Thursday, May 16, 2013 Posted in Families & Children
I had the honor of heading up to Seattle to Photograph some truly amazing people, one of them being this very talented and lovely lady and now friends Tessa Kim and her husband Choon. They are expecting their first child and had just moved to Seattle from LA.What better city to raise your child in then Seattle and they absolutely love it there! I absolutely love photographing this time in a couples lives because of the love and anticipation they have really reflects in their photos. If you are unaware of this momma-to-be, well let me know introduce you, she is a talented bridal accessory & veil designer as well as just launching her new line of intimates apparel (oh wait for that one, I also shot that while I was up there). You can see her work and buy all sorts of goodies HERE! She is also wearing one of her hand-made pieces in these photos, and it is lovely!
Here are some favorites form their session shot at Discovery Park..
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Posted in Fashion
Slip : Tessa Kim
Headpiece: Tessa Kim
Hair & Makeup: Hanna Mazur
Model: Anjelika Frye with SMG
These two are some of the sweetest people I have ever met, their gentle nature is shown as Ryan softly touches the small of her back and the how Trish holds on to his upper arms as they hold eachother. Its quit endearing to watch them as they walk, talk and share those hugs. We thought George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego would be a great spot for them to walk alongside the rocky beach and simply just be together. What better excuse to just hold one another is this, right?! Im really looking forward to watching their wedding day unfold as they become husband and wife in September!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Posted in Weddings
I once was a new wedding photographer too, and I know we all have to start somewhere but if I were to go back in time in the beginning and really be able to watch how I photographed weddings, I would realize I was missing what was the most important about capturing weddings… those moments. I was so wrapped up in getting that list of shots (come on you know what I’m talking about!) that I almost forgot to get some beautiful imagery for my couple. If you must know, these lists are still out there for brides to tell their photographers they must have, go HERE for example. Now I get it, I do, coming from a bride once myself, I thought I needed to do everyones job for them by making sure these lists of things were fulfilled. Don’t get me wrong, there are some things that aren’t on those lists that you would like to make sure your wedding photographer knows about. This is where hiring the right photographer for you is so important and one who is experienced and doesn’t need you to hold their hands throughout the day. It is the photographer’s job to make sure that “list” of shots is fulfilled along with the gorgeous imagery solely of the moments you miss and can’t believe your eyes when you see the shots. It is our job as Wedding professionals to ask you about any special attributes throughout your day that we need to know about, so that we make sure its captured. If you trust your wedding photographer ( which I hope you do, since you hired them) then you should know that your day will be captured as if you could relive it all over again.
Photographers; be watchful of anything and everything that happens during the day, have a second photographer there to make sure you have coverage so that you can make sure you watch for these moments and capture them. Get to know your clients unique story, get to know them so that you are able to photograph this day JUST for them.
I wanted to share a favorite moment I captured last year for Katie & Brian, I remember this exact moment, they had just been announced husband and wife for the first time and walked down the aisle past their friends and family, as they got past everyone, they sort of skipped out toward the vineyard, Brian holding her hand, smiling and so happy and ready for their moment alone. Katie did sort of a “YES!” holding her bouquet in the air and Brian looked up with a smile on his face as if he was thanking god for sending him his wife. Then Brian stopped her in the midst of walking out to the vineyard and pulled her in close and kissed her. My goal was to not be intrusive so I followed from a distance and it was truly beautiful.
I have probably said this many times before, but I have truly been blessed with some of the most amazing couples who I can now call my friends and couldn’t ask for a better job. Having the Privilege to photograph so many unique stories and gorgeous weddings has been one of the highlights of my career!
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Posted in Families & Children
Oh me oh my this was a fantabulous session! not only did a dear friend ask me to Photograph her Maternity photos but they asked me to be a part of something so beautiful in their lives and I was truly honored to do that! First of all Melissa Tomeoni is a wonderful Photographer and I LOVE photographing other photographers because…well… just cuz they rock! not only did I get to Photograph a Photographer, I also had a new pal/photographer with me as well named Paige who brought a different fabulous flare with her, she’s so great and please check out hers HERE
GORGEOUS location, beautiful light and a super hot couple/parents-to-be! Im so excited to share these and meet baby boy when he arrives! Melissa & Josh- XO Love you guys!
Makeup and hair by the amazing Jennifer with Face Body Beauty
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Posted in Lavish- a Boudoir Series
Making a women feel beautiful and capturing their true essence on film is always an honor! I love seeing such a difference of when they arrive unsure and nervous, then leaving the session feeling gorgeous and revived! I have had the privilege of photographing women for a gift to themselves, or a gift to their hubby-to-be on their wedding day! I will be sharing a few sessions from our last Lavish Portland Boudoir during these next few weeks, so get ready for some GORGEOUS Lavish ladies starting with Ms. A…..
Our next event is May 9th at this gorgeous Victorian Portland home, we have two more spots left and would love to have you join us! please click HERE for more info.
Makeup and Hair by Face Body Beauty
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Posted in Families & Children
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are both near and they are both two of the most important days celebrated each year. I am celebrating my 10th Mother’s day this year and couldn’t be more proud then I am today of being a mother. I am so lucky to have the wonderful parents that I do, and realize how much they truly influenced my life to how it is today. Im blessed to have such a loving relationship with my parents and that I have passed this type of relationship down to my own children as well as in my own marriage. I appreciate them so much!
I want to celebrate the month of May and June and offer HALF OFF my session fees for portraits. Capture those memories with your children and have them beautifully displayed in your home or in an album, let me capture you in your element with beautiful portraiture.
*This offer only applies for Sessions scheduled in May and June 2013 email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointment.
Friday, April 5, 2013 Posted in Weddings
I Love it and feel so blessed to have a wedding I photographed in publication whether it be online or in print! its such an honor truly! When I found out one of my weddings was to be featured on Brides.com I couldn’t be more pleased with the wedding that was going to be featured! If you missed the original wedding post of their gorgeous rustic chic wedding on a private residence last summer, then click HERE to check it out! Reanna & Rob’s wedding in Molalla was a beautifully detailed wedding and a beautiful couple!