Shooting Kayla and Kylea ended up being an exercise in thinking on the fly. Portland was sliding around like a headless chicken on ice trying to recover from the snowstorm that had happened earlier in the week and it turned out that the road to Hoyt Arboretum where I had planned to shoot was blocked off. After a quick discussion, we decided to head for another nearby park area in NW Portland, but that also ended up being closed. Eventually we just drove as close to Forest
I met Aimee and Shawn on a frigid day in Hoyt Arboretum for a family portrait session with their children: Mira the infant (nickname: McGoo) and Denali the most photogenic husky that ever was (nickname: Deezer). My girlfriend - who was acting as my assistant for the day - and I were so overwhelmed by how perfect and adorable this family was together. Even though it was pretty cold, it was an absolute treat taking photos with them and hanging out for an hour in the park. #Po
Shooting with the daughter of one of my favorite professors who was also my academic advisor and all-around life mentor was just about the best thing ever. Seriously though, when did high school students get so cool? I don't know if it's just the fact that I'm living in Portland now, but I definitely was a lot less awesome when I was a senior in high school. Anyway, we had a ton of fun spending the afternoon walking around Lower Macleay Park and NW 23rd - it was a blast!
I had the pleasure of singing with Rita for several years in college and so I was absolutely thrilled when she asked me to take engagement photos for her and her new fiancé, Ellis. Although it took us a number of months to find a time that we could both make work, we finally managed to nail down a date and had a really delightful morning walking along the Lower Macleay Trail in Forest Park. #ForestPark #Summer #Engagement #Portraits
What do you do when you've never done much engagement photography, but want to build your portfolio? Wrangle a couple of your most platonically-in-love friends and make them kiss on a log while doing a dip! Seriously, this shoot in Forest Park on the trail to the Witch's Castle was so much fun and Mason and Maia are so cute and have have such good chemistry together despite them both being in committed relationships with other people. Anyway, thanks for humoring me - you t
I met Hannah in the early morning for an ethereal forest-fairy-themed creative portrait shoot. Thanks to permission from the good people at the Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association, we were able to go down to an area of the creek that members of the public aren't normally allowed to access. It was a lot of fun, and we got there just at the right time to capture the beautiful morning light streaming through the trees. After we exhausted our options down at the edge of the