To say that this one was one for the books would be an understatement. There were so many little pieces that came together for the day to be perfect and magical, but a lot of those little pieces had to travel 6,184 km (which I had to translate into miles via Google to 3,848 for all of us Americans) to get here. Kaelene and I are from the same small town, Creswell. We knew of each other peripherally (she was the same age as my younger brother) and, like all good small town kid
I met with Megan and Alex via Skype months prior to their wedding. They secured the coveted 9/9 slot in my 2017 wedding season and were officially my first ever Bend, Oregon wedding! I was so excited for the opportunity to get to shoot in a new location at a beautiful resort venue! I loved Megan and Alex's vision for the day. The couple has an understated elegance about them and that chic simplicity carried over into every aspect of their wedding day. When I arrived at the go
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
Happy one month anniversary to Travis and Mikaela who were married last month in a beautiful backyard ceremony. The day dawned exceptionally smoky and warm and at first, I was so worried that the photos would be negatively impacted by all of that haze! On our way to the wedding site, we saw multiple firefighter base camps (which was actually sort of cool!) and from the ceremony site itself, we could see a location where firefighters were coming out of the forest and switching
Every year, I am lucky enough to shoot at least one wedding at the amazing Emerald Valley Golf and Resort. Any of my devoted readers know that this building has a lot of history for me and it was the same place that my husband and I got married back in 2011. It has it all...gorgeous scenery, beautiful ceremony sight, stunning, indoor reception area. Easy parking, perfect amenities...I could go on, but what you really need to know for this blog post is that for 2017, I was giv
Where do I even start? Zach and I met several years ago and I immediately knew that he and my husband would be perfect for each other! They both had an understated sense of humor, an awkward competitive streak seething beneath the surface, and a pre-occupation with golf. I mean, is there more to a bro-mance than that? Fast-forward five years (has it already been that long?) and Zach and I are still close friends, but I think he's only ever even met my husband twice (I'm still
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..
Chris and Katie's wedding took place on a surprisingly beautiful afternoon in Chehalis, Washington early last month. Chris is my husband's cousin and as soon as I learned that he was engaged, I secretly started refreshing my inbox every 10 minutes until I finally got a message from Chris' mom, Linda, asking if I might be available to shoot their wedding. I tried to play it cool and be professional about it (ha!) but, of course, I JUMPED at the chance to do a wedding for two v