Cartlandia Engagement Session

Cartlandia Engagement Session

 

 

Lauren and Kevin’s Cartlandia Engagement Session was SO much fun! Not only was it the only time I didn’t get rained on for a session that week but their ability to have fun with each other just made this whole session so enjoyable. This may have been the rainiest spring and summer I ever remember having but it has not lacked from love and that has brightened things up considerably.

I so enjoyed exploring Portland with these two, I definitely need to go back because I did not get enough time to try all the yummy food. If you’ve never been to Portland’s Cartlandia it’s this amazing food truck haven. It’s as cute as it is yummy and everyone there is the kindest and most inspiring creators of yummy food. They let Lauren and Kevin cuddle up next to their food trucks without a hesitation. Meeting kind souls is always inspiring in a world where we are taught to only care for ourselves.

Lauren and Kevin were so obviously head over heals for each other and that’s always my favorite thing to watch when a couple is so in love that they forget everything else around them. I’m so happy I had the chance to meet them and capture their sweet love. Now feel free to scroll through and witness their adorable love. 🙂

 

 

Comments

comments

Intimate Wedding At Willow Tree Grove

 

Matt and Diane’s intimate wedding at willow tree grove just made my heart sing, and if you feel like I say this about all my couple’s weddings, you are probably right. I only take on 25 weddings a year for a reason and that’s so I can be selective and choose to work with the couples who I really feel a connection to. It’s only August and already this year has been filled with such amazing couples and such special celebrations. Matt and Diane’s wedding was no exception, it was full of real, beautiful, heartfelt emotion, and so so SO much love. The love they had for each other was so apparent but I was also blown away at their families love for them and theirs for their family. That’s one of my absolute favorite things about weddings is seeing the connection between their families and ones they hold most dear. Those memories timeless and should be cherished always.

Matt first met Diane while he was out at eating and decided to hit on the prettiest waitress he ever laid his eyes on (can we pause for a moment to talk about what a gorgeous bride Diane was?! I mean seriously unreal! Perfection!), it worked and now here they are as husband and wife. (Don’t you just love hearing stories about how couples met and fall in love? I do!) Their love and respect for each other was so alive and vibrant. Diane lovingly wiped tears from his eyes during their ceremony and I think everyone in the audience was emotionally wrecked after that, in a good way. As the day continued the love, joy and tears never stopped. From the ceremony, the first dances all the way to the toasts the love kept on pouring out.

I’m so humbled and blessed I was asked to document this beautiful day! Thank you Matt and Diane for trusting me to document you love and preserve your memories! Congratulations and have the best first year of marriage! As 2019 weddings are filling up my calendar I can’t help but feel so thankful and excited to meet more couples like Matt and Diane, hear more loves stories and document more love. Get in touch today if you’re planning a wedding in 2019! I want to meet you and hear all about your story.

 

 

Comments

comments

Traditional Indian Wedding At Friedman Farms ~ Steve & Shikha

 

I’m sitting here trying to express all of the love in my heart for Steve and Shikha and their beautiful celebration of their marriage and I just can’t find the right words. It was such an incredible honor to be asked to document their wedding! So much love, joy, and beauty wrapped up into one weekend. Their traditional Indian celebration made my heart sing! The big thing I took away from this experience is that Indian weddings get it really really right on how to celebrate love! I’ve never seen so much dancing, laughing and smiles! It warmed my soul! I’m telling you this was just a very special wedding.

Steve and Shikha are such an inspiring couple, unfailingly kind and generous and hopelessly in love with each other. Could it get any better?! I seriously do just fall in love with all my couples, I can’t help it. I’ve been so blessed to be impacted by each and everyone of my amazing couples. You all really do inspire me to be a kinder, more loving and better version of myself, (Sorry I’m rambling because I’m all emotional). and Steve and Shikha were no exception. I knew from the first time I met them that they were special and I’m so thankful to know them.

Steve and Shikha chose to have their wedding at the stunning Friedman Farms and it was such a beautiful place for all their friends and family to gather. We laughed, ate good food and danced the night away. Oh it made my heart so full! I’m so happy that there exists in this world a couple as sweet and loving as Steve and Shikha, and oh how excited I am to see all that they will journey on to do together. Lots of love to you both and thank you again for inviting me to document your love story!

Scroll through and enjoy all the beauty and love from their day and be sure to get in touch if you’re ready to celebrate your love! I can’t wait to meet you and document your love story. As my 2019 calendar starts filling up I’m overwhelmed with the amazing love stories I get to document and the people I get to meet. I feel SO blessed by all of you! <3

 

 

Comments

comments

A Rainy & Romantic Proposal ~ Zack and Ruth

A Rainy & Romantic Proposal ~ Zack and Ruth

 

Hold on to your seats guys because this rainy and romantic proposal is to die for! I can’t even tell you guys how much I love proposals! It’s one of the first things I ask my couples when we sit down together at their pre wedding consultations, “What is your proposal story?” There is just something so magical about that moment in time where you ask the love of your life to be yours till the end of your days and I truly believe that proposal stories say so much about the couple. I LOVE it when I’m invited along to capture that magical moment, so when my future brother in law asked me to photograph his proposal to my sister I was elated!!

So we made plans to have a photoshoot and of course the day we scheduled it for was pouring rain. Zack and I were determined but Ruth was utterly confused as to why we were hiking up a mountain in the torrential downpour just for a random photoshoot. And I am definitely not exaggerating at all when I say it was a torrential downpour, it was intense. But this was the day that Zack needed to ask Ruth to be his wife and it turned out to be absolutely 100% PERFECT! They could not have asked for a more perfect moment.

We got to the top and after a couple of normal pictures I had Ruth turn her back and Zack got down on one knee and sweetly professed his love to my sister who was crying with joy. He barely got the whole question out before she tackled him with a kiss. It was beautiful. We were all soaked but thoroughly happy. The rain falling down on them felt to me to further demonstrate the rush of emotions and love as it aggressively poured down from the sky. *Full warning I’m about to go full cheese over here but….* it was as if they were being drenched up in their love for each other. ….. I know, I know, I did warn you it would be cheesy but it’s true! It was a seriously beautiful moment.

I could not be more happy for these two and I could think of no better man for my sister and I have some very high standards, but Zack loves my sister as well as I could have ever wished for her. They are both so good for each other and I can’t wait to see them enter into the wonderful and beautiful journey of marriage together….. and I have to stop now because I’m too emotional and could go on forever. But hopefully you’ll forgive me for my ramblings, after all, it’s my sister we’re talking about.

Please scroll through and fall in love with this beautiful moment as I did and men keep this in mind before you pop the question to your girl, having a photographer there is always worth it!

 

Comments

comments

An Intimate Backyard Wedding ~ Angel and Jon

An Intimate Backyard Wedding ~ Angel and Jon

 

It’s been way to long since I’ve blogged! I’m sorry guys! I’ve been so busy with so many beautiful weddings and adventures and I will try to keep you better updated starting off with Angel and Jon’s heartfelt and intimate backyard wedding. Angel and Jon have such a special love story. They met at Shepards Camp which is a camp with a special purpose of caring for and loving those this world usually neglects. They fell in love there and are now living and working there full time. That friendly and loving community is a big part of their life and as is only right was also a big part of their wedding day. They also chose to celebrate their day in Angel’s parent’s backyard and it could not have been more perfect.

The love and respect Angel and Jon have for each other really touched me. Their is a deep affection for each other there that no storm of this world can break and that warms my heart. Marriage is a beautiful union that the world seems to have less and less respect for so it’s such a breath of fresh air to work with couples who really love and value each other and marriage as Angel and Jon do. And any couple who blasts The Greatest Showman and has a sing/dance off with their guest will automatically become my favorite! Hahaha but seriously. I about died of happiness.

I am so passionate about intimate weddings because they are all about celebrating the best day of your life with all of the people you love the most. No stress no big show just real and raw beauty. It’s truly such an honor to be trusted to document something to intimate and special. I’ll never get over that thrill. And with that I will let you scroll through and enjoy this lovely day. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Comments

comments