Grace | Hillsboro Senior Pictures

Grace is a senior at Newport High School! She drove all the way up to Portland on Monday to shoot her senior pictures with me, and we had a blast! We went to the Holcomb Railroad Trestle which is out in the Rock Creek/Hillsboro area. The winter sunlight was just gorgeous and we had a great time. Thanks for working with me Grace!

 

Alyson and Max | Corvallis Wedding Photography

Alyson and Max are quirky.

Not in a weird way, of course. In a loveable and awesome way.

He has a degree in math. She works with the state legislature. They both graduated from the University Honors College at OSU. In fact, one of their favorite professors in the honors college married them. And Alyson surprised Max with a cake that had math all over it. It made my nerdy insides feel all warm and fuzzy.

But don’t let the math cake fool you; their wedding was a force to be reckoned with.

Their guest list was huge, and they didn’t mess around. Their August 13th wedding took place at a beautiful venue – Garden in the Woods – tucked right off highway 34 as you drive towards Corvallis. Magenta catered the event, as well as hosted their epic after-party (why stop at 11pm when you can go all night?).

Seriously, this was one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever seen. Max and Alyson, you two know how to throw a party!

Max started the day getting ready in the appropriately named “man cave” with his groomsmen and their flasks.

While Alyson got ready with her mom and bridesmaids in a little room on the other side of the property.

Once the dress was on, Max and Alyson opted to do a “first look” so that we could most of the portraits before the ceremony!

Once they had seen each other, we wandered around the property taking pictures for awhile. I loved this little tea house!

And then the rest of the wedding party joined in the photo-taking fun.

Before long, guests started to arrive and Alyson had to hide before the ceremony began. She kept peeking out her room though!

But pretty soon she was walking down the aisle with her father. The wedding ceremony was short and sweet!

The ceremony was followed by literally the longest receiving line I’ve ever seen. Close to 300 people.

And then came more family photos, dinner, and toasts!

“Look! Our rings!” Hahaha.

After toasts, they cut the cake! And started dancing, of course.

Then, for the first time all day, I noticed that the sun was coming out through the clouds as it set. I just had to steal Alyson and Max away for some more portraits in the field behind the property.

When we got back to the reception, the real party had begun!

When the party ended at 11pm (darn sound permits!) Alyson and Max jumped in the backseat of their very well decorated car, and head to downtown Corvallis to continue the fun!

Congratulations Alyson and Max! I had an amazing time working with you! You did a great job planning your wedding and I could tell that everyone who attended had a total blast – myself included! Thanks for everything!

Identical | Portland Fashion Photography

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’ve had an awesome weekend spent with family and friends from near and far. I was able to get ALL the way caught up on client work by Wednesday, which means I’ve had a wonderful stress-free weekend! It also meant that I was able to do a fun test shoot with my twin sisters while they were in town! They both turn 20 years old in a week so the photoshoot was part of their birthday present. We went with a simple black and white theme and drove around to some new locations out toward Hillsboro.

Emmett | Lake Oswego Portait Photography

Emmett is an awesome 12-year old who lives in Lake Oswego! His mom Darcy contacted me to shoot some photos of him for her Christmas cards (his sisters had their senior pictures taken but she needed some updated shots of him too). I met them at their gorgeous home right before sunset and took some photos in their beautiful backyard. Emmett was totally photogenic and I had a great time working with him!

 

Clara | Portland Senior Pictures

Clara is a senior at Sunset High School! We did this shoot two weeks ago at Dawson Creek Park in Hillsboro on election day. We dodged a few raindrops here and there but for the most part it was a gorgeous afternoon!