Monday, August 30, 2010

Ben & Liya: Portland Wedding Photographer

I've fallen even more in love with capturing the beauty of weddings this year. I not only adore the couples I get to photograph, but I also love the details that make each one of their weddings so unique and amazing.

Ben & Liya's wedding yesterday was really special. I can't wait to share their full wedding and story with you later! But I just wanted to grab a couple shots and put them on here in the meantime.

I have a family session that we did down in Corvallis, and two hs senior sessions to share with you this week!

Liya, you are exceptionally beautiful!

Ben & Liya's wedding day began with a Chinese tea ceremony, which was really special to watch. I just loved everything about it.

And if you know Ben & Liya, you know a blog post would not be complete without showing the incredibly fun side of them! :)

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lillie & Tommy: Portland Wedding Photographer

I remember the day I met Lillie & Tommy for coffee last winter. I enjoyed their company from the moment we sat down. They were organized, friendly, and relaxed. And what was most obvious was how united they were. I love seeing best friends, who madly adore each other, get married. They are stronger together than apart. And that's how I'd describe Lillie & Tommy.

Their wedding day was so fun to capture! It was full of family and joyful emotion! And in the beautiful setting of the Columbia River Yacht Club.
Thank you Lillie & Tommy for asking Josh & I to capture your amazing day!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

West Linn Newborn Shoot: Amberlina

I love the atmosphere when I walk into newborn shoots. It's always so calm and relaxed, with two doting parents just in awe of their brand new little one (some looking more sleep deprived than others). I feel like I always want to squeal when I see their tiny baby all curled up in a blanket, ready to be photographed. :) Oh, there's nothing like a newborn. So perfect.

Jeff & Elaine were so at ease with little Amberlina, and knew exactly what she needed and when. Amberlina honestly has one of the cutest cries I've ever heard! It's really precious! She was wide awake in the beginning and then just couldn't hold out any longer and gave into sweet sleep. Once she was out, she was very out. :) Here are a few to share.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Danielle . HS Senior Photo Shoot

I'm down in Corvallis today enjoying a day with family and loving it! We celebrated my brother Caleb's 24th birthday last night with cards, cupcakes, big cookies, and staying up way too late talking. :) But we never want to go to bed because we all love being together! Happy Birthday Caleb! We love you more than you could know!

This morning the kids have been outside helping Grandma J & Granddad K in the garden and they've gotten to see some big trucks deliver gravel for a new pathway - very exciting event for a 2 & 4 year old! I've loved listening to them and watching them from the window as I work a bit. I'm just soaking up their cute voices and comments! :) Memories.

Tonight I'm looking forward to photographing a family on OSU's campus. A little Local Boyz for dinner would make the day complete. :)

I just finished up a hs senior session that I had a lot of fun photographing. Danielle was so natural and relaxed in front of the camera. She's the captain of dance team at her high school, and I think that artist side of her that's so use to performing in front of crowds came through in how easy it was to photograph her.

She has really beautiful eyes that stand out in so many of her photos.
Happy Monday!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Some fun on the green at 6:15

If you follow my blog, you may have noticed that I LOVE to photograph families who have adopted children from Ethiopia. My heart is tugged in a special way toward these beautiful children and these families who have so lovingly and joyfully added to their families through adoption! What an awesome thing!!

I connected so quickly to Christy and her family. (Aren't they the cutest family?!) We met up at the Tualatin Country Club where they are members, and we borrowed a tiny corner of the green for an hour to snap some photos. Their precious son, Bereket, took a little while to warm up to me. He was somewhat cautious at first, but toward the end we were having so much fun and he loved to show off his running skills and was all smiles. He just melted my heart with those big brown eyes!!

What an incredible family you have Christy, and I feel blessed to have made a new friend through meeting you. You and Jeff are doing a phenomenal job!!

Christy brought along these cute suckers for all the kids. Bereket opted for m&m's instead, so I didn't get a photo of him with one, but he was cute sitting there snacking on his m&m's. :)