Oregon, Rowena Crest Couples Shoot

 

Oregon, Columbia River Gorge golden hours never disappoint!

the wind was just perfect and the golden hour JUST right! dylan and arianna snuggled, kissed, frolicked, and soaked up every second of our shoot on the gorge! those views are worth every hour it takes to get there!!

 

Tacoma Waterfront Engagement session

 

These two!! A huge reason I add complimentary engagement sessions to my wedding packages is to make sure we have a chance to HANG OUT and just have fun so we're not strangers on the wedding day! And these two wonderful people are such a prime example - we had soooo much fun running around the tacoma waterfront! Their wedding isn't until September, but I happen to run into them at another wedding they were guests at in Portland, and it was like seeing friends!! That's what I want it to be like!! I want to hear about your wedding, but also JUST ABOUT YOU TWO! I want to hear what you do for fun, learn about what makes you excited, I really do mean it when I say I want to hear your stories! So, definitely take me up on that engagement session, and I promise it'll be super fun! 

 

Icelandic Airplace Frolicking

 

Iceland, you are as beautiful as everyone says! these massive, open landscapes take your breath away (both because they are AMAZING, but also because it's windy as heck haha)! I would frolick on an Icelandic black sand beach or an abandon plane wreck any day!

 

Downtown Portland + Urban Couple session

 

gimme allllll those city vibes. i mean, come on, who wouldn't want to roam the city with these two cuties? portland never seems to disappoint when it comes to finding cool little nooks for photos! every block in The Pearl district is just a photographer's dream come true - those old brick walls, window reflections, coffee shops on every corner! you could say I love me some urban couple shoots!

 

Cozy, indoor + Portland session

 

holy smokes! These two and some warm, natural light... magic!! I forgot how much I loved in-home sessions! Especially living in the PNW, where needing creative locations on rainy days is KEY! Just get cozy with your boo, find a cool indoor space, and it's all good!

 

Columbia Gorge Clifftop Couples session

New friends are my favorite part of this job, that along with exploring the COOLEST places!! These two are some of the greatest + most fun humans, and their joy and love for each other was so frickin' present in every photo I took!! From a little burger joint in the middle of nowhere, to hanging out in the clouds on top of cliffs that looked like Ireland - it was a pretty rad day.

2017: Moments + Favorites

2017, you've been a crazy, wild, amazing one. 

These photos are just a few of the moments and people that made what I do so wonderful (trust me, I narrowed it down - holy moly, I wish I could share all of them)! A huge thank you to everyone - to those who drove hours to hang out, froze their booties off, got poured on, explored cities, ran around and looked ridiculous for me, and most of all trusted me to capture who they were. Whether it was a wedding day, a rooftop, the ocean, or running up and down a freakin' mountain, I had an absolute blast! Every single one of you has such an incredible story, and I feel so honored that we got to hang out, even if it was just for an hour!

This has been a big year; it's been the first year that I've really dove head first into my business and poured so much into what I do. It's been exciting, terrifying, draining, rewarding, and a journey that has taught me so much and allowed me to see the growth! And, as I took the time to look through all the photos, I've been blown away as I re-live all the memories. You all remind me why I fell in love with visual storytelling, and why I continue to pursue it. 

So, thank you, thank you, thank you... you've added so much richness and joy to my 2017!

I couldn't be more excited for 2018! BIG, rad, new things are in store and I'm already stoked for the friendships and memories waiting to happen!!

ps. I'm also working on a Journal post to show some snippets of my life "off the camera" and can't wait to share! 





















Downtown Portland + Urban Couples Session

Sophie & Evan.

New friends & urban tones make a pretty darn good day! 

Small town strolls Couples Session

This sunny December day was full of exploring small town neighborhoods (found some gems), way too much laughing & feeling nostalgic with Bubble gum! A huge thanks to Riley & Cassie for brightening my Wednesday afternoon!

Southern Oregon cozy, indoor engagement

In the PNW there is no shortage of rain, so November begins the search for creative shooting locations! Airbnbs have been the most fun discovery for escaping the dreary weather! Who wouldn't want a cozy, comfy shoot that involves actually drinking coffee and cuddling in blankets? 

This Airbnb was literally the DREAM (link at bottom)! So, if you dig these vibes & aren't feeling like a rainy shoot, then start searching some Airbnbs! Make a weekend out of it - you get photos AND a mini vacay all in one place! I'll even bring the coffee! ;) 

Need some suggestions in the Portland area? I've low key made a list (there are SO many cute ones) - so, shoot me a message and let's chat! 

Enjoy all the cozy vibes, give Carson & Savannah some love, and feel inspired for what your winter shoot could look like!! 

airbnb - The Greenwood Villa (Medford, OR) - THEY ARE AMAZING!