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Zenith Vineyard, Oregon Summer Wedding // Rachel + Steven

Zenith Vineyard, Oregon Summer Wedding // Rachel + Steven

Rachel and Stephen had the most gorgeous summer wedding in the rolling hills of Oregon at Zenith Vineyard! The day may have started with rain clouds, but it ended with chasing the most beautiful sunset and dancing the night away in celebration!

Northern Ireland, Coastal Wedding // Paddy + Bethany

 
 

Wow, words for this day are hard. Mostly because there’s so much I want to say!

I mean, how can you go wrong with a beautiful, Northern Ireland wedding along the coast? AND doing your couple pics at old ruins??!!

Anyways, let’s start with this. Bethany and I grew up together, our friendship has survived a crazy transitional life, the terrible tween years, states apart + countries apart, and into new seasons of “adult-ing” alongside each other. When she asked me to be her bridesmaid AND photographer, I was so so so honored. This gave my storytelling a whole new level. One second I was full on snapping, and the next bawling my eyes out while reading a letter she wrote me. I walked down the aisle with a bouquet, and back with a camera. It was worth every second of running around in a flowy dress to capture the moments!

Bethany and Paddy got married in the most beautiful old, stone building along the Northern Ireland coast. The day was windy as heck, but I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard while dresses & hair flew in every direction during group photos! It was pure joy through every second. Their ceremony was so true to them, i doubt there was a single dry eye there (mine included)!

it may feel like a lot to scroll through, but it feels like a story book to me, from beginning to end. It’s the documentation of one of the greatest days!

The story of this day feels so full and close to my heart! From early morning granola & coffee, mirrors spread ALL over our airbnb, tearful father & daughter first looks, ear to ear smiles walking down the aisle, wind blown hair, frolicking around old ruins, allll the way to the Irish ceili dancing late into the night!

I love you both so much! Cheers to this new season of life!

xx

PS I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT MY SISTER WHO CRUSHED IT AT SECOND SHOOTING!!!!

 

 

venue // Orange Tree House, Northern Ireland, Greyabbey
florals //
Flowers by Mee
dress // thrifted (she’s cool like that)

 

Boho-chic, Washington Wedding // Lauren + Kris

 

this is what you need to do… rent a giant airbnb with all your closest friends and make a wedding WEEKEND. eat the best snacks, play games, take too many pics of the cute goats next door, and HECK, have an impromptu rehearsal right in the backyard. kris & lauren did that well - they chose community and people throughout their whole day (and weekend), they celebrated the “village” that had been a part of shaping both of them separately and together. it was SO beautiful.

this boho-chic wedding was not only a DREAM to shoot, but the life that fueled it was so genuine, and I believe that is what makes good images (but, the Rue De Seine wedding dress helps haha)!

there’s an energy behind these two - it’s fierce kindness and welcoming spirits, and I am SO grateful that I got to capture their day!

Mt. Vernon, WA // Maplehurst Farms

 

Oregon Wedding at Langdom Farms // Jocelyn + Josiah

 

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!

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dress: BHLDN Wedding Dresses
venue: Langdom Farms, Oregon
suits: Mens Wearhouse
florals: Petal Patch
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Industrial Moody Wedding // Portland, Oregon // Sierra + Ross

 
 

there's something so special about dreaming up a shoot and then watching it come to life. i could not be more thankful for all the wonderful, creative humans who came together to be a part of this creation! it was so fun, beautiful, and exciting to see everything piece together! 

i always tell people to MAKE and CREATE when they're in a rut and feeling drained creatively. this industrial wedding shoot was just that - a catalyst for all my urban, moody dreams. it was something fun and different, and it pushed me to make photos in new ways. my heart is so full!

be sure to scroll alllllll the way to the bottom to see the amazing creatives who made this possible! plus, check out all the pics on the way down. ;) 

 

if you're searching for the dream industrial wedding venue, or those perfect florals that just speak to you, or someone to style the most beautiful details, or an incredible make up artist, or all the other pieces that add personality to a wedding and flare to a wedding... search no further!!

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VENUE: The Bindery, McMinnville, OR
FLORISTS:
Uflora Planthouse
STYLIST:
Totem Wedding and Events
MAKE UP: Make up by Danielle
DRESS:
A & Bé bridal shop
JEWELRY: Velour
CAKE: Abigail Davidson
PAPER GOODS:
Gypset Creative
FURNITURE:
Vintage meets Modern
MODELS: Ross & Sierra


 

 

Intimate, Backyard Wedding // Portland, OR

 

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! 

 

Colorado Mountain wedding

Colorado Mountain wedding

intimate colorado mountain wedding

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! 

 

Downtown Portland + Urban Couple session // Chelsea + Mitchell

 

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!

 

Portland Studio, Urban Elopement

 

Burgers, milkshakes, and a WHOLE lotta' love! i've always been in love with all things urban - the textures, the window light, old hardwood floors, harsh shadows. there's so much room for creativity. so, heck yes, an urban wedding is a road straight to my heart! not to mention, the most beautiful portland studio! if you're looking for a good industrial space for an intimate wedding in the pdx area, you have to check it out! this day was just a whole lotta goofy, cuddling love!

VENDORS:

venue: The Portland Studio
florals: Edelweiss Floral 
designer + coordinator: Ashley Spence
banner: Seek Paper Co.
make-up + hair: Alyssa Fitchie
dress: BHLD Weddings

 

 

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!