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Everywhere I turn I see a message to be authentic. To be me. To be vulnerable. Instead, I have been delivering everything from under a veil, a "soft focus" of sorts, that attempts to hide the flaws. I don't feel like I've been truly authentic. So, here goes. When my emotions ran rampant as an [...]
Best friends graduate from the University of Oregon.
Kira. It's hard to believe I've known you for four years already. Four years may not seem like a long time to any of you reading this, but it's literally a lifetime - my son's lifetime. You see, I met Kira's mom, whom I worked with at the time, when I was about 6 months [...]
I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful vow renewal in Lincoln City, Oregon. The ceremony was hosted at a rental home, which overlooked the ocean (it's so magical to be able to literally wake up, and see the ocean, y'all). The ceremony itself was short and sweet, and the wind was something fierce, nearly [...]
Can I just say how much I loved Holli and Dar's… everything? From custom rings, to some amazing do it yourself details, to an amazing vision and execution, and to the couple's super laid-back attitude, I had an amazing day photographing this wedding. The feeling of the decor was of a bigger wedding, but they [...]
I "met" Hannah in a mom's group on Facebook. We were both really early along in our pregnancies, though Hannah was a week further along than I. I had one child already, who was almost 2. Hannah had a miscarriage before that. Throughout our pregnancies, Hannah and I were "pregnancy twins." We saw our midwives [...]
I feel so absolutely lucky and blessed to do what I do, because I get to work with beautiful, funny, sweet people like Rose and Charles. Rose is a firefighter and Charles is a deputy. With my husband being prior military, I know how hard it can be working shiftwork, etc. when it comes to [...]
I first photographed this lovely couple when they were engaged. We did a cute engagement-style session right across from where I live (there's a cute little church with beautiful grounds covered by grand oaks). Then a couple of months ago this lovely gal approached me for a family session - they had a little boy! [...]