Groom Style /// Portland, Oregon

I'm ››so‹‹ incredibly thrilled to be sharing this with you today

A while ago I teamed up with some amazing vendors in Portland and today the photos are being featured on Green Wedding Shoes

Really just a day full of awesomeness all around.

Venue // Union/Pine

Rentals & Styling // Commonwealth Vintage Rentals

Floral Design // The Green Dandelion

Photography // Jane in the Woods Photographie

Spring is Here // Eugene Photographer


The most perfect creamy orange right here. 

Since moving to Oregon I am endlessly inspired by the seasons. My color palette is always changing, evolving and inspiring. Not to mention that the blooming flowers here evoke my definition of beauty and what I thought nature was capable of, so very thankful for this wonderful scene in which I get to call home. 

A Little Bowl of Roses // Eugene Photographer


››› so in love with these gorgeous little munchkins ‹‹‹

My lovely florist friend Sarah at The Green Dandelion really has the best eye for florals around. This photo has definitely stood the test of time, a major factor in being a photographer is being able to edit, edit, edit and always just go with your gut. 

A narrowed and focused path is the path to true beauty. I feel so blessed to be able to work on developing my eye everyday. I am an artist because it is what I was created to be. 

Blueberries // Oregon Garden


Maybe one of my favorite shots of the year??

Every time I look at this photo I feel peaceful. 

I am always completely floored at the number of stunning side shots I get from wedding days. All that love & inspiration in the air creates so much magic in so many unexpected ways! 

Finding Inspiration // A Focus on Making Art [Daily Epiphanie Feature]

››› 2nd article I wrote for Epiphanie Bags' new Blog Daily Epiphanie


Even though being a photographer is our dreamiest of dream jobs, it does not make us immune to falling into a slump, rut, routine, or whatever else you've decided to call those monotonous days full of the same task. However, as a whole, we are a pretty darn lucky group in that art is always our goal. No matter what is in the front of our camera's lens, perusing art consistently claims the crown in importance. In that moment before the shutter snaps, the thought running through your mind should be, 'how much art can I fit into this frame'? Think... how do I make better art?


Here is an idea you can do today to develop the right side of your brain. Being in the presence of design you admire can help you achieve new ground in your own portfolio. Create a photo shoot for yourself as if you were shooting for your favorite catalog. What would you choose to shoot if your work was entirely art focused? 

A place to start: Photograph your favorite piece of jewelry/clothing/decor. (If you're really feeling stumped, feel free to run out to your favorite boutique and pick up something fresh that makes you feel like you're living exactly the life you want. It's all in the name of career development, right? A friend's closet is also an excellent place to start!)

After you have your item, think about how you would highlight all its best features. What kind of set do you need? Explore several places and take test shots. Maybe the item will look best on your wood floor? Or perhaps it will shine laid out in the garden in a more natural setting. Think about the best light for the item. Should it be hanging in the window for some natural backlight? Or does it need a white reflector and flash for a crisp and clean feel? All these things to consider may be second nature when you're on a job, but how often do you take the time to shoot something you actually love and really enjoy. 


In this shot (above) I chose to contrast the organic curves of the chain with the sharp lines of the folded paper. This makes the shot dynamic and yet still subtle enough to keep the pendant as the focal point. There is just enough visual interest to keep the eye moving around the frame without being distracting.


Here I wanted to highlight the era of the necklace and tell the tale of the woman who wore it. The letter underneath written in cursive is indicative of  centuries past. The addition of a single botanical helps tell a story of romance. 


Books are another way to play with and embrace art that you admire. Thisi s another opportunity to treat yourself to some new inspiration. Head to a bookstore an pick up something that really speaks to you, or head to your grandmother's bookshelf and hunt for a vintage treasure. Find something that makes you want to crawl between the pages and live in the photos. Flip through the pages and spend some time with them. Imagine what it would be like to be int hat space and what details you would find interesting if you were there. Use your lens to tell the story as you are interpreting it.


Finding Inspiration // Scheduling A Day For Yourself [Daily Epiphanie Feature]

I'm ››so honored‹‹ and full of gratitude.

A wonderful camera bag company, Epiphanie Bags, started a rad magazine style blog focused on photography, style & travel called

››Daily Epiphanie‹‹

and asked me to be a regular contributor! The blog is full of such talented people writing about all kinds of exciting projects, diys, tips for photographers, and sharing amazing photo essays. 

Here is the first post I shared with them ››› 


Unfortunately, it seems to be a common symptom of being where basically the entire day is wasted because in the back of your mind there is a little nag telling you that today you should do this, that and that other thing. I think everyone has sailed in that boat more times than they care to admit. A day off becomes what you make of it, and here are some ideas of how to spend it.

//  Revel in your morning rituals. This is your time for comfort and relaxation. Let this sink in. Enjoy things in ways you haven’t before. Can you even remember the last time you enjoyed a cup of your favorite morning brew completely to yourself? No distractions, no phone, nothing. Have you ever sat and taste tested to decide what kind honey you prefer in your tea?


// Head out to a local market and pick up that gorgeous bouquet of flowers you always want to buy. Flowers can be seen two ways: as an unnecessary and frivolous expense or a worthwhile couple of extra dollars for that warm fuzzy feeling you know only your favorite fresh blooms can provide. How can you be frazzled when with just a glance and one sweet inhale you are reminded of all the beauty life has to offer. And just to make sure I’m staying fresh I always like to pop one or two in my hair. 


// Kick up a little dirt and dig into the earth. Getting your hands dirty can be a excellent way to center yourself and get that little wind of inspiration that will have you doing a happy dance if not for the whole day at least for enough time to make it worth it. Gardening is peaceful and great thoughts come from calm minds. If you do not have a green thumb already there are a couple ways you can approach this. Community gardens are a gratifying and vibrant place to start. Go out and help plant starts or pick some fresh produce. Local farms can always use the extra hands and they almost always send you home with more of the harvest than you can handle! Not to mention you can usually snack on whatever you’re working on the whole time.


If you have some readily available pots or space in the yard the hermit route is also a winning one. Stay at home and plant a little friend you can see everyday. The succulent craze is in its prime so starts are an easy find and won’t cost more than a couple dollars. Even better they are pretty hardy little guys so this isn’t a serious time commitment. In fact, they thrive so well in neglect you probably shouldn’t even mess with them as much as you want to.


// Wind down at a local art cinema and go see a movie you’ve never heard of with rave reviews. Movies are such magnificent pieces of art but their true integrity can so often be clouded by the clamoring media that surrounds. Independent theatres are truly diamonds in the rough. Order all your favorite treats and enjoy.

Head home a let all this newfound inspiration light your way as evening envelopes the space. You are welcome to sit back and enjoy this relaxing time but don't be too surprised if you are all ruffled up and passionately ready to begin that project you’ve been itching to start.