Hillarie + Udie + Avi // Family Session in SW Portland

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!

Oona + Miles // Engagement Session in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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.

Married at Sauvie Island, Honeymoon in the Wallowas

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...