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Personal post: camping, breakfast before dawn, and autumn/winter in the PNW

Yesterday I realized it’s been a year and a half since I shared anything personal on the site, which bloooows my mind. SO here we go: this past weekend my dudes and I went camping near Ape Caves, in Cougar (WA). This was my first experience with “real” camping (read: no bathrooms, no showers, no problems), and I actually had a pretty amazing time. There’s something quite magical about eating breakfast before the sun comes up and a silence so all-encompassing that your ears start making up things to hear.


Mini Sessions for the holidays: INFO!

Hey guys! I wanted to drop a quick note to let you know I’m shooting FIVE mini sessions for the holidays. Here’s the info if you’re curious!

WHEN: November 10-21
PHOTOS BACK BY: November 28 (just in time to send out Christmas or Hanukkah cards!)
RATE: $100
YOU GET: 30 minutes of shooting, 20-30 full-res photos on USB

Send me an email if you’re down!


Wedding: Haley + Matt at Cooper Spur | Mt Hood wedding

Remember a few months ago when it was super sunny and warm? Yeah, I couldn’t stand it either (JK. Kind of). BUT something beautiful and amazing that does come out of summer in Oregon is the glory of summer wedding season, and Haley + Matt’s wedding at The Inn at Cooper Spur this July was a good one. Haley wore a family wedding dress, Matt gave his groomsmen knives that promptly turned into lightsabers, and the pair brought the same bike Matt proposed with to the site so we could snap a few photos. Dig in!

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The sweetest rainy day Portland elopement you ever did see | Cathedral Park

Jenni and John are two lovebirds from Minnesota who are super into the IFC show Portlandia. One day they decided to elope in Portland, and we started chatting about the wedding photos a few weeks ago. The game plan was originally to shoot at Crown Point… until the weather decided to be VERY Portland and rained out that idea. I woke up the morning of their elopement and had the idea to shoot at Cathedral Park, with little to no actual knowledge of any rules or regulations involved — I just knew we’d be covered by the bridge! After a quick chat with the city we found out that parties of 5 or less can get married just about anywhere they want without having to rent the space. Jenni and John kicked off their shoes and got married under a borrowed umbrella with the help of their amazing officiant, and it was completely perfect. We rounded out the Portland experience with a trip to Voodoo Donuts and the “Keep Portland Weird” mural. It was awesome to be part of this wedding day!
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