Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Precious Family

I photographed Nicole & Brandon's family back when Peyton was a little guy! {I don't think Nicole or Brandon have aged a day since then! Btw, gorgeous Nicole has the most amazing hair ever! Not gonna lie, I totally tried to style my hair like hers today, and it was a fat fail. ;) } I digress... Peyton's grown into such a sweet boy, with a great personality! I loved listening to him tell me about things. And this was my first opportunity meeting little Olivia. She's about the same age as my Benjamin, so I totally knew the busy stage she was in! :) Sweet age. I had a great time with them and they've grown into such a beautiful family.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Booking for 2013

My calendar is officially all booked up for 2012, but I'm booking into 2013 now. It's been a great year, and I still have half a dozen portrait sessions and a wedding I get to shoot before 2012 is over. If you know anyone getting engaged this fall or winter, please pass my name along to them! I'd love to meet them for coffee and chat about wedding photography!

I'm already looking forward to the coming holidays with family! Are you? Canasta card games, great food, sitting around talking and making each other laugh... it's always fun! And I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I've been listening to Christmas music almost daily since the beginning of September, but I just love it! :) I took a week off and then turned it back on again. "Holiday Instrumental" is what my Pandora station is always playing.

Ever since starting our little family blog, I feel like I never post anything personal on here anymore! So tonight I thought I'd share this sweet shot I took of Benjamin over the weekend. Our little baby is going to be TWO in December! Does that even seem possible?! It has gone SO fast and I've actually had a handful of moments lately when I've been a little sad about the baby years in our family being over already. I love snuggling and kissing on our little guy! He's such a constant JOY and we're insanely blessed to have him in our lives! Here's our "Benji-boo".  ;)

Megan & Jeremy: West End Theater Wedding

From our initial coffee date, to the venue walk through, to their actual wedding day, I loved every interaction with Megan & Jeremy. They are such a sweet couple! Their wedding day was just beautiful and the weather was absolutely perfect! We did their "first look" at the Portland Rose Gardens and wedding party portraits along the waterfront, downtown Portland, & their wedding was at the West End Theater. I loved the intimate feel of their candlelit ceremony, and the joyful connection they had with everyone at their reception. Jeremy's sister gave the best speech I've heard to date! Such thoughtful words. I'm so glad I got to capture their big day! Congratulations Megan & Jeremy! May you be blessed in your many adventures ahead!

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Thank you to my dear from Jamie, for shooting this wedding with me!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Greg & Christina, and their two cuties!

I know Christina as CJ, from back in the day! Bubbly, cute, super-friendly, always smiling CJ! :) She, Josh and I all went to the same church in our college years and we were a part of so many fun things there! Lots of good memories!

It was so fun to hear from her when she contacted me for photos! I got to meet her beautiful family and spend an hour with them at George Roger's Park. She and Greg's boys have the sweetest nature and are just so adorable! I'm so glad we got to reconnect!

Here are a few of my favorites...
Their boys did so well to last so long for "posing photos". We did more casual, playful photos next. I just love the life in these! :)