Ripley is here! This cute little sister has made her parents and big sister proud.
Thank you so much for sleeping so soundly during the whole shoot 😉
Meagan and Ty braved the potential rain to shoot with me last week. We were lucky enough to catch the one hour of no rain that day! We shot in the unassuming back of Cook Park in Tigard, OR. To get to this beautiful part of the park you have to manage to bypass the soccer fields, baseball fields, and playground. If you make it far enough you will find beautiful tree groves and a dock along the Tualatin River. I had the pleasure of shooting this adorable couple’s wedding a few years back, they are still just as giddy and cute as that magical day!
If I had to chose only three words to describe Nikki and Blake it would be funny, wild and head over heals in love! Okay, so that last one was actually seven words, but you get the picture. And their wedding was exactly the same. The girls started getting ready at their hotel with Chelsea x2 doing hair and makeup. That isn’t their business name, there were two gals and they were both named Chelsea! Spelled differently though I am told. Nikki was surrounded by wonderful friends, her sister, her mother and her grandmother, who I can tell all share a very special bond. I was so happy that you could really that come through in the pictures.
The gentlemen, flasks in hand, were having a great time giving Blake a hard time. These were the guys you want at your party, they have fun rain or shine, get everyone smiling and dancing and having a good time. Needless to say we had some fun with their “guys shoot”.
The wedding took place at Troutdale House in Troutdale. It is a beautiful venue. The brides room up stair was stellar! Lots of room and beautiful ambiance! The Troutdale house sits right in front of a railroad track, which we found out it is very much still in use! During our formals, right as I had almost the whole bridal party up on the tracks, we hear the whistle blow! After everyone got off the tracks we seized the moment and used the moving train as our backdrop for some very romantic pictures, although I felt bad for the bridesmaids who had to do some seriously fast walking in gravel to get off the tracks, sorry ladies!
The ceremony was beautiful, the groom, Blake made a beautiful arch way out of mossy branches for their ceremony. The rain held off through the entire ceremony! In October here in Oregon you just never know what you will get. It certainly did not rain on this parade!
Congratulations Nikki & Blake, your wedding was amazing!
Newborn portraits are unique from any other type of portrait sitting. The subject never listens to you, they cannot be bribed to smile, tickled to laugh and usually only cares about one thing; eating. Yet the results are some of the most sweetest most precious portraits out there. One week old Henry’s pictures were no different. Simply precious!
Welcome to the world Henry and Congratulations Erin and Bryan!
Heidi was such a blast to shoot. She was laid back and fun. She didn’t mind that we shot out in SE Portland, where there are no bathrooms or anywhere to change outfits! She was an awesome model trekking through railroad tracks and up and down the streets to various buildings, docks and green spaces. Portland has some of the best backdrops. It really is a great place to shoot any time of year.
Thanks Heidi for being such a fabulous model for the day 🙂
April Hill Park in SW Portland was our host for the morning as I photographed the Bennett family. This is such a cute neighborhood park. We found lots of great places to use for our setting. Talk about a sweet family! These two sisters are adorable together. Sabrina just adores her big sis!
Thanks Bennett family for such a great shoot!
Here is the rest of the shoot… We had a fun time playing around and managed to even get a bit of photography squeezed in 🙂 We visited Overlook Park in Portland to finish off the shoot. The trees there are simply amazing! Janine had a beautiful floral henna designed on her cute belly. Finch is so excited to be a big sister. I can’t wait to meet the new little one!
A few days ago I visited Finch, her mommy, daddy and her (soon to enter the world sister) to take some pictures. Finch was a girl after my own heart, she wanted to do some of her own creating too, so I shared my camera with her (she is a very responsible 2, almost 3 year old!). So I took some pictures of her, then we traded and she got to be the photographer. She took pictures of daddy’s feet, piglet’s ear, half of mommy’s head and she had a great time! I did as well. As I was going through the pictures from this shoot, I laughed out loud at the following series of pictures. This will give you a good idea of how much fun we had… I have cleverly titled this series of photo’s: Faces of Finch
(The rest of the shoot will be appearing soon, I just had to get these shots out there!)
So cute and sweet and perfect for each other are Robin and Dave! Carrie and I photographed their intimate beach wedding this September. The couple chose to exchange vows at Ona Beach Park and celebrated with friends in nearby Newport OR.
Dave and Robin had wine glasses etched with the verse; “come what may”. And I can tell you that this verse fits them so well. They were the most welcoming, easygoing happy couple. They were excited but relaxed and that made all the difference in their pictures. The smiles flowed like water and the laughter was always present. Their adorable daughter Cora was picture perfect and oh so sweet! I was really an amazing event!
And here are some of our favorite shots from the day…