Oregon Coast Love Shoot

UGH. This couple. Jaycee + River were so much fun to hang out with. We met up one afternoon while they were vacationing here in Oregon and I just adored how carefree and loving they were to each other. We talked about our dreams for adventuring the states in a van (or airstream for me!) + our love for our boxer pups. They danced and cuddled to their own beat and made my job that much easier. I loved sharing this spot with them. It's definitely top three favorite spots of mine on the Oregon coast. Press play + just be thankful I didn't post all hunderd and something photos from this day. 

Mary's Peak Engagement | Brittney + Matt

Are you guys ready for the cutest freaking couple and alllll the views of Oregon? We got SO dang lucky on this day. Spring in Oregon is a tricky one and this Spring has been exceptionally rainy.. so when we had one full day of sun it was like God assuring me everything was going to be juuuust fine. You could see mountain tops that were miles away. I couldn't have picked a better day hanging out with these two. Brittney + Matt were so cute, so chill and didn't even mind freezing the last half of the shoot! I truly believe in having a connection with my clients (hate that word..) friends, because it 100% shows through pictures if either parties just don't click. God has put so many incredible couples in my path and I am forever pinching myself that I get to be a small part of something so beautiful. We're definitely going to be getting that Mexican food post wedding ;) Press play + enjoy!

Union/Pine Wedding|Emilie + Connor

Guys. This wedding, these people.. from the very first moment I spoke with Emilie, to our crazy epic adventure at Wachella Falls to their thoughtfully stunning wedding at Union/Pine I have just felt so dang lucky to have been apart of it all. Emilie and Connor hand picked each person that played apart in their wedding and it felt like one huge family all day long.

"Early on in the wedding planning, my mom asked a simple question: “Why don’t you just invite whoever you’d have over for dinner?” That really clicked and stuck with me, and it became the entire heart and theme of our wedding! Connor and I are both very relational beings and were raised in homes with parents who modeled hospitality like no other – doors were always open, guests were coming in and out all the time, and family dinners were an every day staple. This value of keeping the theme “just having people over for dinner” made the entire wedding planning process simple, heartfelt, and, most importantly, US! In all the planning, the goal for our wedding day to have the feel, intimacy, and atmosphere of everyone being in our own home. The cocktail area was set up to look like a living room, the dinner was family style, and the reception room was decked with frames and decorations from our own home. This was truly the “heart” of our wedding and it was definitely the most important thing to us!" from Emilie

Emilie and Connor knew they wanted to have their first look in the forrest somewhere near where Connor used to play as a kid. Days leading up to the wedding they scoped out places nearby the venue and chose Laurelhurst Park for their incredibly sweet first look. I am 100% known to cry at weddings but it's usually during the vows or first dances. Nope. They got me at the first look. 

The rest of the day was spent at Union/Pine where the most stunning floral arch created by Good Seed Floral was, surrounded by the happiest of friends and family. The whole room literally clapped when Connor walked down to the aisle. It was seriously the easiest going day and I enjoyed every minute of it. After these two babes got married there were non stop giggles and just pure joy. We ran around in the misty Portland rain and just soaked up every minute we had. 

This wedding started out my season for 2017 and man oh, man it just kicked everything off so freaking good. I'll forever be grateful for this couple and for clients turning into real friends. Emilie and I share a love for plants so we'll be plant browsing in the near future... probably with coffee in hand ;) ENJOY!

Venue// Union/Pine, Florals// Good Seed Floral, Dress// When Freddie Met Lilly, Caterer// The Lambs Table, MUAH// Leah Wilson

Mt. Index, Washington Elopement | Jen+Jed

Nestled in-between the fir trees, ivy and a river running through the back was this adorable cabin where Jen + Jed chose to share their vows with one another. It was exactly a year ago today that we all went on a couples shoot just for fun and Jed ended the hike by proposing to Jen. She had no idea (and neither did I haha) and it was the sweetest thing to witness. I love spontaneity! I love quiet intimate moments. To me they mean so much more and don't get me wrong I absolutly cherish all my weddings but being vulnerable with just you and your soon to be spouse just gives me all the feels. 

I've know Jen since high school so having her ask me to be apart of such a magical day meant the world. These two are truly meant for each other. They both radiate happiness and you don't even have to really know them to see that. With a few close friends and Jed's parents at their side they exchanged vows with the fall leaves as a backdrop and Santa as their officiant (not kidding, you'll have to scroll down to see more). 

Rattlesnake Ledge Engagement| Alyssa+Keiran

There's just nothing better than a weekend spent with good friends, a sweet hike that barely any one was at and freaking amazing views. This is a pretty popular spot and I was dying to go ever since Alyssa said her and Keiran were moving to Washington. It's not every day you get to photograph one of your best friends, but you guys.. they ARE SO GORGEOUS. + I'm pretty obsessed with them. Even more excited for their wedding this August! Cannot wait to stand beside my girl!!!