The Zogas Family

Shhhh! Don’t tell the other, but the Zogas family is kind of my favorite. I’ve known Lindsay and John for years. I photographed their engagement and wedding, and this is one of several family photo sessions we have done. They have the cutest boys Milo and Oliver. They all run, laugh, wrestle and joke around. Oliver makes the best silly faces, while little brother Milo laughs along. This family is the best. I’m thrilled to watch their family and love grow over the years. I hope to be as playful as they are when I start my own family.

Side note: Lindsay is a wildly talented designer, check her work out here:

Wiley Family

Isn’t little Everett the cutest boy?!? Mandi is new to motherhood, but you wouldn’t know it, she and her husband are doing an incredible job with new baby Everett. He is the sweetest little boy who loves people! Every time you look at him he gets the biggest smile across his face. He is super charming. And those teeth? Oh my goodness. I’m so happy to know Mandi as a friend and as a fellow wedding professional. We have both been working in the wedding industry for over 9 years and it has been fulfilling to watch one another and our businesses grow. And now, Mandi has a beautiful and growing family too! Everett is such a sweetheart. I’m happy to know him now.

Find out more about Mandi and her company Champagne Wedding Coordination. She is sweet and so talented.

Kat & Shawn’s Mexico wedding sneak peek

Lia & Jon’s Mt Hood wedding sneak peek

Welcome Maxwell

Welcome sweet Maxwell. You are my nephew, and I already think about you everyday since we met last week. You are so handsome and cute. Those cheeks are to die for. You are strong and healthy and you are so new to this life. If you don’t already know it yet, soon you will understand how fortunate you are to have some of the most incredible, loving, funny, thoughtful, and playful parents I know. I, along with so many other, and so happy you’re here!

Kim & Kevin’s wedding

This time of year is cozy in Portland as the weather cools off, the leaves change and the boots and sweaters start to make their way into our wardrobes. Thankfully, even as I write this all bundled up on a drizzly day, I get to look through photos from our summer. They keep me warm as I remember the days and sunshine while I work.

Today I’m sharing my favorite moments from Kim and Kevin’s wedding on September 21st. They got ready downtown at the stunning Hotel Vintage Plaza. While the girls finished up with the final details, the groom and his friends headed to the bar to toast to the day. We started portraits downtown to capture the city then headed over to Laurelhurst Park in SE Portland. It is one of my favorite locations in the city. The ceremony was performed by one of Kim’s closest friends and the party began following the vows complete with local Oregon beers and VooDoo Donuts! One of my favorite people from the day was Kevin’s mom who broke into tears more than once due to her excitement and joy for the day. The first time she saw Kim and Kevin dressed up as bride and groom was hilarious and awesome as she broke into tears and hugged them both. I love people that show so much love and enthusiasm. It’s the best. Another favorite was a guest named TJ who broke out the best moves I’ve ever seen on a dance floor. He deserves a huge shout out. I need to figure out if I can hire him to spice up dance floors in my future.

The day was easy going, playful, fun and paid homage to my favorite local locations and treats. I also loved the board game decor. Thrilled for Kim and Kevin and grateful I was there to document the fun and the love! Congrats you too!

Venue: Hotel Vintage Plaza
Venue: Laurelhurst Club
Second Shooter: Scott Larsen
Photobooth: Stumptown Photobooth
Dessert: VooDoo Doughnuts and Tillamook Ice Cream
Cater: Catering by Laurie
Rentals: Something Borrowed
Flowers: Floral Sunshine
Hair and Makeup:  K A Salon and Spa
Wine: Division Wines
Beer: Rogue Brewery and Bill’s Tavern
Wedding dress: Brides For A Cause



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