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!


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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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Insightful interview by Creations by Ly

Ryan was recently interviewed by fabulous wedding planner Nadia Ly of Creations by Ly. Head on over to her blog for a little insight on what inspires Ryan and his photography. Nadia is one of our favorite planners to work with. She has great taste, and coordinates your wedding in a relaxing and friendly way that is sure to make you enjoy every minute!

Kristin + David | slideshow update!

Kristin & David’s wedding was punctuated by colorful details, a few funky surprises (check out those sunglasses!), and lots of laughter. A big heartfelt thank-you to you both for being so wonderful to photograph!




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Olivia + Bethany

We recently met up with Olivia & Bethany at Mt. Tabor Park on a not-so-sunny-yet-still-beautiful day for their engagement shoot. After hiking up to the top of the park (shooting along the way, of course) for a view of downtown Portland from the spot where Bethany took Olivia by surprise with her proposal, they were kind enough to climb up into a huge old oak tree at my request. Thanks you two, we are looking forward to your wedding in July!

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Engagement Session | Miki + Martin

Martin & Miki wanted to take full advantage of sunny spring skies and ample snow on Mt. Hood for their engagement session. They were not disappointed! We had a great time with them and had a lot of fun at two beautiful locations.  We started off at Trillium Lake with a beautiful view of the mountain. After hiking around the lake a bit, we made our way up to Timberline Lodge to enjoy the evening light. Martin and Miki were tough as they trekked over the snow above the lodge in their sandals! We definitely appreciate it when couples we work with make that extra effort for an amazing photo–thanks guys! We are looking forward to an awesome wedding this summer!


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