Monday, May 28, 2007

Amanda & John's Wedding

I had the opportunity to recognize Memorial Day Weekend by photographing a wedding for a man who has served many years for our country. It was an honor and a privilege to get to know his friends and family. This day was clearly very special for Amanda. She has been in constant contact with me over the last couple of years wanting to make sure that I would be available to photograph her wedding. She spent a couple of years working in Kuwait while John served in Iraq. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to capture their special day.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Meghan & Shawn Engagement

Holly and I met up with Meghan and Shawn today for their engagement shoot. It was such a nice day that we had the opportunity to do quite a bit of walking. We photographed throughout the surrounding areas of the Hoyt Arboretum and travelled down to the Rose Garden. Even though the roses were not in bloom, the sweet smell of flowers was clearly discernable. We look forward to photographing Meghan and Shawn's wedding on July 22nd at Portland's White House.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Amanda & John Engagement Session

I am wrapping up the edit on my most recent engagement shoot. Amanda and John are dear friends of mine who are getting married on May 26th -- that's right gang -- just a few more weeks away! Amanda commented on how the two of them often communicate through letters and pictures when John is overseas, so I made sure to capture extra pictures of them together as a couple as well as individually so that they will have lots to choose from while John is abroad. I am very much looking forward to the wedding as well as the after party. Congrats Amanda and John -- your big day is just around the corner!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Marianne & Mike Engagement Session

We met up with Marianne and Mike today at the Hoyt Arboretum for an engagement session. It just so happens to be one of our favorite locations for taking pictures. The weather was quite nice and we enjoyed the opportunity to discuss some of the details of their wedding. It came as a bit of a surprise that the wedding is now less than 2 months away... Nothing to worry about though, because Marianne and Mike are well on their way with their preparations. We look forward to having another photo session with them on June 23rd -- though on this day -- it is wedding time!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Alison & Steve Engagement Session

If you were outside yesterday at all, you would have noticed one of the craziest weather days ever! Alison and I scheduled the engagement session for May 2nd and little did we know what we were in for... The morning started off looking rather promising with bright sunny skies. This gave way to a rain shower that then became a lightning storm, which then was followed by a hail storm. Then, of course, the sun came back out. We decided to move forward with the shoot and while on my way over to the St. John's Bridge area, a heavy rain storm moved back in. Alison called me on her cell to state that the rain was really coming down hard and that we may need to re-schedule the photo shoot. My thought -- given the crazy weather patterns -- was to meet up under the bridge, wait 5 minutes, and see what happened. Well, 5 minutes later -- you guessed it -- the sun came back out again and we went for it!