this summer has been so busy and it’s just been impossible for me to keep up with posting all the pictures. im hoping this beautiful wedding makes up for the absence. this is one of 3 photographers weddings i shot this summer. yep, i shot 3 photographers weddings this summer! how awesome is that?! i love my job and it is so amazingly flattering when someone in the industry hires me. what a compliment. i have been smiling all summer because of it. hope you can see me smiling from your computer right now, because i promise you i am! i am also trying something new with the blog posting to make it more interactive and emotional. im going to have my couples share the story of their special day. i, in no way prompted any words or changed a single part of what they wrote. i hope you enjoy this new format as much as i do. please leave a comment and let me know. more weddings coming soon! I’m on a roll (0;
Location: Smith Homestead in the Tillamook State Forest
Officiant: Nitin Joshi (friend)
Caterer: Cindy Thompson & Mother Superior (aka Linda Thompson)
Flowers: Snapdragon Studios – Jen Fish
Guitarist: Josh McArthur
Wedding Coordinator Extraordinaire: Pamela Zoch (friend)
DJ: A Beat Above
without further ado…….
zach and darcie…..a love story
Zach proposed to me and the kiddos on Christmas day! We enthusiastically said “yes” and decided to tie the knot while staying out in Diamond Lake with his parents just a few days later. On New Years Eve the kids, his parents, a justice of the peace, and my mom & step-dad (watching via Skype), stood by the frozen lake saying yes to each other and a new life. We lit fireworks and had a bonfire that night not only entering in the new year, but a life that we had just begun together…the four of us! We now wanted to celebrate the joining of our lives with our friends and family! So we put together this whole shindig filled with love and warmth. I had always dreamed of a fall wedding so it was the perfect timing that everything came together.
It was such a special day for us. Jen was incredible, she captured the natural moments that could not have been arranged, she captured our happiness and the subtle emotions that knits our family together. I have to admit, driving to the venue I was a little worried because it was sprinkling a bit and kind of grey outside but when we got there and saw the amazing light that was created we were thrilled with the turn of weather! It made the air just crisp enough to be able to light the fire in our venue. The day couldn’t have been more beautiful, the food was out of this world, the setting, in the woods, was close to our hearts, the gentle guitar music, the warmth of our friends and family. It will be a day we will remember for the rest of our lives. I am so beyond grateful that Jen captured the moments for us that we will treasure and hang on our walls to remind us of the commitment we made as a family!
Hi to all my beautiful followers! I realize I am so bad at blogging, but I am slowly getting better if you can’t tell. I’m trying anyways. I always want to share all my pictures but get so busy that the blogging comes last. Well here is an attempt to remedy that situation…. I had the amazing privilege to shoot this wedding up on Mount Hood this summer with the dear Lindsay. Weddings in our beautiful area, just blow me away. We are so lucky to live here in Oregon, even though we do get rained on a lot. But hey, we have the mountain and we have the beaches so I don’t complain! We were blessed with some gorgeous weather, and all kinds of love surrounding these 2 amazing people. C and A got married at the gorgeous The Resort at The Mountain and the weather couldn’t’ have been more perfect. From start to finish, there was smiles and emotions. I couldn’t quit taking pictures….even though I wanted to munch on s’mores all night. You’ll see what I’m talking about when you look through the pictures.
this is just a quick little post in the middle of my busyness to beg for your support. it truly will take you less than 10 seconds and you don’t have to share any personal information. all you have to do is click HERE and it will take you to my picture on Facebook. from there, all you have to do is click the little LIKE button. thats it! easy peasy! i had such a fun time doing this circus themed shoot with a great stylist who attends aveda institute of portland. we teamed up, racked our brains and in less than 24 hours did this. every like on facebook gets us closer to having her lovely talented styling and my pictures used in the aveda catwalk for water 2012 advertising. we would love your support. and don’t fret….the FULL SHOOT will be posted as soon as the voting ends on the 14th!
and don’t you LOVE this hat? OH MY GOSH!!! Lisa’s Mini Mad Hattery just outdoes herself! WAIT TIL YOU SEE THE REST! Grab your own beautiful hat….HERE!
did you realize christmas is only two weeks away? gosh, I almost didn’t! but don’t fret….there is still plenty of time to get a few lovely pictures before the big day hits. I have some mini session slots open still and you’ll have your pictures back the next day. You can even get a designed christmas card for you to print off or email out to friends and family. so don’t put it off any longer, i’m here to help. and a few to share from a session last week. i’m still behind in blogging, but I’m trying!
we couldn’t have had more beautiful fall colors than this. we all said that a day earlier or a day later, couldn’t even have compared to this beauty we were blessed with. as you can see, the colors are stunning and so are the people. i adore these four, not just because they are loyal clients, not just because he is the best dentist ever (check him out if you are in need of a dentist SERIOUSLY!), not just because they are beatiful, but really just because they are some of the most amazing people i know. genuine, kind, full of love and respect for each other, and their kids are just adored more than i could ever put into words.
and of course….another gentle reminder….we are running out of time for christmas pictures. don’t miss out! get ahold of me today. i have regular sessions and mini sessions available. hope to have your beautiful family in front of my camera soon.
yes it’s almost christmas. i cannot believe it crept up on us so fast! you better email me quick to get on my books before the holidays hit! i have some adorable christmas card templates to share with you and all kinds of ideas. don’t miss out, time is running out!! hope to see you in front of my camera soon. here is some fun photos to share of an adorable new family. their boys were just too sweet and full of personality. i know the parents walked away wondering if i got anything…….its always a nice surprise when they get to see that of course i did (0;
yes i am still the worst blogger. i have accepted this about myself. im trying but its just so hard keeping up with everything in business and raising two little boys. blogging seems to be the last on my priority list. but i try. please know that i try. (0; don’t forget to get on my books for family photos for the holidays. yes its almost november, which means its almost december, which means its almost christmas!! GASP!! we can have a cute little winter wonderland studio shots with the kiddos or do some fun fall family stuff outside. its your pick. i’m not one of the places in the mall. i’m here to capture your family. to get your personalities. i do this as my job. it puts food on the table for me and my two boys and i am blessed to be able to do that. it’s why i do what i love. it’s why i rely on my clients to refer me to their friends and family. there are lots of photographers out there these days but you chose me and i love you for that. did you know that all the chain studios in the mall and such offer digital negative options these days? you cant get out of there without dropping upwards of $400 and more. And for what? We all in the industry kinda laugh about that. Well here is me….this is what i do…this is what i capture…the chains cant touch me xoxo
I’m here to capture your style…..
i’m here to dance with your kids…yeah i dance with your kids…and this is what happens….
i get in your face…i make fart noises…i get looks like this…..
i make cool backgrounds in your garage and yeah, i make airplanes out of cardboard boxes to entertain your toddlers with….just for you…i do this….
i first have to start this post with a sincere apology. i say every single time i blog that i am going to do better about posting often and always set a goal. as you can see i fail miserable at this task LOL. running a business on my own and two boys to take care of leaves my time limited. i have tried so hard to keep all you beautiful blog readers up to date with all my shoots but i can’t seem to do it. i need to just find someone to blog for me since i cant find the time, but until then, i truly will try to blog more. i have so many incredibly beautiful and fun families, seniors, tiny new babies, and wedding full of love to share that i have had the priveledge of capturing over the last few months. my facebook seems to get more pictures posted since it quicker to do that then blog so be sure to find me on there and add me. i’m sure to put a smile on your face with my crazy ramblings about being a parent, make your tummy grumble with some of my yummy new recipes i have been trying out, or treat you to some beautiful photos of my lovely clients.
also, a very quick, but very very important note that we have only about 2 months left for family christmas pictures. yes it’s that time of year and our weather is going bad quickly. lets get out there before my schedule gets completely booked and put your beautiful family in front of my camera. email me to get on the schedule!
and now…without further ado…one of my beautiful families i had the pleasure of capturing recently. and here is a perfect example of HOW YOU SHOULD DRESS FOR YOUR PHOTO SHOOT. i love when clients listen to my suggestions and go all out. effort in your clothes and accessories truly make a difference in your pictures and i couldn’t be more happy when a family shows up rockin their own style but coordinate with each other (NOT MATCH). it shows them, their fun personalities, their love and i just want to squeeze them.