Portland Engagement Photos

The Gorge. One of the most beautiful stretches of land in the Pacific Northwest. Especially in the dead of “winter.” The calmness of the misty air, the slow rolling fog, the gradient fade of light on the mountainous shoulders surrounding us. It’s a place to get away, to stop your ever racing mind from the day to day. It’s in our own backyard, and a perfect place to celebrate love. The goal of these sessions is to step out of your daily grind and spend a couple hours focusing on each other. It’s an amazing feat to find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. And we aim to capture all those reasons why you’ve chosen the other. Janette and Jeff recently moved to Portland and knew they wanted their engagement photos to capture the essence of their new home.


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This past year my best friends and I got together to host our first photography workshop at the Sou’Wester Lodge. With a little nervousness surrounded by a sea of love for what we do, we came together along with 8 wonderful attendees on the Washington Coast to share our stories and techniques. The crew consists of myself, Ryan Muirhead and Sara Byrne and Dylan Howell. Below are some images from my live shoot portion of the Trailer Park workshop. My wonderful friends Kate and Ryan were gracious enough to come fall in love in front of my camera. The response from our first workshop was wonderful and we’ve decided to keep this going. We’re hosting our second workshop next month in Maui and will be hosting another in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio on April 6+7. For more information on these workshops please check out our site for the deets and sign up information.


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A little over two years ago I had the opportunity to shoot my first wedding on the west coast. You might remember these rockstars. It was that wedding that sparked my deep love for the pacific northwest and pushed me to impulsively move to Portland. Fast forward to a month ago when I got to revisit the Kelley Farm to shoot Adrie and Daniel’s sweet farm wedding. So inpired to be back at this venue shooting two humans who were head over heels for each other. The autumn light was perfect, the wind danced through the trees making the most wonderful background music, it was a good day. And a huge thanks to my friend Kristen for killing it along side me. Enjoy.


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Holy crap these two. Holy crap. That’s what I kept saying to myself after our first Skype meeting. Christine and Rob are two of the most wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know I had the sweet honor of heading up to the Catskill Mountains in New York to document their wedding. It couldn’t have been a more perfect fall day. The grounds were carpeted in fallen leaves, the crisp cool autumn air chilling your lungs with each inhale, the colored mountains surrounding us as if right out of a Bob Ross dream. Throw in two humans who are madly in love, have a ridiculously killer style, and know how to party. I’ll let the images speak for themselves. Their wedding was also featured on the wonderful Refinery 29 .


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Wythe Hotel Wedding


You might remember these two from their Manhattan Engagement Photos I shot this past winter. They’re kind of awesome. Jessalyn and Rob decided on the rad Wythe Hotel for their NYC wedding. Perfectly nestled in Williamsburg, it was definitely one of the hipper hotels I’d ever been to.


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Venue: The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NYC

Dress: Mori Lee

Bridesmaid Dress: BCBG Max Azria
Flowers: Hernandez Greene (Katrina Hernandez)
Food & Dessert: Reynard