I LOVED starting the 2013 wedding season with Kelly and Brian’s day. I saw when I met them months ago that they treasured one another and were in the process of planning a heart-filled day. It all unfolded in perfect Portland fashion with a box of Voo Doo Doughnuts at their sweet home as their closest friends and family prepared for the day. Before heading out for formal photos, we had to snap some shots of Kelly’s dog Leroy. What a ham! We ventured to Forest Park for some posed photographs. It was a nice contrast the Northstar Ballroom in where the ceremony and reception were held. The ceremony was sweet. The reception followed with a Whiffle Pie food cart serving up dinner. Oh man, it was so yummy! They danced the evening away with their favorite people. The day was a complete success in so many ways. I was honored to have been the one documenting their patient, passionate, and deep love. Congrats to Kelly and Brian. Here’s to an incredible 2013 season ahead!
Ever since I started pursuing photography professionally 8 years ago, I found I was welcomed into more of people’s personal space than I ever imagined possible. I get to see homes, I get to meet families, and I experience love of all kinds. Romantic love, love between best friends, love for family and even love for furry little critters. Throughout my days photographing people’s relationships and special moments, I have met so many beloved cats and dogs. People initially apologize to me for barking, fur, or dogs drooling on me, but they quickly find I love pets of all kinds. I pet, scratch and then turn my camera on them too. I own a dog myself, so I know the deep love and connection people can have with their beastly companions. Just thought I’d share a sweet portrait I snapped of little Leroy the other day. I dug his cool mowhawk and he liked my camera.
I met Nick and Vivian this week for their engagement shoot in Portland. We got a quick break of sunshine and took advantage of it for the evening. We started in NW Portland just off 23rd street and ended up on the east side of the riverfront to capture the city in the background. Have a mentioned how much I love my home? I do, this city is beautiful, fun and full of personality. To be able to capture people that feel the same on a beautiful spring evening is close to heaven for me. Happy Friday evening and enjoy your weekend!
I was elated when Tera and Geoff initially contacted me for their wedding in Colorado. Once we got to talking, I found out they live in my home town! I grew up in Colorado Springs and I still have family there. I try to visit a few times a year so it worked out perfectly to not only shoot their wedding coming up this June, but I also planned to meet with them for their engagement shoot. We had some Portland weather over the normally sunny Garden of the Gods, but it didn’t stop us from having a good time walking around and enjoying the sights. It was fun getting to know Tera and Geoff during the shoot. Their wedding will be a fun one, I’m sure of it!