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
On a chilly late-September afternoon, I met Carrie and Daniel at Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon for their wedding celebration. Black Butte is one of my favorite venues in Oregon, with its wild landscape, lakeside ceremony spot under the birch trees, mountain views, and cozy feel.Read More
"You are enchantingly consuming, and consumingly enchanting."
Sibel's words echo through my mind whenever I look at these photographs. I remember the laughter, the light beams, the thundering water, and the way Sibel and Manuel looked at each other. I can see her dad's tears. Magical mornings like these are to remember forever.Read More
I felt at home. Not a home I knew, but a home that my bones and blood and heart knew. The very core of my heavily-Scandinavian soul seemed to immediately understand this place--the dark sand, the thundering waves, the bitterly cold air, the biting wind, the sapphire blue skies, the rolling mountains, the very cragginess of everything...Read More
Early one fine summer morning, I met Laura and her adorable puppy at the trailhead for Falls Creek Falls. Andy and their officiant, Anthony, had already started their hike up to the waterfall before she arrived. I helped her fasten the last buttons on her mother's wedding dress, old lace crackling under my fingers as I gently pressed the French buttons into their loops. One last hurrah, one last day of love, one more set of traditions and memories for the lacy gown.Read More