Category : Engagements

{Kate + Erick} Bend, Oregon Wedding Engagement Photography Session

August 7th, 2014 : Engagements

We did this creatively swank engagement shoot with {Kate + Erick} recently at one of our favorite wedding venues in Bend to photograph, Brasada Ranch.  As a photographer, I don’t think I’ll ever feel like we’ve exhausted the different angles and compositions of any venue as it always seems like there’s always fun, new areas everywhere we look!  This was apparent as we checked out the yoga studio with the super cool metal barn door and the gym facility with the lava rock fireplace!  We wish you the most wonderful wedding in Hawaii coming up!!
















{Ali + Robby} Bend, Oregon Wedding Engagement Photography Session

July 28th, 2014 : Engagements

I had a fantastic engagement session with Ali + Robby in Bend, Oregon when we made our way through the Old Mill District and into downtown Bend.  Wendy and I can’t wait to photograph your special day coming up next month at Black Butte Ranch and meet all your family & friends.  Enjoy!!















{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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{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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{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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