Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sneak Peek: Michelle

Michelle is a loving big sister, an amazing great-niece, a beautiful family friend, and an avid artist, among so many other endearing roles and qualities.  She was the ideal senior subject, bringing along with her a few things that strongly represented her interests, personality, and her heritage.  One of which; a gorgeous Nepalese dress given to her by her Grandmother.  I had so much fun incorporating that special dress into her session, and think the images turned out extraordinary.  


We may have come near-death in the heat, and my foot still itches like crazy from the bee sting, 
but one thing is for sure; Michelle rocked this session!

Big hugs and heart-felt thanks to Michelle and the Prinslow family.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sneak Peek: Kristin & David

I'm so excited to share this sneak peek with you!  Kristin and David gave me my first chance to shoot wedding formals in front of the Portland skyline.  I think it turned out beautifully, thanks guys!

Like true soul mates meant to be, Kristin and David took every obstacle that came their way with an adventurous and loving composure.  Whether it be a 50-pound bouquet or an 80-degree ballroom, together, they rose above it all.  And let me tell you; the party did not suffer.  I could post an entire blog on the dancing.  These people don't let a little air-conditioning malfunction get in their way of a good time.

Is that not the most gorgeous bride you've ever seen?  Wow..

Kristin and David.
May all of your dreams come true.
Much love and appreciation,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Senior Sneak Peek: Kelsey

Another sporty, but gorgeous high school senior.  I spent the pleasantly warm Labor Day evening roaming around the Pittock Mansion with Kelsey and her mother and sister.  I found that Kelsey is a fantastic athlete, incredibly smart, great with numbers, a go-to sister, and a lacrosse star, with a bright future ahead of her.  She knows English, Spanish and a whole lot of gibberish, and I am totally digging one of her favorite quotes:

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it and goes on flying anyway."

...and a little treat for the proud Mama,
she's got the most beautiful girls,
the sweetest and prettiest sisters in town.

Thank you, Nancy, Kelsey and Haley!

Have a great senior year, Kelsey, and enjoy the amazing journey that lies ahead.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Beckley

This was the first wedding that I got teary-eyed at while shooting.
Yep, it's true.  Adjusting aperture and wiping tears away at the same time.

An incredibly sweet couple, with the most touching story
of support, love and strength.

Being at their wedding made me fall deeper in love with love,
and all of it's limitless possibilities.

- in honor of -
The Mother of The Bride

Happily Ever After..
begins here.
Much love and appreciation to the very happy couple Becky and Kyle.