Engagement - Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon Coast

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Val & Jim… These two New Yorkers were visiting the Pacific Northwest & got engaged on their trip! They decided to take some engagement photos while they were out here, to commemorate this meaningful vacation (bonus: it’s gorgeous here) & I was more than happy to oblige. I’m so glad they reached out, because they were the sweetest to work with & of course, Cape Kiwanda on the amazing Oregon Coast never disappoints.

Karen & John - Wedding - Fourth Presbyterian Church & Germania Place, Chicago, IL

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I travelled back to Chicago to shoot Karen & John’s lovely wedding & they were absolutely wonderful to work with. I had photographed the wedding of some friends’ of John’s & when he first reached out to me, he sent one of the most flattering emails I have received, stating, “You have a gift, and I may have chosen you as my wedding photographer even before I met my fiancé.” How could I not be excited to capture their wedding?

I hadn’t shot at Fourth Presbyterian Church & it is a gem. It’s such a beautiful Gothic revival church & the courtyard is gorgeous for photos, as well. Fun fact: it’s apparently the 2nd oldest building on Michigan avenue. We took post-ceremony portraits in Lincoln Park, which is always lovely.

As you can see from the photos, their reception at Germania Place was a blast.

Dana & Will - Wedding - Swedenborgian Church & Presidio Social Club, San Francisco, CA

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My First wedding in San Francisco, California was a great one. Dana & Will have impeccable taste & were amazing to work with. Their ceremony was at a National Historic Landmark, Swedenborgian Church, which was built in 1895. The reception was at Presidio Social Club… so much fun.

Can’t wait to get back to the Bay Area this year for a wedding in Berkeley, CA.

Kennon & Colin - Wedding - Plaza Del Toro

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Kennon & Colin had a lovely, intimate wedding at one of my favorite Portland venues, Plaza Del Toro. While I love the story telling that can be captured over a 7-10 hour wedding shoot, I wanted to share these photos as an example of what can be captured in far less time, for those who want to “keep it simple”.

In an hour & a half we got family photos, some portraits of the couple just outside of the venue, candids of guests & a short, but sweet & emotional ceremony. So, whether you want an all day affair with multiple locations, eloping just the two of you, or planning an intimate wedding such as this one, they can all be beautiful & I’m happy to document whatever you have planned.

Erin & Andrei - Wedding - Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard, Gaston, Oregon

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It was great to get back to the lovely Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard for another gorgeous wedding. Erin & Andrei couldn’t be sweeter & more laid back they were an absolute pleasure to work with.

I think what might first come to mind when thinking of beautiful locations in & around Portland would be the forests, waterfalls & of course, the amazing Oregon Coast, but the nearby Willamette Valley region is loaded with wonderful vineyards, as well. I’m excited to be returning again this year to Beacon Hill at least twice more this year & I’d gladly return for more.

Second Shooter: Prassede Kemp

Florals: Swoon Floral Design

Catering: Field & Vine Events

Rentals: The Party Pros