Poplar Tree Farm: Alex + Olivia

This is really a sneak peek of the coming beauty that is the Poplar tree farm on I-84. Yes, it's a 3.5 hour drive from Portland, but with these two- it was a breeze. (Thank you Alex for driving!) 

 For the first time, Flo came along- so glad Valerie Senff (of CK Weddings) came to give her lots of love while I was shooting :D 

Image courtesy of @valeriesenff (check out her instagram feed!) 

Image courtesy of @valeriesenff (check out her instagram feed!) 

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Image Courtesy of @valeriesenff https://www.instagram.com/valeriesenff/

 

 

Oregon Gardens Engagement: Sara + Jered

We were laughing together during this Oregon Gardens Engagement session that Sara + Jered were harnessing their inner "Ralph Lauren" model. Because, gee, they really did nail it. It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon with these two. They bring out the best in each other. Jered is all man, happy to accommodate his bride but definitely not into any froo froo. (I think my husband and Jered are two birds of a feather). Sara is feminine, graceful and so winsomely beautiful. 

 Oregon Gardens Resort is an ideal engagement session location, the variety of foliage, architecture, landscaping and design is a beautiful backdrop. This Oregon Gardens Engagement was no exception. 

 Hair and makeup by the talented Jennifer, of Face Body Beauty, made Sara feel stunning from the start. Of course there are always a bit of nerves at the beginning of any engagement session, but that's why I'm here! No one wants to feel like a fish out of water, so my job is to give enough direction that the whole experience feels natural and the couple walks away with confidence. Here are a smattering of our favorites. 

 

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Crag Rat Hut Wedding: Alex + Olivia

With a name like Crag Rat Hut I bet you're not expecting stunning vistas, beautiful trees and Mt Hood in all it's glory. Ha, well neither was I, but never have I been more happy to be mistaken. The rainy week broke on Saturday the 22nd with streaming sunlike and that perfect Fall weather that every northwest native looks forward to. 

  Nestled in the heights of Hood River lies this ancient museum, still a hall-mark to the former mountain rescue teams that used it as a base. When Alex and Olivia first visited the space they were immediately taken with the scintillating view of Mt Hood in the distance. And so it was, that a few short months later, surrounded by dear family and friends, they made their vows to be husband and wife with that majestic rock behind them. 

  It was truly an honor to be a part of this very special celebration; not only is the entire Orth family beloved friends to the Taylor clan, but many of the guests are dear friends and family as well. And so I play the fine line between friend and photographer and hopefully compromise neither. 

  Cheers to a very happy couple. Their love, delight, and commitment to each other is evident in every photo. I'm just glad it was me who got to see it first-hand.