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March 28, 2020

Some couples prefer a wedding venue with a sense of sophistication and historical charm. The Heathman Hotel in Portland makes for a perfect quaint, yet romantic Portland wedding venue. Heathman Hotel Wedding The Heathman Hotel first opened in 1927 and is an ideal Portland wedding venue for smaller wedding parties. With an extraordinary library, impressive […]

March 6, 2020

Successful wedding collaborations often lead to long-term relationships with vendors and other industry partners. These relationships can help you expand your reach, resulting in wedding referrals that actually book you. Having had my fair share of styled shoots and wedding collaborations, I wanted to share my tips for the most effective business collaborations. Have a […]

February 25, 2020

Also featured in Inspired By This Chyra and Phong’s Columbia River Gorge elopement took place on a semi-private island in Cascade Locks, Oregon. It was a romantic, scenic, late August day, with the couple surrounded by striking mountains and calming rivers. The scenery set the mood for the entire shoot. As evidenced by the photos, […]

January 15, 2020

I was over the moon when I was asked to photograph Erlas and John’s Kauai island wedding! It was filled with so many bright, happy and unforgettable moments. I tell you, this couple has a big heart, with devotion to each other, their families and their church. They’re so family oriented and so much fun […]

November 18, 2019

A Lovely Day at The HomeStead in Oak Glen Rachael and Sergio’s wedding was held at The HomeStead in Oak Glen, California. Their wedding was filled with love and genuine friendships. What a beautiful day it was! The sun was shining on this Oak Glen wedding venue like a spotlight. Wispy clouds cast light shadows […]

November 6, 2019

A Waterfall Engagement Photo Adventure If you’ve read through my site, you know how I mention over and over how much I love a little adventure and the great outdoors! Sometimes I think people read over that part, but not this couple! Jacqui and Logan’s Oregon engagement photos were everything I could have asked for […]

September 30, 2019

Choosing a location for outdoor family photos You know that saying, right? “The grass is always greener on the other side.” I say this because when living in California, I always was thought, “Why is it so hot all the time? Portland is so beautiful. It’s never that hot there.” Now here I am, living […]

August 15, 2019

What is a bridal session? A bridal session is similar to a boudoir shoot where the focus is on one person, the bride. I encourage every one of my brides to schedule a bridal session. Why? To connect with yourself, to get comfortable with your photographer, to get everything you can out of that beautiful […]

August 8, 2019

Let’s Talk Budgets As seen on Let’s Bee Together Budgets are important to have when planning for events, especially for something as monumental as a wedding. Spending can spiral out of control  very quickly – everything you see if beautiful, everything you touch is lovely, every cake you taste is delicious – these costs can […]

July 18, 2019

12 Weeks and Counting 12 weeks. What’s the significance of this time frame? That’s the amount of time an OBGYN would say, ‘all clear” to expecting parents. Imagine having to wait 12 weeks to share your exciting news with friends and family. How would you share it? Through photos, of course!          […]