Jason and Tanya

November 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Classy, elegant, and fun. These are the first words that come to mind when thinking about Jason and Tanya's wedding. 

The weather was incredibly stormy the night before, but they both handled it with the grace that typical Oregonian's have when it comes to the weather. It is what it is. We hope it turns out nice, but we're okay if it doesn't. 

As it turned out, it was cold, and threatening rain all day, so the ceremony was held indoors, but we were able to get all of the portraits done outside without a drop of rain hindering us.

The ceremony took place in October at The Ainsworth House in Oregon City. The historic venue was built in 1851 and offers 2 acres of gorgeous gardens, plus a large ceremony/reception facility. It is truly a stunning venue. Everything about it is beautiful and classy!

Jason and Tanya, I'm so glad I was able to capture your special day. It's obvious that you adore each other, and I wish you many years of the very best life has to offer!

Here are some of my favorite images from the day:

The dress.The dress.The dress.

Getting ReadyGetting ReadyGetting Ready

Getting ReadyGetting ReadyGetting Ready

The kissThe Kiss"You may kiss your bride."

The Happy CoupleThe Happy CoupleThe Happy Couple

Signing the marriage license.Signing the licenseMaking it official- signing the license.

The wedding rings.The wedding rings.The wedding rings.

SignSignSign Wedding FavorsWedding FavorsWedding Favors

Wedding Cake with topper.Wedding Cake with TopperWedding Cake with the most adorable cake topper!

The First LookThe First LookThe First Look

Nose TicklesNose TicklesNose Tickles

The BrideThe BrideThe Bride

Bride and Groom by the FountainBride and Groom by the FountainBride and Groom by the Fountain

Hooray!Hooray!Hooray! Sparkler ExitSparkler ExitSparkler Exit


Raimund and Tanya

November 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A beautiful wedding begins with a beautiful venue, and Lakeside Gardens in Portland, Oregon is hands-down the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. Gardens, lakes (swans included), gazebos, bridges... there's a little bit of everything, and it's all gorgeous. 

It was so much fun being a part of Raimund and Tanya's wedding. It was easy to see that the friends and family who were there supporting them were beyond excited about this wedding. Everyone was in perfect agreement that Raimund and Tanya were meant for each other. 

It had rained the entire week before the wedding and the morning of the wedding, we still couldn't tell which direction the weather was going to go, but it turned out to be a glorious September day! 

The ceremony itself was SHORT. 10 minutes at the most, but it was full of surprises!

 

The Groom waiting for the bride.The GroomThere was no first look, so Raimund had not seen Tanya since the day before.

There was no first look, so Raimund had not seen Tanya since the day before.

 

The Flower Girl running down the aisle.The Flower GirlThis adorable flower girl walked about half-way down the aisle, carefully scattering flower petals, when suddenly she just decided to forget it and took off running the rest of the way!

This adorable flower girl walked about half-way down the aisle, carefully scattering flower petals,
when suddenly she just decided to forget it and took off running the rest of the way!

 

After the bridal party had all walked in to the chosen song, and the flower girl was settled, there was a brief pause. Then suddenly the most unlikely song blasted from the speakers. When the "Star Wars Death March" started playing before the bride came through the arch, the Groom got a little worried. It was a complete surprise to him!

 

The Groom reacts to the "Star Wars Death March"The Groom gets a little worried.The Groom's reaction to the "Star Wars Death March" playing just before the bride walked in. Keep in mind that he had not yet seen her and really didn't know what was about to walk down the aisle.

However, after a few lines of the death march, the music stopped, we all had a good laugh, and then a more traditional song began to play, and the bride came in, escorted by her brother.

The bride escorted by her brother.The bride escorted by her brother.The bride escorted by her brother.

Tanya was a stunning bride! 

 

The Ring CeremonyThe Ring CeremonyThe Best Man played a couple of pranks on the Bride and Groom when it was time to exchange rings.

The Best Man played a couple of pranks on the Bride and Groom when it was time to exchange rings. First he pulled this giant ring out of his pocket, which was also full of confetti. When the bride and groom refused to use it, he pulled out a Ring Pop, which they also wouldn't use. After one or two more options, he finally pulled out the real ring! 

 

Beautiful table decor at the reception!Reception DetailsBeautiful table decor!

Beautiful table decor at the reception!

 

 

Wedding CakeWedding CakeI love this beautiful forever cake!

I love this beautiful forever cake! Fun fact: In January,
I will be photographing the wedding of the cake maker! 

 

The First DanceFirst DanceA sweet moment during the first dance.

A sweet moment captured during the first dance.

 

The Groom's PortraitThe Groom's PortraitThe Groom seems to be a very silly guy!

This Groom was so fun to work with! He did whatever I asked him to do, and then put his own twist on it!

 

 

Portraits in the Garden

The bride and groom in the garden.Lakeside Garden WeddingThe Bride and Groom enjoying a quiet moment in the garden for portraits.

 

 

 

 

A toast to the groom.A Toast to the GroomThe Groom and Groomsmen enjoy a toast before the ceremony.

The Groom and Groomsmen enjoying a toast before the ceremony. I loved this room at Lakeside Gardens. It was so easy to get great shots of the guys here!

 

 

This little guy would not hold still for any portraits. We finally gave up, and I actually like this a lot!

 

 

The Groom and Groomsmen all wore "special" socks, and they wanted to be certain we got pictures of them.

 

 

Such a beautiful day! I wish Raimund and Tanya the best of luck, and many, many happy years together!

 


6 Great Locations for Senior Portraits

June 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

It's that time of year! The time when you realize that your baby is now a Senior in high school, and it's time to have Senior Portraits taken.  In most cases, Yearbook photos are due in the fall, so now is a great time to book your session.

There are several things to consider when booking a Senior Portrait session.

  • What should I wear?
  • Weather!
  • Where should I have my session?
  • Which photographer fits my needs?

We'll address some of these other concerns later, but today, I'll give you some suggestions on a few really great places for Senior Portraits, and what makes them so good!

These locations are all in or near Oregon City, and are not necessarily in order of greatness! If you know of another great location, please let me know in the comments!

 

1. Hillendale Park

Hillendale Park, located off Clairmont St. in Oregon City, is one of my top 3 favorite locations for Senior Portraits! There are wooded areas, streams, bridges, lots of benches, and a grassy field. If you'd like a duck to co-star in your Senior Portrait, Hillendale Park has those too! The Senior Portraits below were all taken at Hillendale Park. 

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2. Clackamas Community College

My newest favorite location for photos, is Clackamas Community College, located in Oregon City. The grounds are beautifully maintained and you'll find all kinds of fun architecture, artwork, trees, flowers, benches and more. The Sculpture Garden features some crazy stuff, including a couch (although it's not a very comfortable one)!

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Senior Portrait Session at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.Senior Portrait Session at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.Senior Portrait Session at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

 

3. Singer Creek Park

Singer Creek Park can be found off of Linn Ave, in Oregon City. There is a beautiful meadow, surrounded by trees and a walking path. All of the following photos were taken at Singer Creek Park, although not all of them are Senior Portraits. You can see why I love this park! In the spring, it is lush and green and in the fall, it is absolutely glorious. Also... there are apple trees! 

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4. Molalla River State Park

Molalla River State Park oddly enough, is located in Canby, not Molalla. I just love this beautiful park! It's a great choice for Senior Portraits because of the different types of scenery. There are wooden fences that are great for sitting on, grassy fields, lots of trees, and ... the river. The following photos were from a family portrait session I did there. 

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5. Rivercrest Park

Rivercrest Park in Oregon City is a convenient location with lots of trees and grass to work with. It can be a bit of a challenge, because there are many houses surrounding the park, and several parking lots. However, you can see by these photos, that although it may be challenging, it's not impossible!

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6. Wait Park

Wait Park is a gorgeous little park in the center of Canby, Oregon. I have done an engagement session there (photos below) and just loved it. There are plenty of trees, bushes, flowers, benches and the gazebo to work with, so there are lots of options. This park is also surrounded by houses and parking, but it's really worth the extra effort!

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Do you have a favorite park location, or a spot you think would be great for Senior Portraits? Leave your suggestions or any questions you might have regarding Senior Portraits in the comments!
 


Milwaukie Avenue Photos and staging

June 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've been doing commercial photography for a couple of property management companies. Below is an apartment that I photographed, and then virtually staged. 

 

Nothing in this room is real. It's all digital.

 

 

Again- totally digital furniture and accessories. 


SE 90th Ave

June 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Unique SE Portland home with a modern-retro feel. The owner had the home professionally staged. This home sold and closed last month at $357,000.

 

I just love this open kitchen with the stone and metal. 

 

Living room with fireplace and sliding door to multi-level back yard.

 

Here's another view of the kitchen.

 

I really need a stager to just come in and stage my own home.

 

Back yard with water feature and multiple levels. Climb those steps, to the second level where there are
some raised garden beds, then on to the top where you find a large deck.

 

This deck actually overlooks the house, which is the opposite of most decks that overlook the back yard!


15th St

May 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The owner was there when I took these photos. He said he and his 2 brothers grew up in this house. It is 738 sq ft. 2 bedrooms. I assume the boys had to play outside a lot to keep mom from losing her sanity.....

Listed for $239,900 and has a sale pending on it.

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