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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 […]

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 […]

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 3, 2019

  It’s Never Too Late With age comes wisdom, beauty, and sometimes the need for wedding photos. Let me back track a little, I had the pleasure of capturing what 20 years of love looks like. These two beautiful souls have been married for 20 years, 3 kids (all fully grown), and all this time, they have […]

July 3, 2019

Ever consider bridal photos pre-wedding? Weddings can be a very busy day. As a wedding photographer, I schedule a timeline with my brides at least two weeks in advance. With this timeline, both parties will know what to expect and when to expect them. I always leave extra room for the unexpected, but more often […]