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I met Amy, Matt and their boys in Yachats on a stormy Sunday.  One of my favorite spots on the Oregon Coast, Yachats is a cozy little town edged with some of the most dramatic and beautiful craggy coastline I’ve ever encountered.  Waves thunder over the rocks at any level of tide, and the forest […]

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Sarah and Tom started their wedding day on their family’s land near Salem, with a beautiful ceremony under the tall trees strung with lights and fabric and chandeliers near the house.  A handful of their closest family witnessed.  After their vows and lots of hugs were exchanged, we hopped into the car and drove out […]

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On a glorious late-summer afternoon at Gorge Crest Vinyards, Jennifer and Chris joined with their friends and family for a spirited celebration of their marriage.  Jenny stunned us all in her sleek wedding gown, and Chris looked oh-so-dapper in his black tux and wingtip shoes.  Mt. Hood stood out across the valley, beautiful clouds gathering […]

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The central coast of Oregon is my favorite.  Just far enough from Portland so the mad crowds of Lincoln City and Cannon Beach stay pleasantly north, this stretch of coastline has so much to offer.  Rocky, craggy coastline, old-growth forests, churns and blowholes and seacaves, happy little cozy towns, and scenery galore. Jessica & Daniel […]

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When I first met Brian & Aleena, they knew they wanted to have a tiny wedding in the wilderness, they just weren’t sure where.  We started with some general ideas, and out they went to find the perfect spot.   After several weeks of adventures, they found Henline Falls in the Opal Creek Wilderness near Salem, […]

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Heidi and Sofia danced quietly under the light of the moon, standing on Discovery Point above Crater Lake.  They said their vows in front of a small group of family, blue water glowing brightly behind them.  They had a magical evening picnic, with fruit and Equadorian ceviche and cheese and wine and cake.  Then we […]

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Ken & Jeff, enjoying the view near Oswald West State Park, on a craggy, quiet overlook to the sea.  Despite a busy weekend on the coast, this place was relatively untouched and unvisited, except for us. These two stole my heart from the moment we met, and I just finished photographing their wedding about a […]

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Tucked into the wilderness around Silverton, Oregon, Abiqua Falls thunders into a basalt-rock pool.  Not an easy hike, a short but steep, rugged and rocky path leads to the base of this beauty.  No less than five ropes await hikers after they bump down a passenger-cars-discouraged forestry trail. Maui and Eric drove up from San […]

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Shanna made her own silk dress and veil.  She and John stood on a bridge overlooking Steep Creek Falls and professed their love for each other in front of their closest family and friends.  Afterwards, we hiked to the base of the falls for photographs.  This one, taken from behind the waterfall, is one of […]

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Brian & Aleena said their vows at the base of a roaring waterfall in the Opal Creek Wilderness, surrounded by three friends, then we went out into the forest for photographs.  They love to hike together, spending weekends in search of beautiful and remote places in Oregon.  Before choosing Henline Falls for their ceremony, they […]

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Chrissy & Alex’s wedding in the Santa Cruz mountains was so beautiful–the ceremony tucked into a redwood grove on private property, the reception on a glorious breezy hill.  Family and friends came from all over the world and were shuttled down to the grove.  So magical! —- Aralani Photography | Adventure, Romance & Enchantment | Blog Weddings, engagements, […]

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I love Oregon.  There are so many weird and wild places to explore and photograph.  When Jennifer and Chris requested something a little different, both urban and full of texture, I knew just where to take them.  I’ve been dying to hold a session at the Old Mill in Vernonia for a long time. An […]

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