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

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! 

Cummings Family | Lifestyle Session at Home

They say your home is where your story begins. That’s why it’s one of my favorite places to do a family session. Oftentimes, the home is where your children are most comfortable, and it allows for candid shots that they may not want to do anywhere else. There is ample time for snuggles with mom and dad, laughter around the kitchen table, and reading stories and showing off beloved toys. This is the Cummings family: Sadie, Alex, Lucy, Ellie, and Liam. They are Southern Oregon natives, who love where they live, and wanted a family session that reflected their quiet life at home. Sadie is naturally gifted in decorating her home in an elegant and minimalist feel, so there was plenty of natural light and pretty white hues to make this shoot work. (Your home doesn’t have to have large picture windows or all-white decor to have a beautiful family session; I can work with any lighting and color palette you may need) The girls are so sweet and darling, and they truly love one another. Liam has tons of energy and enjoyed showing me all his trucks and cars!

To schedule a family in-home session, all you have to do is contact me. We can choose any time of day that suits you best, and you can decide how you’d like me to document your family. Whether you want to bake cookies together or read books, I love making it a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all the members of the family, and as a mom myself, I know how to roll with the punches when it comes to tiny ones! These shoots are meant to capture your family as they are, and the memories that you will cherish for years and years to come are central to the session. There is always time to dance a little bit in the living room, or jump on the bed in a true lifestyle session. If you have questions about the process or what a lifestyle session may look like, you can reach out to me HERE.

Thank you, Sadie and Alex, for allowing me into your home to share your story!