ISPWP Award Winning Image

We were thrilled and honored with the news that our image of lovely Sarah was awarded Fourth Place in the prestigious International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers competition, Bridal Portrait category! Upon learning of our award, Sarah responded, “I feel honored, and that really is some photograph. Obviously people do some elaborate set ups for portraits, and yet a split second unplanned picture can really say it all. Every time I see that photo I feel a great sense of peace; it instantly reminds me how lucky I am to have Robert.” Have a look at Sarah and Robert’s Wedding day slideshow to see additional images!

Posted on January 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

Katie + Reggie’s Engagement Session

I had a great time with Katie and Reggie during their downtown Portland engagement session. As you can see they are HOT! And FUN! We had a great time practicing for their big day, and once I saw them in front of my camera I quickly realized they needed no practice, they are naturals! These two are a beautiful, sweet couple with such an infectious spirit! Have a look at their engagement session slideshow, and stay tuned for some of our favorites from their wedding in our next blog post!

Posted on December 14th, 2010 | Comments Off

Danica and Ian- Urban Studio Wedding

Danica and Ian’s wedding day was truly beautiful! Danica’s suite at The Nines, where I first arrived to document the final touches of the ladies’ preparations for the day, seemed furnished with her aqua and cranberry wedding color palate in mind. Ian’s expression when he met her outside the suite said it all. Danica was a stunning bride. Outside The Nines the bridal party literally stopped traffic! I love the feel from our urban bridal party portrait session. My first opportunity to shoot at Urban Studio was better than I imagined. The stylish, urban venue, coupled with Danica’s fresh and unique touches, were magical and the ceremony was touching. Danica and Ian were made for each other. The reception was a perfect celebration for the newlyweds; the energy and style were contagious. Bright, individually designed cupcakes by Saint Cupcake were as tasty as they were beautiful. I loved each moment of the day. I love my job! To see additional images, have a look at Danica and Ian’s slideshow.

Posted on December 10th, 2010 | Comments Off


Kelsey and Tony are the coolest. They are major wine enthusiasts so when brainstorming the perfect location for their engagement session the answer was quite obvious: one of their favorite vineyards! The scheduled day of the shoot was record-breaking cold, the high being somewhere around 25 degrees. Of course that didn’t stop them. We went ahead as planned and had a BLAST in the snowy vineyards. We started out the shoot with a spectacular flight of wine at Duck Pond Cellars Vineyard, took advantage of the beautiful grounds there then headed over to Sokol Blosser Winery, the geniuses behind my favorite red, Meditrina. We warmed up with another flight then headed out for more photo fun and whimsy! Have I mentioned lately how much I adore my job?

To see more of this sweet, gorgeous couple, check out Kelsey and Tony’s slideshow.

Posted on December 9th, 2010 | Comments Off

The Latest Masterpieces by Love June Boutique!

I was THRILLED for the opportunity to collaborate with the lovely and talented Sara Temme once again. Her latest gowns are jaw droppingly gorgeous, hand made AND sustainable (featuring a signature “no-waste” pattern method). For additional information on these gowns and to see the online catalog, visit the Love June Etsy Storefront!

Hair by Fada Salon
Makeup by Event Cosmetics
Jewelry by Cataclysmic Designs, a collaboration between Bead Alex and Event Cosmetics – website coming soon!
Flowers by Anna Mara
And of course Gowns by Love June Bridal

Posted on October 28th, 2010 | Comments Off

Janina + Alex – Vista Hills Vineyard Wedding, Dundee, Oregon

Janina and Alex’s wedding day at Vista Hills Vineyard in Dundee was just amazing. It was beautiful, relaxed and the events and details truly reflected their personalities. I was in love with Janina’s gorgeous gown, it was perfect on her. Their touching, personalized vows brought most of us in attendance to tears, as did the heartfelt toasts by bridal party and family members. The dance party transitioned the perfect day into night, and Janina and Alex’s sparkler exit was the perfect way to end this storybook day. I wish this amazing couple a lifetime of love and happiness! To see additional images, have a look at Janina and Alex’s slideshow.

Posted on September 3rd, 2010 | Comments Off

Excited to Announce our Fall Mini Sessions – Sunday, October 10th!

Please feel free to call us at the studio 503.284.6035 or email for additional information or to reserve your space!

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Posted on August 31st, 2010 | Comments Off

Allison + Evan – Forest Park, Portland Oregon Wedding

In a beautiful, vibrant Forest Park meadow surrounded by their closest friends and family, love birds Allison and Evan exchanged vows and united in marriage. The ceremony was simple, lovely and touching. What I remember most about the day is the way Evan looked at his lovely bride. And what a knockout Allison was! I LOVED her hair, makeup, dress and birdcage veil! Following the ceremony we spent a bit of time creating portraits, which will be extra special to Allison over the next six months as Evan is overseas for work. Congratulations, Allison and Evan and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day!

Posted on August 19th, 2010 | Comments Off

Portland, OR Engagement Session – Sarah + Robert

Oh I just can’t wait for Sarah and Robert’s wedding at The Chinese Gardens later this month! They are a beautiful, fun, artistic couple (Robert is a member of Pink Martini!!!!!) and I fell for them the minute they walked in the doors of my home studio! They chose The Vista House as the location for their engagement session and I’m so glad they did. It was gorgeous. Until the wedding, Sarah and Robert!!!!

Posted on August 17th, 2010 | Comments Off

Aurora, Oregon Wedding – Sarah + Jamie

Oh, July 10th was a most wonderful day! Jamie and Sarah are the sweetest, cutest, coolest couple in the world and they were married at the GORGEOUS Champoeg Wine Cellars (I ADORE vineyard weddings)! Everything about their day was absolutely lovely! Jamie and Sarah were so relaxed, happy and in the moment all day. Thank you SO MUCH, J+S! Enjoy your slideshow!

Posted on August 10th, 2010 | Comments Off