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Senior Photo Photographer, SE Portland, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Here we are, at my favorite place: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. I am here a few times a month, for taking photos and just to enjoy this magical place. And now I hope the park might become one of Jared’s favorite places to visit for a quiet moment! We had a blast taking his senior pictures today. I gave the photo collection a bit of a moody, vintage vibe. I always love an opportunity to help someone’s personality shine through and give them pictures they can use in a variety of ways – not just for sending off to the yearbook committee. Thanks so much for choosing me to take your senior photos, Jared! I hope your senior year is the most rewarding and memorable year ever.

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt

St. John’s Portland Engagement Session, Cathedral Park, Damian and Jessica

These two. How can I begin? They are just radiating love. From their smiles, laughter, hugs and squeezes, you can tell they are truly meant to be. We had a blast shooting together on a beautiful Portland day when the weather was just absolutely perfect. Between seeing a few goose friends to enjoying all of the spring foliage in Cathedral Park, we really got some beautiful shots that capture the way they care about each other. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out and so glad I was able to meet them during their trip to Portland!

Surprise Vow Renewal, Chris and Ashley – Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Portland

I met Chris, Ashley and their sweet daughter Beau a few months ago. I even met them again for another photo session with grandparents a few weeks after that. (I say this was all a few months ago, but it might have been six months ago. I feel like they are good friends by now so time between our visits just seems shorter these days!) Ashley wanted to surprise Chris with a vow renewal and once I heard about this I nearly jumped off my chair. I knew she would plan it perfectly and beautifully. She blindfolded Chris at home – he didn’t even see her get dressed up. They arrived at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden where myself and cellist Sonja were waiting for them in the sprinkling rain under the beautiful bridge. She played very, very beautifully and Chris was truly surprised by everything!

While I gave them their space and privacy while clicking away, I did hear some of their vows and what they said to each other. It was truly touching and they are wonderful people!

I’m so glad Ashley let me in this big secret surprise. I love surprises AND this family.

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