• Moab Adventure Photography In Canyonlands National Park

    A couple years back, my family took a vacation to Moab, Utah for Thanksgiving. My brother and I broke off from the pack to backpack through the labyrinthine landscape of Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Navigating the multi-layered plateaus of Needles can be especially disorienting because one plateau doesn’t always connect to the next. […]

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  • How To Plan Your Cape Kiwanda Engagement Session

    Cape Kiwanda has long been one of my favorite Oregon coastline views. This golden sandstone headland, flanked by sprawling beaches and dramatic cliffs, makes for an enchanting view. There are abundant opportunities for gorgeous photographs, including “the other” Haystack Rock, miles of rugged coastline, and the drama of the Pacific ocean.  When I met Courtney […]

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  • Bride and Groom in wooded area Choose Your Own Wilderness Adventure Elopement

    Adventure Elopements are breathing fresh air into traditional wedding culture. To be fair, it has long been a romantic fantasy for couples to throw caution to the wind and run away together in order to flee disapproving family and friends. However, couples today are being a bit more intentional than those opting for the stereotypical […]

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  • What Kind of Wedding Photographer is Right For You?

    Wedding days come and go, but photographs last a lifetime. The expectation is that all the vendors you choose will work hard to turn your vision into reality. It is the photographer, in particular, who will document everything as it unfolds, in real time. More than any other person, (besides your partner of course), they […]

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  • Adventurous Travel Photography In Chile

    For this trip, my brother and I traveled to Chile for the better part of a month where we visited Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña Del Mar, Patagonia, and the Atacama Desert. It’s hard for me to say what I liked most about the trip. Chile is an incredible country, and there were so much interesting culture […]

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  • Tunnel-Beach-Elopement-Photography 11 Reasons Why You Should Elope

    1) Save Money For A Rad Vacation Or House. Big, traditional weddings make for an amazing time, but they can also be ridiculously expensive. They are certainly a substantial investment, and for a great many it is an investment worth making. But depending on your particular outlook, you may value the experience of traveling abroad [...] Continue Reading
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Do An Engagement Session

    10 Reasons Why You Should Do An Engagement Session So your partner recently popped the question and you enthusiastically said, “Yes!” Now you’re deep in the wedding planning process and you’re wondering if you need or even want an engagement photographer. Personally, I enjoy photographing engagements even more than weddings. I love getting a more […]

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  • How To Schedule A Wedding Photography Timeline

    Wedding Photography Timeline Intro The wedding photography timeline is going to set the tone for your wedding. So establishing a smooth flow is extremely important. Below I’ve created a fairly comprehensive list of recommendations that I give to all of my clients. I believe they make a wedding day photography timeline run effortlessly. This post […]

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  • Questions To Consider Before Booking Your Wedding Venue

    Booking a wedding venue may be one of the biggest wedding planning decisions you make. There are a number of factors in play: location, price, easy of access, aesthetics, services offered, etc. It can be a lot to account for everything, and it can be easy to let important details fall through the cracks. For […]

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  • Wedding Engagement Favorites 2018 Wedding And Engagement Favorites

    Last year wrapped up my eighth year photographing weddings and engagements and it was a wild, rewarding ride. I kicked off the year with a few winter weddings in and around Portland before jetting off on a month-long trip to Europe to photograph an elopement in Switzerland and explore a few other countries that were […]

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  • South Sister Adventure Photography South Sister Adventure Photography

    I would have to say the big highlight of my summer was hiking South Sister. People have been telling me for your years to do this hike, and I’m stoked to finally tick it off my bucket list. It sure did impress. Two of my friends and I summited together. This was our third attempt, […]

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  • Mt Thielsen Adventure Photography Mt Thielsen Adventure Photography

    Over the past couple days, three friends, two pups, and I road tripped out to Central Oregon to tackle Mt Thielsen. It is perhaps one of the lesser known mountains in the Cascades range, but its unique features make it an exhilarating climb and a solid hike to check off the bucket list. The first […]

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