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

2018 - A Look Back

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Like most years, 2018 had its share of highs & lows. The highs were pretty great though. One of the highlights of my year was an amazing trip to Northern Italy with my beautiful wife. We love our daughter endlessly, but parenting is hard & it’s great find some time for ourselves… And doing so in Italy ain’t too shabby.

Weddings & other photography work took me to San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Michigan & of course, Portland & other Oregon locations. I also got back into doing family sessions, which I hadn’t done much of in awhile. As always, I’m forever grateful & honored that my wonderful clients chose me to document their big life moments.

I’m also a work-from-home dad & I try to document some adventures with our daughter each year.

I’m already excited for what 2019 has in store & I still have available dates. So, feel free to get in touch if you’re engaged, need family photos or for other photography needs. I will travel anywhere for weddings & elopements.

Thanks & have a great 2019!

p.s. In a former life, I led a band. life gets in the way & I hadn’t completed a new song in a couple of years, so I promised myself I would in 2018. I finished the song below, just under the wire & I thought I’d include it here, if you feel like having a listen while you scroll.