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Lily + Mike | Silver Falls State Park | Portland Elopement Photographer

Lily + Mike | Silver Falls State Park | Portland Elopement Photographer

Sometimes, you just need to go to a waterfall in the middle of the week and sit at a lookout until the sun goes down. Spending time with your person is just as important as all the other big things in life. I know I'm usually sharing couples getting married and engaged, but I've found that it's all the little things in-between that matter the most. Silver Falls is one of my favorite places in Oregon, there's this 10 waterfall hike you can do that is pretty incredible. All to say, take the night off, stop watching Netflix, get outside, and spend some real undistracted time with your loved ones, because it's a big deal. 

Baylee + Tyler | Columbia River Gorge | Portland Elopement Photographer

Baylee + Tyler | Columbia River Gorge | Portland Elopement Photographer

Long summer nights on the Columbia River Gorge 

Baylee is a friend and fellow photographer in Portland and it was such a treat to capture her and her husband along the Gorge, near the place where they were married just 1 short year ago. Places are so significant to me and when I get to infuse their story in a love story, I feel everything.

Pre-Wedding Vows on the Oregon Coast

Pre-Wedding Vows on the Oregon Coast

Do you dream of eloping, but know that it means too much to your family + friends not to?
You're not alone.
The elopements that you see all over instagram and the internet where a bride + groom plan an epic trip to some far off land with cliffs and waterfalls have only really been a thing for the last 5 years. That's probably why your parents don't get it. 
The thing about eloping that really is so incredible (and what I love so much about them) isn't the killer photos or even the money that you will probably save on catering and an open bar, it's the intimacy. 

Los Angeles in home session - Amy + Brent

Los Angeles in home session - Amy + Brent

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. 

Kristine + Drew

Kristine + Drew

This is what Sundays are for.