Jessica and Critty are amazing photographers based out of South Carolina and decided to come to Oregon for a much needed vacation to celebrate their anniversary. These two had never been out to the area, so hiking through the lush PNW forest was quite the experience in itself and this was before we stood under this massive waterfall cascading off a cliff as a little sliver of sunshine peaked through illuminating the falls for 10 minutes. It was just incredible.
Every huge smile on her face in these photos is exactly what she is like in real life, and meeting and hanging out with Candace + Brett was such a treat. This little ridge is just off the side of the road, and doesn't look like much, but I've always wanted to take photos here and they were so down. The grass was so pretty in the sunset, but we didn't last too long before we were begging for some shade to dry those pits - I'm not kidding it was 110 degrees. Even in the heat, these two were as happy as could be to be getting married and taking engagement photos. Love them so much.
Jet lagged and tired from pretty much no sleep, these two met me at the famous Skogafoss waterfall to catch the last light on the falls with no tourists around. It was such a dream come true to shoot here, and the blue hues from the black volcanic rock was just insane. Brian kept taking iPhone photos mid session because who wouldn't, it's crazy the first time you see it.
We spend the whole next day together, road tripping around the southern part of the island, stopping at so many of these iconic spots that we finally get to see in person. It was so fun to explore together and capture these two just as they are.
A few weeks ago I flew down to Napa, California and met up with Tara & Shaina, the masterminds behind Tara Lauren's incredible wedding gowns. We spent the day at Beltane Ranch photographing their new, dreamy, boho Spring Collection called Ember Dusk. I have never done anything like this before, and it was such a treat to have the first time be with such incredibly talented designers + model (the one and only Sydney Hafen). Here is a collection of some of my favorites from that day.
The sweetest backyard wedding in one of my favorite places in the world, the Northern California coast. Brittany and Brandon decided to do their wedding portraits the night before the wedding, so everything on the day of could be relaxed and stress free, and I can't tell you how much I loved that they did this. We went out at sunset and they had their first look in a field of purple wildflowers while their childhood friends hid in the trees behind us.
Hung out with these two adventurers while they were camping up in the mountains in Northern California. Getting outdoors is one of the most rejuvenating things for me, and I wanted to capture a couple in their element, without any bells or whistles, just in the simplicity of being outside together. There's no fancy dress, no fluff, no need for these photos to be used for anything, just for the simple fact of capturing your love, exactly where you are at.
The coolest dog parents and the cutest little pup in the whole wide world. They cuddled on the couch, watched the sunset on the roof, and walked down the street for some late night donuts. Also they have amazing matching tattoos that they just had done the day before and it already looks so good. Had and amazing time hanging with these two amazing artists and LEMON.
The first time I met Kaley it felt like we had known each other forever, and that's exactly how these two are. Warm, welcoming, laid back, and so in love. Everything on this day was so well planned and thought out, and yet so flexible and relaxed, it made for the perfect day. The ceremony was held at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado, a stunning backdrop for Kaley's love of flowers that were incorporated into every aspect of this day. My favorite park was during the reception, we snuck away to hike up the cliff above the venue. Family and friends were waving and taking photos while we were taking photos, and to see everyone from above and just have a moment to themselves was incredible. Then we hiked down for some amazing ice cream from a local Denver shop. It truly was an unforgettable day, and one of my favorite weddings of all time.
The sweetest day spent outside in a field in the Northern California sun surrounded by so much love.