This stunning wedding took place at Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast. Sokhorn & Jay planned their wedding around Oregon's beautiful snow-capped mountain. The sky was clear, and the sun bright, so vibrant orange and blue parasols were given out to wedding guests to provide shade during the ceremony. Guests had a perfect view of the mountain behind Sokhorn & Jay as they exchanged sweet, personalized vows to each other. Love was in the air, and wild flowers in bloom all around. It was a beautiful day from start to finish.
These two were so much fun to work with. Andrea is a super talented event planner, and owner of Wandera Weddings. I have had the privilege of getting to photograph many of her super fun, gorgeously decorated events though the years. She always looks adorable, and every event she does looks amazing, so I knew photographing her engagement photos would be no different. Andrea and Daniel love wine, and are even members at Stoller Vineyards. So naturally, it was fitting to shoot their engagement photos at a vineyard, with some wine in hand. Andrea planned out an entire little picnic setup, complete with cheese boards and a charcuterie spread. Wine was sipped, kisses were shared, and a whole lot of love was captured. Love these two so much!
We captured Lori & Michael’s maternity session in the beautiful rhododendron gardens of Crystal Springs — one of my absolute favorite places to photograph. Fall was coming to a close, and winter felt very near. It was a bit windy, and brisk, with a light mist in the air. But that didn’t stop us from finding the beauty in every little nook of the garden! While we captured photos, leaves having already changed color, gracefully fluttered down and decorated the ground in a mosaic of colors. Lori & Michael couldn’t wait to meet their little baby girl in just a few weeks. You can just see the excitement in their faces.
Little baby Everett was just 11 months old around the time of his first Christmas, so instead of waiting to do a 1 year photo session, we decided to capture a “Baby’s First Christmas” session instead! Everett’s incredible mom thought ahead and ordered the cutest little Santa Clause outfit, and red knit onesie for him to wear. He loved looking at all the little ornaments, and holding them in his hands next to a Christmas tree just his size! After a wardrobe change, and a quick snack break, baby Santa was ready to try out his sleigh. Though, it quickly became very clear that little Santa was only truly happy with his trusted lion by his side. Tears ensued anytime Mr. Lion left the sleigh. So, it looks like this year Santa’s sleigh might just be lion powered. :)
To all who are reading this, I hope little Everett gave you a smile this holiday. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, full of love, peace, joy, and smiles. Happy Holidays!!