Neil & Susannah | Leach Botanical Garden | Portland winter wedding02/07/2017

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Susannah & Neil were two of the first people that I met when I moved to Portland. They own a wonderful art gallery called Antler located in Northeast Portland in the Alberta Arts District. It reminded me a lot of Studio&Gallery in Durango, CO., except with a darker, nature-centric tone. They are SO friendly and easy to talk to. Scott and I found ourselves attending every one of their openings. I was so grateful to be their wedding photographer because they told me from the very beginning that they weren’t very traditional and borderline cynical when it came to weddings. They just wanted to do it their way which meant a small number of guests, a black wedding dress, and in the winter when life feels slow. When I heard this I said, “I have to be your photographer!” We were a perfect fit and although the rain was relentless and the daylight waning, it was the perfect intimate evening. I’d love to come back and photograph another wedding at the Leach Botanical Garden in SE Portland. It was so lush and felt like a cozy cabin in the woods far away from the city. It was magical. Happy anniversary Susannah & Neil!

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Aaron & Maia | backyard wedding | Portland, OR.01/24/2017

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This was my favorite wedding of 2016. Am I allowed to say that? It’s just that I LOVE an intimate backyard wedding. I LOVE September weddings. And I love Maia & Aaron. From the very beginning, our relationship was effortless, often meeting for wine or dinner to discuss the details of their day. Being high school sweethearts, their love was rooted deep, lending itself to a wedding day that was just as relaxed as it was emotional. There wasn’t a dry eye during the ceremony and because of the less rigorous schedule, we had plenty of time to wander the property and take portraits. Guests traveled from all over the world to spend a few days with them in this vacation rental south of Oregon City. It was the perfect backdrop for such an occassion. Congrats to these two lovebirds!

Special thanks to Helen Bernard Bakery for the cake and to Deb at Wilfs Resturant and Bar for single handedly cooking up a storm. Everything was delicious!

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Maia + Adam | Mt. View Orchards Wedding | Mt. Hood, OR.01/12/2017

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I loved Maia & Adam’s wedding at Mt. View Orchards for so many reasons: It was small, there was iced coffee served at the ceremony because it took place at 11:00 AM, the mountain views were amazing, pears and apples were abundantly hanging from the orchard trees, Maia’s unique dress was handmade by a dressmaker in Portland, Maia and Adam did a first look (yes!) and family pictures before the ceremony (double yes!), they are so SO happy together, and as a reception they had the most casual house party at home in NE Portland full of yard games, takeout pizza, and dancing! Congrats you two!

PHOTOGRAPHY | Hailey King

VENUE & VENUE COORDINATOR | Mt. View Orchards & Ashley Brown

DAY OF COORDINATOR | Maria Schell

CATERER | True Table (Katie Hardin)

DRESS | Terri Spaeth-Merrick of Embellish Design

FLOWERS | Jenny of Green In Bloom

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Evelyn | newborn portraits | Portland lifestyle photographer12/10/2016

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Meet tiny baby Evelyn! You might remember Ted & Nicole from their maternity photos. I’ve loved making friends and getting to watch this family grow over the course of the summer and fall. Congrats you two! xoxo

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breaking bread and giving thanks | Portland food photographer11/23/2016

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Happy Thanksgiving from my table to yours! These gorgeous loaves of bread and sweet treats were made by Serious Delights Bakery, my favorite bakehouse in southwest Colorado. So much love and gratitude for owners Robert and Kelly who have hired me to photograph their food for six years! Check them out on instagram and order holiday pies from their website! xoxo
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