Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jessica and Brandon - Engaged!

I am so excited for the 2012 wedding season, it's not even funny! I met Jessica at A Country Bridal Affair and she ended up being the lucky winner of my raffle drawing for half off an engagement session! She quickly booked her August 4th wedding date with me, which will be on her family's private residence in the foothills of Mt. Hood. I can't wait! Enjoy your sneak peek and happy planning! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Portland Love - Hotel Deluxe Engagement

I met up with Kathryn and Kas last month (at the amazing PastryGirl shop!) before the holiday madness started. They are to be wed this summer at the Hotel DeLuxe, which is pretty much the coolest hotel ever so we opted to do their engagement session there and then walk around Downtown Portland a bit.

I had so much fun with these two! Obviously comfortable with each other and behind the camera, their love for one another showed through nicely. When they look at each other, you can see the adoration in their eyes :) It's so heartwarming to see people so happy and excited to spend their lives together :) I love my job!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Country Bridal Affair January 14, 2012

What have I been up to lately? Well, I do have a few sessions that still need posted on my blog (a resolution for 2012; keep the blog/social media current!) but the main thing I've been working on lately is helping to kick off A Country Bridal Affair, the Sandy/Boring/Mt Hood Area's first of it's kind Bridal Event this January 14th at the Boring Grange Hall. What started out as an idea that came out during a coffee meeting has ended up being an exciting event that is bursting with talented local vendors in the wedding industry. We are at capacity for the building and many of the vendors have donated AMAZING gifts that we will raffle off. The proceeds of that raffle will go to Wish Upon a Wedding Foundation as we are working on obtaining our official non-profit status. The show is free admission to brides and the first 25 brides get a Swag Bag! Why not come and get lots of free stuff and good info?

A while back we did a bridal inspiration shoot for the show, whose images I have been waiting to share! The talented vendors who participated are listed below. I hope to see you at the show!

Shoot Coordination/Art Direction: Donna Cole; Pearl and Roses Wedding Planning
Photography: Becky Nerpel; Studio 623 Photography
Venue: David & Yvonne Knoll; Knoll Crest Gardens
Hair & Makeup: Zoie Koznek; ZoieK Designs