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Honeysuckle Photography

Honeysuckle Photography

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Emily & Alex’s Union Pine Wedding Sneak Peek

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Christine & Stephen’s Oregon Coast engagement

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These three loves are the sweetest, most playful and adventurous. We had so much fun playing with them on the Oregon Coast.
When we asked Stephen and Christine where their favorites places are to visit, they took us first to the sweet little Seaside, Oregon town where their family has a home and then on to Oswald West State Park, where they surf together while their sweet pup Rufio watches from the shore. They showed us all their favorite spots and shared stories of finding each other and falling in love… “I didn’t have her phone number; I kept throwing dance parties and she kept showing up.” Stephen recalled of their college romance. Seriously, he threw several dance parties and that is how they met and fell for one another. Hearing this made me love them all the more.
We were in for a big surprise when Christine had an idea to balance her engagement ring on Rufio’s nose, as he was used to doing with treats… Within a split second, he had flipped the ring up into the air and into his mouth with a loud teeth to metal “chomp!”
We all yelled “Rufiooooo!!!! No!!!” (photo evidence below!)
Stephen managed to pull the ring from poor confused Rufio’s mouth. He was rewarded with a real treat for not actually eating the ring. Our hearts were still racing. In a moment of reflection she said, “Now I know what it took to get that photo… I saw it on Pinterest and I thought it would be cool.” Stephen and Christine agreed to never try that trick again.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chelsea & Meg’s New Years Wedding

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“I love her and that is the beginning and the end of everything.”―F. Scott Fitzgerald

I love these women. They are fun, genuine, kind and throw an incredible New Years party. They might not be able to shake Lacy and I, we are showing up to all their New Years celebrations from here on. Chelsea and Meg hosted their wedding in Sunriver Oregon at the Sunriver Resort‘s Great Hall. The day was oh so chilly, I believe it was -6 degrees when we left at 1am! But these two women and their closest friends and family fought through the cold to capture some incredible portraits outside. Between the first look, the ceremony and some moving toasts, there were so many tears of joy, and huge laughs. Once the formalities were over, they crowded the dance floor for hours (special thanks to Courtney at Flip Flop Sounds!). It was one of the best parties I’ve been to! Lacy and I loved every second of this day. We couldn’t have possibly spent our New Years in a better way.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Chelsea & Meg’s New Years Wedding Sneak Peek

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Eeeep! These two! New Years! Their friends and families! The party! Love love love love it all. More coming soon!

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Best of 2015!

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I was inspired by fellow photographers to gather up some of my favorite images and moments from 2015. As I began to create this post, I realized I just finished up my 10th year of wedding and portrait photography! I’ve photographed almost an entire year of weddings if you lined them up one after another. Can you believe that? A year of experiencing some of the most important moments in people’s lives, documenting their most treasured family and friends, capturing tears of joy, and tears of sadness, seeing people in their most true and honest states… I’ve been there for so many incredible moments. I truly love my job and the access it gives me to people’s lives, emotions and connections. It’s an incredible thing I get to do in my life, it teaches me so much. I also get to travel and explore. My job has brought me to snowy mountain tops, and remote Mexican villages. I’ve been to the desert and photographed in Manhattan. I have seen some of the most incredible places along the way. I’ve been to the courthouse for a simple ceremony, and I’ve documented 500-guest weddings that fill ballrooms to capacity. I’ve laughed so hard and cried too as I’m welcomed into incredible and moments and asked to capture it all before our faulty memories fade. Thank you to all of you who have hired me, welcomed me, and to all of the people who have followed and supported my journey with this company of mine. I hope to always be trusted and wanted to document such fleeting and beautiful moments in this world.

The following 100 images are a mix of my favorite moments, portraits, weddings, couples and families captured in 2015.  As I collected and sorted these, I thought about ways to describe my year. It was filled with amazing couples and families, including several repeat customers who have hired me time and again as they expand their families. There was so much joy and excitement around same sex weddings this year (including my own!!), and I was able to capture several! I also noticed a theme in silhouettes, sunsets, and tons of toasting and laughter. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did today as I put this all together.

Heres to an incredible 10th year of Honeysuckle and on to another in 2016!

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