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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Been seeing a lot of this lately . . .

Angela + Bryan | POOLparty

For the past week we had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with Bryan & Angela and their families to celebrate and document their wedding here near Playa del Carmen in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. A few nights before the wedding, we took advantage of the amazing pool area at their resort for a little midnight photo session. Click the image below for more images from the pool and check back soon for some of our favorites from the wedding!

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Stay Tuned . . .

We are on our way to Mexico for Bryan & Angela’s wedding near Playa del Carmen, and we’ll be posting lots of new images soon! Until then, here are a few favorites from their engagement shoot in the Columbia River Gorge this summer.

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This Does Not Signal a Career Change!

Welcome to my modeling debut!

Back in January, my youngest brother Jared (aka Brooklyntweed to all you knitters out there) stayed with us for a few days while teaching a workshop in Portland. He recently finished this vest, aptly named Alberta in honor of our neighborhood, and asked me to model if for him. I’m pretty reluctant to this sort of thing–especially when wearing a sweater-vest is involved (not quite my style)–and really prefer working from behind the camera. All shyness aside, I am very proud of Jared’s artistic accomplishments with knitting and photography, and am honored to be a part of his projects. If you want the full scoop on the vest, as well as more photos of me trying to act as suave as possible–check out his blog at:

Maria + Bryan Tie the Knot

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of shooting Bryan & Maria’s intimate winter wedding. A huge thank you goes out to the amazingly talented Mary Flower for referring us to this awesome couple! If you love the blues, you must check out Mary’s music. She is heralded by many musicians to the one of the best living finger-style blues guitarists. We feel very fortunate for her friendship.

After shooting their pre-wedding session, we were instantly excited for this wedding! Bryan and Maria are a fun-loving couple and we had fun getting creative in all the stylish rooms of the Arista Ballroom in SE Portland. After processing these photos, it feels like we were on some glamorous vintage Hollywood set. Enjoy, and be sure to click the image below or the text link to view the rest of this post!

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Kelly + Eric

Kelly & Eric’s December wedding was a bit on the chilly side. That didn’t stop them from getting out to enjoy some late-afternoon light! We even took advantage of some awesome holiday lights near their reception.

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e|session : Maria + Bryan

Recently, we had the pleasure of spending a few hours on the Portland waterfront with Bryan & Maria for their pre-wedding session. We don’t often shoot around this part of the waterfront & had a great time exploring some new locations. A big thanks to Bryan and Maria for choosing the spot! Their wedding is this weekend, so stay tuned for more of this lovely couple.

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Stephanie + Josh

Stephanie and Josh were married at Brasada Ranch in Central Oregon on an absolutely AMAZING November day. We enjoyed beautiful fall light all day, and temperatures around 60 degrees. Pretty unreal for central Oregon at that time of year–this wonderful couple definitely deserved it!

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eSession | Josh + Stephanie

Our first stop on our road trip last month was in Bend for a photo shoot with Josh & Stephanie. We will be photographing their wedding in Central Oregon later this month, and are looking forward to being on the sunny side of the mountains! They chose to meet in Drake Park, and we are glad that they did. The weather was definitely on the chilly side, even for early October in Bend, but we all ignored cold fingers and numb noses and had a great time. We loved all of the different aspects of this park–it is a great place for a variety of settings and the fall afternoon light was gorgeous!

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