Virginia & Cooper, Jessica & Nick | Oregon Couples Photography

Two couples + two photographers + epic scenery + glorious weather =

An amazing day.

I spent this past Saturday driving around the Columbia River Gorge with a fantastic, beautiful group of people. My friend Daron and I collaborated on the shoot and switched off photographing each couple at each place we stopped (Daron’s view of the day here). It was a really fun way to maximize our time! Did I mention the light was perfect? And it wasn’t even that windy, just a bit cold? When I was driving everyone around in the van it honestly felt I was just with a giant group of my best friends on an adventure. So. Much. Fun.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

I love what I do.

Red Dress Fashion Show | Corvallis Fashion Photography

I had the privilege of photographing the Red Dress Fashion Show for AIDS awareness at OSU this week! I had a great time documenting the evening and it was awesome to have a reserved seat at the end of the runway! The guest speaker was very moving, and the designers did a fabulous job with all the red dresses!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the night!

If you were a model or a designer, or you just want to see the rest of the photos from the event, you can check them out here.

Jonathan and Whitney | Corvallis Couples Photography

All you really need to know about this shoot is that yes, Jonathan does have a turquoise beard. Awesomeness.

Kayla and Austin | Colton, Oregon Wedding Photography

Kayla and Austin’s relationship started with a wedding.

You see, they’ve already been married once before.

To each other.

In college.

Through their fraternity and sorority.

Now I’ve never been a part of any kind of Greek Life, so I don’t really understand the nature of this joke wedding, but I do know that it was a pretty accurate foreshadowing of what was to come for these two.

The pair were married for the second time (this time for real) on December 17th at Camp Colton. The chapel stood in a clearing of giant Douglas Firs, blanketed in a thick layer of fog that lasted the whole day. It may not have snowed like Kayla had hoped, but the fog was almost as good. It felt like a winter wonderland.

Before heading to Camp Colton, Kayla and Austin got ready at the Prairie House Inn; a gorgeous little bed and breakfast in Molalla. It was a wonderful start to a perfect day.

Congratulations Kayla and Austin! I had an amazing time working with you! Happy new year!

Sunriver with friends | Central Oregon Lifestyle Photography

Last weekend, my friends Audrey and Kaci invited me and our other friend Michelle on a ski trip to Sunriver with all of OHSU! We had a blast skiing at Mt. Bachelor, hot tubbing, dancing at the Sunriver Resort and reading books in front of the big fireplace in our condo. The weather was perfect and sunny the whole weekend, and I could not have been happier. Of course, I brought my camera along to do a quick little shoot while we were there – it was too gorgeous not to! We took these photos along the Sun River behind the resort, as well as off highway 26 in the high desert between Mt. Hood and Warm Springs. I even hopped into a few shots at the very end!

Six best friends | Columbia River Gorge Portrait Photography

Today I adventured out to the Columbia River Gorge with six gorgeous girls in a minivan. They’ve been best friends for years and years but now they all go to different colleges! This was a fun way to document all of them together (I shot with them last year too – while they were still in high school).

We had a blast shooting along the river and by Multnomah Falls, despite the wind and mist and cold. At least it wasn’t rainy!

Audrey | Portland Fashion Photography

My best friend Audrey was born in the wrong decade. She really should be living in the 40s. Or the 20s. Or even the 50s. She’s got one of those classic faces and figures that fits vintage clothing perfectly. I envy this, haha.

I haven’t done a real photoshoot with her in almost a year, so today we got together and made it happen.