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.

 

 

 

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

 

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.  

Redwoods Maternity Photography

"She was one of the rare ones, so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for it." ~Atticus

A walk in the Redwood Forest with this beautiful momma to be was absolutely magical. I was just about to post a model call for maternity when I stumbled upon Maya...30 weeks along and glowing. More to this story to make it perfection is that just not long ago I had photographed her wedding in the Redwoods as well. 

I chose to keep a more natural vibe on these...neutrals and softer greens with lots of natural light falling through the canopy. 

Here is a peek at our day~

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.

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~

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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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~

 

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 ~

 

Couture Youth Oregon Snow Photography

"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~

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~

Ashland Oregon Mountaintop Couples Engagement Style Session

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~

Paris Wedding

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

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