Becky & Nick’s Vintage Ainsworth House Wedding | Oregon City Wedding Photography


I was super excited when Becky and Nick asked me to be their wedding photographer. Not just because I knew their wedding was going to be incredible, but also because Dr. [Becky] Jester just so happens to be my dog Porter’s acupuncture veterinarian and I happen know she’s a super awesome person to be around! A few years ago Porter had back surgery and sees Becky every other month
for mobility and pain management. Anyways, enough about Porter!

Becky and Nick planned the most amazing victorian wedding at the Ainsworth House in Oregon City. The Ainsworth House, which was built in 1851, could not have been more perfect for their wedding with Nick in tails and Becky in a gorgeous vintage dress.
Spring sun was out in force and the gardens were coming alive with blossoms. Because we
lucked out with glorious weather, we were able to gather everyone in attendance outside after the ceremony for one big group photo!

Becky’s daughter Austynn and their dog Onyx both got to be involved in the wedding day.
Austynn had the entire reception rolling with laughter during her toast (roast?)!

Fair warning; there’s a ridiculous amount of photos below. I just couldn’t choose!


Venue: Ainsworth House
Caterer: Art De Cuisine
DJ/Piano: Dancing Penguin
Officiant: Mia Lawson (Groom’s sister)
Photography: Danae Jones Photography


Heldebrant Family’s Mini Adventure Session | PNW Adventure Photography

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family multiple places over the years; Oregon,
Washington, Beach, Backyards – we even did a waste water treatment plant park once! 😉
They generally give me a general idea of what they want and then let me choose the location for their photos. This time I loaded them up in my car and off we drove off in search of a little
adventure and nature for their photos.
We ended up at one of my new favorite places that works well as an adventure session location with kids or anyone that wants some epic scenery with out the miles of hiking.
I mean, you totally can’t go wrong at a location that has a rainforest, river, swinging bridge,
swimming holes and some great hiking. Plus, in the winter there’s sometimes snow there for some extra awesome-sauce.

Thanks for trusting me with your family photos and your locations Heldebrant family – We’ll have to climb a mountain or something this year!

I’d love to do an adventure session – of any scale with your family! Shoot me a message and we can make plans for an epic session that will fit your style!



Star & Christine’s Laurelhurst Club Wedding | Portland Wedding Photography

I always joke that it’s really good for my business when I leave the country.
Maybe I’m just trying to justify travel, and I suppose I do typically travel during “booking season”…..but let me have this okay?
Anyways, without fail I seem to book a wedding from an inquiry that comes in while I’m out of The States. Sure enough, while I was in Cuba last year (check out that blog post here) I got an email from Star & Christine asking about wedding photography. Internet in Cuba is incredibly hard to come by, but I was able to pop on long enough to briefly connect with them.
Thankfully Star & Christine were super patient with my limited connectivity and when I arrived back home we went out for coffee and figured out we were a pretty good fit for each other.
I mean, they specifically requested that I not cull out the hilarious candid shots of their guests on the dance floor – so there’s some of those below!

These two hosted an open house at their home the night before the wedding so that they could have plenty of time with their closest friends and out of town guests. They had me come for a few hours to document those moments and memories as well. Having this relaxing pre-wedding get together was so lovely that I now highly encourage other couples to consider something similar – especially when you have family and friends traveling in from other states! Yard games, beer, good food and lots of laughter were main themes at their get-together. I also really enjoyed it because it gave me the opportunity to meet some of their favorite people and let everyone warm up to
having a camera around. Allowing, I think, for some more intimate moments in front of the camera the next day.

I may blog the open house at some other time, but for now I want to talk about the wedding!
Star & Christine chose the Laurelhust Club and used the lawn for the ceremony & the great dance floor for the reception. Their wedding coordinator, the lovely Sadie with Vareus Events,
transformed the space with her incredible floral arrangements and decorating skills!

Personalized touches were found all throughout the day – from the custom details on their outfits, to the snack bar bar featuring their favorite selections from Portlandia Popcorn, to having their
hilarious and well spoken friend Danielle perform the ceremony – their wedding truly was a
reflection of their love and their personalities.
Full of love, happy tears, laughter and dance floor shenanigans – these two and their guests know how to celebrate and I was thrilled to get to be a little part of their big day!


Coordinator/Florist: Vareus Events
Photography: Danae Jones Photography
Caterer & desserts: As Good As It Gets (Cheryl’s on 12th)
Rentals: The Party Place
DJ/MC: Riddle DJ Entertainment
Cake: Friend
Officiant: Danielle (friend)