Oregon Ginger + Peach Inspired Portraits With Madison

This session is a three part series of women portraits with ginger girl tones. I LOVED my time with Madison! She is always so sweet, beautiful and goes along with my random ideas and long random talks. I can only hope my little one ends up like this gorgeous girl someday. 

I changed the plan a bit on these always trying to keep things a bit original. Sometimes that means taking a drive for a restart until I see just the right thing ~ which in this case I did! We wandered some local areas here in Southern Oregon for the evening at last light on a great Spring day. These are edited with my new Elysian Presets I am working on with natural tones and pops of color. 

Enjoy~

The rose gold necklace featured: Chloe Christine Jewelry

Model Instagram: @madisonelisee

 

Oregon Painted Hills Wedding Inspiration

This styled session in the Painted Hills of Oregon was just the most incredible adventure. This particular set I shot at last light both digitally here and with Portra 400 film you can see here: Painted Hills Film.  We travelled up through Eugene, Oregon to pick up our gorgeous model Abby VanSteenberghe then on into Salem, Oregon to pick up some incredible florals from Ponderosa and Thyme before our journey to the desert. Lovely vintage rental items were from Rosewood Event Rentals in Medford, Oregon, the glorious ring from one of my favorite jewelers in our state By Angeline. Beautiful flowing skirts by Space 46. Calligraphy by Kelsey Malie Calligraphy and ribbons by Silk and Willow. This whole vision was styled and brought together by Lahna Marie Photography and these incredible vendors. I was so blessed to be able to do some film work and assist on this dream shoot of hers. She has been an incredible mentor and inspiration to me over the past two years and I simply cannot repay what she has gifted me. Here is a look at the Oregon Painted Hills in color following up my black and white Delta 3200 film post from earlier you may see here: Painted Hills Black and White Film

Dear Moms & that 15 extra pounds...

Dear Moms,

I am writing this to you (and me too ~ who am I kidding). I am writing this to you on behalf of your beautiful children and your families everywhere... 

Your children love you as you are. RIGHT. NOW.

Not the you that you were, not the you that you might be. Just you. And while we wait and postpone our family photo sessions years slip by. This is not to say you haven't captured every game, every recital and every milestone. But what is missing is YOU. The pressure these days with social media to look a certain way weighs on us all. I get it. But someday when you are looking back don't you want to remember those moments together? Won't your children? Don't you yourself cherish moments caught with your own parents or grandparents no matter their wrinkles or chins? 

Stop putting off being a part of photos "until I loose that extra 15 pounds."  Each day is a gift. Lets love ourselves ladies! Our partners and children do. 

Much love!

~Aly

 

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~

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.

To see this wedding published on Oregon Bride click here: Barefoot Bohemian Wedding

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~

 

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~

 

Redwood Forest Tween Dollcake Couture Photography

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 ~

 

Tessa Senior

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!)

 

Petite Masquerade Bridal Session

Masquerade balls were a feature of the 15th century and spread through most of Europe by the 17th and 18th centuries. Balls, gardens, plays, operas with an air of secrecy, were considered a little bit if not a lot quite scandalous. Lending an air of mystery in much different times, they still to this day evoke a feeling of clandestine love and emotions. 

This styled session at Sweet Cheeks Vineyard nestled in the hills surrounding Eugene, Oregon was just the magical place for a bit of masquerade. Our model Heidi Marie Carpenter evoked just the right amount of mystery in her eyes. The purple and gold accented meringues were absolutely delicious. The handmade ring was to die for. The bouquet brought the smell of fresh herbs mingling with the passing rain storm that day. The props were bold and colorful. The gown had a frothy cascading train.  Everything was perfection. 

Special thank you to my two beautiful partners and our incredible collaborators:

Heather Mills Photography, Photography by Lynn Marie, Peachy Keen Coordination, Poppies and Top Hats, Merrime Bride and Soiree, Meghan Donahue Handmade Jewelry, Gingerhead Cookies, Hardcore Florist, Silk and Willow, Makeup/Hair Felicia Knapp.