We have had SO MUCH FUN photographing our Class of 2022 seniors this year!  So many smart, beautiful, talented high school seniors, from all over the Portland/Beaverton/Hillsboro/Tigard/Lake Oswego/Clackamas region.  We’ve photographed in  sunshine, in rain, during the day, during the golden hour, at night, in downtown Portland and out in the country.  We’ve taken senior photos of dancers, actors and actresses, musicians, football players, fashionistas, writers, and so much more.  Every senior session outing is a long conversation with an interesting person!  It’s been a blast.  We can’t wait to see where all these seniors go in the years to come!

There are so many beautiful places to photograph, and to visit, in Portland. Next time you’re visiting, be sure to check out this article on Redfin about favorite places to visit and photograph in Portland! We’ve included one of our favorites: Macleay Park.

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Justin and Gloria has a lovely reception at Portland’s Blockhouse this summer. They’d previously held their wedding elsewhere (2020-21 has been a crazy year for trying to schedule weddings, during the pandemic!), and this beautiful summer evening was a way to connect with local friends and family and celebrate their marriage.

Located at Pomarius Nursery, Blockhouse lives up to its description: “Tucked away in an intimate garden is our chef-inspired kitchen, where meals are shared, connections are made and life is celebrated.”  Desirea had a great time photographing this intimate celebration with Justin and Gloria!

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Portland Sweet 16 photo shoot

 

Sweet 16!

A few months ago, we worked with Selena on a modeling photo shoot, for a beauty pageant she was participating in. She had great taste, and great ideas, and was really fun to photograph.

So when we got the call that she wanted us to photograph her Sweet 16 party, we were all in!

And what a party! The decor, her dress, the lighting, the cake, the friends, the dancing…what an absolute blast for everyone. And for us as the photographers!

 

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So much fun!

Selena and her friends and family had a blast at this party. What a great excuse to let loose and have some fun, after a stressful year.  And a great opportunity to show off some beautiful dresses!

Planning a Party?

Are you planning a party, Sweet 16, Quincenera, wedding, or other event?  Give us a call and talk with us about capturing the joy on the faces of your guests.  As Portland’s best event photography studio, we’re ready for you.

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A Laid Back Wedding in the Mt Hood National Forest

Galvin and Rebecca had a beautiful wedding deep in the backwoods of Mt. Hood National Forest. It was a small wedding, which fit their little cabin venue perfectly. Surrounded by friends and family, the stunning Oregon landscape, and a few cigars on the deck, they enjoyed what must have been the most relaxed wedding of the year….

 

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Abernethy Center Wedding Photography

Kelsey and Joe’s love was so heartfelt and inspiring–you could feel it in the air.  They share similar values and personal paths, and laugh like they’ve known each other forever.  It was truly a beautiful day, and we’re so grateful to be a part of it.

It’s always a pleasure to photograph weddings at the Abernethy Center, as one of their preferred photographers.  And all of the laughter at Kelsey and Joe’s wedding made it that much more enjoyable.

Kelsey and Joe’s love was so heartfelt and inspiring–you could feel it in the air.  They share similar values and personal paths, and laugh like they’ve known each other forever.  It was truly a beautiful day, and we’re so grateful to be a part of it.

It’s always a pleasure to photograph weddings at the Abernethy Center, as one of their preferred photographers.  And all of the laughter at Kelsey and Joe’s wedding made it that much more enjoyable.

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In Love at Ainsworth House

Andie and Andrew (yes, those are their names!  A perfect pair!) were so much fun to photograph at their wedding at Ainsworth House and Gardens this summer.  They are both so sweet and kind…the sort of people you just feel happy about, knowing that they found each other.  There were a lot of laughs, and a few tears, over the course of the day, which is just right for a wedding….

Check out their wedding story here:

 

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First Dance

Andie and Andrew had a dance prepared for the reception, and it was both beautiful and moving to watch!

Golden Hour Portraits

We headed outside at the Golden Hour for some portraits, and it was so lovely! Easily our favorite time of day to photograph, especially portraits of people in love. Everything just glows.

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The Sparkler Sendoff at Ainsworth House

Ainsworth House has one of the best traditions of all wedding venues: a sparkler sendoff!  It’s so beautiful and romantic, and the perfect end to a perfect wedding day!

Fletcher and Fritz had so much fun photographing this wedding.  And we’d love to photograph your wedding!  Check our our Portland wedding photography pricing here.  Or contact us today to talk it over!

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Wedding on the River

Hayley and Carlos gathered all their friends and family at Bargeway Pub and Catering in The Dalles to celebrate their sweet love. The venue had everything this couple needed: a beautiful outdoor space for a ceremony that was flipped for the reception, inside seating with food and music, a large grassy area for kids to play, all on the river with a beautiful view.

With Lots of Love

Hayley and Carlos are both down-to-earth and loving people, and it showed in all the faces of their loved ones. With such grand support they are destined for a great life together!

As Portland wedding photographers, we love to travel! Contact us now to talk about your special day. In the meantime, check out our prices. When you reach out, ask about our current specials! 

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So Much Beauty, So Little Time

Sometimes we’re too busy making beautiful wedding photographs to spend time posting them!  So here’s a fun mix of what Jennifer’s been up to lately.  So many beautiful people and wedding venues!  We love photographing wedding so much….  Thank you to everyone who entrusts their special memories to our talented team of wedding photographers.  We appreciate you!

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A Perfect Elopement

On a beautiful fall day, surrounded by their closest family, Alexis and Will said their I Do’s at McMenamins Kennedy School. Officiated by Alexis’s mom, there were a lot of tears and inside jokes, and then cake to celebrate! 

Good Things Take Time

Though they met in high school, they didn’t start dating until college. Since they’ve known each other for a while, they already have a lot of funny stories. We really hope you continue to see the silly side of life and never stop laughing.

Whether you are having a big wedding or an elopement, or anything in between, we’d love to talk to you about our wedding photography. Please contact us to talk, and in the meantime check out our prices on our website. When you reach out, ask about our current specials! 

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Portland’s Franklin High School Senior Photos

I met Harper at one of my favorite locations for photographing senior photos, and really enjoyed working with this thoughtful and bright young lady.  (And since then, I’ve photographed a whole bunch of her Franklin High School friends’ senior photos too!)  We had a lot of time to chat as we walked between portrait locations, and I enjoyed getting to know her.  Read on to learn a little more about this high school senior’s loves!


What Harper Loves

“I play both basketball and tennis. I love the team work aspect of both sports, and I love how tennis gives me a chance to be outdoors.

I love to spend time with friends, cook, and workout.

“I love going on road trips and would love to do more with friends because I feel like it’s a great bonding activity and would be a fun celebration of end of senior year.”


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Future Plans After High School

I asked Harper what she wants to do after high school, and this is what she told me:

I’m planning to study sociology, but have not decided where yet. I would love to be able to help people and make the world a better place and have a content life full of loving friendships and relationships.”

This seems fitting for someone who clearly has lots of healthy friendships, and show clear evidence of a caring heart!

Whether you’re a senior at Franklin High School in Portland, or anywhere else in the Portland area, give us a call when you’re ready for your senior photos

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Zoe’s Personal Style

I’ve had so much fun this year photographing 2021 high school seniors from Franklin High School in Portland!  (Check out this post featuring senior photos of 4 senior friends from Franklin….)  Zoe came to us after seeing the senior pictures of her friend Harper.  I loved working with Zoe to capture her personal style in her senior photos.


A Fashion Designer in the Making

Zoe wants to be a fashion designer or stylist, which is obvious the first time you meet her.  Her personal sense of style is unmistakable.  She loves making clothes (in addition to doing makeup), and we had so much fun photographing her in various outfits, in Lake Oswego.  Scroll through her senior pictures here to get a sense for her style.  

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Pirate engagement photos

I like Tyler and Ruth.  Not only are they personable, thoughtful, and earnest, but there’s a spark there…some creativity and delight under the surface, which I really enjoy.

Ruth is a crafter, and her favorite craft is sewing.  I asked her recently, as we were planning their engagement portrait session, if she had any interesting clothing she could bring along.  When she mentioned a pirate costume, I said she had to bring it.  And she did not disappoint!

When she arrived at the park for their engagement photos, the pirate costume just kept unfolding: boots, coats, belts, swords, scabbards, a flintlock pistol….  And all of it color coordinated.  I was so impressed.

And the photos….  Well, see for yourself.  I think they’re some of the most fun engagement portraits I’ve ever taken.  

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Even their non-pirate outfits were color coordinated!  This girl is amazing!  Tyler, you’re a lucky man.  I can’t wait to see what your actual wedding looks like in June, at Abernethy Center!


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