courtney + dave | portland wedding

There wasn't a detail that Courtney + Dave didn't think through for their wedding day, and it resulted in the party of the year. You couldn't have picked a more stunning backdrop for the ceremony than the Grotto in Portland, or a more elegant party place than Cooper's Hall. From the couple's first dance that they had been rehearsing to the sweet vows they exchanged in front of everyone, all eyes were on them. And dressed like that, who wouldn't be?

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Hotel: The Nines Luxury Boutique

Ceremony: The Grotto

Reception: Cooper's Hall

Floral and lighting: Bright Night

Posted on June 8, 2018 and filed under WEDDING.

nikki + alex | aviator engagement

When Nikki reached out about engagement photos, we started chatting about schedules because her fiancé Alex is a pilot. So obviously, how could we not take their engagement photos on a runway? It gets even better. As we got to know each other during the engagement session, it came out that Nikki herself was a stewardess, on one of Alex's flights, and that's how they met! The rest has been history and their cuteness was on overload that evening. And that golden hour we caught at the end of the day was to die for. Stay tuned NEXT December for the rest of their love story to unfold!

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Posted on November 12, 2017 and filed under ENGAGEMENT.

chelsea + dan | portland snow wedding

Chelsea + Dan's winter wedding sure came to life with a fresh snowfall just days before, providing a stunning backdrop for the day. These cold temperatures didn't get in the way of this couple's passion and love for each other, and it came through in so many ways. With winter whites and cozy cocktails, like the balloons said: love was in the air! 

Posted on November 10, 2017 and filed under WEDDING.

roslyn + daniel | portland engagement

I met Roslyn and Daniel on a very hot summer evening and they were just beaming with the excitement of being engaged. Their love story is straight out of a fairytale and they have secret handshakes to top it off. I had the best time capturing their love and look forward to their Washington wedding next June! 

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Posted on November 1, 2017 and filed under ENGAGEMENT.

liz + david | idaho winery wedding

This dreamy setting for Liz + David's wedding took place at David's family vineyard in his hometown of Lewiston, Idaho. Liz wore a veil that was handmade by her mother, and rain clouds rolled through in the morning that cleared just in time for "I do's". This couple was one of the sweetest to work with, every story shared about their relationship spoke highly of their love and respect for each other and those around them. Oh, and they surprised all guests by arriving to the reception in style - in a flashy helicopter! I truly wish this couple the best in their next chapter.

Posted on August 1, 2017 and filed under WEDDING.

andrell + kyle | southeast portland wedding

I knew this would be a fun wedding to shoot after spending some time with the adorable couple last September shooting their engagement photos out in the gorge. The Evergreen was such a classic and beautiful venue for their wedding day, and the sunset we were lucky enough to catch on the water made for a stunning backdrop. I'm always a fan of a groom in a tux, ladies am I right? I'll let the photos speak for themselves, vendors linked on the bottom!

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Posted on July 23, 2017 and filed under WEDDING.

kelsey + ryan | puerto vallarta destination wedding

When Kelsey + Ryan called and asked to bring me along to their destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I think I almost jumped through the phone to say yes. A photographer's dream! But even more than that, getting to work with this loving, positive and enthusiastic couple was more than I could have asked for. Their families completely embraced Ali and I and showed us what the true meaning of love is. They said their "I do's" on the beach and danced the night away through sunset. Just wait 'til you scroll down and see those glowing dancing photos, I wish we could fly back and do it all over again. Thank you Kelsey + Ryan, I wish you the best! 

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All-inclusive resort: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta 

Posted on June 19, 2017 and filed under WEDDING, TRAVEL.