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Cannon Beach offers a spectacular location for engagement sessions.  The white sandy beach contrasting with the rocky cliffs and sweeping views make it a highly sought after destination. Brandi & Toby wanted to spend a memorable day out by the ocean while capturing their engagement photos.  We climbed on rocks, played in the sand, and […]

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Choosing the right florist and floral design is a great way to personalize the decor of your wedding day.  Floral pieces and loose flower petals to accent the aisle, centerpieces for the tables, smaller arrangements for the sign in table or escort cards, and the bridal bouquet are all elements to consider when working on […]

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We all know couples who met in college and then married later in life.  Many of us even know of high school sweethearts.  Ever met a couple who knew each other since kindergarten?  It’s a pretty incredible thought, right?  Well, that is the story for Marianne & Nick.  They were in the same kindergarten class […]

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Cherry blossoms signal the emergence of Spring and mark a wonderful opportunity for capturing unique engagement photos.  At the same time, temperatures become warmer and the sun begins to stay out longer. There are a number of locations throughout the Portland area and beyond where cherry blossoms are on full display.  Consider incorporating them into […]

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When thinking about engagement sessions, couples most often consider location.  A typical conversation includes weighing the options of a photo session in a park setting or something more urban like downtown Portland.  And most couples hope to align with a nice bright sunny day. Amy & Paul wanted to do something very different and capture […]

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Engagement sessions in the Columbia Gorge are a great way to capture the unique landscape of the Pacific Northwest.  The lush greenery and majestic waterfalls make the perfect backdrop for engagement sessions. As the Spring weather approaches, consider going for a hike, enjoying the outdoors, and exploring all that Oregon has to offer.  Discuss locations […]

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Exactly 1 year ago today, we were up skiing at Mt Hood Meadows to capture Kelly & Christian’s incredibly unique winter wedding celebration.  So today, we wanted to wish them a Happy Anniversary! Their wedding day was incredibly unique.  Guests gathered in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Portland in the very […]

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At some point during the wedding day, you will go around and thank your guests for attending your wedding.  Whether it is during a receiving line immediately following the wedding ceremony or at another point during the day like cocktail hour or after dinner, the two of you will want to do the rounds and […]

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There is an art to capturing the moment at weddings and it involves knowing where to position one’s self before the moment even happens.  How is this possible you might ask?  It is a combination of intuition, experience, and decisiveness. When I entered Marianne & Nick’s wedding reception, I immediately noticed that their head table […]

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When Mistyrose & Keith hired us to document their upcoming wedding on the 4th of July, they mentioned wanting to capture engagement photos as well and were looking for suggestions. With their wedding scheduled for the summer, I offered the suggestion of capturing photos at a different time of year.  While we could wait for […]

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I met Sami & Brian many years ago when I photographed Sami’s sister’s wedding at the Treasury Ballroom in downtown Portland. I remember watching Sami & Brian on the dance floor and the way that they looked into each other’s eyes. I thought to myself, maybe I will photograph their wedding someday. Fast forward to […]

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Couples who are looking to hire a professional wedding photographer oftentimes ask us for a list of our favorite wedding venues.  Among that list is Bridal Veil Lakes. The sweeping view overlooking the Columbia River Gorge is a signature feature of Bridal Veil Lakes.  So is the rich golden light that fills the property from […]

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Does your church have a policy of no flash photography? Better yet, might you like the option of not having flashes going off during your wedding ceremony? If you answered yes to either of these questions, make sure to read on. All of our photography equipment is equipped to handle the lowest levels of light. […]

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