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Just a short drive from Portland, you’ll find the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway.  The winding roadway showcases many waterfalls and other scenic spots along its route through the Columbia Gorge, which is listed as one of The Seven Wonders of Oregon.  It is an absolute must see and for those getting married, we […]

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While capturing portraits of Stephanie & Donovan at Laurelhurst Park, I asked her son if he could help his mom with her wedding dress. I had a strong suspicion that it might result in some cute photos. While I had envisioned one of those more classic moments of a little one helping a bride on […]

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Stephanie and Donovan were recently married at the courthouse in downtown Portland. The couple exchanged their vows in front of the presiding judge and their closest friends and family members. Just prior to their wedding ceremony, we met up at Laurelhurst Park so the couple could have an opportunity to see each other for the […]

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How will you enter your wedding reception? There are so many options.  Some couples opt for the entire wedding party to be announced.  They line up outside the reception area and the DJ announces each member of the wedding party, typically while some very upbeat music is played.  Other couples choose to have just themselves […]

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Katelynn & Francisco contacted us requesting to have an engagement session captured in the Columbia Gorge.  They wanted images captured of them hiking among some of the waterfalls that line the Historic Columbia Gorge Highway. We did some research and planned to start at Horsetail Falls, work our way toward the iconic Multnomah Falls, and […]

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One of the first things a bride pictures when envisioning their wedding is the dress.  Yet there are so many options to choose from ranging from empire waist gowns to A-lines to ball gowns and more.  Choosing the right wedding dress may not be as easy as it seems. Ball gowns have very full skirts […]

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Couples oftentimes ask if their wedding photographer uses Photoshop to enhance their images.  It is a great question because nearly every photographer uses this program to varying degrees. Truth be told, our signature look and style is derived from using very simple Photoshop methods.  Our primary goal is to make the work look as natural […]

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One of the primary tools that a photographer uses when creating their images is composition and framing.  There are a number of guidelines that can be followed to create compelling photographs that leads the viewer’s eye through the image. A very popular guideline is the rule of thirds.  Imagine the image being divided into 9 […]

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Jamie and I spoke a few weeks prior to her wedding day to finalize the wedding day plan.  Among the items we discussed, Jamie mentioned where she wanted to have the first look.  The conversation went something like this: The Wedding Day Plan Jamie: We absolutely love the hotel where we are getting married.  On […]

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Jamie & Josh considered a number of locations to host their wedding day celebrations and ultimately chose a destination wedding in Anacortes.  Jamie is currently studying photography at Western Washington University and wanted to share the exquisite beauty of northern WA with all her guests.  It is always an honor to document a wedding for […]

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A choreographed first dance is a wonderful way to kick off the wedding reception.  Guests gather around in anticipation of what is to come and never quite know what will transpire.  Some couples opt for a simple embrace as they work their way around the dance floor.  Others plan something wild and crazy with upbeat […]

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The Pearl District in downtown Portland is a great location for an engagement session.  The modern architecture, lush green parks, and cobblestone areas make a perfect backdrop for photos. We began Courtney & Brant’s engagement session in the Pearl District at Jamison Square.  We wandered throughout the area and captured a multitude of vignettes throughout […]

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Nothing beats fun wedding portraits. Take all the formality and tradition of the wedding day and turn it upside down.  Do something fun.  Do something different.  Portraits can be playful and fun.  They certainly do not need to be stale and devoid of personality.  Jazz them up with doing something unique and different.  The results […]

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