portland, or engagement photographer: amy + greg!

my sweet friend amy and her best friend, greg just tied the knot in the most beautiful and genuine ceremony, so i figure it's time i finally share their engagement session! i met amy on care.com (like online dating but for desperate moms looking for sitters) and she babysat penelope for about 3 years and eventually coco too before she moved back home to oregon. amy was such a great sitter, penelope adores her, and she's always full of light and so kind, i immediately trusted her. amy also happens to be really cool, like you want to hang out when you got home from going out and then ask her where she bought every piece of clothing. so now that we've covered how cool and generally great amy is, we can move on to her and greg haha.

when amy asked if i would do their wedding photos, i was so excited. i knew i had to their engagement session because i'd never been to portland and i knew whatever amy planned would be soo soo gorgeous. i brought penelope with me so she could see amy and we made a little girls weekend of it! amy's sister babysat penelope and amy, greg and i drove to multnomah falls for the shoot where it drizzled and drizzled some more on us! we hiked through the mist and mud, amy in a beaded gown and clogs, cause that's what you do for photos haha, while greg pretty much kept us laughing the whole time. after our session, i knew why they are together, they perfectly compliment one another and he kept her laughing and calm through the rain. i'm so happy for these too and i'm so glad i signed up for care.com and met amy and now greg! 

Flowers: Amy's super talented sister, Swoon Floral Design  Dress: Free People


san diego engagement photographer: blake and courtney!

oh blogging *sigh.* i have high hopes for blogging but i seem to freeze up when it's time to select images and choose the perfect words and story to go along with. you see, after coco was born my brain literally turned to mush  (yes, i'm still milking the baby brain excuse!!!) and i've found putting together eloquent sentences darn near impossible. see what i mean?? so at this point in time, done is perfect. 

courtney walked up to greet me before our session holding a can of rosé with a straw, instantly i knew we'd get along just fine. we shot around the cactus garden with their adorable dog arnie (the biggest camera ham of a dog i've ever met!!) at balboa park and then made our way to sunset cliffs, where I'd never been to but highly recommend it you're in san diego.

the sun was still pretty high when we arrived so we walked around, chatted and watched arnie nervously navigate the cliffs. such a fun evening exploring and getting to know this fun couple, here a few of my favorites from our shoot.

austin, texas engagement session: vershanna + jason!

vershanna is an old college friend and i was so excited when she asked if i'd shoot her engagement session. these two against the landscapes at pedernales falls was a dream to photograph! we hiked and explored and took some pretty pictures along the way. congrats you guys, you both deserve this love.

west texas engagement session: samantha + matt

when samantha asked if we could meet halfway between austin and new mexico for an engagement session, i knew exactly where to go. we had been to the Davis Mountains in West Texas a few weeks prior and i just knew i had to shoot there someday. 

so we met in the mountains, told awkward stories, laughed a whole bunch and watched the sun go down, and the sky turn the most amazing colors. it was my dream assignment and i'm so happy it was with these two. c'mon 9/26/15!

austin, texas engagement photographer: sally + adam

sally and adam wanted an urban themed engagement shoot, and even hired a graffiti artist to paint their married name "hodge" at the hope outdoor gallery near downtown austin! loved my time with these two and can't wait until their may wedding in austin <3