Sometimes we finish up a session and we just know it's going to be one of those jump-up-and-down-so-excited-about-sharing blogs. Holly and Alan are not only a gorgeous and sweet pair but they have such a natural connection that every photo looked like they were just off on a romantic getaway together. We LOVED that these two were not afraid to be daring and adventur[...]
Anna and Seng contacted us all the way from the Midwest after they were engaged! She shared with us a story of how she has followed our work from afar and how she's always dreamed of us capturing her story. We were extremely flattered and excited when they decided to fly to the Northwest to have us capture their engagement session! They are such kindred spirits and w[...]
We've spent a handful of times together with Cathi and Dat and every time, we find out more things that we like and admire about this pair. They are one of those couples that you really want to be around because they are so much fun but also the sweetest and genuine individuals. During our long conversations with them we learned that we had quite a lot in common--ev[...]
We loved catching up with Shao and Michael during their family trip to Portland! We hadn't seen them since before their little guy came along. It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon with them and get in some beach playtime. Baby boy sure had a fun time picking up rocks, splashing in the water, and getting sand in-between his little fingers!
Can't help but share photos from Anna and Seng's quick mini session because, well, we couldn't stop looking at them! ahah. We took these the day before their proposed beach session since it was the only day out of the week without rain in the forecast. Yes, really?! They flew in from the Midwest for engagement photos with us so we wanted to have these as backup ph[...]
We were looking back at some old galleries and couldn't believe we haven't shared this beautiful session with Tam and Anthony yet. Tam had remarkable taste and looked absolutely stunning in her gowns! We love it when all these things come together to make a fun session; pretty location, pretty outfits, and a pretty easy-going couple!
This particular wedding holds a special place in my heart--my little sister just got married! Taylor and Josh's intimate wedding was held at Villa de Amore in Temecula, CA. And as you may know, we are located in the Portland,OR area so I was quite surprised that my little sister chose a wedding venue all the way back home in Southern California! It was literally 15 mi[...]
We love bridal sessions because we get to spend an afternoon with our brides in their stunning dresses away from the hectic pace of the actual wedding day! And there's just something magical about taking a beautiful bridal gown outdoors under natural light. We feel deeply that everyone deserves to be loved, and we love capturing those stories.
I always love my time in Wisconsin. Not only do I get to see my family, but I also get to visit one of my favorite botanical gardens there. What better way to share the beauty of the garden than with some of our favorite photos we were able to capture while holding a mentor session. One of the questions we often get asked is in regards to how we pose our couples. The [...]
We met up with Andrea and Scott a few days after their wedding for a more relaxed bridal session on the beautiful Oregon coast. A bridal session after the big day is a great way to thoroughly enjoy being newly married. It's the simplicity and genuine display of affection for each other that made me fall in love with Andrea and Scott's beach bridal session.
Andrea and Scott's story began a decade ago halfway across the world, and was forever bonded at their intimate Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden wedding. They met in Malaysia seemingly a lifetime ago and were blessed to somehow cross paths again. The way Andrea and Scott look at each other makes my heart smile. It affirms my belief that true romance can bring people[...]