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"Though she be but little, she is fierce."
~William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream
My little Chloe... What happiness you bring. These big blue eyes have kept me inspired all along my journey in photography. Your personality always brings a smile to those around you. And your stubborn tiny chin that sets just so when you want your way.
This session was done in about a ten minute window during an unusually cold frosty morning here in Grants Pass, Oregon. Underneath the beautiful fur cloak is an incredible gown by Dollcake Couture. This session for her six year birthday I split into Part I and Part II (indoor and outdoor) to showcase both. I searched high and low for a special carousel horse for these to keep a whimsical feel (thank you Anna Minter).
Here is a peek at my beautiful girl...
Beautiful Oregon sunlight, fields of gold with shades of purple. The incredible bridal featured on Oregon Bride Magazine with some incredible Southern Oregon Vendors and a stunning By Angeline ring.Read More
There is just something so magical about the Redwood Forest. I feel its pull always. It speaks to me in whispers of centuries past. Within it time always seems to slow and stand still and I just breathe it all in.
This wedding there was so unique, beautiful, natural and earthy. I loved how intimate it was with close family and friends surrounding the bride and groom in an intimate grove of Redwood trees. Surrounded by sunshine, ferns and beautiful fallen logs full of mossy growth they said I do.
Brides beautiful hair and makeup was by the talented Shawnie Curtis Makeup Artist out of Medford, Oregon. Florals were by my one of my favorites Penny and Lulu Studio Florist and the venue for the reception The Applegate Lodge.
Here is a peek at Mr and Mrs Adams~
This incredible beach wedding was more beautiful than I ever could have imagined~
As most of us Oregonians know, days like this do not happen at the Oregon Coast all the time. It can be unpredictable and the rain can blow in at any moment. This evening was gorgeous! The house that hosted everyone was large and inviting with paths leading down to the beach to the ceremony site. The sun shone through at just the right moment and burnt off the fog, rolling it into the distance. Two beautiful people united on this day with their two beautiful children and family and friends on the beachfront. I was so blessed to have been able to travel to, witness and photograph it.
I loved the details of this wedding. There were dainty beach jewel sandals handmade by one of the bridesmaids for all the bridesmaids and flower girl, the brides daughter. The bride's barefoot sandals were by Sandals Amour. The flower girl dress was from Kutie Tuties. Handsome tuxedos for the groom, groomsmen and his son. Groom's tux by Yves Allure Men. Cake by Sugar Rush who always makes incredible confections. And last but not least were stunning florals by Cathy's Floral Creations.
Here is a peek at The Waites Wedding~
Have you ever woke up into the sun and fields of green grass after months of dull winter days?
That was the simple inspiration for this shoot.
I love styling simple last minute shoots like this. I in fact will, at times, just see something inspiring happening and run with it wildly. It seems often to be when I am at my most creative. A quick walk through of a store found this incredible gown on a discount rack. A brief trip through the floral department at the local grocery located some delicate flowers.
I then picked up beautiful Val who agreed to humor my last minute dash for the sunset and we drove through the hillsides to this incredible spot shared with me by a good photographer friend after first ending up in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival the flower crown was a quick 5 minute wrap and we began to shoot.
This shoot was special to me in that it was my first time using a unique lens. After this session I in fact purchased it and added it to my army. It creates a bit of interesting depth and distortion I have seen very rarely. I LOVE IT!
Here is a peek~
Summer Ashland, Oregon Belle Fiore Vineyard wedding. Gorgeous sunsets, gorgeous couple...Read More
This shoot was mainly done to showcase working with me during a styled session and some of what it entails.
To view the video done by the amazing Valentia Productions please visit this link: Hazel Eye Photography Styled Video
This session was so much fun. I had the inspiration to do something with a VW Bus and launched a search of Southern Oregon for JUST the right one. Shout out to Mr. Lance Armstrong for bringing down one of his amazing collection in yellow! Shoot day was typical Oregon and we had a bit of moody weather and rain mixed in as we reached the edges of the mighty Rogue River. This does not however stop shoots from happening here in the Pacific Northwest! My beautiful model was Tessa a senior I had worked with previously from North Valley High School here in Grants Pass who the camera just loved. And who brought just the right amount of boho hippie vibe. I shot it hybrid both film and digital.
Here is a peek~
There is just something so magical about the Redwood Forest. I feel its pull always. It speaks to me in whispers of centuries past. Within it time always seems to slow and stand still and I just breathe it in.
This session was focused on a unique age bracket. I feel often this age is not documented as often in my photography and that is tweens. On this adventure session I was so excited to pair up and collaborate with another local photographer Amanda Fithian Photography. We ran a local Southern Oregon model search for three girls and selected Maggie, Tyra and Fiona. Each one brought their own unique personality and extended their own "look" to the session. One brunette, one redhead, and one blonde.
We selected incredible gowns from Australia by Dollcake Oh So Girly and had them shipped in. These were joined by some incredible Grants Pass and Medford area vendors to create this elegance in the middle of Mother Nature's greatest canopy ~ The Redwoods. Thank you to Rosewood Vintage Rentals for incredible furniture pieces to help achieve our vision. To Beyond The Garden Gate and Clara for delicate floral forest crowns. To Beauty by Jen for gorgeous hair and just a touch of makeup. To American Vintage for incredible candle holders and vintage makeup items. To Shop River Rock for the glowing candles that lit our way in the dark dark rainly day woods that dripped just right. To Silk and Willow for some lovely ribbon details.
Here is our elegant girls in the Redwoods:
~Maggie ~ Fiona ~ Tyra ~
This beautiful girl from North Valley High School here in Southern Oregon was just so sweet! I loved that her sister booked it for her and travelled up from California to spend the shoot with her making it a special time for them both. Tessa had model looks and some incredible locks of blonde hair as well as eyebrows to die for. I cannot wait to work with her again!
Styled by Whitney Tuttle of Peerless Beauty Lounge ~ Here is a peek at our studio and outdoor location shoot here in Grants Pass at a couple of my very favorite private properties I offer for use. (Thanks to some SUPER awesome property owners out my way!)
"I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty, or smart, or young. They're still princesses."
~A Little Princess
The quote above is from one of my favorite stories of all time. I received the book when I was young and it has always been one of my most treasured along with The Secret Garden. This week waking up to an icy world seemed like the perfect time to venture out into a magic morning to capture a Southern Oregon covered in a soft glowing blanket. I brought along my little neighbor and friend Emma to model a dress I had shipped in from Australia by Dollcake Vintage for her. Emma has always reminded me of just what a fairy princess would look like if I were to ever meet one in real life.
Here is a peek~
"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different. And if this is not enchantment, then where is it to be found?" ~JB Priestley
Snow in some places is a seasonal event but here in Southern Oregon it is a rare and magic gift to us all. I remember praying for it as a child. To wake up to that white glow and quiet. To know that the day to follow the world was going to be pure and fresh and serene. I love the Pacific Northwest and how it encompasses such a variety of seasons and colors.
Beautiful Darian went out with me this morning to embrace the day as it unfolded. Some clothes from my props closet with a bright pop of red, a gorgeous ring and a vintage camera added finishing touches to the magic.
Here is a peek at our fun~
Montana has my heart...
This Fall I flew back to shoot this incredible wedding in Columbia Falls with my good friend and photographer Jaci Brillon. Not only were the mountains in this region of our country breathtaking, so was this bride. Her horse, her beautiful mountaintop home and property on which she had her wedding and children.
Here is a peek at Mr and Mrs Bigelow~
I am so blessed to have been able to capture and witness this while on my visit to the Flathead area of Montana. Destination weddings and travel to capture special days for couples this past year have been a person with wanderlusts dream come true. I am always available to travel back to this great state for wedding bookings as well as many others. For more information please visit my website or contact me by email.
This beautiful wedding took place on a rainy day the last part of November. A ceremony at Calvary Lutheran with dim lights, candles and piano set the mood. The bride Jessica was absolutely stunning in a lace gown...with pockets! Her husband was equally handsome in a dashing suit. The reception to follow was equally amazing with twinkle lights brightening the dark and incredible food by one of my favorite local restaurants The Vine.
Here is a peek from The Matthews special day~
There is nothing better than love on the top of the world between two people. This incredible couples session took place to celebrate a one year anniversary and the evening was pure Oregon magic...
Our adventure took us through incredible old growth forest. We climbed to the tops of mountains with 360 degree views overlooking the Rogue Valley in one direction and all the way to Mt Shasta and California in the other. There were rainbows in the skies and flowers in the fields. The Siskiyou Mountains gifted us so many special moments that evening and love was in the air.
Here is a peek at The Delavegas and our incredible adventure~
// Tunnel 13 //Also known as the site of The Last Great Train Robbery in The West and or The Siskiyou Massacre. I had no idea this even existed here in Oregon right in my backyard. This couple requested this spooky location for their engagement session and after investigating I was drawn to see. Even though spooky and train tracks are NOT my thing ( I don't even like the dark). I had picked up a little something to add lens distortion recently while visiting Olde Town Antique Mall here in Grants Pass and tried it to see if it would add to the mystery and feel. If you want a good read look up Tunnel 13 it is pretty fascinating!
The second part of our session takes place higher outside Ashland into the Siskyous and has some incredible views. Also Logan brings along his beautiful guitar to play a bit for Spencer which is just oh-so-romantic of course!
Just as a heads up it is illegal to shoot on live train tracks and I do not offer sessions on tracks.
J:O:Y Noun~ A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
When I first met this couple I just knew they were going to be so much fun and full of joy! Their engagement session was just beautiful. We battled a bit of elements but enjoyed a gorgeous evening sunset over Josephine County. Their wedding to follow at Cascade Mountain Ranch in Hugo, Oregon was equally amazing and lots of just incredible fun and great people.
Here is a peek at Kelly and Corey~
This wedding in Colorado Springs and the portraits after in Garden Of The Gods were just a dream come true for me. Not only did this trip allow me to travel for photography it also allowed me to witness this gorgeous couple wed and I was able to connect with some wonderful old friends while there. The ceremony and reception took place at The Craftwood Inn which was quite cozy. It had lovely bride and groom getting ready cottages on the premises and served incredible food. Cody serves in the United States Air Force and Jennifer just had their first most precious little boy. I am so happy to share a bit of their special moments with you.
Here is a peek~