I’m announcing 2 new holiday mini session events this coming weekend! If you still need some holiday portraits to share with friends and family, or for your holiday cards, it’s not too late! Holiday Minis at a Private Farm in Troutdale When? – This Sunday, November 22nd from 1:00pm – 3:30pm Where? – Elaine’s Peony […]

This micro wedding at Opal 28 was just beautiful, and the couple was so adorable. The bride was truly radiant and just glowing with happiness all day. This was my first time working at this venue, and I loved it’s urban/industrial/neighborhood feeling courtyard. Such a cute venue right in the happening neighborhood on NE 28th. […]

This micro zoom wedding at Portland’s White House was the cutest wedding of the year! This adorable couple met at church one day when she decided to sit in a new seat. It just so happened to be his preferred seat. When Covid happened they decided to move in together. They got along smashingly living […]

Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about Fall and Holiday photos?! I can’t! But, I guess I can, because this year has simultaneously lasted forever and gone by in a blink. Wasn’t it just March last week? There are lots of new autumn & holiday mini sessions around Portland for you to […]

I love these colorful family photos at Peninsula Park! While weddings have slowed a bit this year, family photo sessions have been nearly non-stop! I think this is because there’s not as much travel or gatherings happening these days. Parents are working from home, and schooling from home, so it’s easier to make time for […]

This intimate ceremony at Weddings On The Hill in West Linn was so great! Like many other couples who were engaged to be married this year, these two had to make quite a few changes due to the pandemic. One of those changes was choosing an entirely new venue! This was my first time working […]

Vendors: Venue – Cornelius AirBnB Hair & Makeup – Gauri Nagul Cake – Oh For The Love Of Baking CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE IMAGES FROM THIS WEDDING

Today’s the big day – we have a winner of my free wedding photography giveaway! While there were some lovely entries to choose from, one stood out among the rest. This fun couple painted a very detailed picture for me of not only their wedding day plans and ideas, but of each of their personalities, […]

I love these engagement photos taken at Lewis & Clark College. I have always wanted to photograph there, but it’s just never worked out until now! The groom grew up in the neighborhood and growing up spent lots of time on and around the campus. These two live in LA and were visiting Oregon only […]

I love Mt Tabor Engagement Photos. Mt. Tabor is such a beautiful location. The hardest part is always choosing which part of the park to use. I think this area would have to be my favorite. As someone who loves working with sunshine, especially sunshine filled trees, I admit a lot of Mt. Tabor is […]

This Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Octagonal Barn Wedding included a surprise visit from a Stormtrooper! This was the last wedding I photographed before COVID19 took over the world. In fact, it took place just two days before McMenamins canceled all events and temporarily closed their properties. Phew! That was a close one for this couple! These […]

These Caswell Sculpture Garden Engagement Photos were so much fun to create! The sculpture garden is not only a great venue for a wedding, but it’s a beautiful location for any kind of portrait session as well! And it’s only a short distance to the Sandy River, which is another great photo location. The sculpture […]

Every year I spend at least one evening taking Spring Family Photos at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Such a pretty and colorful city park! Unfortunately this year, the pandemic canceled Spring photos all together. However, I realized I never shared these images from last year’s mini session event. So, here you go! My mini session […]

These two were set to be married last week, but unfortunately the pandemic had other plans. Nearly every wedding I had on the books for this year has been rescheduled for next year. I’m certainly going to miss photographing those pretty Lace Flower Girl Dresses. My heart goes out to all the couples trying to […]

This colorful Oregon Teardrop Trailer Pop-up Elopement styled shoot was so much fun to plan and photograph! Such cheerful summer colors and a free-spirited style that will have anyone begging for a fun road trip. This shoot was a special feature for NW Wedding Underground. AND! This shoot was recently featured on The Oregonian Oregon […]

This photo shoot was full of pantone blue celestial Wedding Inspiration at Urban Studio in Downtown Portland. A fabulous team of vendors came together to create this look for NW Wedding Underground! NwWU is a website I started last year to help couples find awesome venues and vendors in the area. Pantone Blue Celestial Wedding […]

ANNOUNCEMENT : DEADLINE FOR ENTRY EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020! I haven’t hosted a free wedding photography giveaway since I moved to Portland way back when (9 years ago!). I’ve been wanting to do it again for a while now. I decided there’s no better time than today to plan another one! There’s a pandemic. […]

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Hello! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland, Oregon.  I create colorful and timeless images for couples and families.  Enjoy looking around, and please send me a message, I'd love to hear from you!

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