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

Lifestyle Session at Home with the Olsson Family

Welcome a brand new babe can feel stressful, overwhelming, and let's not forget the sleep deprivation! It might not seem like the perfect time to invite a photographer into your home, but I wanted to share a few reasons why it actually is an amazing time to do so:

-Lifestyle sessions are less stressful than hauling your littles to a location: As a brand new mom or dad, it can feel downright monumental to get dressed up, put makeup on, gather up your child(ren), and arrive somewhere, on top of nursing or feedings, and changing diapers. Lifestyle sessions in your home mean you can be where you're MOST comfortable, and feel like yourself. Your children will be more relaxed, and everyone can feel at ease going about a normal morning! 

-A lifestyle session preserves memories of the things you love: We all know that families (especially young ones) rarely stay in the same house for years and years, and even if they do, your furniture or decor change as time passes. A shoot in your home preserves those fun parts of your home to remember. It might seem like a small thing, but your children will love looking back in years to come and seeing their bedroom or your living room or backyard. It will bring back nostalgic memories of their childhood. 

-It is special to capture the real emotions of welcoming baby home: Especially for families that are welcoming a new baby, a lifestyle session can capture candid emotions and yes, even those post-partum tears, that show what life was truly like...and it's pretty beautiful. 

This in-home session with the Olsson family was such a delight. They now have two beautiful, charming, and active baby boys, and capturing some of their first weeks home was such a privilege. I hope they are always able to look back on these images and remember when their trio turned to a foursome!

Bonnet: Happy Hadley Handmade 

 

Gaby and Adam | oregon engagement photographer

Gaby and Adam are one of kind these two have been together since like middle school! For real!  Gaby is a sweet friend and very talented photographer and Adam is a You Tube sensation who loves to build Canoes and is amazing at it.   I loved when we got rained out for our shoot and decided on an imitate indoor session.    There is just something about cozying up and being close to capture the love between  a couple that you don't always get out in an outdoor location.  In home sessions have become something very special to me and something I am offering as an option for couples, anniversary and family sessions.   Let's chat about your engagement, couples or next family session!