May 27, 2020

This lovely couple met through Bottled, an international messaging app. When they first started corresponding, she was in Germany and he was in Oregon. Now here they are, 3 years later, and they were planning a wedding for 5-23-2020. Then Covid19 happened. Like many ot...

March 4, 2020

 These two met back when Craigslist allowed personals under Strictly Platonic in 2014. On Christmas Eve 2019, he proposed. His 8 year old daughter turned off the music because it was too romantic. How funny is that! The daughter joined us for the engagement session and...

February 5, 2020

When preparing for your engagement session, try to think of ways to share your story. The couple above, for example, chose to wear the same outfits they wore on their first date.  They also included the family dog. (I LOVE including dogs in photos during an engagement...

October 16, 2019

I met this couple individually (and before they started dating) through my previous day job. He was my mentor, my teacher. And because I worked in a quieter/smaller office, there were days where we just got to chat about life, our past, our pets, faith, and more! I rem...

September 13, 2019

I love engagement shoots! They are awesome time to meet my couples and really get to see them interact. Sometimes this is my first in-person meeting with them. The engagement session does a lot to inform me as their photographer. It tells me about their interpersonal r...

June 12, 2019

These two are originally from Seattle and are now living in Bend, OR. They enjoy traveling together and crafting things together. Currently they are creating all the things they need for their wedding, including a donut stand! In their many travels; they lived in their...

May 29, 2019

I have known this guy all my life. Literally. Our moms grew up together. Josh has been the closest family (who isn't family) that I have had through some weird times. When he started dating this gal, I didn't think too much of it. When he moved in with her, it seemed t...

April 17, 2019

This engagement session was an adventure in a wet muddy tulip field! The soon to be married couple also brought their young twins. Between slipping and sliding, we had fun and some laughs. In retrospect, I need some rain boots for shoots like this! But at least I had e...

March 27, 2019

This young couple met through work and still work for the same employer, just different departments. Being outdoor lovers, they frequently walk this park and spend time together. Now they are preparing for a family/friends wedding day celebration in June! We talked abo...

March 20, 2019

These two met in middle school and for their first official date they went to see Beauty and the Beast. Last Halloween, he proposed at their special place to spend time together. There is a bench near a fountain in their neighborhood where they walk and have many conve...

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