Firstly, this quote I read recently by Brennan Manning encapsulates the most incredible reality of my life: “All that is good is ours not by right - but by the sheer bounty of a gracious God.” God is good, He’s been so good to this business, and has graciously been giving me so much. He is good. I’d love to tell you why if you don’t know.
Secondly, I’m a wedding photographer based in Portland, Oregon, bouncing back and forth from Seattle + Portland often. With 5 years of experience and over 100 weddings under my belt, I’ve found that an artistic and candid approach to wedding photography is my sweet spot. I value candid and unposed moments and strive to give couples beautiful and meaningful photos with the goal that they become heirlooms— photos that continually bless them, but also their families for the years to come. Right now, I’m inspired by the glossy, old-school, imperfect wedding photos from my parents wedding. The moment I found their album tucked away in the closet, seeing them younger and freshly married brought me indescribable joy. And it hit me — as a photographer, I’m not only creating for my couples, but I’m creating for their families, and future families.
I specialize in creating a calm, stress-free wedding day environment and am a pretty fantastic third wheel. My photojournalistic approach to photographing weddings is inspired by the reason why I started in the first place: to document people honestly and beautifully.
Problem solving, thinking about eating dessert with Jess, planning my next trip to IKEA, quoting various TV shows, meandering around the grocery store, thrifting + binge watching old seasons of Survivor.
Shooting weddings, hanging out with Jess, staring at a computer screens, dabbling in web design, spending time with family + renovating our home.
iPhone shots of the pages of my my parents’ wedding album the day I found it tucked away in the closet.
Doug + Christine on their wedding day 33 years ago—