Friday, April 23, 2010

Mike + Danielle's engagement shoot

Yesterday evening, Brian and I met up with Mike and Danielle for their engagement photos. We all wandered around downtown, headed towards the waterfront and then ended up over on the East side of the river for some shots of the cityscape. When we first met last week to discuss the shoot, it was very clear they both love Portland so it made for the perfect setting.

These two are so madly in love which is always great for photos, but it also helped that Mike knew exactly what to do and say to keep us all laughing. Danielle always had a huge smile on her face. There were a couple times when we would tell Mike to be serious for a photo, but that would make all of us crack up even more when he put on a serious face. One of my favorite moments was when Mike and Danielle sat on the waterfront and described their first kiss which Danielle wasn't quite ready for at the time. Check out the slideshow to see the reenactment!

The shoot was way too much fun, congrats you two!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Malone family at the Woodburn Tulip Festival

Brian and I headed down to the Woodburn Tulip Festival yesterday afternoon. I've had the pleasure of getting to know Brian's family these past few months. His sister Jeni and her husband Andy have the cutest two boys Skyler and Mason. They joined us at the festival so we could take some family photos. Jeni is the photographer in their family so it isn't often that she is in the photos with her boys or that they get a photo with all four of them together. Brian has been joining me at the last few photo shoots and he has made great use of my D200. I took so many of my favorite photos with that camera so it feels great to see it being used again. In fact, half of these shots are Brian's. He is becoming quite the photographer as you can tell. The weather was perfect and the fields of tulips went on forever! It was a fun afternoon.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rachel + Rusty's engagement

I met up with Rachel and Rusty yesterday on Hawthorne Street in SE Portland. I had never done a photo shoot there so I was excited to go somewhere new! Hawthorne is a street that is oh so very Portland. If you ever need something to do, it's worth hanging out there just to watch people. We walked up and down between the 30-60th blocks. There were tons of great colors and textures to work with. All we had to deal with was the muggy warm air, which wasn't that big of a deal since we are all so happy to see the sun once again! Rachel and Rusty are getting married later this summer at the World Forestry Center.

p.s. I love my clients! I don't know if I say that enough. They are all really sweet, cool, funny people. This summer is going to be so fun when weddings start up next month!

my little Sophie Soph

This is my doggie Sophie. She makes me smile on a daily basis. Last night she was running around alike a crazy little dog and afterwards she was smiling. I had to snap some shots. Love that little girl!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jake + Crystal's engagement

We met with Jake and Crystal last weekend for their engagement shoot out in Forest Grove. It is so beautiful out west of Portland. There are endless fields, wide open roads and beautiful rollings hills in the background. Crystal and Jake found me though several friends that I have worked with over the past 2 years. I LOVE my referral clients! They have already been able to see me work at weddings and have experienced my work through their friends' weddings. It's wonderful to already have a small history with a couple before getting to know them at their engagement shoot.

Crystal and Jake brought along their two dogs, Cedar and Lily, for the first part of the shoot. I love when couples do this on their engagement shoots because I have the same relationship with my own dog Sophie. She is definitely considered part of my family. Not to mention, dogs always make shoots that much more fun. After we walked around an orchard with the dogs, we headed to Mcmenamin's Grand Lodge. And yes, I managed to make it to two different Mcmenamin's in two days for photos! Love those properties, they are always fun to use for photo shoots.

Crystal and Jake are super sweet together. You can see how much they adore one another in photos. But trust me, they are just as cute together in real life. I love love! Looking forward to their wedding next month.