"We actually purchased our engagement outfits last week and I think you can say we got a little excited..." Jennifer's email, with a photograph of this dress, got my head spinning with ideas and excitement. We had no idea the sunset would burst out of an otherwise-gray/rainy afternoon, either.Read More
I quietly pulled my camera out of my backpack and waited as Amber reached into her pocket as they snuggled by the blast of the water. A few seconds later, Amber turned to Erin, dropped down on one knee, and offered her a diamond ring.Read More
I'm one of those weird people who will walk up to another woman and gush, "I LOVE YOUR HAIR!" I blame my upbringing: The Princess Bride, Disney princesses, many of my picture books, Leia Organa on Endor, American Girls, books on French braiding...Read More
Ken & Jeff stole my heart immediately. For their engagement photos, we headed out to Oswald West State Park, and a nearby gem of a cliff view. It was a gorgeous evening. Seeing them together just makes me happy--they fit like the perfect pair of puzzle pieces.Read More
On a beautiful spring evening, Jennifer and Chris joined me at the Old Mill in the tiny town of Vernonia. The building is a fantastic piece of Oregon history--the fuel bunker is the last-standing structure from the 1920's, and now has trees growing out of the open roof, and graffiti all over its walls...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
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
...a huge forest with a beautiful pathway through, purple starfish on the beach, a waterfall on the far end, and a gorgeous cove full of surfers made it a favorite stop on the Oregon Coast.
For Erin and Josh, it's an especially-romantic place for their relationship. Bringing them back here for their engagement session was very meaningful, and we had the perfect June day for it...Read More
Ellie & Javed met in college, and Cannon Beach is very special to them as one of their first date locales. You can't help but love these two--they both have the best smiles and laughs, are absolutely wonderful together, and represent two very different backgrounds...Read More