{Stef + Jon} Portland, Oregon Wedding Engagement Photography Session

May 12th, 2014 : Engagements

I knew we we’re going to have fun on {Stef + Jon}’s engagement session when they wanted to jump in a mud puddle and splash around at Laurelhurst Park in Portland during their engagement photo session.  Even though we ended up pushing that off to a latter date, (can you say “trash the dress session”?), I just know they couldn’t stop thinking about it!  Totally loving the outdoors, Stef + Jon had tons of stories of playing outside together including climbing, running ect. and also getting engaged in Zanzibar, East Africa.  I knew these two we’re going to be inseparable though when they explained to me their sparing matches with each other.  “Those that play together, stay together”…not sure who said that but I do think it’s right on!  Wendy and I look forward to your wedding this summer at Caldera in Sisters and please enjoy the images!!

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Great Gatsby themed inspiration photo shoot at Sunriver Resort, Oregon and The Great Hall for La Fleur Magazine

I’m always up for inspiration shoots as it makes me explore my creativity and take chances without doing this at an actual wedding, so when La Fleur Magazine contacted me about a Great Gatsby concept shoot at Sunriver Resort, Oregon utilizing the Great Hall I was all in.  I like the Great Gatsby theme as the roaring 20’s we’re really about pushing beyond traditions in literally every aspect of life and well, being a creative, I love that environment!  Here are my favorites of the day and I’d like to certainly thank everyone for taking the time and energy to make this an amazing session.  Thanks to our models for taking the time to make all this happen as well:  Clair Stevenson, Joshua Morse, Thomas Kealey, Karissa Moline, Kim Nase and Jacob Moyer!!

To see the full magazine article please go to this link:  La Fleur Magazine – Destinations Wedding Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all the amazing vendors who participated:

Location:  Sunriver Resort
Event Rentals:  West Coast Event Productions
Flowers:  Donner Flower Shop
Cake & Deserts:  Foxtail Bakeshop
Hair & Makeup:  Sage Springs Club & Spa, Sunriver Resort
Vintage Limousine:  Classic Limousine Service
Gown:  Bella Brides
Tuxedos:  Bella Brides
Wardrobe:  Macy’s
Vintage tableware – The Darling Dish
Linens and chargers – BBJ Linen
Stationery – Little Arrow Studio

 

{Dara + Joel} Smith Rock State Park Wedding Engagement Photography Session

May 7th, 2014 : Engagements

It’s always a complement when relatives through our past clients hire us as their wedding photographers but it’s even that much cooler when some of these family work as professional photographers!  With {Dara + Joel}’s interest in wine, our first stop on this shoots adventure was to downtown Redmond where the owner of the newly established Red Martini Wine Bar and Grill graciously let us in after hours to take advantage of this really funky/cool seating bench which you’ll need to check out below.  In addition to photographing out at Smith Rock State Park and the Red Martini, we wanted to create something cool in one of the many lava tubes surrounding the Central Oregon area so if you’re ever up for an adventure these things are so fun to check out!!  The final part of our adventure was when we got out to Smith Rock, and the light could not have been more amazing to capture the two of them.  That being said, we can’t wait for your wedding at Black Butte Ranch in addition to all the stories after your travels to Indo!  Enjoy

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{Maren + Colby} Caldera Springs Family Portrait Photography Session

May 5th, 2014 : Portraits

One of our favorite Portland, Oregon families is the McDonald’s and May 4th 2014 marked Maren’s parents 40th wedding anniversary so through our ‘client for life’ program we set up a portrait session at their Caldera Springs residence.  Wendy and I look forward to many more moments to help you celebrate through photography and many more glasses of champagne to toast those fantastic milestones!  Congratulations to Sheryl + Mark!!

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{James + Lesley} M Resort Las Vegas, Nevada Wedding Photography

May 5th, 2014 : Weddings

These two sure know how to have a heck of a lot of fun! As you scroll through their wedding photos you can easily see the joy of the day as well as the laughs and light-hearted play of {James + Lesley’s} wedding day. The M Resort was a beautiful location with all the modern texture and creativity WE LOVE to shoot. One of the most amazing things about this venue was the ceremony location and the aisle of the wedding, which was in between two fabulous pools. Made for some creative angles and very special moments.

As we welcome these two into our family, we can’t help but see how perfectly matched they are. {James + Lesley}, thank you for choosing us to document this special time for you both, it was such a joy to witness your love, be behind the scenes and still be able to celebrate with you afterwards!

Love you guys, B + W

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Special thanks to all the vendors that made this day amazing:

Venue/Food/Bar: M Resort
Coordinator: Mariann Clemens
Floral: By Dzign
Officiant: Phil York
DJ: Rrumple Skilton
Dress: David’s Bridal
Photobooth: Joy Squad Photobooth

{Kaitlin + Brent} Madras, Oregon Engagement Photography Session

May 5th, 2014 : Engagements, Letter Series

Brent,

When we first met, I immediately noticed your blue eyes and friendly smile. We spent the entire evening hanging out with friends dancing and having a great time. Your “dance hands” were out in full force that night — I knew then you were someone I could have fun with.

When I was house/dog sitting for a week and a big snowstorm hit Portland – you came and picked me up in your truck; drove to my parent’s house, and picked up my Mother so we could go to the grocery store to get groceries — I knew then you were a caretaker.

When we finally started dating and during one of our trips to Black Butte, you sat on the couch with 3-year-old Lizzie and read her stories from her book. I had never seen you interact with children before and was a bit afraid of how you would be. I couldn’t take my eyes of watching you play and read with her — I knew then you would be an amazing father.

When I flew back from a work trip in California late on a Friday night and we hoped in the truck from the airport and drove straight to Black Butte to play in the snow at 1am — I knew then you were my best friend.

When I decided to change jobs to something new, you encouraged me the entire way. No matter how scared I was, you gave me love and support — I knew then you would always be a supportive partner.

When you took me for the first time to your farm and we drove around on the tractor in the fields until it was completely dark outside — I knew then I loved you and always wanted to be a part of your life.

There are so many things I have learned from you and about you over the last few years. I am so thankful for all of these things, because now I know that I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. I love you with all my heart!

xoxo, Kaitlin

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