Hiking Sedona, Arizona // Adventure Elopement Photographer & Full-Time Traveler

Sedona is one of those places that I’m sure you’ve heard of before. If not, let me enlighten you—it’s beautiful. It’s probably one of the most beautiful places you’ll see. As you enter the area you see wonderful smelling mesquite trees along the beautiful red, dirt hills. The hills turn into cliffs with spires and arches all around you. If you aren’t able to hike, no worries, there are plenty of places to view these sights from the comfort of your own car (or a jeep tour). You could even just stroll through town and be greeted at every turn by the imposing, red wonders.

Lakeside Cliff Portraits // Spokane, Washington Adventure Photographer

While camping on BLM land near Spokane, Washington recently I would take our dog on hikes around the area, one of which led me to the edge of a cliff overlooking a cute little lake. I had the itch that I really needed to photograph someone there as soon as possible, but I only knew one couple in the area, Rebecca and Curtis. I reached out to Rebecca in the afternoon with the slightest hope that she and her handsome man would be available that evening at the last minute to model for me in my newfound photography location. I loved her response; "SHUT UP! Heck yes!!!!!!" We had the last half hour of light and made it count!

Oregon Wine Country Wedding at Youngberg Hill // Oregon and Travel Wedding Photographer

You probably already know that Oregon is beautiful, but add a beautiful bride, a handsome groom, a vineyard, and a fun dance party and it’s brought to the next level. That was Sam and Logan’s wedding day. They were married at the beautiful Youngberg Hill Winery that lies up on a hill in the middle of the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The venue was placed perfectly because it overlooked the backdrop of the layers of hills going off into the distance. I know that I said the word “hill” a lot there, but they’re really pretty hills, haha.

Joshua Tree National Park // Adventure Elopement Photographer & Full-Time Traveler

“Our visit to Joshua Tree was an exciting one for several reasons. It included a few firsts for us: it was the first National Park visit of our full-time traveling adventures, and for each of us it was our first time to this specific park. Our favorite hike we did there wound along washes, through cacti and joshua trees. The fog and mist from the rains made us completely soaked even while it brought beautiful fog down over the hills.”

One Month of Full-Time RV Travels // Adventure Elopement Photographer

“It's actually been a month—a crazy month—since we set out on the road. We traveled from the Portland, Oregon area down through the entire state of California and over to Arizona where we have landed for now. We've been boondocking (basically not hooking up to electricity and water or staying at paid campsites) the entire adventure so far, and that doesn't look like it will change any time soon now that we've figured out our solar power.”

Wet and Windy Laughter-Filled Coastal Couples Session // Portland, Oregon Couples Photographer

I like how the wet and rain made the aesthetic of this session a bit different. At the end, we were not only experiencing the rain, but also the wind carrying the spray of the crashing waves below us up to completely soak us. (Thank goodness for weather sealed photography gear, right?!) It just shows, that the "perfect" photography conditions are a myth. What's perfect to me, is the real experience and the connection between hearts.

Fun, Beautiful Wedding with Portraits Outside Fire Department // McMinnville, Oregon Wedding Photographer

Kyle and Jess were married on a beautiful day that you wouldn't believe was at the end of October in the Midwest. There were a lot of fun, memorable highlights from their special day, especially the reception. First was the absolutely fun dancing. From the dollar dance to the multiple dance trains, it was a blast! I loved that so many of Kyle and Jess' relatives got involved, including their sweet grandparents. The DJ also got all the guests involved, most notably with an exciting scavenger hunt/musical chairs game that you'll love seeing photos of!

Countryside Wedding at Clary Gardens // McMinnville, Oregon Photographer

"Luke and Allison had such a lovely day for their October wedding. It was held in the small town of Coshocton, Ohio at a cute, all-inclusive venue, Clary Gardens. This location has everything from a path through the woods, an amphitheater in a bit of a valley for the ceremony, and some historic 19th century homes where they got ready for their big day.

This sweet couple, who are actually college friends of mine and my husband, was so relaxed the entire day, and of course they should be because everything was planned by the bride, a theater stage manager, and executed so smoothly. Allison's planning gave us plenty of time to capture everything. They opted to do everything from their first look to the family formals prior to the ceremony so they could immediately join their guests at their reception up the hill. It was perfect."