Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The best part of the Winter and Spring season is having time to rest, catch up with my life, relationships and I have time to pursue projects outside of wedding photography. After years of wanting a portfolio site for my photo stories, brand photography and travel photography, I finally put together a site ca;;ed “Maggie365.” I named it this because I wanted to start a 365 day photo project (which you can find in the blog portion of the site) and I liked the feel of me being a story teller and photographer every single day. It never turns off. My eye and my heart for capturing people, places and stories is something I have with me everywhere I go. So the site name relates to the daily photo project as well as to me personal passion to always be seeing the world around me and capturing what I find beautiful and interesting in it. I hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Liz & Phil went on a journey into the woods with me this past weekend. We got the most beautiful break in between some rainy days. It always feels good to get out and explore Oregon. I can’t believe this is my backyard! I loved their choice to do the photo shoot at the Hoyt Arboretum. Liz kept expressing how much she loves the PNW with all it’s green, moss, trees and forests. It was the perfect backdrop for the shoot. Looking forward to their wedding this 2015 season!
Friday, February 06, 2015
From the moment I met these two, I was captivated by their love. I would’ve sworn they had been dating for years already. They have true respect, kindness, deep love and the connection that can sometimes take a lifetime to get to. Instead of a decade of dating before the vows, their wedding took place on their one year anniversary. How cool is that? With a love that good, you just know. The wedding and reception took place at the industrial Left Bank Annex in SE Portland. My favorite moments were seeing Jonny’s face as Kayla walked down the aisle, a touching toast from Kayla’s dad and the first dances, especially when Jonny picked his mom up and swung her around. I was thrilled to be there to capture it all.
(see the bottom of the post for vendor shoutouts and love!)
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Allison and Bill were married a couple weeks back inside the Adrianna Grand Hill Ballroom in downtown Portland. The day was smooth, easy going and filled with personal touches from the bride and groom. Allison had some rad custom Nike’s for dancing, while Bill sported his Arizona themed cuff links. I also loved the Oregon themed decor complete with pinecones and a beautiful Oregon guest book and Oregon ornaments as favors for each guest. Most of all, I was beyond thankful for a short break in the weather so we could venture outside for some photos in the empty rain soaked Portland streets. That 20 minute walk around the block with Bill and Allison was my favorite part of the day. The night ended so well when all the guests lined up and they slowly walked through saying their goodbyes as everyone cheered them on. I definitely got the vibe from watching them, and from seeing the love and support of their friend’s and families that these two are so great together. Congrats Allison and Bill!
Friday, January 23, 2015
Kim and Russel met with me for their engagement shoot on a super chilly Portland day. They did an incredible job of keeping happy and looking as not-freezing-cold as possible We took photos at Washington Park to start and then they led me to the place where they first meet in a Portland running group. We headed over to the base of Mississippi Street and walked around the sidewalks under the highway overpasses. The personal touches people bring to shoots are always my favorite, especially when it brings us to a cool location I haven’t photographed before. There was even a heart painted on a wall close to where the magic all began. (I didn’t do it, I swear!) Looking forward to these two tying the knot on a (much warmer) day this coming summer!