Lavender Field Engagement | Oregon Destination Photographer

Sometimes, couples skip an engagement session. I understand why; the expenses of a wedding day or a destination trip can often make engagement photos seem like a luxury item that can be forgone. But I always encourage couples to invest in their love story, because they will never regret doing so. Your engagement season is one that you will never get back or relive, and it’s truly a season of change and excitement as you anticipate your wedding day. All of that joy is captured with an engagement session. Of course, you can choose any location for your session, whether it’s the comfort of your own home with a lifestyle session, or a destination that is very special to the two of you.

This beautiful shoot was done in the local Lavender Fields. Here in Southern Oregon, we are blessed with many different lavender farms, all locally owned and filled with the fragrant blossoms. They make for some truly. beautiful images, and traversing to this one with this lovely couple was a highlight of my recent session dates. If you are recently engaged, please contact me to book a shoot…don’t delay!

Silviya and Devon Engagement Session

Molly and Zac | Southern Oregon Bridal Session

“Go where you feel most alive.” -Greg Childs

Is there anything more romantic than a mountaintop session? Here in Southern Oregon, we are so blessed with picturesque mountain peaks just about everywhere we turn. In fact, when I travel to other destinations for weddings or sessions, I am reminded how lucky we are to have such gorgeous spaces to explore. This wonderful couple requested mountaintop bridals, and I was more than happy to oblige. The mountains represent strength and surety, something that is necessary for any strong marriage. They also offer beautiful lighting, interesting textures, and colors that even photos can’t do justice to completely.

We trekked together to one of the prettiest areas, and they celebrated their recent marriage (which took place in another state) with these breezy, dreamy photos. Molly’s stunning dress (via Anthropologie) was beaded and sparkling, and Zac wore a coordinating suit. Of course, the showstopping florals were a perfect addition, and they came courtesy of The Bloom & Co. If you aren’t familiar with their unique blossoms and arrangements, you should definitely check them out. The owner, Cortney, specializes in getting to know each of her clients, and making them bouquets and arrangements that suit their personalities and passions. She absolutely did a wonderful job with Molly’s blooms, which captured her spirit and joy.

Separate bridal sessions are a really special way to get a personal, intimate session when you have a destination wedding or get married elsewhere. It allows you to have the portraits you’ll want to hang up, document, and share with friends and family, and gives you and your spouse another sweet memory together without the hustle and bustle of the wedding day. They can also be a really fun way to express your personal style in a different way. If you are interested in scheduling your own bridal session, just contact us on our contact page!

Hair and Makeup : Whitney Audra

Florals: The Bloom Co

Dress: Anthropologie

SIERRA + BRADY | WEDDING

“All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." -Helen Keller

Eden Vale Winery is one of my favorite places to shoot, and it set the perfect stage for Sierra and Brady’s stunning wedding day in Southern Oregon. This pair put their own touch and personality on just about every aspect of their special day, and the bride herself planned and designed all of the styling, using items from her former company (Minery Rentals, now Moxie). I loved that she put her heart and soul into the details, because it made it even more special. The pair opted to use one of our favorite vendors, Penny and Lulu, for the florals, and they never disappoint. They came up with these extremely special, rustic, textured bouquets that suited the rest of the decor perfectly. Their color scheme included hues of seafood green, pretty pink and corals, and a light grey. It was light and breezy, and I tried to capture all of the tiny and thoughtful touches, like the table settings and archway. I also loved Sierra’s dress, with it’s lace and sheer details along the bodice, and how soft and tasteful it was.

The day was filled with emotional vows, beautiful moments with friends and family, and capped off with the perfect sunset. Everyone danced the night away, and celebrated long after the ceremony was over. It was a huge privilege to document their day, and I wish them both so many years of unending happiness!