Portland Boudoir Photographer: Before and After

Jenna’s such a beauty! Portland Boudoir photos at it’s classy finest. :)

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Romantic Ponzi Vineyard Wedding: Highlights

Ponzi Vineyard is one of my favorite locations to shoot, both Sherwood and Dundee feature  gorgeous vistas and of course… vineyards.

For most photographers, vineyard weddings are an opportunity to shoot with gorgeous lines and creative posing.

Looking back over our Fall wedding shoot at Ponzi Vineyards I had to pull out a few favorites ;)

I made this cake by stacking cheesecakes together and drizzling them with chocolate syrup. #ghettofab Thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring this shoot :)

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Romantic Forest Park Engagement: Sean + Linda

Actions speak louder than words, and this is always self-evident when a guy is willing to do an engagement shoot with his fiancé. I grew up with 4 brothers and know for certain that getting photos taken really isn’t a “guy thing”. So when a manly man  puts himself out there, loves on his girl and goes the extra mile- I’m impressed. He’s really putting his money where his mouth is. ;)

That was the case in this Forest Park Engagement session. Sean loves this girl. Watching them through my viewfinder, getting comfortable together, watching the laughter between them- it’s not the movie-perfect, practiced kind of love- it’s the real in-the-moment love. That’s inspiring to me. Real love is built on the ordinary, every day moments of life, so seeing couples embrace that is beautiful.

Sean and Linda were both in the same tiny town in CA for work and while they only lived miles apart they never had the opportunity to meet. Sean was one of the hot military guys who didn’t have time to date around and Linda was busy at the hospital working odd hours  with little energy for the random dates people kept setting her up with. Through the encouragement of friends they took the fateful step…and signed up for Match.com.

After their first date, as many couples have noted, “when ya know, ya know!” Sean swept Linda off her feet and they’ve been in love ever since.

No road is without it’s bumps and curves. There are really hard times ahead and behind, but with a commitment to love and be loved — life is so worth living!

I am really looking forward to photographing your beautiful upcoming wedding- it’s going to be here before we know it. Enjoy the in-between :)

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