james + janessa // married | urban studio {portland wedding photography}

when your friend finds the love of his life, and she's completely amazing in every way... being a part of this wedding was SO special for me. James and Janessa are such thoughtful friends and complement each other so beautifully.

photography-wise, i was pretty much in heaven with this stunning bride and groom; two spectacular dresses; bridal party in classy all-black; everyone getting ready in a light-filled condo with a great view; all that winter light, ahh i could have wandered around downtown Portland all day with them! Urban Studio felt cozy and intimate - filled with candles, hanging lights, beautiful florals, and geometric details highlighted with gold and glittery table numbers. Janessa's father and her grandfather made the most awesome arch for the ceremony, and it made a stunning focal point for the dessert table during the reception. it was a magical night!

i am indescribably happy for these two and cannot wait to see how their life together unfolds!!

  • Coordination: Your Perfect Bridesmaid
  • Getting Ready: Park West
  • Ceremony/Reception Venue: Urban Studio
  • Caterer: Pearl Catering
  • Florist: Your Perfect Blossoms
  • Videographer: Kevin Ryan
  • Dress: Anna's Bridal

dominique + alicia // married | lumos wine co {oregon wedding photography}

i've known Dominique and his family for a long time now but didn't get a chance to meet Alicia until i arrived in los angeles to shoot their engagement session - though it turns out we went to the same synagogue as kids in Corvallis, it is the smallest world - and i adored her right away!! they are such a beautiful couple and so much fun to hang out with and i just knew their wedding would be all kinds of amazing. Dom's family's gorgeous vineyard, Lumos Wine Company, was the most perfect setting. stunning florals, ice pops for the ceremony, tearful and heartfelt vows, a camper van photo booth, and of course, unbelievable food - Dominique is an *awesome* chef (if you are in LA, go visit him at L&E Oyster Bar) and i would have expected nothing less! also also check out the exquisite confection of a cake that Leslie (the groom's mom) made, complete with sugared flowers.

"heartbeats" played when Ali walked down the aisle... it happens to be one of my favorite songs, and it really speaks for the day better than i can. 

meli + ryan // married | noti {oregon wedding photography}

Meli and Ryan's wedding was so special! They were married under the very same cedar tree that Meli's parents said their vows beneath 34 years ago. It was colorful, cozy, and intimate. I loved the sweet details that Meli put together! The joy was absolutely palpable. I'm so happy for these two.