I haven't really shared much of anything that I've shot or been working on over the last few months, so here's another shot of @karlaperez_pdx
with HMUA by @reneejbeauty
from the Flash Photo Challenge at @cobaltstudiospdx
last weekend. The final image for the challenge only had a few minutes for post-processing, so this one got a little more attention.
Also Instagram and I are disagreeing on saturation & color profiles. 😒
Sam and I LOVE to travel! It brings out a different side of us. Don’t get me wrong... I love working from home - and wouldn’t change that for anything - but getting to sit pool side in the warm sun has its perks ☀️ And on top of that, I get to see my hubby fall in love with a new city. I mean, did you see him on that scooter with that green helmet?! 😂
Thank you to all the clients that make our dreams come true 💖 We wouldn’t be able to have this wonderful, beautiful life without you all!
We went for massages this morning, followed by brunch at @proudmaryusa
where we pulled together a few project proposals! (Self care Saturday came a day early!) We have some exciting collaborations coming up - Looking forward to flexing our creative muscles a bit! #maynemarketing
Duke Wager, 96, of Vancouver started raising pigeons with his dad when he was 10 years old. He carried on the hobby for more than 60 years, even participating in pigeon racing for a time in his later years.
Although Wager doesn’t raise or race his own pigeons anymore, he still feeds the wild ones around his neighborhood. Wager said one of his daughters used to feed the wild birds around his home, but she passed away two years ago. “She said, ‘Take care of my birds,’ so I do,” he said.
Wager makes sure to feed the pigeons, crows and other birds every day, especially during the winter months. “The crow, he’s smarter than people,” Wager said. “They remember and they know you.” #oregonphotographer #washingtonphotographer #vanwa #vancouverwashington #pdx #pdxphotographer #portlandphotographer #onassignment #photojournalism #upperleftusa
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𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚒𝚝 𝚜𝚘 𝚍𝚎𝚎𝚙 𝚒𝚝 𝚑𝚞𝚛𝚝𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚝
𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚍𝚜 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚎𝚕𝚜𝚎
𝙸 𝚐𝚞𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚜𝚘𝚊𝚔 𝚒𝚝 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚞𝚙 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢
𝚂𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚜
𝙱𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚎𝚡𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚗
𝙸𝚗 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚜 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝
𝙰𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎
“...that moment when all the people who are closest to you all see what you each see in each other.”
Off to shoot Karma + Joey’s wedding in just a few hours. Sam and I had such an AMAZING time hanging out with their family & the wedding party last night. We just know this wedding will be one for the books & we are so excited 🌴💕!
Ready to wander where the wifi is weak. So who’s with me? 🐾🌲 Promo code: OLIVER10
Whoa. It’s already the end of January, and that’s means February is JUST around the corner!! Do I hear Valentine’s Day!? Well, I’m offer mini sessions of Couple/Engagement sessions during the month of February! Dm me to book, I already started filling my planner for February 😉 I also still have room for anybody who is down to shoot tomorrow at Volunteer park!! 3 discounted spots left!!!!
Some of my very favorite boutonnières by @farmette_
🌿Aren’t they adorable?
Also... please tell me I’m not the only one that went most of my life without realizing “boutonnière” is just French for “button hole”? It makes so much sense and yet it didn’t click until this summer. 8 years into my career in the wedding industry and always learning 😂
The start of this year has been going amazing. I’m planning trips, investing in more education for business, planning out restructuring my new pricing that will include prints and albums !! Taking all the amazing photos of men and womxn and COUPLES 😍 I am so excited for all the bodies to come!
Hit me up for boudoir soon at my current pricing before it changes! Done are the days of shoot and burn for Kendra! 🖤
Hello sexy prints and albums 😍
This sweet little couples session before they’re joined by a tiny babe 👶🏻 Can we talk about her dress please????
I swear this is the last one from this shoot. I still can't get over how great these turned out 😍 Excited for the weekend and looking forward to a couple of shoots 😀
You know what’s not fun on a Friday afternoon? Studying to take a DMV test. If you need me I’ll be over here trying not to fall asleep.
Happy Friday y’all!! I know it’s raining and a little gloomy today, so I’m throwing us back to a beach pic from my most recent trip to the motha land!! Vietnam! ☀️ I’m having a wonderfully productive and fun day today. So I’m sending all my positive vibes to YOU ❤️ get stuff done! Whoop whoop! ✨
Even though it’s 2019, I already have something in the works for 2020 🤓. If you haven’t tried the vanilla cold brew at Starbucks ya should. It’s reel nice. As always have a kick ass weekend. Murphy out ✌🏼
Watching the rain today, reminiscing about Christine and Brian’s rainy wedding day in Astoria. You can’t go wrong with an Oregon Coast wedding, no matter the weather.
The sweetest babes with the biggest smiles.
My mantra this year is: if it won’t matter in 5 years from now, don’t stress about it. In the moment, whatever you’re going through can seem like the biggest deal in the world, but the truth is that it probably isn’t. This year started off rough for me but once I started putting things into the perspective that it really won’t matter in 5 years from now, or heck, even 1 year from now, I began to feel much better. This month may have thrown some curveballs at me, but I’m so ready to take on the rest of 2019 and make it my best year yet 👊🏽 Also, if Instagram could stop cropping my photos that would be great 😬
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” 🌸
I’ve got a little extra pep in my step today because tomorrow I get to shoot and create art with some of my favorite local photogs, a la garage studio style. Collaborating with other artists makes me feel alive and excited to just be creative and enjoy all of the different energies working together. Can’t wait to get weird and show you what we get up to! ✌🏻
I loved every little thing about this wedding. From the heartfelt Princess Bride themed I-Do’s to the unique handmade honey gift favors (because the bride and groom are bee-keepers!! 🐝) And I mean, LOOK at those ceremony florals! SO darn magical, from start to finish. 💕 #perfection
Jessica and I made bucket lists for this year that include items like reading more books, traveling to new places and many things in between. When I told my cousin we were doing this she jumped on board and made a list and we made a pact to have monthly calls to discuss our progress! We had our January call today during which we discussed art, books, podcasts and a few jokes thrown in. It was so nice to be able to catch up and talk about what each of us is working toward and see what items we had in common and what items were unique to each person! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds for all of us!
Now, what about you? Do you have any big goals you want to hit this year? Let me know in a comment, I’d love to know what’s on everyone’s bucket lists! Let’s kick 2019’s butt together!
What are you most excited for this year?! -
I’m super stoked to go to Italy and experience a new culture! 🔥📸
I’m also just excited for summer day spent in the water and nights spent at baseball games! (I’m clearly over the winter and dreaming of summer time!)
What do you have going on this year that’s you’re STOKED for?! I wanna know! .
I’m just a sucker for lace and pretty details. 🥰⠀