Monday, March 26, 2012

feeling small

Sometimes feeling small
can be so awesome.

best friends

My bff and I had a much needed adventure day yesterday.
We went out to Astoria for the day, sunglasses, books and cameras in hand.
We read, sat in the sun, found a whimsical forest of alders, took a zillion photos, drank some good coffee, drank some terrible coffee, had delicious lunch, walked on the beach, bought some antique finds, had some ridiculous laugh attacks and best friend moments, and lots of talk time on the drive there and back.
A great day, indeed.


such a sweet sweet boy.

got it.

Sometimes when I have a portrait session, the kids will run wild or refuse to have their picture taken, like this boy.
He refused to sit still long enough for me to take his picture most of the day and of course my stubbornness kicks in and I am just determined to get a good picture in.
And that's just what happened.
Somehow, I managed to get a shot of him looking very calm and serene.
Gotcha :)
You would never know he was running wild most of the day, ha.

made in oregon

steel bridge reflections



Aren't they the cutest?


the most gorgeous bridal party.

Monday, January 30, 2012

oh the first look, i love it.

Oh the first look, I love it so much.
So much anticipation and love and joy
all in one moment.

on prayer

i love when bridesmaids take a moment to pray for the bride and her marriage.
it's always such a sweet moment.

Friday, January 13, 2012

kim and brent

My dear friends Kim and Brent asked me to shoot their New Years Eve wedding.
I had a blast seeing them so happy and in love and reconnecting with college friends from UW.
What a great weekend.

pipe smokin'

I love this shot.
An old soul.


They say the cure for anything is salt water: tears, sweat or the sea.
9 times out of 10, I choose the sea.
This is why.

zihuatanejo, mexico

My lovely friend Nancy Barnes invited me to Mexico to help her shoot a wedding and also just to play and explore. It was so fantastic to get out of the country and dive into another country and culture and take in the beauty of the city and the people.
I am most definitely going to return with a big group of friends to explore some more. I loved it.

Hood River and Mosier

Bryant House

My awesome roommates and our awesome Christmas tree. I realize Christmas was a few weeks ago and I am late posting this, but how cute are we?

Fall leaves on Sauvie Island

More love for Sauvie Island and fall leaves.

annie bethancourt

Annie Bethancourt is one of the most talented people I know. Her songwriting is out of this world and her voice you can feel in your bones. Basically, she's amazing. Do yourself a favor and check out her music.

sauvie island

I love Sauvie Island so much. It's just a short drive from Portland, but it's a whole other world full of farms and fields and beauty. I'll take a day like this any day.

pumpkin patch

Radio Flyer