Callie and James | Weddings | Oregon Fine Art Photography

People often ask me about photographing friends and family...I admit, it is a bit nerve-wracking when the subjects are close friends (as this bride and groom are), but I mostly feel honored they would entrust such an important task to me. A wedding is an irreplaceable day, filled with the people you love, celebrating one of the biggest moments in your life! It’s no small thing that I get to document these beautiful days, and I feel so lucky every single time! Callie and James are dear friends who celebrated their wedding at the stunning Orchard Home Bed and Breakfast. This beautiful venue is so charming, and I loved what Callie said about her color and dress choices, "I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to pick their own dresses, and the groomsmen, their own suits, so I went with a palette of blushes, grays, and beiges. I wanted the flowers to be loose and textured, so we included things like olive leaf, Dusty Miller, and fresh lavender.” Florist Jeanie Payne perfectly caught her vision for a mix of delicate and rustic, and the bouquets were unique and lovely. This wedding was not only gorgeous and full of so much fun (the groom surprised the bride by serenading her to "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith), it was also meaningful to be alongside such treasured friends on their big day. Congratulations, Callie and James, on your incredible day!

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Wedding Films: Lotus Motion Pictures Coordinators, Stylists, & Flowers: Jeanie Payne | Venue: Orchard Home B & B | Catering: Confident Catering | 2nd Photographer: Lacie Lauree Photography | Cakes: Koren Collier

Jessie and Brandon | Couples | Oregon Engagement Photographer

“The promise of marriage is more than just a moment in time. It is a promise to say yes to every day ahead. Yes to sticking it out in good times and bad, and yes to beautiful days filled with memories. It is yes to walking down an aisle and promising a lifetime, and saying yes to finding the best in the person you love. A million yesses, forever.” -Unknown

I simply can’t wait for this couple’s upcoming wedding! Jessie and Brandon were celebrating their engagement when we met up by the water’s edge at Applegate Lake for this couple’s session. Jessie was eager to show off that gorgeous new ring, and we had so much fun laughing and walking together. They were so wonderful to work with, and are adorable together. Applegate Lake is one of my favorite places to shoot; with it’s beautiful view of the mountains and the pretty water, it never disappoints. Thanks Jessie and Brandon for your sweet spirits and willingness to traipse around the lake with me! I wish you both so much love and joy in the days to come as you plan your dream day!

Bouquet by Tessa Deems// Bare Foot Florist

Tom and Tracy | Engagements | Southern Oregon Couples Photographer

We are among some of the luckiest in the world to live in such a beautiful place! Here in our little corner of Oregon, we have access to steep mountaintops, blue skies, and dusty, winding country roads at a moment’s notice. Rarely do you find such picturesque spots for’s a dream! Of course, I was blessed with a beautiful couple, so that made it an extra great session. Tom and Tracy are recently engaged, and asked me to document their special milestone with a gorgeous, on-location photo session. I cannot wait to help them celebrate their wedding soon!

Photography: Olivia Leigh Photography | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Hair and Makeup: Janice Moon