Talya and Sam knew they wanted their wedding to be during Labor Day Weekend. Relatives were flying in from across the country and they were doing a lot of DIY projects for the wedding itself. In fact, the wedding venue was scheduled to be a gorgeous family property up the McKenzie near the Belknap Hot Springs. The couple and their families had been building, cleaning, renovating, and organizing for months to prepare the property for the big event. Talya had been sending me vi
Where to begin when commemorating the gorgeous wedding day of Creswell's Hannah Banana and the awesomely sweet and caring Daniel? I have known Hannah for decades...Since she and her brother Luke used to run around our barn as children where their mom boarded her horses. To this day, the word "Hannah" is still written in black sharpie with a little heart under it right in the middle of our tack room...just where young Hannah thought it should be. Fast forward almost 30 years..
Michele and Kyle will always have a special place in my heart as they are the only couple who has ever booked me two years in advance! I remember feeling so privileged and so excited about their wedding from the moment I met them. They are so very sweet to each other and naturally perfect posers. Plus, they were a referral from one of my past favorite Pisgah couples, the Mintzes from 2014! We were slated for success! Of course, nothing ever goes quite perfectly at weddings. T
Kristen and Luke had a stunning wedding last weekend at Jack Scott Farms in Lebanon, Oregon. Kristen was sent my way by my friend from high school, Darci, and I must thank Darci a million times over for sending this sweet, loving, beautiful, and camera-aware couple to me! I was welcomed on site by the bride's out-of-this-world bouquet (seriously, popped right off of Pinterest) crafted by the talented Amanda Dant of Morning Glories Floral. After taking an abundant number of ph
Katie and Nick were my "meet you at your wedding!" couple this year. Interestingly, my couple last year that I did not meet until the wedding day was also from the DC area, just like Katie and Nick! Our initial meeting was over Skype (I love technology!) and we immediately hit it off! Katie and I had oddly similar personalities and I could tell she and I would get along perfectly! Fast-forward a few weeks and I get a panicked email from Katie - her venue essentially canceled!
David and Lydeea kicked off my 2016 wedding season earlier this month at the Albany Golf and Event Center - my first time at the beautiful venue. When we first met last year, I fell in love with the little details they had already planned out for their wedding day. I particularly loved their color scheme and the timeless elements they were able to incorporate utilizing the indoor venue. It was obvious throughout the day how head over heels David and Lydeea are for each other.
Sydney and Wade are one of the most sweet and caring couples I have ever been fortunate enough to photograph. Not just to each other, but even to me! Their wedding day forecast was questionable, in true Oregon October fashion, but the ceremony was set up outdoors in the beautiful garden at Village Green Resort. An hour before the ceremony, the rain started. There was a covered pavillion with the beautiful fountain as the backdrop and Sydney and Wade made the last minute decis
Happy one month anniversary to a beautiful, loving, and easy-going couple, Brooke and Derik. I was so fortunate to be chosen by Brooke and Derik last year to shoot their beautiful wedding day at a gorgeous private residence overlooking Dorena Lake. Shooting out by the lake provided a little relief from my previous 90+degree weddings earlier in the summer, but it was still a brilliantly sunny afternoon. I absolutely LOVED how many little details Brooke & Derik incorporated int
Happy one month anniversary to the Withams - my gift to you: this blog post :) I do not even know where to start with describing these two hilarious and wonderful people or their gorgeous wedding day, but I will try! Marissa & Justin were married at a private residence out in Creswell. Marissa got ready at the Comfort Suites in Creswell which, lo and behold, had amazing lighting opportunities for me! I was loving everything I saw on the back of my camera and then, enter the w