Danielle, Rob & Blake’s Family/Engagement Session | Mount Hood Adventure Photos

This winter session was so fun, and I’m super excited to share this set of photos with you!

We had been planning this session for a few months, trying to find the right balance of adventure, weather and location all the while making it easy and fun for a toddler. I think we nailed it with this Mount Hood mini-hike.

Danielle & Rob are getting married this summer and since their son Blake is such a huge part of their lives they wanted to include him in their engagement photos. Blake just turned 3 and was an absolute trooper! He hiked on his own all the way to the waterfall, stopping frequently to taste test snow and belly slide down the path 😉 My lifestyle-photo-loving heart was exploding with joy and I maaaay have taken a ton of photos of the cuteness.

Once back at the parking lot we snuggled Blake up warm in the car and finished up with just Danielle & Rob. By the end of their session it was snowing so hard it was almost impossible to even see them through the flakes, let alone focus! Which just added to the pure awesome-ness. Snow sessions just might be the best because I’m pretty sure it’s impossible not to giggle with joy while fluffy snowflakes are tickling your face.

Thanks for adventuring with me you three – can’t wait for your Yellow Gold Farm wedding this summer!

I still have time this winter for some more snow adventure sessions on the mountain. Let’s plan yours!


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!


Julie and Rob | Oregon Engagement Photography

Ever since moving from Albany to Oregon City I’ve been doing a ton of driving back and forth.
I actually enjoy driving, so it’s not a big deal, but I am getting a little sick of seeing the same
50 miles of I-5 over and over again. So when I mapped out directions to Rob & Julie’s
engagement session location, I was thrilled to see that I could take backroads the whole way
and it would be roughly the travel time! I really do feel lucky to live in Oregon – we have some
some of the very best scenery in the USA to drive through. And I can make that bold claim since
I drove all the way across this country last year 😉

Right as I arrived the clouds broke way to golden evening sun that sparkled across the river – you
could have almost convinced me it was a summer evening! We wandered around the river bank
taking photos and chatting about their upcoming wedding. Rob pointed out swimming holes that
he grew up swimming in – which made an already perfect location that much more special.

I’m looking forward to their Yellow Gold Farm wedding later this year!