WHY: My Thoughts On Photography

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WHY? Because happy moments should last longer than a moment.

Because we need to feel good, and strong, and hopeful.

Because we have one life, so we deserve to remember what makes us happy.

Because I believe in investing in what gives you hope, and so do my clients.

Because humans crave connection and beauty, and I am no exception

I'll say it again and again every day if I have to. My job has purpose, and it's not just about clicking the shutter.

Passion + Wellness

Passion + Wellness

You know when you're on the right path when lyrics like this make you freeze in your tracks..."I wanna see our bodies burning like the old big sun. I wanna know what we’ve been learning and learning from". This song, Man on Fire by Edward Sharpe, is every emotion in my heart at the moment, put into four minutes. If you aren't familiar with it, have a listen at the bottom of this blog.

Summer Outfit Ideas For Date Night Or Engagement Shoots

Summer Outfit Ideas For Date Night Or Engagement Shoots

And we're back with more styled guides! I love posting these, because they're not only helpful for my clients, but also they provide me with a reference point as well when I pick new outfits for the season! Whether you're on the hunt for a new date night outfit, or you have an engagement shoot coming up, you can use these ideas to inspire your next ensemble. Look at colors and materials, or copy exactly what's below, either way, you're bound to find a new favorite look with my tips below.

Romantic Willamette Valley Vineyard Wedding

Romantic Willamette Valley Vineyard Wedding

I met Erika over a cup of coffee, as I usually do with my clients. It's one of my many love languages, as I talk about often on my Instagram page. Erika had expressed concern that she wasn't sure where to start planning a wedding, so it was important to her to work with vendors who were helpful, informative, and could easily take the reigns. We originally met to discuss their engagement photos (which we took at Cannon Beach on the hottest day of the year), but by the end of the consultation, she had said her decision was made on her photographer...now all she had to do was choose her venue. (Spoiler: she chose a really beautiful one).

Vendor Highlight: Opal 28

Vendor Highlight: Opal 28

This year, Opal28 was given an Oregon Bride Award for Best Intimate Venue in Portland. If you've ever visited this small and cute nook near East Burnside Street, you will agree that the award was appropriate and well deserved. The team is hard working, fast responding, and clearly love the environment they've created for themselves and their clients. It's truly special to witness people doing what they love with a full heart and open mind. The ladies at Opal28 are just that. 

Summer Date Ideas For When It's Too Hot

Summer Date Ideas For When It's Too Hot

Every year, without fail, Portland finds itself in the middle of a heatwave that feels hopeless and never-ending. Yes, we want to have fun and be a part of Summer activities, but some days it's just TOO hot to even think about it. So to prepare for that inevitable day, my friends, I have a list of five activities you can do for your date night when it's hot as heck outside. Just looking for something to do after you finished up your workday early? Give these a go! My personal favorite is number three. 

Road Trip to Los Angeles

Road Trip to Los Angeles

On the 1st of June, I packed an overnight bag and a few snacks to prepare for a very long drive to Los Angeles, California. I undoubtedly get my spontaneous attitude from my mom, so when she called me asking to help her move within a few days notice, I couldn't say no to adventure.