Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Caleb + Hannah // Couple's Session

Sketchy roads + a campfire to warm our fingers up + inches upon inches of snow + a perfect sunset + yummy burgers + the best company ever. This destination couple’s session was one for the books! They drove over the mountains the day before we did for a little romantic getaway, so we met them at a little coffee shop in Sisters, OR before we headed out to our location. We shot their wedding last summer (see it HERE) and I was so thrilled to have them in front of my camera again! They are some of the most special people in the world to me (plus I’m related to them) which makes shooting them a dreeeaaam! The location we stopped at had a creek running past it (*swoon*), Hannah’s dress was perfectly swishy, and the sunshine popped out a couple times and left us with the most amazing sunset ever. It was definitely a session I wouldn’t mind repeating!

Caleb + Hannah, thanks for always being up for adventures with us. We are so thankful for you both, and can’t wait to see what this year holds for you. Love you guys!

Monday, March 26, 2018

The M Family

WOW is all I can say about this family session. When Aaron first contacted me and asked about having a family session on top of Mary’s Peak, I just about died! Mary’s Peak is totally one of my top favorite locations, and the thought of running around the mountain for an hour with this family just made me so excited!

Enter the day of the session. I had a cold, wet, and windy engagement session to start the day off, but I was holding out hope that the weather would clear by the time we drove the 50 minutes to the peak. But the closer we got, the more snow piled up on the road and I quickly came to realization that this session would probably be either insanely amazing or insanely disastrous. Thankfully Aaron and Emily were already at the top when we got there, and I jumped out of my car (which was now shaking from the wind beating against it) to go talk to them. We agreed (in about 1.5 seconds) that the weather was just not our friend today and that we should head back down the mountain and see if we could find another location.

Just a few days earlier, I had been speaking with one of my co-workers at the real estate appraisal office where I work, and he told me about this adorable old bridge that he had driven past countless times. Turns out that bridge wasn’t far at all from Mary’s Peak, so when we didn’t find a satisfactory location on the mountain, I suggested we caravan over to the bridge.

The rest of the session went off without a hitch…their daughter is just the cutest thing ever and has eyes that I never wanted to stop photographing. Their son was so smiley and such a trooper through the whole thing! He even let my awesome assistant for the day (Salina with Spread Your Wings Photography) hold him for a bit while we got some photos of just Aaron & Emily. Either he’s just the happiest baby ever, or Salina is a baby whisperer…or maybe both!!

Aaron + Emily, thanks for being so flexible and such troopers throughout the whole session. Your family is so adorable and I cannot wait to get them in front of my lens again! (Just maybe this time during the summer months when we won’t be dealing with the possibility of snow and insane gusts of wind…)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Casey + Patricia // Engaged

This session was so much fun, and I loved getting to know Casey + Patricia better! They chose this absolutely beautiful old bridge for their location, which ended up being a really good choice because it was pouring the rain for about 95% of their session! Patricia was a complete pro at walking over wooden planks with high heels on, and Casey was the perfect gentleman giving her his coat as soon as we step outside for a few photos. I cannot wait for their June wedding, and to capture them when it’s not pouring rain outside! (Although now that I have said that I should probably knock on some wood somewhere...)

Casey + Patricia, thanks for being absolute troopers, and for choosing me to capture your love for each other! I can’t wait for June!