Awarded "Top 10 Barn Weddings of 2015" by Rustic Wedding Chic

Today started off like any other day. I woke up, got some tea, and checked my email. Little did I know, there was a huge surprise waiting for me in my email!

One of my favorite weddings from this past year was featured by Rustic Wedding Chic blog back in October. Now this blog features only the best weddings, so it was a huge honor just to be featured on their website! Dane & Kirsten's wedding was a dream to photograph, with rustic beauty and handmade details all around. (Not to mention they are one of the sweetest couples you'll ever meet!). However, when I woke up this morning, I was notified that of all the weddings they've seen this year... Dane & Kirsten's wedding has been awarded "Top 10 Barn Weddings of 2015!" 

A big thanks to the Rustic Wedding Chic blog for selecting this wedding as one of their favorites from 2015. I feel so blessed and thankful to have been given such an honor. 

Click here to see more photos from Dane & Kirsten's beautiful barn wedding, and here to see RWC's other favorite weddings from 2015.


Salem Couples Portraits - Bush Park - Andrea & Daniel

Andrea and Daniel have been together for a while now, and wanted to capture their love for one another in photos. They wanted to photograph their couple's session in Salem, where Andrea grew up, so I did my research and picked out a few different parks to check out. I had never been to Bush park before, but it looked pretty from the photos I saw online. From what I could tell, somewhere inside the park was a nice grassy field to shoot in, but I had no idea the gift it was about to give me.

I climbed to the top of the hill and gazed out upon what I expected to be a grassy field. To my delight, all I could see were whimsical tall trees and adorable purple little flowers for as far as the eye could see. I couldn't have been more ecstatic! I knew right then that this was where we would photograph Andrea & Daniel's session. It only got better when they arrived; Andrea looking so elegant in her peach lace dress, and Daniel, handsome in his gray suit. What a classy couple! And in the most beautiful backdrop we could have ever hoped for.


Black Butte Ranch, Oregon Wedding - Tyler & Amy

The skies were blue and the sun shining as Tyler & Amy said their vows in front of a breathtaking backdrop of aspen trees. Amy is from California, Tyler from New York, they got engaged in Paris, and married in Oregon. So naturally, a theme of maps were a fun, little part of their wedding. The view from the ceremony and backyard-deck reception was breathtaking with Mt. Bachelor's snow-capped mountain in the distance. We stole the couple away for a bit to capture some romantic portraits of the two of them while guests took in the beautiful surroundings. At the reception, guests had fun making their own ice-cream sandwiches from a bounty of home-made cookies, roasting the couple during toasts, and partying it up on the dance floor.  I would tell you all about how lively their dance party was and how much fun we had just watching it all play out, but I think the photos speak for themselves. :)

Thank you Tyler & Amy for letting us be a part of your wedding day! We're so thankful you let us come along for the ride. 


Venue: Black Butte Ranch
Bride's Dress: David's Bridal
Bride's shoes: Lucky Brand
Groom's Shoes: Hudson Shoes
Groom's Suit: JCrew
Flowergirl Dresses: Kohl's
Groom/Groomsmen Ties: The Tie Bar
Groom's Wooden Wedding Ring: Lady & Maker
Bridal Party gifts: Nordstrom bracelets & JCrew earrings
Cookies: Bend Cookie Company 
Coffee Favors: Roasted by Tanager Coffee Roasters through an event by Hitched Coffee Co.
Invitations: Urban Bark Papers
Calligraphy/Chalkboard signs: Abide Paper Works
Props & Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX
DJ: DJ Solo