Crescent Lodge in the Olympic National Park. It was magical--misty clouds hung over the deep blue lake, the forest glowed green, and everything looked like a true Pacific Northwest fairytale.
A year later, they're expecting a little baby girl...Read More
Signe's arrival was the first live birth I've photographed. I wasn't sure how my brain and body would react to witnessing this, but I was really excited. This was the fourth time I'd been on call for a live birth, and each time prior had ended with a c-section. I was hopeful that this was the time.Read More
Jennifer and I took a trip out to Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City, Oregon for her maternity portraits. Mossy pathways, rocky shorelines, sandy dunes and a beautiful moody sky greeted us...Read More
Just north of Carson, Washington is a wandering gravel forestry trail called Panther Creek Road. It crosses the Pacific Crest Trail at one point, then goes steadily uphill for several miles through lush Oregon greenery.
About a month after their wedding, Erica and Jim drove up this road with me on a beautiful October morning. We listened to old country songs...Read More