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The African Meeting House

I recently had the opportunity to fly out to Boston, MA to document a beautiful wedding at The African Meeting House. Located in historic Beacon Hill, The African Meeting House was built in 1806 and is now the oldest black church edifice still standing in the United States.  It is adjacent to The Museum of […]

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Getting the Shot

As a wedding photographer, the most important part of the job is getting the shot.  It is what I get paid to do. Moments after being married, Jaime & Zach climbed into an RV to sign their marriage license (the RV they will be taking all over the west coast prior to a tropical destination […]

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Creative Wedding Photography

I enjoy using a creative approach to wedding photography.  It stems from my background in the fine arts having obtained a degree in photography from Bard College.  By combining my artistic background with a technical command of the medium, I have the creative freedom to photograph under any conditions. Marianne & Nick were recently married […]

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Sentinel | A Downtown Portland Hotel

Sentinel, a downtown Portland hotel, is a beautifully remodeled property that is situated in two of Portland’s most historic buildings.  Artwork and lavish decor adorns the corridors and guestrooms making perfect vignettes for portraits of the bride and groom. Erika & Andre were recently married in the Renaissance Room of the Sentinel and prior to their […]

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Caught with Your Pants Down

Want some wedding advice?  The kind of advice you probably won’t find on a wedding blog or a Top 10 list in some wedding magazine… Don’t get caught with your pants down. I recently had the opportunity to photograph Erika & Andre’s wedding at the Sentinel.  The dance floor was incredibly lively throughout the entire […]

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Wedding Day Preparations

Wedding day preparations are such a treat to document.  Typically, at such an early point in the day, everyone is filled with excitement in anticipation of the day’s events.  Lots of chaos ensues as everyone is getting dressed and focused on getting ready for the wedding ceremony. Erika shared this very tender moment with her […]

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Sunset in Kauai

There are so many elements that make up a couple’s wedding day.  There are the traditional detail shots of the bride’s dress and shoes, the photos of the guys getting ready, the ceremony location, candid portraits of guests out on the dance floor, and so on.  There are slightly less common shots like the young […]

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Weddings on the Sternwheeler

Any couple who chooses to have their wedding on a ship is bound to have a unique experience.  It was no different for Teresa and Michael who hosted their wedding on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. The authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler sets sail from Marine Park at Cascade Locks and provides stunning 360 degree views of […]

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Freedom to Marry

On May 19, 2014, Federal District Court Judge Michael McShane struck down an anti-marriage constitutional amendment in the state of Oregon that restricted marriage to different-sex couples.  It made Oregon the nineteenth jurisdiction with the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.  This ruling has been a long time in the making and the state of […]

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Timberline Engagement Session

For those considering an engagement session, why not consider the uniqueness that a Timberline engagement session offers? Jennifer & KC spent some time living in Chefornak, Alaska, an area that is approximately 500 miles west of Anchorage and accessible only by plane.  The village boasts a total population of less than 500 people and contains not […]

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Capturing the Moment

Capturing the moment defines the pure essence of a skilled professional wedding photographer.  It’s one thing to know how to take a great picture and an entirely different thing to know where to be to do it. A professional wedding photographer needs to be very aware of their surroundings and have an innate sense of […]

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Wedding Departure Ideas

When I meet with couples to discuss their wedding preparations one of the lesser thought about items is how the couple will depart from their wedding. Whether leaving the ceremony for the reception or departing at the end of the evening, there are lots of options to consider. We were recently interviewed by Weddings Portland […]

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How to Photograph Wedding Rings

How to photograph wedding rings is something every wedding photographer should know and yet it is not as easy as it may seem. Should the rings be photographed on their own or while being worn on the couple’s hands?  I prefer to photograph the rings on their own, isolating them on a simple background and […]

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