Sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge

This image is loosely inspired by one of my favorite photographers, Walker Evans. His 1929 photo of the Brooklyn Bridge is so iconic that I don’t think I can photograph this awesome structure without thinking about his work. Luckily for me, my equipment has the technological ability to capture the saturated colors of the sunset as well as the dramatic shape and form of the bridge.  We have come a long way in 80 years! Although, shooting with an 8×10 view camera as Evans did would be pretty sweet!

We just returned from a few days in NYC. Whenever we visit this city, my favorite activity is simply to walk (with camera in hand, of course). Visiting museums, galleries, and eating comes in at a close second, however! You will never get bored walking around New York if you enjoy observing people and the constant hum of the city. This was the first time we walked over the bridge. As you can tell from the photo on the right, I was pretty excited!

Spring Traditions

This post may seem a little off-topic, but it is our hope that you can get a glimpse of what we love to do in addition to our wedding and portrait work. We have had a number of adventures over the past few months that we are excited to share!  Our travel and adventure blog has been on a hiatus for a few months, so until that becomes operational again, we will be sharing some adventures with you here. Enjoy!

For backcountry skiers in the Portland/Vancouver area, the transition from Winter to Spring brings a wealth of ski opportunities. The height of the Cascade volcanoes and a generally plentiful snowpack translates to skiing well into the early months of summer. For me, this usually includes a trip up Mt. St. Helens in addition to other forays into the alpine. Saturday was a beautiful day to get out on the mountain. Click the image at right, taken looking north into the crater from the summit rim, to view images of the ride down!


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A Spring Wedding on Mt. Hood!

One of the best aspects of calling the Northwest home as a photograper is the diversity of amazing locations. Beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, cool towns, pastoral valleys . . . I’m sure you’ve heard it all before (but it’s true)! One of our favorite aspects of being wedding photographers is the rare opportunity to photograph weddings of friends. I say rare, because often we don’t even get to attend friends’ weddings due to prior bookings. You may think this could be perceived as unenjoyable work to us, but it is quite the contrary. We love the opportunity to capture the spirit and moments of a wedding for all of our clients, but it is especially rewarding when you have a special connection and history with the bride and groom.  All this aligned in April when we were able to photograph the wedding of our dear friends Matt & Logan on Mt. Hood!

Being avid moutain folk (Matt hails from Central Oregon, and Logan from Colorado), they chose Silcox Hut at Timberline as the epicenter for their wedding celebration. Their family and friends converged there for an intimate celebration under the stars and the peak of Mt. Hood.  It encompassed everything the Oregon Cascades have to offer in spring: a little snow, a little sun, and nice conditions for a ski back to the lodge the next morning! Logan also put a ton of time into many thoughtful details that warrant their own blog post, so stay tuned for more. For the time being, we hope you enjoy some images of this amazing couple!

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Nicole + Marcus

Nicole & Marcus recently married on a beautiful spring day, and were a pleasure to photograph. Their love and joyful spirit was evident the entire day and was hard not to capture in every image. You can tell these two really enjoy being with each other! Thank you, Marcus & Nicole, for including  us in this day!


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Angela + Bryan | 4 of 5

Here we go again . . .  we are not quite done posting a bunch of the amazing images from Angela & Bryan’s Mexico destination wedding in March!  After their ceremony at sunset, we took a few minutes for photos with the couple as the sun sank below the horizon. The party then moved into town (Playa Del Carmen) for a delicous Mayan-themed dinner at Yaxche. After dinner we walked around town with Bryan and Angela for some photos on the street and a moonlight stroll along the beach.  With Playa’s active nightlife, there were plenty of cool locations to stop and shoot at no shortage of onlookers!

Here is the pier where we started things off . . .


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Kristin + David | E-Session

Taking full advantage of the lovely weather, we recently met up with Kristin & David for a shoot down on Portland’s riverfront. They were true naturals in front of the camera, and we had a blast. Thanks Kristin & David, we are looking forward to your wedding in May!

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Bryan + Angela | The Ceremony

It has been so awesome to re-visit this wedding as we process all the images. We had such a great time with Bryan and Angela.  And the light . . . . well, let’s just say it’s rare to get such wonderful light here in Oregon.  It is astounding to me how it can be crisp, clear, and hold a soft glow all at the same time! It must be that Carribean air! Needless to say, we have a lot of favorites (hence the multiple blog posts)!

This installment brings us to the ceremony, and a few photos of Bryan since we dedicated an entire earlier post to his beautiful bride. Enjoy!

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Nicole + Marcus | E-session

We are excited to photograph Nicole and Marcus’ wedding this weekend. They are such an easygoing couple and a lot of fun to work with. We met up with them earlier this month for their engagement session in the Columbia River Gorge, and despite passing rain-squalls a great time was had by all. Thank you, Marcus and Nicole for being so relaxed despite the crazy Oregon spring weather!

Angela | Riviera Maya

One of the benefits (and there are quite a few . . . ) to photographing destination weddings is the generally relaxed nature of the entire day (or days) and the chance for us to really connect with the couples we work with, their family and guests. Angela and Bryan’s wedding near Playa del Carmen was no exception. We were especially grateful for the opportunity to spend over an hour with Angela before the wedding for some bridal photos.  We casually moved around the grounds of the resort hosting the wedding, and really got to be creative with the location.  A big thank-you goes out to the bar staff that let us take over their entryway for a few minutes (see all photos with the rockin’ white wood backgound).  Of course, Angela was amazing to work with and we owe her our thanks as well. We hope you enjoy the photos! [Click the image or link below to view more from the session]

There’s even more to come from this fabulous destination wedding in Mexico, so stay tuned!

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