Wood Wedding at Grizzly Peak Winery

This couple was so kind and amazing! I first met them when they ventured out from chilly Minnesota for a little adventure in the Redwood Forest and engagement session in December. Although Oregon and northern California can be risky that time of year, we were gifted with gorgeous sun filtering through the canopy and warmth!

In June I was so blessed to witness them say I Do at Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland, Oregon. Usually the first weekend in June we have record breaking high temperatures, however, on this day we had stormy skies and rain in the forecast. The venue was beautiful and had an indoor space that was just right for such a day. There was also just enough breaks in the clouds to allow portraits outdoors and guests to stroll around a bit. The whole day made me smile. I hope it will make you smile as well~

Here is a peek at The Wood wedding...

Outdoor Rafting Themed Wedding on The Rogue River

This fun and gorgeous wedding took place in April on a Thursday at the brides fathers home on the Rogue River here in Grants Pass, Oregon. For those of you familiar with Oregon you know an April wedding can be a bit of a rain risk. I bit my nails for months ahead of it but when the week came it was one of the warmest most beautiful weeks I can remember in an April. 

TJ and Emily were surrounded by some of the most wonderful family and friends on this special day. They were up early the next to raft downriver with their friends for several days to celebrate. I could not think of anything more fun or adventurous!

Special thanks goes to many wonderful people who came together on this day and here are just a few~

Loving these shots from the best day ever 💜

Flowers designed by Deanna Mulasky and sourced from Fry Family Farm/La Mera Gardens

My hair & makeup by Amanda Gabbard 

TJ’s hair & beard by Rogue Barbers

Food by MaMosa's

Special thanks to my friend and fellow photographer for assisting and second shooting Kelcie Jean Photography.

 

 

 

Cape Kiwanda Styled Engagement

Where the desert meets the sea...

This beautiful session on the Oregon coast at Cape Kiwanda was a little dreamy adventure. Having this real couple Mayra and Gonzalo it was just filled with so much love. The soft beachy tones, beautiful florals and styling was absolutely perfection on this day.

Invitations by Julie Ha Calligraphy, table decor Shop River Rock, vintage rentals by Rosewood Vintage, florals by Good Seed Floral, Ring by Susie Saltzman Fine Jewelry, Cake by Mrs Cards Cakes, Ribbon by Silk and Willow, Hair by The Nest Salon and makeup by Robin Opal Artistry.  

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~

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 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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Bigelow Wedding Columbia Falls Montana

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.

Matthews Wedding Grants Pass Oregon

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~

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.