Counting down the days until I am back in Oregon shooting some awesome love stories! But first a wedding in Tuscany and a tipi wedding in Norfolk 😍
I had a client tell me this week that’s it’s obvious that I love what I do and my life and I am so glad that comes across! I say it out loud most days to those around me, I don’t even call it work! Because how can you?! I am hoping the sunshine returns here for my day off re-connecting with family on Sunday - which mainly consists of biking/paddling with dogs in rivers and eating ice cream... 🌞
Flathead cherry wedding pie! 🥧 A perfect cake substitute for a brunch wedding reception. The bride and groom even decided to keep the pie plate after the fact for the bride to bake in for years to come. How sweet is that?
Traditional cake? Cupcakes? Pie, donuts, cookies, brownies?! Favorite wedding desserts...Ready, go!😋
Handwritten calligraphy and fine styling. So in love. @betty_williamson @lenkacalligraphy.
Today marks the first day of a good run of weddings for us, the sun is shining (finally). After roughly 6 weeks off since our last full wedding we can’t wait to get back at it. It’s going to be a good summer.
Gonna love you until the ocean runs dry. .
Big week ahead! Flying out tomorrow morning to the east coast to shoot a beach wedding in the Outer Banks of North Carolina which is extra special because it’s @sarahbarthimages
wedding!! Then once I get back I’ll be saying goodbye to Boulder, packing up the kitties, and moving to the mountains of Vail, CO with @campono_adventures..
I can’t wait to walk along the ocean again and celebrate love before heading even deeper into the mountains I get to call home ❤️Cheers to adventure and new beginnings!
Oregon Weather is finally heating up, and I am Loving it!! And the best way to cool off? Photo shoots at the river. Love that I get to photograph couples that are willing to get in for the shot!
Doing some editing tonight, and I thought I’d share a look at what comes SOOC (straight out of camera) vs a finished image after editing. Swipe to see the before image.
I hear stories from other photographers about clients asking to receive unedited images. I’ve never ran into this request, but here’s why you won’t find many photographers that are willing to give you those shots:
We work hard to define our art and our style. Half that style comes into play while behind the camera, and the other half behind the computer. An image straight from the camera is incomplete. There is raw data that needs to be told what to do. We add contrast, adjust exposure, play with things like tonal curves and white balance. Things that the average client doesn’t necessarily understand. These things take the image and turn it into a finished piece of art that is ready to be printed and displayed.
Secondly, when you hear a photographer talk about a “raw image” they are actually talking about a file type, not just an unedited image. It takes special software to edit this type of file, and the files are BIG. Like 30 megabytes per image big. The wedding I’m working on tonight has 60 gigabytes of data in RAW images. And it was a small wedding! Oosta!
Like I said, I work with the BEST couples and have never had this request, but I’ve heard time and time again of it happening to others. So, please be kind to your photographers. Don’t ask for unedited files.
for all my awesome #bridetobe
out there! ❤ * Eat Something! 🍕
The ounces you may think you are saving by not eating during the day can be costly. Low blood sugar can make you feel irritable, tired and sick! 😵 I highly recommend eating throughout the day and putting your most reliable #bridesmaids
or mom in charge or making sure you eat!! 🍔
Bridal party perfection in the woods of Lynn Reservation. How adorable is the couple’s pug Dewey?? #flpboston
This past Saturday with Kiersten + Grey—the whole week leading up to their wedding day was calling for heavy rain. We prayed and prayed over this day, and as each hour passed, the rain chances just kept disappearing. We ended the evening with beautiful portraits during a soft sunset. It truly couldn’t have been more perfect 🖤
Have we ever mentioned that we love Spring weddings? There’s this excitement in the air, trees budding, and a freshness to new beginnings that seems so fitting for a wedding day! Paul & Megan could not have had a better day to celebrate the start of their forever 💕💐😊 Check out the blog for all the details 👍
My favorite part of the wedding day. When the bride puts on her dress for the first time! It makes everything so real and magical ✨
you so fancy. also this bouquet 👏🍊👏🍊
I once had a dream that I took bridals of the steamiest couple as they danced on a cliff in the pouring rain as the clouds kissed the mountains around us.. oh wait
THAT WAS REAL LIFE
It’s been a busy Tuesday! Can’t wait to sit down tonight and finish up this editorial... and new blogs coming soon with many new sessions to share with you all! Can’t wait!
Today I took a nap for almost 3 hours.... but I got up at 4 so I think it’s fine right? Comment your favorite emoji if you love naps 🙈
“I want to be in love with you, the same way I am in love with the moon. With the light shining out of its soul.” -Sanober Khan
Fill your life with adventure, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.
••Find someone to laugh with, who gets your jokes and knows what to say or do to get you out of your grumpy funk. Life is too serious so find someone that makes life light and fun! -
I’m thinking about doin a live video to answer any and all questions anyone might have. Would you be interested in something like that? Ask your questions below or PM me! It can be something about photography, life, business, something you want to know about me, about traveling about growing up on a ranch about Vancouver or anything you can think of! Let me know!•• #wetkisses #teasinghim #eloped
I love looking back at images from last season. Finding gems and getting jazzed about the summer to come. 💎✨
Take my hand. Exploring the coastline with Moya and Andrew. Cannot wait to share more from this beautiful pair.
Where will our next adventure take us?
This is a picture taken during a 4-days escape to the Shetland islands (north or Scotland). This amazing couple wanted something different for their engagement, so they contacted Hiraeth to organize something from A to Z and let themselves to be lost in the lunar landscapes of this island. And so they would not forget, they asked Hiraeth. Because we include photography in all our travel packages!
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The adventure of love is one I never want stop capturing. Hawaii is truly a special place that I will never forget because of memories like this one.
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These babes are making my day with those faces! By @abbyclaydenphoto
using my presets 💞
Congratulations Shane and Brooke ❤️
Treat your ladies like Saturn, put a ring on it... contact me and I’ll take a picture of it! 😉💍
Who says first looks are just for the men? 💕💍
Love getting a calming feeling from an image. This one is doing just that.
Messy hair, don't care - it's the wind's fault. If you're currently planning your elopement and wondering what to do with your hair: don't stress about it too much. Sometimes, leaving your hair free and wild is the best option!
These two ladies let me photographer them for their 2 year anniversary & let me tell you, I haven’t laughed this hard in a session in a while! Such a fun, free-spirited couple! 💛
L+P brought all the magic to their engagement shoot. I can’t wait for their wedding later this year.