Lucas Lodge Lower Rogue River Wedding

Fishing and river guide weddings here in Oregon are now my very favorite. This one did not disappoint especially with such a unique and special couple. Artists and river guides with a tiny baby in tow they were an absolute pleasure to work with...

This wedding was absolutely perfection! We travelled to meet his couple and their friends who had rafted into Lucas Lodge on the lower Rogue River for a beautiful elopement style wedding. After a journey up the Oregon Coast to Gold Beach, Oregon...due to Bear Camp Road being closed during Spring, it was as always a refreshing experience to land at Lucas for this destination Oregon wedding. 

Here is a peek at Mr and Mrs Sampsel~

 

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.  

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

 

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.

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~

 

Vintage Oregon Snow Photography & Portrait Session

"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~

 

 

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~

Paris Wedding

Wedding in Lithia Park located in Ashland Oregon with reception at The Loft.

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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. 

Oregon Bridal Inspiration: Painted Hills Black and White Film

Painted Hills styled bridal shoot in Eastern Oregon.

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