Dancer Forest Oregon Wedding

This wedding was so beautiful. Taking place in a Southern Oregon wooded glen on the bride's parents property it was just filled with joy and personal touches. 

If you love Oregon like me, lots of hydrangeas, a bit of sun and magic glow, tall trees, summer flowers and beautiful people then you will love this peek~

Mr and Mrs Dancer~

Wisteria Gardens Oregon Wedding

This beautiful wedding took place on possibly the hottest day in Oregon for the summer of 2017. Wisteria Garden is a magic place full of lush cool green botanicals that kept us all shaded and cool. The getting ready areas were breezy and air conditioned, the fans misted everyone throughout the ceremony. I couldn't think of anywhere I'd have rather us all been on such a day.

Here is a peek at Mr and Mrs Wilson and their two adorable littles. So much love was felt throughout this day. Love and joy. Surrounded by their family and friends you could feel it radiating in the air.  

Here is a peek at Mr and Mrs Wilson~

Thank you for being so very kind and allowing me to be a part of your very special day.

Lithia Park Styled Engagement Photography Session

This year I searched for a special engaged couple who spoke to my heart. It is never easy for me to choose, so many beautiful stories were shared with me by those in love. So many special and personal details of how couples fell in love. Each to me was a precious journey.

You see, I take finding love very seriously. I feel having someone who believes in you and helps build you up and supports your dreams is so very important. I feel that way and I am here today because I found just that sort of person in my life years ago. A person who didn't laugh at me as a single mom when I brought home a dated camera from a pawn shop. With the last of my money no less.  He never said I was crazy and full of dreams. Instead he said to me "you are amazing....lets get married!" This is not to say it hasn't been work. Marriage is always work and give and take. But the beauty of relationships and what can come of them is woven of so many hopes and dreams and memories. I love to capture these moments for people. 

So each year, I read through everyones stories and they fully reach my heart not just my eyes. This year I was swept away by the story of Jessie and Jared who are first responders here in Southern Oregon. I loved how through saving lives they became best friends and found love. I feel in careers like this having each other to lean on and support would be incredible and such a deep connection. I loved that they came with a bit of adventure because who could love Oregon properly without adventure!

Here is a peek at the styled portion of their session. I was absolutely blown away by the uniqueness of Jessie's engagement ring especially the color. So I decided to pull in some incredible yellow tones and pops of peach to match. 

There were some incredible vendors who I would like to thank for bringing my vision to life as well as some gorgeous details brought in: Sharaya Ellen Artistry for hair and makeup, Cathy's Floral Creations, Rogue Valley Weddings Judy for the cake, hand dyed Mulberry Ribbon by Lahna Marie, Space 46 skirt, Kate Spade New York Lenox ring dish and peach crystal earrings by Kate Spade New York

Here is a bit of Oregon Sun and Spring for you all to enjoy~ 

Oregon First Responder Engagement Session

This year I searched for a special engaged couple who spoke to my heart. It is never easy for me to choose, so many beautiful stories were shared with me by those in love. So many special and personal details of how couples fell in love. Each to me was a precious journey.

You see, I take finding love very seriously. I feel having someone who believes in you and helps build you up and supports your dreams is so very important. I feel that way and I am here today because I found just that sort of person in my life years ago. A person who didn't laugh at me as a single mom when I brought home a dated camera from a pawn shop. With the last of my money no less.  He never said I was crazy and full of dreams. Instead he said to me "you are amazing....lets get married!" This is not to say it hasn't been work. Marriage is always work and give and take. But the beauty of relationships and what can come of them is woven of so many hopes and dreams and memories. I love to capture these moments for people. 

So each year, I read through everyones stories and they fully reach my heart not just my eyes. This year I was swept away by the story of Jessie and Jared who are first responders here in Southern Oregon. I loved how through saving lives they became best friends and found love. I feel in careers like this having each other to lean on and support would be incredible and such a deep connection. I loved that they came with a bit of adventure because who could love Oregon properly without adventure!

Here is a peek at their creekside session~

 

Oregon Engagement and Newborn Sunset Session

Give me Oregon at sunset in the Spring, a beautiful family, lots of love and a baby, and I will give you magic~

This session was unique. For my friend Aaliyah I combined newborn & engagement together as this family has lots to celebrate! This little precious one is the most beautiful tiny person who was so wide eyed and looking all around at the great outdoors. 

Here is a peek at Aaliyah, Jared and precious baby Malani. Please join me in congratulating them on all things on their new journey together~

Southern Oregon Vineyard Maternity Photography

Several years ago I received a message from sweet Aaliyah. She was inquiring about my senior rep program which I was no longer doing at the time. However there was just this magic draw about her that made me want to not only get to know her but capture her raw natural beauty. There are some people who just glow from the inside out I think and she was one of them. She was one of the most incredible representatives I've ever had.

Fast forward to this year and she became the most beautiful momma to be. I approached her for a personal project that I would style her for a maternity session and take a few photos at a local vineyard in a greenhouse they had there knowing it would work rain or shine. I was actually going for a more dark moody feel but instead we were blessed with sunny skies, fields of flowers and blooms on pear trees. We were able to relax first on Schmidt Vineyards patio and enjoy refreshments prior. Shooting this was only about a 15 or 20 minute window of time. The more I grow in photography over the years, and the more I go in with a vision, the less time I find necessary for accomplishing lens magic. 

Here is a peek at Aaliyah. I am sure you will enjoy~ One of the most beautiful mommas to be I have ever worked with~

Dorris Ranch Fall Wedding

This incredible wedding and blending of families happened at Dorris Ranch in Oregon. There were touching moments of personal intimate vows between bride and groom exchanged in hazelnut orchards. The groom speaking from his heart to his new daughter. There were moments of happy tears thankfully covered by tiny persons handing out tissues down the isle. There was rain and real rainbows that only Oregon can deliver within the hour.

I could go on forever but you are here to see it all for yourself!  So here it all is for you to see. A very special thank you to my talented friend Photography by Lynn Marie out of Eugene for letting me second shoot these moments for you and hosting me for an incredibly fun evening.

Here are Heather and Sean~

 

Boudoir Style Maternity Grants Pass

This lady is just absolutely lovely! 

My maternity sessions may be also done here locally in Grants Pass with some intimate maternity style boudoir. These are usually done prior to heading out for the main outdoor portraits. They can be in home lifestyle or in the rooms I provide as shown here. 

Here is a peek~

Oregon Winter Princess Child Photography Grants Pass

"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...

 

 

 

By Angeline Ring Styled Oregon Bridal Session

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. 

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Barefoot Bride Redwood Forest Wedding

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~

 

 

 

Oregon Beach Destination Wedding

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~

 

Oregon Spring Fever Floral Crown Inspiration

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~

Belle Fiore Estate and Winery Ashland Oregon Wedding

Summer Ashland, Oregon Belle Fiore Vineyard wedding. Gorgeous sunsets, gorgeous couple...

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Southern Oregon VW Bus Styled Shoot on The Rogue River

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~