Announcing the newest member of the FS Photography team!

Leland Davis Coyote Flood came into the world on Sunday, October 11th, at 2:17 pm.  He immediately went to mom’s chest, and Dad went straight for the camera! The photo below was taken mere minutes after his delivery. He is a very healthy boy, and our one-word description for him is vigorous! He is a strong squirmer, passionate crier, voracious eater, and keen observer. We are so extremely thankful for such an amazing little man and are enjoying getting to know him and learning how to live as a family.

Joelle in front of the lens!

In a rare turn of events, Joelle stepped out from behind the camera and modeled some beautiful knit garments made by Ryan’s bother, acclaimed knitwear designer Jared Flood (aka Brooklyntweed).  Jared’s first book, Made in Brooklyn, hit stores this fall just in time for sweater and wool hat weather. We are thrilled to see that she made the cover!

For all you PDX knitters out there, Jared will be in town November 17th for a book signing at Yarn Garden.  We also just found this great interview with him on the Oregonian website.

As for Joelle, you may be seeing a little bit more of her in front of the camera in the future . . .

madeinbrooklyn collage

Olivia & Bethany featured on SoYoureEngayed.com!

olivia & bethany at soyoureengayged.com

For their 6-month blog-iversary, same-sex wedding blog So You’re Engayged is featuring Bethany & Olivia’s union as their freshest Real Wedding. We are thrilled to see them feature these two beautiful brides! To see more from this wedding CLICK HERE or visit soyoureengayged.com.

Meet Randy . . .

He is one of the coolest Father of the Groom / Best Men I have ever met. He looks like a total badass here, however he is quite hilarious and entertaining! Thanks for the killer look, Randy!

Pilates Project

Last month, I had the opportunity to work with a great new Pilates studio opening here in Portland. Spring Pilates, is one of the main tenants on the ground-floor of the new SunRose building off East Burnside. The building is a beautiful modernist architectural asset to the neighborhood. I had a great time working with the crew at SpringPDX and look forward to capturing some dramatic images of the building when the exterior is complete. If you are interested in pilates, be sure to check them out regardless of your experience level. Irene and her group of instructors were a breeze to work with and I am sure they would be the same way coaching you through some strength-building moves!

PartyBooth [mullet wig edition]

Everyone had a blast at Rachel and Brenden’s wedding in the PartyBooth! The bride and groom thoughtfully provided some crazy wigs that were equally horrendous and outrageously awesome. We usually post PartyBooth photos in black-and-white only, but who can resist electric blue? Enjoy!

Michaeline + Martin // WED

We have had a wonderful time getting to know Michaeline and Marty over the past few months. After an awesome engagement session on Mt. Hood, we knew their wedding would be special. Near tragedy struck a few weeks before their wedding when Martin informed us that Mikki had accidentally dropped a kitchen knife on her foot, cutting one of her major tendons. At the time, he informed us that we better get our camera’s ready for a beautiful bride with a big black boot! (aka a walking cast). A few days before the wedding, Mikki happily shared with us that she didn’t have to wear the boot for our photo time before and during the ceremony. However, she did rock the boot at the reception with style and grace–a testament to her wonderful attitude and personality! Click the photo or link below to view more images from their wedding. Enjoy!

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A Newlywed Couple’s First Ski

This post takes us back to the spring snows on Mt. Hood for Matt & Logan’s wedding at Timberline’s Silcox Hut. There were so many amazing details and stunning photos of the couple spread out over multiple blog posts that we did not get around to properly wrapping it all up. The photos below give you a glimpse of the glorious weather Matt and Logan awoke to on the morning after their wedding.

After a non-traditional send off involving snowballs in lieu of rice or bubbles (this was a complete surprise to the bride and groom, of course!), Matt & Logan took off down the mountain for their first ski–the first of many bluebird days together!

Bethany + Olivia // WED

On July 25th, Bethany & Olivia joined their lives together in front of small group of family and friends at a private residence in Portland. We were so honored to be a part of this intimate and emotional ceremony! It was truly touching to see how much support these two beautiful brides have from their loved ones.

A worthy celebration followed at the Secret Society Ballroom that evening where even more friends and family gathered together to celebrate this couple’s love and new life together!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO OR LINK BELOW FROM MORE IMAGES FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY.

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Jessica + Bryce / Astoria, OR, wedding

In the midst of Portland’s current 100+ degree heatwave, it is hard to remember that we received nearly a full day of heavy rain a little over 2 weeks ago! During that weekend, we were scheduled to shoot Jessica & Bryce’s wedding on Cannon Beach. Due to the weather, they made a quick decision to move their ceremony indoors to their reception location: The Loft at the Red Building in Astoria, Oregon. The Red Building is a beautifully renovated space situated on a pier at the mouth of the Columbia River, just under the expansive and awe-inspiring Megler Bridge.

It may not have been a sunny beach, but the stormy weather brought with it dramatic skies and a beautiful, soft light that made for wonderful portraits! Jessica & Bryce embraced the location and were a joy to work with. As artists, we strive to bring all of the unique elements of your wedding into your photos to capture the true essence of your day, whether they be tiny details, a quick glance across a room, or the weather. Congratulations, Jessica & Bryce, we hope you enjoy your photos!

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