We soaked up every bit of golden warmth for this couple session and chased the last bit of sunset as it dipped behind the desert cliffs in Central Oregon.
Oh, Oregon - I’m grateful to live in a state where I’m an hour drive from the Columbia River Gorge and get to watch the sunset while capturing two people in love! It’s pretty dang dreamy!
I love the mix of warm tones and forest vibes that the Gorge has to offer, it’s the perfect PNW feels. You have the rocky clifftops, tree covered mountains, and shimmering water ALL IN ONE SPACE. AHH!
Anyways, enough of me drooling over how beautiful Oregon is and how much I love the landscape! Now, time to get giddy over how amazing and adorable these two humans are!!
Bailey and Kokanee are just such gems. They brought so much joy to the shoot and our evening together! They truly soaked into each moment and even embraced the crazy, wild, BEAUTIFUL windy hair (yep, both of them have frickin’ luscious locks #hairgoals)!
I love the feeling I get when I’m invited into a story – that’s what it feels like when I’m capturing two people together. It feels as though I’m an observer of a greater moment than just two people standing in front of a gorgeous view – I’m experiencing a small snippet of their journey and savoring that.
And WOW I’m so so so grateful to be a part of that!!
It never ceases to truly move my heart.
So, thank you two these two babes for inviting me into this space with them – for soaking up the sunset with me, wandering along ridges, and sharing parts of your story with me!! I’m excited for all that this year holds for you two – both the good and the hard – I hope you can savor and soak it all up! Just remember how good you are at those airport arrival hugs. ;)
Grateful. Grateful. Grateful.
you really can never go wrong with spending a day running around the painted hills in central oregon! the deep moody colors of the hills at golden hour are really unlike anything else i’ve ever seen!
these two babes ooo-ed and awww-ed right alongside me as we explored the gorgeous landscapes! this space makes epic photos easy, and the grandness just overflows in every image I captured!
I’d drive to central oregon any day to hang out here!! Especially when it involves wonderful humans to hang out with (and donuts, that was a nice touch - thanks zach & lilli)!! ;)
Definitely go explore it yourself!! Go check out more info here!
all the moody goodness for this bend lava bed shoot! one of the things i love most about central oregon is that there is BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE IS EVERYWHERE! The lava beds, the mounts, the lakes, the forests, the deserts… it has got it all.
haley and brendan hiked all over the sharp lava rock with me (we only fell down + tripped a couple times haha). we walked back to the car right after the sun went below the peaks in the distance, and the whole field of rocks felt like it was glowing. it was so magical!
So, if you’re all about that epic landscape vibe, hit me uuuuuup and let’s hit the road to central oregon!
talk about a JOYFUL wedding!! BOY! jocelyn and josiah were full of all the giddy, happy feels the whole wedding day! from the first look, to walking down the aisle, to dancing late into the night... these two brought ear-to-ear grins to everyone's faces!
also, can we just give all the heart eyes to Jocelyn's BHLDN wedding dress?!?! I mean WOW. I love when brides pick something unique and true to who they are! And, yep, my jaw dropped when I saw her dress!
but really, everything about the day was so special and beautiful! the wedding the venue, the rolling oregon hills, all the faces during the ceremony, and the sunset during dinner!
so so so grateful for clients who just become the sweetest, dearest friends!! my heart is so full!
dress: BHLDN Wedding Dresses
venue: Langdom Farms, Oregon
suits: Mens Wearhouse
florals: Petal Patch
this moody, romantic mcmenamins wedding was just a lovely little dream to be a part of! It was the perfect mix of industrial meets botanical. Maddie & Farai's journey together is a beautiful story, and ohhhh boy were there tons of joyful tears shed throughout the day!
we laughed through the 100 degree day, climbed fire escapes, drank the BEST beer (ohhhh mcmenamins), and shared in the fullness of their joy together!
// portland, oregon wedding
// urban mcmenamins wedding venue
we all know I'd go to the coast in a heart beat! I don't think I'll ever get enough of those moody, earth tones and intricately textured cliffs. so, when these two good friends flew over to hang out, the oregon coast was a must (and so were photos)! we spent the whole day "beach hopping" and hit up all my favorite spots!
we got soaked by waves (never turn your back on the ocean), ate on the beach while shooing seagulls, saw SO many whales, and had endless good conversations. shoots like this are so life giving - where making photos together just feels like hanging out, being silly, telling stories, and just having fun!
wow, wow, wow, talking about the sweetest, intimate day full of close friends and celebration! Josh & Lilly had the most beautiful backyard wedding, which was basically a magical, forest-y dream!! We ate tacos, trekked through the ferns for photos, and danced late into the night!
I love when random instagram conversations turn into plans and then into friendships! These two are some of the most kind and genuine humans, and I am SO grateful that I got to hang out and snap pics with them!
Since they were from out of state, we took advantage of the tiny bit of overlap we had - aka 5 am in the morning we drove to the coast!! Worth every bit of that early morning wake up call!
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!!
DANIEL + LIBBY
MAY 5 // 2018
Worth every second of a 10 hour driving day to hang out with these two at this AMAZING location!
Central oregon has so many little gems for eloping! there are just so many spaces with epic locations that it makes me giddy! andddd, blue sheep rock was just one of so many!
Oregon, ya keep blowing me away!!
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!
The beautiful PNW backdrops + these two wonderful humans, I'd call it a solid Sunday!
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!
Earthy tones + moody Oregon coast days!
Also, how cool is Temika's hair? I feel like it belongs in this place!