Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Love and union comes in all shapes and sizes. I would be incredibly bored if all my weddings were the same. I welcome the unique stories and the unique moments that are created each and every day. I just feel so lucky to be here for this one in particular.Read More
It was a hot, hot summer day. Maybe it's because we're a bunch of weenies here in the PNW, but I feel like the difference in temperature from Seattle to Portland is noticeable. Anyways, I started the morning off with a pleasant three hour drive to Portland. Nothing like some time between you and the wedding for you to collect some thoughts and go into it with the best feelings.Read More
Sometimes, the fewer expectations you have for your wedding day, the better it becomes. I might bother some people by saying that, but I really think it's true. When you set aside caring about all the little details, you miss out on what's most important. Alyssa & Brandon never seemed stressed or worried. Everything just went as it went.Read More
Flying in just a day before, we all met up in the parking lot at about 7:00 AM. We wouldn't make it to the top for the first rays of light, but I knew that wouldn't be an issue. Morning light is a special type of feel, and it only grows and grows. So we hiked up steadily in the morning dusk for a couple hours. Safe to say we were a little overheated and winded. Despite the hike's popularity, the incline is at the very least moderate.Read More
Shooting at Deception Pass with Hannah & Matt probably felt similar to what a six year old would feel if they went to a toy store with no spending limit: The possibilities were endless, and every direction you looked there was just so much opportunity.Read More
First off, I'd like to thank Will & Anna for all the great opportunities they have provided me with. It had been more than a pleasure working with them, and I really felt myself grow as a photographer because of it all. Thank you.Read More
Marci & I have known Karli for a few years now, but I must thank Marci for the fact that she had introduced me to her. I'd say Karli is one of the most genuine and down to earth people I've met, and since meeting Kevin, I think he's close to follow. It was Marci's idea to get these two down to Snoqualmie Falls and I just sat back took what I can, which obviously wasn't hard at all. I'd also like to say that this edit was inspired by India Earl and her session in this very same location.Read More
Back and forth we went through the different parts of the conservatory, trying to dodge anyone who worked there who seemed to get annoyed at our joyous presence or anyone one of the five other photographers.Read More
Zack, Mel, & I wandered around Pioneer Square finding new and interesting perspectives. Some high up, some down low. Different textures of ivy and new viewpoints. Our walking, talking and laughing seemed to blend seamlessly with hugs, kisses, and photograph making.Read More
Thank you, Brandon & Jessica, for such a memorable experience, every step of the way. Truly a reminder to why I love doing this.Read More
These two are getting married in December, and we've gone through a lot of "first's" together so far! I believe I'm quite experienced when it comes to weddings and couples, but this year many new wats of doing things have started. Will and Anna were the first couple I had a real one-on-one with. Will and Anna are the first couple to have a wedding December, let alone winter.
During their engagements session, we came up with a fun idea of silently documenting a date. Will bought some flowers for Anna, and we let the rest unfold right there. It was the first time I really played with the idea of couples envisioning themselves on a date, not a photo shoot. I think that's an easy and important way to feel comfortable in front of the lens, and I think it worked it well.
I had an awesome time with Will and Anna, and I really can't wait until their December wedding.Read More
This was a really special experience. Back in July, I was able to second shoot a wedding with Logan who I met at WSU through the Daily Evergreen! I've always appreciated his compositions and documentary style of photography when it came to weddings, so I was honored to be able to work with him!
But the experience didn't stop there! Ernest & Miriam's day was full of African traditions rooted in culture and family. So many new elements of a wedding day came to light, and it was a joy to be there capturing it all.Read More