The Portland Oregon LDS Temple : Leslie and John’s Wedding Ceremony

They called the Pacific NW home, their nest was not too far from the ocean, lakes, and snowy mountaintops.  They met in collage while attending class, got married almost 12 years ago in a courthouse wedding and began their life journey together building their family while traveling all around the world.

2017-04-07_0004

John is a U.S. Marine and they have seen and experienced many different things and exciting places.

2017-04-07_0012

They are now on their final journey overseas where John is stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, but before they left they wanted to celebrate their marriage with their family and have a ceremony at the Portland LDS Temple.  I had the honor of photographing their special day at this serine and beautiful venue.  It was a bright and sunny day, the six spires of the marble-clad temple was rising elegantly among the towering Douglas-fir trees, nothing short of perfection.

2017-04-07_0001

2017-04-07_0010

2017-04-07_0011

2017-04-07_0002

2017-04-07_0006

2017-04-07_0009

2017-04-07_0007

2017-04-07_0005

It was a true honor being a part of your special day, and I look forward to seeing your photos from your adventures overseas!

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas : Jacki and Brian’s Wedding

He was beaming with delight and he wore the biggest smile on his face as he saw his bride smiling at him as she descended down the aisle of the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas.

As their friends and family gathered around them, Jacki and Brian promised to stay true and hold hands as they age, memorizing the grooves and crevices on each finger. As husband and wife, they promised eternity and a day in their vows and sealed their commitment with a kiss.

The rest of the evening was spent clinking and cheering to what may have been the happiest couple in the world at that exact moment. Their day was nothing short of perfection.

Jacki and Brian…Mahalo Nui Loa! I just Googled how to say thank you very much in Hawaiian, but I still don’t think it truly says how I feel. My heart melts in gratitude for your kindness and care for us…and it was a joy to document your first day as husband and wife.  Thank you for making us feel like treasured guests and treating us like family.

Much Love and Appreciation…

2017-02-27_00132017-02-27_00122017-02-27_00232017-02-27_00092017-02-27_0008

2017-02-27_00202017-02-27_00022017-02-27_00182017-02-27_00172017-02-27_00142017-02-27_00062017-02-27_00072017-02-27_00042017-02-27_00212017-02-27_0015

2017-02-27_0022

Laurelhurst Park Engagement : Amy + Doug

He’s from SoCal, she’s from Minnesota.  They met on a perfect California Day.  California has proven to be one of their favorite places to be, but so has the Pacific Northwest, which is where they now live!  It’s a small place in their lives that represents peace and joy.  They adore all the outdoors that the PNW has to offer, and they love spending time with their adorable 11 year old doggies, Haley an Maddie!

2016-11-23_0025

On days like Amy and Doug’s engagement session, I feel incredibly lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest…the trees feel like a breath of fresh air and working with such amazing clients is icing on the cake!

2016-11-23_0013

2016-11-23_0014

2016-11-23_0019

2016-11-23_0026

What better way to celebrate engagement photos then a picnic in the park!  Doug was so sweet and he surprised Amy with fresh roses, and some PNW drinks and eats!

2016-11-23_0027

2016-11-23_0023

2016-11-23_0022

Amy and Doug share a special love and it was exciting to watch their relationship unfold in front of my camera…

2016-11-23_0020 2016-11-23_0017

I love engagement sessions, and the magic of Laurelhurst made the day nothing short of amazing!

2016-11-23_0018

2016-11-23_0015

2016-11-23_0016

WILSONVILLE MEMORIAL PARK STEIN-BOOZIER BARN FAMILY SESSION: FREEMAN FAMILY

A few months ago I received an email from Stacey wanting to schedule her family’s photo session for this fall!  We put a date on the calendar, but being this is Oregon and it rains quite often, we ended up needing to reschedule.  A week later we met at Wilsonville Memorial Park at Stein-Boozier Barn, which is a rustic barn built in 1901!  What!  This is a beautiful place, not only does it include significant natural areas with extensive trails, but also a large playground!  On our day it wasn’t raining, it wasn’t cold, and the fall colors were vibrant and beautiful!  It was perfect!  I love photographing families, and this family was such a breeze to photograph…just look at these little cuties!

lb1_7215

dsc_2696

lb1_7208

dsc_2688

dsc_2648