Monday, May 31, 2010

05.22.10 ~ Jake + Crystal's wedding

Jake and Crystal were married just over a week ago at the beautiful David Hill Winery in Forest Grove. It had been an unusual day with the weather. Dark clouds kept rolling in and pouring rain in between the moments of sunshine and blue skies. Crystal and Jake wanted to be married out on the lawn, and thankfully they got their wish. Just in time for photos and the ceremony, the sky was bright blue and the sun kept us warm.

These two are so completely in love and treat one another with kindness and care. It was truly a pleasure being invited to photograph their wedding. Some memorable moments were when Jake saw his bride for the first time. They both had the biggest smiles on their faces and you could see how happy they were to be together as a bride and groom on their wedding day. Another sweet moment was during the ceremony when both of them fought back tears as they recited their vows. It was really touching.

So it officially feels like wedding season is here! I love getting back into the swing of things. Crystal and Jake's wedding was a great way to kick off my summer! Congrats you two!

SNEAK PEEK! Jaci + Nick's wedding

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jaci + Nick's engagement shoot

We are only days away from Jaci and Nick's wedding on Saturday! They live in Arizona, so we could only squeeze in their engagement shoot this week just before the big day. We walked around Old Town and crossed the river at the Steel Bridge. It was a great day for a shoot yesterday. I asked about how they met and got some fun photo ideas for Saturday. Can't wait to share them!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

SNEEK PEEK! Crystal + Jake's wedding

Congrats to Crystal and Jake, they held such a gorgeous wedding yesterday!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Baby Cheyanne and Glacier National Park

I took this last week off to drive out and meet my friend's new baby Cheyanne. I've known Amy since 6th grade and despite moving around to different states, (and even different countries), we have always kept in touch. She is one of those people in life that I can go months without talking to, but the second we connect, it feels as if no time has passed. It was so wonderful to meet her sweet little baby girl. Not only is she as cute as can be, but she is a really happy easy-going kiddo.

Amy lives right at one of the many entrances to Glacier National Park in Montana. If you have not been there, it is the most gorgeous landscape I have ever seen and it is definitely worth the trip! On my first day, we headed up north into the Canadian section of the park which is where I got the shot of the three of us. The trip was super relaxing and I wish I could have stayed longer. Hopefully I will make it out there again soon.

Oh, and the last shot is for my fellow Oregonians. We are tortured with 55-65mph speed limits here AND everyone is a super slow driver on top of that. Once I crossed into Montana, I was so thrilled at the 75mph speed limit that I ended up going a little bit faster than I should have. oooops!

Baby Caleb

This last year has been filled with meeting babies of my past wedding clients. I love that my clients keep in touch! Caleb is the son of Shannon and Long. I photographed their wedding in 2007. I can't believe how time flies. As you can see they look great and now they have an adorable little boy! I posted the photo of him standing on the grass because he had never felt grass before this photo shoot. His reaction was really cute. He was a little hesitant at first when they sat him down. So they stood him up and as you can see, he just looked back down at the strange new texture he discovered.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Zia + Brenda's wedding

Brenda and Zia held a simple, sweet and gorgeous wedding at the Washington Park Rose Garden. Though the roses weren't in bloom yet, there was still a ton of color in this wedding. Brenda chose the most beautiful bouquets, coral bridesmaid dresses and wore bright pink shoes! I loved how vibrant the day turned out to be. The ceremony was short and sweet and the tears flowed as they said their vows. Included in the guest list was Georgie the dog. She was all dressed up for the occasion and I had to snap some photos of her (see one below). I will be getting a slideshow up by the end of the week so stay tuned for more from Brenda and Zia's wedding. Congrats to the happy couple!