When I married my husband, it gave me a lot of insight as a photographer and helped me understand what moments and experiences were truly important to couples. For you, I strive to be a calm presence in the noise, capturing the beautiful, emotional connections between you, your partner and your guests. All the small moments you won’t remember in the rush of the day.
I am NOT there to force your day into a box. I want your day to unfold organically and I want to mostly be a fly on the wall as it happens. However, I am there to guide you into the best light when you're putting on your dress, to scout out places for your portraits that fit your personality and to help keep you on schedule without being stressed.
By nature, I'm a memory hoarder. I've never thrown out a card from my grandmother or my husband. I have boxes of ticket stubs and overflowing photo albums from growing up. I also have always been obsessed with light. How it paints on walls and how it affects moods. I used to curl up in a ball at the bottom of my parent's stairs when I was younger because it was the last spot the sun would shine late in the afternoon and I never wanted it to leave. And I love design. In another life, I think I would have been an interior designer. Architecture and leading lines and color combinations make my brain buzz. I believe all these things led me to shooting weddings and contribute to the way I capture your day.
I'm an INFJ and a traveller, and lived all over the world from Brooklyn to Australia. I've driven across this incredible country four times and would do it again in a heartbeat. I’ve always been called to the wild scenery of the Pacific Northwest and, for now, I call Portland home. I'm equally in love with the cities buzzing streets and the Gorge's misty waterfalls. I like to mark special occasions with photo booths and my caffeine of choice will always be an Americano. I also think dogs are cuter than babies. Sorry if you disagree.
My perfect day starts with a Pips donut date with my main squeeze, a road trip to the Oregon Coast, a romp on the beach with my pup, Opal, and watching the sunset while eating pizza.
Fun fact, Barrett (my hubs) and I were actually high school sweethearts. But then we broke up for about 8 years and both bounced around the country and world before we started dating again. We moved to Portland together on a whim and we knew we'd get married after being back together for about a month. Some things are meant to be!
That's my story and I can’t wait to meet you and hear yours. If you can see yourself in my images and think my style is perfect for your day, please get in touch!