Monthly Archives: October 2012

Michele & Kevin | September 22, 2012

The state of Oregon is overflowing with incredible locations and venues for couples to host their wedding.  Michele & Kevin chose the beautiful setting of Elk Cove Vineyards and added a number of personal touches.  The ceremony was held underneath a gazebo overlooking rows upon rows of grapes.  Guests gathered around in a semi-circle of chairs as the couple exchanged their vows.  During cocktail hour, a photo booth provided endless entertainment as guests mingled and sipped wine.

Jordan with Blum, Design in Flowers provided the stunning floral design.  Jia with Creations by Ly worked her magic making the day flow together seamlessly.  Her coordination and our efficiencies allowed us extra time with Michele & Kevin throughout the vineyard at the most optimum time of day.  Thank you so much!

Congratulations to Michele & Kevin.  Here are some highlights from the day.

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Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR

I have worn many hats as a photographer over the years.  It all began when I was just 13 years old when my next door neighbor, who was a wedding photographer, asked me if I wanted a summer job.  He wanted help sorting through negatives and placing wedding album orders.  It certainly seemed to beat the idea of mowing lawns or something of that nature, so I said yes!  And there began the seed of my interest in photography.  I began exchanging work for photo lessons and remember the enthusiasm of wanting to learn it all right away.

This interest led me to pursue photography in high school and onto college.  I finished up my degree, packed my car, and drove from Boston to Portland with a great sense of adventure.  I truly did not know what to expect.  Within days of arriving in Portland, I was fortunate enough to locate a local commercial photographer who needed an assistant.  We worked on projects ranging from hotels and restaurants to cook books and magazine shoots.  It was a highly informative time in my career being exposed to so many different facets of photography.

In the circle of life, what is so funny to me is that I ultimately returned back to my roots and became a wedding photographer.  I have always done wedding photography sporadically throughout my life but back in 2007 I made it the most significant aspect of the work I create.  Well, fast forward to now, where I most recently had the opportunity to work on an assignment for the Oregon Garden.  This resort, located in Silverton, OR, is a location I have worked at on a number of occasions including weddings.  But most recently, I had the opportunity to shoot some commercial work for them to use to update their website.  It was an exhilarating experience to work on this assignment and a lot of fun to work with timelines, shot lists, and models (ahem, employees and guests I mean).

Special thanks to Stephanie with Steph Studios for not only helping as an assistant but even standing in for one of the shots.  Thanks Steph!

Jack Turns 3

Well this certainly was a very fun portrait session.  Just as I was getting started, I asked Jack, “So, how old are you?”  He, like so many other kids his age, wanted to show me with his fingers.  And you have to admit, making the signal for 3 is not easy.  That third finger is a tricky one.  But he got it and was very excited about his age.

We had the opportunity to play around at Cathedral Park.  From finding a walking stick to feeding the ducks and playing on the railroad tracks, Jack had quite the exciting afternoon.  And it was an absolute blast capturing him having fun.  I hope we get to hang out again soon buddy!

Here are some highlights from the session:

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Elizabeth & Isabella | Identical Twins

When Alexis and Cuong contacted us to let us know that they welcomed a set of identical twin girls into the world, I was beyond ecstatic.  Of course I always love photographing newborns, but I have a particular interest in identical twins.  And what a unique experience to have the opportunity to photograph newborn twins.  Elizabeth and Isabella are the cutest most peculiar little girls.  And they certainly keep mom and dad very busy.  When one is awake, the other is asleep.  When one needs their diaper changed, the other wants to eat.  When one is fussy and crying, the other is trying to sleep.  But the energy that exists between identical twins is simply magical and it can be seen at even such a young age.

Congratulations to Alexis and Cuong on the arrival of Elizabeth & Isabella!  I absolutely cannot wait for their 1 year session.

 

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Ama Brobbey Marboah - June 8, 2013 - 1:48 pm

beautiful

Preeti Chaudhary - July 2, 2013 - 4:06 pm

very cute babies! congrats!

Pia - July 4, 2013 - 12:30 am

Whao, they REALLY ARE the most beautiful twins on earth.

Baby Lucas

Congratulations to Nedra & Greg for welcoming their son Lucas into the world on August 23, 2012.  He is such a handsome little guy.  We were fortunate enough to photograph him within days of his arrival and he did such a wonderful job being posed this way and that way for his session.  Here are some highlights from Lucas’ first official photo session:

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Baby Landon’s 1 Year Session

One of our most popular portrait packages is our Newborn/1 Year Session.  It is such a great way to capture your child’s first year and I am always amazed by the differences in the two sessions.  Make sure to check out Landon’s newborn session and you will see exactly what I mean.

For his 1 year session, we got together at Cathedral Park.  Landon was very excited to have his photo taken and loved running all over the place. This is such a great time of year for taking family photos outdoors.  I was glad that it was time for Landon’s 1 year session.  Here are some highlights:

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Dana Voelker - October 24, 2012 - 2:07 pm

Once again, you have done amazing work! Thank you for taking such great photos to document our family!

Amy & Matt | September 9, 2012

We continue to be amazed by the stunningly beautiful Bridal Veil Lakes.  It continues to remain one of our favorite outdoor venues for weddings.  The location is a perfect backdrop for taking photographs.  The long rows of trees, the tall grassy areas, and the sweeping view of the Columbia River certainly make Bridal Veil Lakes a rather unique experience.

Following the wedding ceremony, guests followed along a path to the back side of the lake where everyone gathered for a large group photo.  It is such a great way to capture all your guests and a great way to kick off cocktail hour!  Guests mingled and sipped on cocktails as the sun dropped lower and lower in the sky.  Various yard games were set up for everyone to enjoy and of course many opted to go for a canoe ride.

Congratulations to Amy & Matt!

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