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Portrait: Amy Fay… Daydream

We spent a breezy CA afternoon with the beautiful Amy Fay. A gorgeous gal and green rolling hills for a backdrop? How could you go wrong?! Here are some of our favs from Amy Fay’s Daydream session.

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Posted in: Photography, Portraits   |   Tags: Amy Fay, broad daylight, CA portrait photographer, hillside, Horse, spring photos, summer   |   Leave a comment

California wedding

What a beautiful day it was for a California wedding! So excited to share this sneak peek of Nancy and Zheng’s special day. Can we just say that Nancy looked gorgeous! Can’t wait to share the rest!

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Family portrait: Portland visit

What a terrific afternoon we had with Kia and Eric’s family! They were in Portland visiting their daughter, who just moved here for college, and wanted a quick family session together. Isn’t packing for a trip always more fun than unpacking? Unless, that is, you make a mess of it and then jump on top of the mess you’ve created–then that’s fun! We started off in their quite homey hotel room and then walked around downtown Portland until little Ellanor put her foot down and said she wanted to go play. She was pure cuteness!

By the way, loved Kia’s hair and make-up which was done by the talented Rosie Nguyen from Studio Luxe Hair and Skin Spa​.

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Oregon coast bridal session

I love Day-after Bridal sessions (aka Trash the Dress sessions) because we get the Bride and Groom all to ourselves! Now let me start off by saying, this is a surprise post for our dear niece Evelyn! She wasn’t expecting to see her full wedding photos AND these photos all in one day. So how were we supposed to top Evelyn and Jerry’s beautiful garden wedding photos? By wisping them away to ends of the Oregon coast!

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Posted in: Bridal, Couples, Photography, Weddings   |   Tags: beach, beach bridal, bridal, Nikon D600 photos, Nikon D90 photos, Oregon Beach session, trash the dress   |   8 Comments

Portland Wedding: Evelyn + Jerry

Whenever we meet up with wedding clients who are looking for a photographer, one of the things we always stress to them is to find a photographer they completely trust. We advise them to do their research ahead of time, then ultimately choose the photographer who they believe are able to create the photos AND tell the story that every couple has envisioned of their wedding day. This is the best way to ensure a stress-free day. So when we have a couple who completely entrusts us to document their wedding day, it makes us want to work that much harder to OH-WOW them! ahah

And this leads us to our story of Evelyn and Jerry. We’re so excited to share with you their Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden wedding story because their vision of their special day perfectly matched our style of wedding photography. We loved photographing the beauty and joyful spirit of their special day and hopefully they will love and gush over their images as much as we did! We enjoyed their photos for so many reasons, but one of them being… Evelyn is our niece, so we’re a little partial to this wedding story!

Ok, enough blabbering–onto the photos! And if you haven’t quite gotten the hint yet, this is going to be a mega-post! Our apologies in advance for killing your scroll-bars!

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Posted in: Photography, Weddings   |   Tags: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Wedding, Nikon D600 photos, Nikon D700 photos, outdoor wedding, Portland Wedding Photographer   |   6 Comments

Senior portrait: Katie

We’ve known Katie for a few years now and throughout that time we’ve gotten to see her grow into a wonderful young lady who, while sharing with us her plans for college, got me emotional but excited to see her so enthusiastic about this next chapter of her life. I only wish more kids her age were as self-motivated! Anyways, when Katie asked us to do her senior photos, she sent along a list of wardrobe options she had in mind–which of course, got my attention immediately! We love when our clients put effort into their appearance…it shows they are willing to go that extra mile for a beautiful photograph and it certainly gets us into the mood to do some fun storytelling! We adore Katie and could photograph her all day, or until she runs out of outfits to change into–she’s so easy and fun to work with!

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Posted in: Photography, Portraits, Seniors   |   Tags: outdoor session, Portland Senior Photographer, pretty senior photos, senior portrait   |   2 Comments

FAQ Fridays: What’s in our gear bag?

Here’s a video sharing with you what we pack in our photography gear bag for weddings and portraits, and also the reasons why we pack them. The first part of the video goes over our main gear Cameras + Lenses. The second half of the video goes over lighting equipment and accessories. I had intended this to be a quick video, but the GadgetGeek got the best of me.. sorry. There are a few unexpected things in our bags that may just help you out next time, pay close attention!

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Salem Wedding: Pamela + Issaa

It was so touching for us to be a part of Issaa and Pamela’s wedding. Because it was a family wedding (Issaa is my cousin), there was a mix of emotions; a part of me wanted to just put the camera away so I could fully take in the moment. But then there’s the photographer in me that wanted to keep the viewfinder up to capture the special moments for the couple. Fortunately, the photographer in me won out this day. Here are some of our favorite moments from Issaa and Pamela’s wedding in Salem, OR.

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Engaged: Heidi + Alex

I am so excited to post these photos up because Heidi and Alex are such a great couple and I was laughing or smiling at every photo as I was creating this post. And a pretty outfit always puts me in a good mood. lol. I was absolutely in love with Heidi’s outfit–the tulle skirt she handmade herself!! For our trek up to Mt. Hood, they brought fun props along that told their unique love story and later on, Alex even used Heidi as a prop! I had no idea what cross fit even was but I have to say, being that I am so tiny and Ty still cannot even carry me piggyback or otherwise, I was thoroughly impressed to say the least. ahah. Alex could do every lift we asked of them so of course we took advantage of that! Loved their willingness and because of that…I literally loved all of their photos and it was tough to narrow them down but hope you enjoy their loveliness as much as I do!

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Posted in: Engagements, Photography, Portraits   |   Tags: engagement, Mt. Hood Engagement session, Portland engagement photographer, portland engagement photos, Portland winter engagement, snow, snow engagement photos, winter, winter engagement, winter portrait, winter session   |   1 Comment

FAQ Fridays: Raw vs Jpeg

Hi Everyone, here’s another installment of FAQ Fridays! Today’s question is something we get asked a lot and the answer is something everyone would be interested in knowing. RAW vs JPEG!

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