Friday, November 18, 2011

Custom Wedding Albums! {Portland Area Wedding Photographer}

Today, we are fortunate to live in a digital world.  Digital photography has revolutionized the photography industry.  One downside to photos being digital is that when people receive their photos after a photo session or a wedding, they often times stay on the computer or disc.  Your wedding or portrait photos should be displayed in great ways in your home, either on the wall or in an album!

I am proud to offer albums from one of the best companies in the industry.  KISS Wedding Books are very high quality, classy albums.  They are available in either leather or linen covers.  Here are some photos of a linen album from a recent wedding.  All albums are custom designed and are guaranteed for life from any defects in manufacturing or materials.  Let me know if you're interested in an album with your portrait or wedding photography session.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mitch - 2012 Senior Portraits {Valley Catholic High School Senior Portrait Photographer}

The school year has begun for all of you seniors.  The class of 2012.  I met Mitch out in Forest Grove to take his senior portraits.  I could not have asked for a better session.  I hardly had to direct or give much guidance.  He was great at posing and giving me "different looks."

The weather forecast was for rain.  It was looking like we were going to have to cancel the session but we were all game for trying.  Forest Grove and Pacific University gave us alot of options while being close enough to cover if we needed it.  We were blessed with NO rain until the very end, when it started to just sprinkle.

Mitch has a few colleges he's looking at, but i'll go ahead and make my recommendation public.  GO BEAVERS!  :)  Thanks for a fun session and good luck in your next adventure Mitch!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Family at Sunset on the Oregon Coast {Cannon Beach Family Photographer}

I had the privileged of taking family photos for an outstanding local photographer and her family at Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock). You can check out her website here: Stephanie Klein Photography. Taking the photos for another photographer was probably one of the more nerve-racking things that I've done lately.

We were blessed with an amazing day at Cannon Beach, which all of you know is a rare sight!  It was actually warm and the wind wasn't very strong.  That doesn't change the fact that the ocean is still freezing cold as you can see in a few of the pictures below.  (What kind of photographer makes their family stand right next to the ocean, then doesn't warn them when the water comes up?!?!?)  Oh well, made for some good photos! :)

The day was great!  Levi, Sara and I spent the entire day at the beach and spent our time playing in the sand, eating some Mo's Clam Chowder, hanging with friends (which included an awesome dinner), and a sunset photo session.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Christi & Matt Wedding {5 Rock Ranch Wedding Photography}

Christi & Matt had an amazing wedding at 5 Rock Ranch.  First I want to share a little about what 5 Rock Ranch is and why it's such an awesome place.

5 Rock Ranch is a 108 acre ranch out in the hills of the coast range.  As Scott Bradley says in the video below, God gave him a vision to take in fatherless children and he had been doing that for years out of his home.  Now they take in fatherless children and families at the ranch.  They love them, support them, and most importantly share the love of God (our eternal father) with them.  These families have been broken.  Jesus Christ still loves every one of us despite our background.  5 Rock Ranch shows this to these families by showing them the Love that Christ has for them.  It is truly an inspiring place and it is impossible to not see God in the people and the incredible landscape surrounding the ranch.  I strongly encourage you to watch the video below about the ranch. You might shed a tear and it might even challenge you think outside of the little circles we live in.  I know it did for me.  If you would like to help support 5 Rock Ranch you can do so by:

Now onto the wedding!  Christi and Matt had a great wedding.  The weather was perfect, the location was perfect, and everything came together just right!  Christi and Matt lived in Florida up until the wedding but I had the privileged of meeting Matt & Christi for an engagement session at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego the week before the wedding.  I knew after meeting them that it would be a fun wedding to be a part of.

Matt is in the Air Force and just finished his schooling.  He did so well in school that he had his first choice of aircraft.  Matt will be flying an F-15 protecting his family and his country.  Thank you so much Matt for serving our country!  Christi is a beautiful bride with a glowing smile.  The love between these two was very apparent and made my job easy!

Please pray for Matt and Christi as they go forward in their adventures.  Leave a comment on the blog or on facebook for them if you'd like.  (to leave a comment on facebook you may have to 'like' the page.)  For something a little different i'm sharing the album design from their wedding.  Each image below is a "spread" which is basically what you'd see with the book opened laying flat.  Many images below were taking by my amazing second photographer Stephanie.