Julie & Rob’s Yellow Gold Farm Wedding | Willamette Valley Wedding Photographer

Julie and Rob’s wedding day was everything you could hope for: a warm, sunny day surrounded by friends and family from near and far. Rob’s kids and grandkids were part of the wedding party, making the day especially connected to family.

Julie and Rob married at Yellow Gold Farm, just minutes off of I-5 and tucked in the farmland
between Albany and Lebanon. Yellow Gold Farm is a fabulous wedding venue in the heart of the Willamette Valley and I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph many weddings here over the years. The possibilities for photos on this property are just endless!

Pulling into the venue I was greeted by Rob’s giant green tractor on the front lawn. He’s a farmer so of course we included the tractor in his wedding photos. When I say this thing was giant, that’s no exaggeration – see for yourself below! The tractor even got a bath and shine in preparation for the big day. Since Julie and Rob chose not to do a first look before the ceremony we also used the front of the tractor to give them a few minutes to hold hands and talk without seeing each other. It was a beautiful scene to witness from afar as they shared an intimate moment together and still maintained the surprise of Rob seeing Julie in her wedding dress for the first time as she walked down the aisle.

Julie looked nothing less than stunning as she walked down the aisle and Rob’s expression in that moment was one of joy, amazement and even a few tears. The aisle was lined with flowers to match the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, containing bright yellow sunflowers and white daisies designed by Morning Glories Floral and Yellow Gold Farm’s iconic massive old walnut tree shaded guests as they witnessed Julie & Rob exchange their vows.


As the sun was going down and colors painted the sky, I snuck Julie and Rob away again for a few sunset portraits. Even though we discuss it in advance, I always feel bad pulling my couples away from their party, so I try to make things as quick as possible while capturing colorful sunset photos. This time I clocked it: we stepped away from the reception, captured an iconic wedding portrait, and had them back to their party all within four minutes – including unbustling and rebustling the dress!

As dusk settled in, Rob’s son opened up the dance floor by playing several songs on his acoustic guitar. Under twinkling string lights, Julie and Rob shared their first dance. It was full of smiles and laughter. Afterwards the party started with some high-energy country jams! The dance floor came alive with two-stepping and swinging partners round-and-round. This group sure knew how to boogie and it was a blast! 

Julie and Rob’s wedding day was really about family and fun, something that is very important to this couple. It was amazing to see the love these two have for each other and also the love they both received from their family and friends. The weather was perfect and the party was so much fun, but at the end of the day that love for each other and those that surround them is what really matters.


Julie & Rob’s Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Yellow Gold Farm, Albany, Oregon
Dress: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Morning Glories Floral
Catering: Bob & Teresa Thomas
Officiant: Maria Lopez – Friend


Juliana’s Senior Photos | Oregon City Senior Photographer

Juliana grabbed one of the last August senior sessions before school started! We had a
wonderful time exploring a county park that’s actually a small rainforest. A tiny bit of hiking,
running across a swinging bridge and even some river-wading made Juliana’s semi-adventure session a blast. She brought her dog along for a few photos – which always makes me super
happy! 🙂 Thanks for hanging out with me Juliana, have an amazing senior year.

Are you graduating in 2019? It’s not too late to get your senior photos done for yearbook!
I mean, it’s almost too late, but not quite. 😉
Call me today and we’ll get you scheduled! 541-908-1064


Katelyn & Tanesha – Engaged! | Oregon Proposal Photographer

A few months ago Katelyn emailed me and told me that she and her girlfriend were going to be vacationing in Oregon in August and she wanted to propose on the Oregon Coast. Katelyn and her girlfriend Tanesha live in two different states so they were extra excited to see each other after months apart and explore Oregon together. Tanesha knew that Katelyn had arranged for them to do a photo session together while they were here, but the proposal was a surprise!
Getting to witness a proposal was actually a really incredible experience. It’s moments like this that I remember just how much I love my job and feel deep gratitude for all the experiences it allows me to have. Even though I had stepped far enough back that I couldn’t hear the words Katelyn said to Tanesha, through my lens I watched Tanesha’s reaction. I teared up a little myself as I watched her expression flash from confusion, to shock, to pure joy and then as she wiped tears away.
Forever grateful to my clients who allow me in to their important moments, their intimate
moments, their emotional moments – It really truly is an honor. Congratulations Katelyn & Tanesha!