Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chris + Carolyn's engagement

Chris and Carolyn met up with me at my office inside the Union Station in downtown Portland. We headed up into the Pearl district and tried to capture an urban scape for the shoot. They wanted a contrast to the lush green setting of Champoueg Park where all of their wedding photos will be taken. They may have been a little nervous going into the shoot, but you would never know it from the huge smiles on their faces. I hardly had to pose them as they laughed and enjoyed one another during the shoot. Towards the end of the evening we headed up to the Broadway bridge to capture some of the Portland cityscape. All three of us love Portland so it was a nice was to wrap up the shoot. I will be seeing these two again in a few short weeks for their wedding!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kirstyn + Troy's engagement

I met up with Kirstyn and Troy recently for their engagement shoot. We started on Mississippi Street in North Portland and then ended up in some industrial areas just down the road. The light from the setting sun was beautiful. Along with some spots I already knew, we managed to find several new locations I had never shot at before. I loved the field of grass with the tire swing hanging in the background. That was an awesome find for us!

As you can see in the photos, Kirstyn and Troy laugh and enjoy being together. They hardly needed direction from me as they continued to keep one another laughing and smiling. I'm looking forward to their wedding this fall out at one of my favorite venues - Edgefield McMenamins. I'm sure it will be a gorgeous wedding!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

SNEAK PEEK! Jen + Ben's wedding

Chris and Monica's engagement

I met Monica and Chris for the first time at their engagement shoot up at Mount Hood. We were all surprised to find the mountain still completely covered in snow! It was a gorgeous day, over 60 degrees and bright blue skies. We did a little photographing in and around the Timberline Lodge and then we headed down the road to Trillium Lake. There was a clear shot of the mountain right over the vibrant blue lake. It was so so gorgeous. Monica and Chris brought along their sweet and super cute dog Buddah. He was given many treats during the shoot and cooperated perfectly. As you can see he even smiled in some of the photos.

Monica and Chris still have this entire summer to get through before they get married in October. Looking forward to photographing their big day in a few months. Until then, I will keep posting a ton on here as summer is now in full swing!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

sprinkles, cupcakes and frosting, oh my!

Saint Cupcake has been friends with Honeysuckle for years now! It's been fun working with them over the years on a couple product photography shoots. They updated some products that they offer in their online shop so I photographed some new sprinkle combinations (my favorite!), along with some new cupcake flavors and packaging options. Just had to share some of the vibrant photos. I loved all the color!

Check them out here: Saint Cupcake
You can (ahem, you should) also stop by one of their two locations in Portland for a delicious treat!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Julie + Thanh's wedding

Julie and Thanh were married just over two weeks ago here in Portland. They held two ceremonies in one another's homes to start the day and then we headed over to Saint Stephen's Catholic Church in SE for a full mass ceremony. The night ended with a huge, gorgeous reception at the Governor Hotel in downtown.

The bride was so sweet! It was a pleasure getting to know her throughout the process of planning and then photographing her wedding. Not only was she warm and welcoming to us, but so was Thanh, as well as all of their friends and family. It always makes the day go smoothly and the photos have a more personal touch when we are welcomed into the celebration as guests.

The day was filled with lots of laughter and it was so apparent how in love these two were with one another. The day was made perfect by our good friend and talented makeup artist Nicole Wagner. We also had the privilege of working with one of the best videographer's in town: Travis Shield's of Shields Films

p.s. for all of our Portland people: yay for summer weather! finally!