Archive for March, 2011
My blog’s almost current! Yay!
Here is Heidi and Ken’s beautiful beach wedding! I have known them both since high school where they were a class above mine. They didn’t date in high school, but they got together at their 10 year reunion in 2009! How cute of a story is that!
Fast forward a couple years and they got engaged and started planning their wedding all in a few months. It turned out absolutely beautiful! They were so lucky the weather gods were on their side…what a gorgeous November day it was! They started getting ready at Ken’s parent’s beach house in Rockaway Beach, OR. They had a super sweet first look on the back lawn with the ocean to their backs. We then headed to St Mary’s by the Sea Catholic Church. After the ceremony we headed down to the beach for bridal party pictures and finally got some intimate sunset portraits of the bridal and groom. Can I just say for the thousandth time how I LOVE the light at the beach?! I could shoot there all day.
Heidi and Ken went with my 6 hour package so I was only there to capture the beginning of their reception and a few details. If you want your entire day covered I recommend going with the wedding packages that include at least 8 hours of coverage. I tried to do what I could, though! It was such a fun crowd.
Thanks for giving me the pleasure of capturing your big day you guys! Patrick and I had a blast photographing your wedding. Your pictures are definitely going to be blown up in my new studio!
This is, of course, a long overdue blog post. I don’t think I’ve blogged anything on time for months! Sorry guys.
To catch everyone up on my 2010 weddings… I flew to Atlanta Georgia in September to photograph my only destination wedding of the year. My husband (and second shooter) Patrick and I went all out and took over 5,000 pictures during our stay. I just couldn’t help myself! It was absolutely beautiful. My husband’s cousin lives in Atlanta and his wife and I have become good friends over the years. She has been so nice following my blog and complimenting my work, I was so excited to learn that she told one of her best friends Amanda about me as an idea for her wedding photographer. Amanda and Chris ended up booking me and Patrick and I flew out a few days before the wedding to spend time with his cousin and get to know the wedding party. We tagged along to all the pre-wedding festivities…bowling, drinks, and a good ol fashioned southern BBQ. So fun! I wish I could get to know all my couples on that level before their big day! I think it made a huge difference with everyone’s comfort levels that really showed in the pictures.
The wedding was held at Callaway Gardens, a resort area a few hours away from Atlanta. Patrick and I were in love with the venue as soon as we saw it. Lots of open spaces and beautiful wooded areas, not to mention the ceremony itself was held on a bridge over the lake! So awesome. Amanda and Chris also incorporated some great aspects into their wedding like having their nieces and nephews bring Amanda’s bouquet to her piece by piece. All of the children were involved this way and got to be a part of their day. They also did a hand washing ritual that was so beautiful. It was just amazing!
Thank you SO much Amanda and Chris for allowing us to be a part of your wonderful wedding weekend. Patrick and I loved meeting everyone and getting to know you guys so well. A special thanks also to Shauna for putting it all together. Thank you thank you!! We wish everyone all the best!
I’ve been promising this post for weeks now! Sorry about that!
I host a weekend at a boutique Portland hotel for Valentine’s Day gifts every year. This year was especially amazing! I had 8 beautiful women participate in my boudoir marathon day back in January. I schedule women an hour apart and have champagne and snacks out to munch on while they’re getting their makeup done by one of my fabulous makeup artists Nadia with Nadia Artistry and Amanda with Pretty in Portland. I do these hotel weekends 2-3x a year. This is also a great idea for bachelorette parties or just a fun girls weekend. You can rent the hotel room for the night or weekend and have me and one of my MUA’s come for a few hours. I will spend 30-45 mins with each woman and you’ll have your makeup done for a fun night on the town afterwards! I will post the finished pictures in a password protected gallery ~2 weeks after the event. Contact me for more info!