Colombia River Gorge Adventure Session –

 

 

I am so lucky to have met so many amazing couples while I was in the Pacific Northwest this April. One of those amazing couples was Lauren and Gavin. Lauren and Gavin are adventurous souls at heart which makes them so fun to hang out with! We had a surprisingly awesome time running around in the rain and getting soaked to the bone. I just about teared up while I was editing their session just looking at the sweet way they look at each other. There is no doubt that they sure do love each other! I’m seriously just in awe of their adorableness! Working with couples who are head over heals for each other just makes my heart so happy.

I did slip on a rock, fall on my butt and had huge purple bruise on my bottom in the process of photographing these two, had two umbrellas break on me and fly away in the process of photographing these two. It was all well worth it! Running around in the rain documenting their love was one of the highlights of my trip. I think I may have fallen in love with these two!

Oregon is so magical that it doesn’t matter if the weather is crappy, it still looks 100% enchanting. I can’t tell you the number of times it was raining and I was convinced that it was the best way to experience the beauty of Oregon. Thoroughly soaked and completely happy! I whole heartedly believe this Norwegian saying, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” Unfortunately I was wearing bad clothes lol. But I quickly fixed that by running to the store and getting the rain coat I forgot to pack.

I’m so glad I got the chance to explore with Lauren and Gavin and witness their sweet love for one another! Enjoy scrolling through their session and our adventure together!

 

 

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Mt. Hood Intimate Cabin Elopement

 

Elopements in the middle of the woods are already pretty much my favorite thing but elopements in the middle of Oregon’s gorgeous woods…. I mean I just about had a heart attack because I was so happy. Is there anything as beautiful as the lush forests of Oregon? I don’t know, it’s hard to beat, with the beautiful moss and waterfalls everywhere. I truly believe that this little cabin nestled in the woods in Mt. Hood is the perfect place to get married for those who want an adventurous and intimate celebration.

This perfectly styled, intimate elopement was a dream. Wesley and Brandon’s tender love for each other just left me swooning hard. Wesley’s bouquet was a bohemian dream. Kiss Me Kate Florals just nocked it out of the park! And the invitation suite by Gemini Design House was perfect! And I was just head over heals swooning over the beautiful purple tablescape. (I also think all tablescapes should from now on be in the woods, covered in lovely moss.) Every single detail came together just perfectly thanks to my girl Vicki Moyer and her amazing styling and planning abilities.

In typical PNW fashion it rain almost all day but the shade of the trees sheltered us from getting too wet and the sun even came out towards the end! We had the absolute perfect setting for this love filled day! I couldn’t of been more happy with how it all turned out! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. Scroll down and enjoy the beauty of this intimate, perfectly styled elopement.

 

 

Keep scrolling to see all the amazing vendors that contributed to this beautiful day!

Invitation/Suite & Calligraphy : Gemini Design House

Florals: Kiss Me Kate Floral

Makeup Artist: Cru Artistry

Groom’s Ring : Midnight Jo

Ring Box : Secret Keeper Box

Dyed Ribbon : Marivel Espinoza

Design/Styling : Vicki Moyer

 

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Powell City Of Books Engagement Session

Powell City Of Books Engagement Session

 

I haven’t blogged in what seems like forever. Sorry guys! I’ve been travel quite a bit already this spring but I will try and keep up and share all of these awesome sessions, weddings and elopements I’ve been documenting. I will start off with this adorable engagement session at Powell’s City of Books. In the beginning of April after just getting home from Italy I flew off to Seattle to spend time exploring and photographing with some great friends I met in Ireland last year. One of our first stops was in Portland wear we met Lauren and Kevin who are just the sweetest and most adorable engaged couple. I know I was audibly making aw noises the whole time with these two. And you couldn’t of asked for a more romantic and quaint location than Powell’s. As a huge book lover I could have probably spent a week in this magical place. Anyone else feel that time at a book store is a great date night? I know Tim and I love it and any chance we have when we are childfree it’s one of our favorite places to be if we aren’t spending our time outdoors.

You will see more of these two cuties as we did go to another location and more adorableness ensued but I didn’t have room to show you here, so you’ll have to wait a little longer. I definitely loved exploring Portland, it should be added to anyone’s travel list who loves unique shops and restaurants. And although I was much more excited to go explore Oregon’s beautiful landscapes I was charmed by the beauty of Portland as well. I did feel quite at home here.

I’m so glad I got a chance to meet Lauren and Kevin and document their sweet love. I don’t think you can be around the two of them without smiling. They were seriously so sweet but don’t just take my word for it, go ahead and scroll down and enjoy their adorable session!

 

 

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Lord Of The Rings Wedding

Lord Of The Rings Wedding

 

This Lord Of The Rings Styled Wedding was one of my favorite parts of 2017. As a HUGE LOTRs fan I was pretty much dying the whole time of extreme happiness. Not only are LOTRs my favorite movies but also my favorite books and favorite soundtrack. (Fun fact: Tim had the LOTRs soundtrack playing while he proposed to me.) For my family Lord Of The Rings is a very big deal. Savannah and Wayland were perfect for this! He had that rugged Aragorn quality and Savannah without a doubt embodied Lady Galadriel. And how perfect are those invitations!!! I was just about hyperventilating as I was looking over all the perfect details.

Ireland was just about the most perfect location, almost as perfect as if we were actually in New Zealand. We couldn’t of asked for a more perfect setting. The little girl in me that always dreamed of being a wood elve felt for a brief moment like Sam did when he saw elves for the first time in person. I will try and stop nerding out on you guys here but as you can tell this was a very important fairytale to me.

Hiking around in the rain was 100% worth it for this dreamy day. The only thing I would redo is having more time to photograph the beauty of this moment. The leaders of HOF (House Of Flynn) did an amazing job planning this and making the details absolutely spot on! So if you’re a LOTRs fan like myself you are just going to love every single part of this! I will have to stop now or I’ll just keep babbling like the true dork I am. Please scroll through and enjoy this absolutely breathtaking styled wedding. Now I’m going to pretend I’m in Hobbiton enjoying a pipe with Gandalf

 

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A Charming Union League Wedding

A Charming Union League Wedding

 

This charming Union League Wedding was such an honor to document! You know when you meet people who inspire you to be a better person? Well that’s Alison and Kyle, you can’t be around them without being inspired. They are genuinely kind souls with a hearts that long to help others. Just a couple days before their wedding they rescued their second puppy by adopting him even when everyone thought they were nuts. In a world where people tend to be cruel and mean to each other it’s always a treasure to meet people with big hearts.

Alison and Kyle are just the perfect match and I loved being invited along to witness their love story! Their day was full of beauty, laughter and epic partying! They had Go Go Gadjet preform at their reception and it was like being invited to be at a rock concert but even more fun. I love when guest get so into dancing and are signing every word along with the band! Those are my kind of people!

Every bit of their wedding day was so charming, from the venue, the flowers to their sweet reactions to seeing each other for the first time. Union League is such an amazing place to hold a wedding, it’s historic building was the perfect touch. Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities, such a diverse city, full of art and music and love. Although I do love traveling all over the world documenting love stories I always adore my local Philly weddings. Each one is so special and full of heart.

Ultimately the best weddings are those filled with the most heart, no matter where they are, how many guest, or how much money you spend, if you put your heart into your wedding it will be the day of your dreams. It’s all about a celebration of love. So whether you want to declare your love on a mountain top on in a church just make sure you put who you are as a couple into your day, as Alison and Kyle did.

Enjoy scrolling through!

 

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