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I don’t know about you, but I imagine every first kiss is going to be like: an explosion of joy and emotion that sweeps you off your feet.
Bricks on bricks on bricks ⛔️ Building a relationship starts with the foundation ! If you’re lucky, the process of getting to know someone and building a relationship will feel magical ✨ But, there’s no higher force that has you spellbound. You’re both doing the legwork, but you're enjoying it 👫 Some relationships are fleeting, and they come into your life to paint it with splashes of fluorescent color before making a quick exit. That’s fine. Sometimes, when you meet someone, you will know he or she is special. He or she challenges you, fascinates and inspires you. If you’re even luckier, he or she will see your unique value, too. You want to keep these individuals around, but doing that doesn’t happen as easily as we’ve all been made to believe. Love won't just blossom after the quirky indie boy meets the artsy spontaneous girl. We’ve all starred in our own independently funded love stories, only to be horrified when the credits don’t roll to us. We find out love is hard, mundane work that won’t come to fruition if both parties aren’t equally on board. Yes, it might be interspersed with crazy adventures in the woods and moments of heartwarming sweetness, but it doesn’t just "happen." You commit to it the way you commit to your career, with the terrible Monday morning feeling and all. There are more analogies for love than there are trees in the Pacific Northwest, but I like to think of it as building a house. A foundation. Our foundation is being built on a daily basis and I wouldn’t want it any other way ❤️ @justinwandering
Raise your hand if you feel the weight of busy season resting on your shoulders! Raise your hand if some days you just can't even get out of bed because you literally wake up in a state of extreme overwhelm. Raise your hand if you would rather crawl into a hole than even look at your inbox!🙋🏽‍♀️ • I get it, I've been there. 2 years ago I was feeling all this and more. I was experiencing crippling anxiety and felt like I would never come out of it, but here I am. Here I am running 3 businesses (that is 2 more than I was 2 years ago), spending time with my hubs, playing with my pups, serving my clients and serving them WELL. Making time for trips to Target, walks outside, and even lunch dates with my friends. I'm not saying I'm perfect, because I AM NOT and I am still busy as heck, but you want to know what changed me? I DID. I was sick of feeling the weight of my anxiety crushing me. I broke free, and so can you!🌿 • I've created something for you. It's quite possibly the most fulfilling dream I've ever chased. It's a retreat that is meant to help creative women in business who feel like I did. It's a chance for me to take everything I've learned and every change I made in my biz and personal life to be where I am now, and help others! I'm busier than ever, but happier and LESS stressed than ever! Want to be a part of this community?! Link in bio!🌿
pure bliss. ✨
All you need is LOVE.... and a broken down rusty truck full of pumpkins. ♥️🎃
I’ll never finish falling in love with you 🖤
🤩these two are sharing all the feels in this image. the snuggles, the joy and that “i just got freaking married!” glow. #marriedbliss #allthefeels #hitchedforlife 🍾
Pretty little fall shoots🍂
When your friend @yella1 is a total babe, owns a kick-ass clothing store @denimandgin , and does hair and make-up for a coastal elopement with you...had to snap a photo. #girlboss Film lab @photovisionprints | @belafonte_ragtime_clothing | @thisisfolklore
Mom and Sis putting beautiful bride Ande in her wedding dress at the historic Sentinel Hotel. Have you seen this amazing wedding on the blog yet? Link in profile. . . . . . . . #portlandweddingphotographer #pdxweddings #portlandoregon #portlandweddings #happyweddingphotos #portlandengagementphoto #wedphotoinspiration #oregonweddingphotographer #chasinglight #jessicahillphotography
So much colorful goodness from today’s promo shoot for @thecraftedspace ! I can always count on @southernmodernmom to pick up my crazy ideas and turn them into something way better than I ever could. Can’t wait to keep these shoots going every month! // Interested in attending one of our workshops starting in a few weeks? Head over to @thecraftedspace and grab a seat!
Do you ever pay attention to the details? Wedding days are filled with so much love and time spent to enjoy a perfect day. - We remember moments because they made us feel something. Emotion acts like a highlighter pen that emphasizes certain aspects of experiences to make them more memorable. - But there are some things that will go unnoticed or unseen which is one of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer ... showing couples those small details that so much effort went toward but mean something to them. - #oregonweddings #oregonweddingphotographer #weddingphotographer #weddingstory #bridal #oregonbride #pnwlovestories #pnwwedding #salemoregonwedding #portlandoregonweddingphotographer #willamettevalleywedding #countrywedding #countrylove
when Fall suddenly turns into Winter... ❄️ IT’S MAGICAL 💫
"Never the way she looked, always the way she was. I could have fallen in love with her with my eyes closed. " — Atticus.
Photos that matter.
We are almost finished with this beautiful lady’s bridal portraits, and we are in LOVE with them! It is taking all my restraint not post every single one Right. Now. But their wedding is only a few weeks away, and then I am pretty sure our feed will be so full of these two, we will just change our username to “@katrinandethanlove ” mmmkay? 💫 . . . #adventurebrides #destinationwedding #weddingforward #rockymtnbride #oregonweddingphotographer #boise #idaho #boiseweddingphotographer #idahowedding #adventurouswedding #bohobrides #thebelovedstories #radlovestories #elopement #elopementcollective #heyheyhellomay #fpme #featuredbyfrauke #cooloceann #junebugweddings #stylemepretty #firstandlasts #adventureelopement #loveauthentic #ftwotw #greenweddingshoes
Another trip is in my future. I will be headed to the red woods in california for the @unravelworkshop in november and I am so excited!! Investing in my education has hands down been the best thing I have done for myself in 2018. Learning and watching others create is so addicting and makes me feel so energized about my own business. Its incredible. And of course I get to see my girl @laurkenkendall (and a handful of other amazing creatives) so I mean what’s better?!? . . . . . . #elopementphotographer #oregonweddingphotographer #theknot #indiebride #bohobride #bigsurweddingphotographer #pnwedding #hawaiiwedding #hawaiielopement #californiawedding #nyweddingphotographer #oregonweddingphotographer #scotlandwedding #irelandwedding #inhomesession #lifestylephotography #lifestyle #couplesphotos #truth #myheart #marriage #relationships #abbeyarmstrongphotography #idahophotographer #idahophotos #mountains #love
hi guys!! it’s been awhile since we’ve shown our faces on here, so this is us! riss + steven 👋🏼 here’s a few things about us, 1. we LOVE going to the movies. like really really love it. we go at least once a week. #noshame #layeredbutterplz 🍿 2. steven unashamedly has been listening to ariana grande on repeat for the last two months 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3. i hate my bangs. like actually worst decision. they were cute for the first two weeks and now i wish i never cut them. but oh well 🙃 now tell us something about you in the comments!! 🌻👇🏼
A re-edit of my favorite double exposure I’ve taken. We just got home from an 8 hour drive, so time for cuddles with our pup.🌲
Dark moody sunset water photos. Doesn’t get any steamier than this folks.
Dreamy fall vibes😍 Who else is loving this color palette?!!✨ Florals: @yourflowerfriends
@waterstreetco has got some amazing new arrivals coming soon! Also how gorgeous is Nanyal?!
We leave Iowa tomorrow and we don’t want to go. ☹️
Last week someone close to Kyles heart passed away due to breast cancer. So I started thinking about every patient I’ve encountered, every friend that I know that is at risk for breast cancer, and all the people who have been affected by this disease. I want to do something about it. I want to give away three photo shoots for families affected by breast cancer. So tag your friends, tell your family members about this promotion! Drop your name in my DMs and we will get you hooked up with Inspire Photography @inspirephotography_pdx#oregonweddingphotographer #pnwphotographer #pnwonderland #photographer #breastcancerawareness #breastcancer #giveaway #giveawaycontest #love #faith #cancer #cancerawareness #portraitphotography #familyphotography #photoshoot #contest #dirtybootsandmessyhair #live
Today was a FULL day of editing and uploading! Nothing says Fall quite like an entire day in front of my computer. ♥️ Hug a photographer and enjoy this gem from the #ekjmworkshop last month! Workshop Hosts: #ekjmworkshop @elliekoleen Styling - @jademagnolia Photography - @_cr_photo Florals - @idlewildfloral Shoes - @bellabelleshoes Dress - @daughtersofsimone Hair - @hairby_kyli Makeup - @ciamakeup Models - @kbrizown , @mcc1991 Location - @thegoodlandsb
Creatives friends, how are you doing? Are you surviving these long editing days after months making the most of the sun? Do you have tips for maintaining sanity? Working out is my personal mental health treatment but I probably won’t have time to exercise for another 3 weeks... Delivering shots like this that I know will become family heirlooms helps though. All I know is I’m taking a month long vacation in November 🍾 . . . . #blackandwhite #b &w #oregonweddingphotographer #oregonelopement #oregonelopementphotographer #washingtonweddingphotographer #seattleelopementphotographer #seattleweddingphotographer #lookslikefilm
Collaboration over competition! — I met up with such a wonderful fellow photographer today and we talked about world market, pricing our sessions and our love for poke. — It is so easy to feel discouraged by others success but it feel SO MUCH BETTER to root for each other’s success! — Tag someone who motivates you, @katherinebythesea is giving me all sorts of inspiration 🙌
when doing a first look turns into wanting to check out your wife’s booty instead 😂💃🏻
I grew up in a restaurant family, meaning I've always had family working in restaurants! Some of my family members have managed a ton of different restaurants in Utah including TGI Fridays, Wingers, Applebees, California Pizza Kitchen, and Cheesecake Factory! That’s actually how Carson got his job at Cheesecake Factory. And believe me, I’ve had enough food from CCF to last me a lifetime! 😜 Because I grew up in the industry, I think that’s why I’ve always been in my comfort zone when I’ve worked in restaurants. I had my first serving job at a tiny cafe in Holladay called Normandie Cafe. Their desserts were to die for, and it makes me so sad that it’s no longer around! 😭 After I left the cafe, I started working at a restaurant in Sugarhouse called The Dodo. I started as a host and worked my way up to management. Carson use to work here too, and that’s actually where we met over 3 and a half years ago. If you’re ever in the area, you need to stop in and get a slice of pie! Their banana cream cheese pie is to die for 😋 #bribergmanphotography #mylifestory • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #aboutme #wildchild #introduction #sunchaser #bosslady #motivate #travelweddingphotographer #love #wildspontaneouslove #commitdontquit #entrepreneurlifestyle #daydreaming #summertime #southernutahphotographer #bestjobever #wanderingphotographers #smile #workfromhome #oregonweddingphotographer #creative #montanaweddingphotographer #unposed #socalweddingphotographer #coloradoweddingphotographer #eastcoastwedding #seattleweddingphotographer #utahweddingphotographer #saltlakeweddingphotographer
Can client reviews get much better? Thank you Jenna, for the stellar feedback on @weddingwire ! ✨ #mondaymotivation
Somewhere deep in the jungles of Middle Tennessee.
Reminiscing on this cape Kiwanda elopement today 😍❤️
When you can’t believe you just married your best friend
Here’s another picture from Erynn’s session! The Fall Mini Giveaway I am doing right now is blowing up, so I’ve decided to add one more winner! Two winners will be chosen so go find my last post and enter for a chance to win a free session! 🤩 • • • • • • • #photoshoot #eugene #eugenephotographer #photographer #photosession #photography #oregon #pnw #pnwphotographer #pnwphotography #trees #oregongrown #junctioncityphotographer #corvallisphotographer #inspireangelo #portrait_ig #portrait_vision #portraitoftheday #portraitphotography #oregonweddingphotographer #sunsetshoot #portrait_mood #watersession
Whew it’s been a crazy few weeks. We were in California, my son broke his foot, work has been busy, I’ve been dealing with anxiety and trying to sort out how to self-care through this busy season. . Part of that self care is recharging my creative juices on some personal projects. If you and your love would like some free photos and are open to my creative input- message me. I’ll pick one or two couples and we’ll create some magic! ✨ . . #wanderingweddings #dirtybootsandmessyhair #muchlove_ig #oregonweddingphotographer #weddingphotographer #elopementphotographer #pnwelopement #elopementlove
Question! Photographers, what’s your go to one-liner to get your clients laugh?! Actually you don’t even have to be a photographer!! Are you funny? Fave quick joke that’s always works?!😂
From beaches to mountains to barns, farms and hillsides, I'm loving where all my clients are taking me this season!
Ready for more adventure sessions while Seattle still looks like this. 2019 couples, get in touch and let’s go play outside!🌲
"I love thee with a love that shall not die. Till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old." ~William Shakespeare ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #details #weddingdetails #oregonweddingphotographer #oregonweddingphotography #oregonwedding #receptiondetails #portlandweddingphotographer #portlandwedding #oregonbridemag #pursuepretty #prettythings #pdxphotographer #pdxwedding #pdxweddingphotographer #junebugweddings #greenweddingshoes #greylikesweddings #realwedding #flashesofdelight #prettydetails #weddingshoes
Still one of my favorite photos from an extra special backyard wedding! Oh...and her “dress”....it’s a jumpsuit! 🤘❤️ . . . . . #weddingphotographer #bendoregonweddings #travelphotographer #oregonweddings #oregonweddingphotographer #ido #backyardwedding #myfriendsarebadass #oregoncoastweddings #elopementphotographer
Some fiery red hair and a couple fiery hot kisses.
A ceremony on the lake followed by a stroll in the canoe with your lover? Yes please! So many thanks to my amazing second shooter @rebekahjule for rowing our canoe so that I could get some beautiful shots!
What a vision this day was - I can’t wait to share more. PS let’s just swoon together because Olivia’s earrings where handmade by her mother 🖤
Need coffee..... happy Monday! Monday’s are a tad on the crazy side, I typically start it off by returning emails and answering messages. Then album designs and then wedding edits go into full force! It’s been one of those busy days and I am breaking for some mid-day coffee. How do you typically start your Monday’s off?
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