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!
SOME OF MY FAVORITE 2018
LOVE STORY MOMENTS...
wow. whatta year!
it’s been a year of dreaming and reaching in my business, and holy smokes has it been rewarding to watch things that I’ve poured into start to grow and flourish. Yes, there have been moments of discouragement and doubt, but this journey has honestly blown me away and I wouldn’t trade it! I’ve met some of the RADDEST people (who I now call so many of them close friends) and have had the honor of capturing their sacred moments.
I could go on and on and on about how beautiful and unexpectedly incredible this year has been, but I figured I’d share a few images that make up some amazing moments from this year. I wish it could be alllllll of them, but hopefully this gives a glimpse into how wonderful it’s been.
from the bottom of my heart, I’m so grateful for all of you who have been a part of this wild, wild 2018.
oh boy, whatta good day with these two babes! I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend an hour all cuddly and being goofy with your boo? They snuggled their booties off, had crazy tickle fights, AND did some insane (and hilarious) “acrobatics” … be sure to scroll to the end to see those. ;)
kyra and michael were part of our home sweet home giveaway! which so many rad creatives contributed to. I’ll put a list at the end of the post so you can check out all their work. SO. GOOD.
also, the bindery in mcminnville is the absolute cutest space, and even had this cozy little living room set up for us to play around in! Seriously, check them out, they have everything!!
autumn in the pacific northwest always reminds me how nice it is to do in home sessions, escaping the rain and snugglin’ up! So, lots more of those please!
These two had a trendy, downtown Portland Oregon wedding at Union/Pine, complete with all the urban vibes, margarita cheers, and THE BEST taco bar! Makenzie was STUNNING in her sleek Alexandra Grecco dress and her badass lace up boots! Definitely the hippest couple I know! We laughed, cried, and danced the night away!
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!
ahhh, my heart just kept growing and growing with love for northern ireland! Then, I did this couples shoot in downtown belfast with these two lovely humans and the love grew even more!
These two were such champs showing me all the hidden gems as we explored all around the main square! I love them and their story and that they trusted me to capture them together for the first time that wasn’t “just selfies” haha! Also, can we just be like SHOOT DANG they are such babes!!!
we already know how much I love city photos and urban vibes, but belfast just filled my heart with all its cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture!
so, if you’re crushing on northern ireland too, and want to run around the city or the coast with your person, HIT ME UP!
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!
PS I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT MY SISTER WHO CRUSHED IT AT SECOND SHOOTING!!!!
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
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
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. ;)