When two of your favorite clients call you as they’re passing through town to ask for a family session the next day, you re-arrange some meetings and say YES! I shot Hillarie and Udie’s dreamy backyard wedding back in 2016 (which, by the way, feels like ten years ago) and this time we met up in that same backyard and I got to meet the newest member of their family, Avi! It was a perfect fall day, and the sun was shining in SW Portland. Here are some of my favorites from the session!
Last week I found myself in Grand Rapids, MI, and as luck would have it, my sweet friends, Oona and Miles, were nearby in Kalamazoo for a wedding at the same time! Engaged just recently, we decided an impromptu engagement shoot was a must. The cicadas were whirring, the air was warm, and it was raining somewhere nearby, but not on us. Here are my favorites from our little mini shoot.
As much as I love weddings, for my own I just wanted to do something low-key and small. So, we eloped in the rain at Sauvie Island and took a short trip to Joseph, OR for our honeymoon. Thank you to The Jennings Hotel for providing such a gorgeous place to stay, and a special shout out to Renee for being sweet enough to share one of her morel spots with us! We had a wonderful time and I have a feeling we'll be back next year.
I take pictures on my phone constantly, but somehow, even as a professional photographer, I never seem to remember to shoot with my big-girl gear, so it was really nice to shoot some personal photos for a change. Some of those below...