Monday, August 29, 2011

Amy Lynn -- 6 Months

Last time I saw little Amy she was only a few days old so she has changed quite a bit! It was a nice, balmy summer evening for her 6 month session. It was good to catch up with Amy's sweet family! Enjoy your sneak peek!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Elaine & Rob 8-14-2011

One week ago today, on a perfect summer morning in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon Elaine and Rob wed after nearly a lifetime of togetherness (they met in 5th grade)! Their traditional Jewish ceremony was one of love, family, and celebration. It was obvious that this sweet couple is loved by many! Congratulations on your marriage!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Suzannah & Jason --- Just Married! 8-6-11

I have been looking forward to Jason & Suzannah's wedding day for a long time... in fact I've been looking forward to a bride like Suzannah for a long time! She is a true DIY Bride and made everything from her GORGEOUS DRESS, to the fabric flags that lent a pop of color to the centerpieces. The creativity and the planning that went into this wedding day was really second to none.
Suzannah keeps a very inspiring and informative blog called Adventures in Dressmaking where she publishes tutorials and lots of other useful information (I've tried some!) Honestly, I am still in awe of everything that was accomplished to add finishing touches to this day... her hand made veil, the beautiful garden picked flowers, the dress, the bunting, the fabric flags... the chalkboard seating chart made from a repurposed picture frame. It was all just amazingly perfect. When Suzannah first contacted me in May, I learned about her desire to design her whole wedding with Do It Yourself touches and that it was very important that her hard work be memorialized in timeless and artistic photographs. This struck a chord with me because I put a LOT of work into my own wedding decorations, but the fine details weren't captured on film. Because of this, my goal with every wedding I shoot is to collect every last detail of the day to help create a lasting memory. Pulling out all the stops to ensure this goal was met, I got my friend Kim Cullins from Jitterbuggin' Clothing Company involved as Art Director/Second Shooter (we have collaborated previously on projects and this is a add on I am excited to now offer my brides!)
This blog post is going to be much longer than usual but I wanted to leave no stones unturned in telling the story of Jason & Suzannah's wedding day... it is evident when looking through their photos that this is a love built to last. Congratulations on your beautiful day!

Venue: McMenamins Edgefield: Administrator's House
Catering: Provided by Edgefield
Photography: Becky Nerpel with
  Art Direction: by Kim Cullins of
Decorations: Suzannah
Dress: Suzannah
Veil: Suzannah
Shoes: Nina with pouf shoe clips by Suzannah
Groom's Suit: Claiborne
Hair and Makeup: Suzannah & Maid of Honor
Invitations: Vista Print
Flowers: Kay Hamlin