I’ve been shooting for Sarah Seven Bridal for over 3 years. I was so excited to shoot her first RTW collection in 2011 and am continually inspired by each new season’s pieces! Brides will be very excited to look through Sarah’s bridal collection as well as her RTW for that special honeymoon dress!
Model: Anna Adams, Makeup: Terri Reece, Hair: Kira Pinksi, Dresses: Sarah Seven
I took photos of baby Charlie back when he was just a little snuggle ball- barely able to focus on his toes. How exciting to meet back up with him 6 month later now that he is so much more interactive! His parents have a lovely multi-level home that offered gorgeous light and personal style. Here is Charlie in his home sweet home!
Here are my Portland wedding photography images of Christine + Jessie! This was a laid back Hawaiian-style wedding. Christine and Jessie are both pretty chill people who met on campus and when they told me they’d be wed their as well, I thought ‘How perfect!’ It was my first college campus wedding, filled with beautiful stone architecture and incredible views of the city. Christine wanted to incorporate her Hawaiian heritage so her parents donned the traditional Leis and we all rocked the shaved ice at the reception!
Portland photography images of Baby Jack. I had the pleasure of meeting Baby Jack this summer at his home in Lake Oswego. He was a fun little guy- just getting the hang of smiling and gazing at moving objects. There were a lot of beautiful windows at this little man’s home so we shot alot of natural light and captured his curious personality. I’m excited to see him change and grow over the years!
So excited to post these shots from Ken and Jenni’s shoot! This was actually our SECOND attempt, since last time we found ourselves nearly blown away- literally- by a mountain-top wind storm! This time, we chose a safer location that would offer us coverage in case of rain and wind! Luckily, we face neither and the colorful, busy backdrop of Multnomah made a gorgeous backdrop for their photos.
Makeup and Hair: Bethany Winstead
Styling: Lavenda Memory
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It’s been a couple years since I have shot for the wondrously romantic, Bridal designer, Sarah Seven and I am so, so excited to
post a sneak peak of her 2011 “Ready to Wear” line!
Congrats Leah and Brandon on your new marriage!
With only 5 hours booked for this West Linn Wedding, my assistant and I were hustling across the grounds to get the good
shots. Their gorgeous venue included a ceremonial gazebo and mini waterfalls, plus a beautiful historic house for prep.
My favorite part was during the reception when they turned on some colorful disco lights.
It created a really sweet, nostalgic mood.
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When Claire La Faye first approached me about shooting her bridal line I remember feeling excited and almost nostalgic at the prospect. When she suggested shooting something childlike, fantastical and very whimsical I had to hold myself back from clapping like an idiot.
Here’s the thing. I am a complete, utterly shameless girly girl. I love frills, sparkles and things that twirl in the night. Cheesy? Yes, I know. But when you look at Claire’s gorgeous bridal designs you’ll know what I mean by whimsical.
The challenge was to pull this off without making feta, or cheddar, or whatever other unwanted cheeses can be made in such situations. So, we began collaborating, shooting pictures back and forth, creating storyboards, et cetera. And came out with some touches and details we hadn’t seen done before. And wha la! We came out with a gorgeous editorial that will appeal to every woman’s inner child!
This Portland engagement photography shoot with Jessica and Evan almost didn’t happen! Between both of them living on the east coast, and Evan’s demanding job, they weren’t sure they’d be able to make it happen this summer. And then I would have missed out on meeting them in person till their wedding!
I’m so glad we made it happen though! Jessica impressed me at our first meeting with her polished style and then really wowed me when she busted out some killer heels at the shoot. I mean, yes, I am one to wear heels to the grocery store, but most hipsters glare at me as I pick out my organic vegies a proud 4 inches taller.
Jessica and Evan were so funny and adorable. I felt like I was shooting stills for a love montage in a Romantic Comedy. They just kind of quietly cuddled and murmered to one another as I snapped away. Of course, I couldn’t help but to butt in and exclaim how adorable they were, at which point they would both sort of blush and giggle. Well, Evan is a guy, so he doesn’t giggle. I guess he would have laughed. But anyhow, it was easy peasy to capture these two in candid moments. I have to say, I am definitely looking forward to shooting their wedding next year!
Oh and I couldn’t help but post a shot of those amazing heels!
I was really excited to get a location suggestion from Christine for her and Jesse’s engagement shoot. It’s always fun for me to play around with new locations, textures and backgrounds.
What makes this location particularly special for Christine and Jesse are the memories; U of P is where Christine and Jesse met and fell in love. This is where they spent many hours living life, getting to know one another and moving forward as a couple.
It’s fitting that we should take their pictures at the same place they will also be getting married! Just imagine, the next time I snap their photos will be the day they pledge their lives to one another… wooo whooo! Very exciting ( :