{Brooke + Patrick} Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, Oregon Wedding Photography

July 9th, 2014 : Weddings

We first met {Brooke + Patrick} while up in Seattle for their engagement session.  They had recently bought a really cool old house and we’re in the process of renovating it and that day Patrick was in a 5′ deep hole, (that use to be their porch) and was dealing with some drainage issues…..   I learned more than anything about them that day that these two will be there to support each other through thick and thin!!

Fast forward to their sunny wedding at Black Butte Ranch and it was a whole new world as this place has amazing views of the Cascade range and Phalarope Lake.  The support of their friends and family was evident as I think there were at least 20+ different areas of the country (and abroad) recognized.  They even had their yellow lab Dublin and Bear there to back them up during the ceremony/reception and being a dog lover I’m always excited to see the pooches representing.  Wendy and I were honored to be at your wedding and we hope you enjoy these images!












































Much thanks to all the wonderful vendors we worked with at this wedding, including:

Black Butte Ranch’s: Jennifer Engle and Esther Moore

Floral:  Flowers By Deanna

Cake:  The Cake Lady

Band:  Pressure Point

Wine Barrels:  Illuminate Your Night

Officiant:  Jean Maurer

Other Rentals:  Paper Bloom










{Tyler + Travis} Portland, Oregon Wedding Engagement Photography Session

June 18th, 2014 : Engagements, Letter Series

Dear Trav,

If someone had told me at the beginning of freshmen year that I would marry the guy with the obscenely large orange messenger bag and Rainforest Café t-shirt, I think I would have laughed. And almost ten years later, I wake up every morning feeling so lucky to have you by my side.

Someone described you today as “very charming.” And while that sounded obsequious, they meant it as fact. And it’s true in the best sense of the word. Your charm comes from the fact that you are genuinely interested in the world around you and the people in it. I am constantly astounded by your attention and care for others, your grounded nature, and your thoroughly good and decent soul. Your intelligence and good looks would let you get away with being more of a jerk, but instead you have dedicated yourself to living with integrity, compassion, and honesty.

Thank you. Thank you for challenging me, for supporting me, for pushing me to do better and be better. Thank you for being kind to me when I’m being cranky, for being the best adventure partner a girl can ask for, and for not minding too much when I try and steal your food. Thank you for believing in me, and believing in us.

I can’t wait for the next bijillion years together.

I love you,


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{Jessica + Bill} Portland, Oregon Wedding Engagement Photography Session

June 12th, 2014 : Engagements

So we met {Jessica + Bill} for the first time up in Seattle, Washington and being an animal lover, I couldn’t stop playing with their super cute French Bulldog by the name of Steve.  It’s awesome how many people love animals but little did I know of Steve’s charm and good looking magnetism while we we’re on their wedding engagement session in Portland, Oregon.  To say that Steve was stealing the show would put it mildly as it wasn’t the typical people asking, “Is this your engagement photography?  Congratulations!”.  Nope, it was, Oh my God, that’s such a cute dog”, “what’s his name?”, “I/We love French Bulldogs”……  Ok, I digress as all this chat takes us away from what we’re here for, which is to celebrate {Jessica + Bill}’s engagement and wedding right?!!  So these two met in SF, got engaged in the San Juan Islands at this historic hotel that evidently has the coolest Irish bartender, LOVE wine tasting, good food, great friends, travel and duh…dogs!  Oh, and then there’s some sky diving in to top it off, right Jessica?   Please enjoy the images and Wendy and I can’t wait to see you guys again down at Wente Vineyards in CA!  Cheers!!

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{Amanda + Eric} Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood, Oregon Wedding Photography with an Alice in Wonderland Theme

May 19th, 2014 : Weddings

Let me take you down the rabbit hole of incredible weddings this year by talking about our Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon wedding with {Amanda + Eric}.  As many of you know, Wendy and I were married at Timberline in 08 so this place holds a significant amount of memories for us as well!  When Amanda and Eric told me their wedding was going to have an Alice in Wonderland theme I was super excited but didn’t know what to expect as the ideas can be endless and to what extent would they be focusing on this theme I wouldn’t know until the wedding day.  Well, all I can say is their wedding was amazing!!!  The details we’re endless and well thought out as everything fit together in a way that made this wedding extremely unique and beautiful in it’s own right.  From the fantastic brides maids hats, to the hooka’s on the dinner tables, to the flower girls and boys who wore masks and propeller caps, to the “Harlem shuffle” processional after the ceremony, to the….we’ll the list goes on and on but you get the picture.  So here it is for all of you to see!  Enjoy

Oh, and of course I’d like to thank photographer Andrew Larkin for being my awesome 2nd shooter of the day in addition to my beautiful wife who came up with our 15 DAY old daughter Shelby to create the day of wedding slideshow, and my parents for looking after Shelby while Wendy was creating the day of wedding slideshow!  It was a team effort!

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Special Thank you to all the vendors of the day who we’re awesome to work with:

Timberline Lodge

Geranium Lake Flowers


{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