Thursday, February 17, 2011

hannah + brian: wed!

Congratulations to Hannah + Brian! Looking like absolute royalty, they said I do at the beautiful and romantic Brasserie Montmartre in SW Portland. What I admire about these two is their lust for life. They enjoy it to the fullest, share that joy with friends and family, and most of all, you can see that they are best friends and truly enjoy each other. Hannah and Brian, thank you so much for thinking of me to document your wedding celebration. It was fun, festive and loving, and I was honored to be part of it. I enjoyed all of your unique details, cherished family heirlooms and strong, meaningful traditions. Congratulations on your marriage, and may your days ahead be filled with love, laughter, and of course, champagne!
A very special thank you to Leah Verwey for shooting with me; some of the above photos are hers.  To see more of her lovely work, please visit or
Also, a huge thank you to the talented Holly Jarvis of Hitched Weddings & Events for all of her help that day. She's a magician!
Lastly, it was a pleasure to work alongside Travis Shields of Shields Films. Can’t wait to see the day through his eyes.
(Click on the photos to view larger. I think they look nicer that way). 

Monday, February 14, 2011

spring cleaning

Hello! I have been immersed in a little spring cleaning - ranging from my wardrobe to website. Without a doubt, I am my mother's daughter. For as long as I can remember, she goes into a cleaning and organizing frenzy after the new year. I have definitely adopted that habit. It feels good to start fresh, clear out the clutter, and make room for something new. And speaking of, there are *new* photographs and portraits up on my site, as well as an updated section just for love + weddings. I'm happy to share it with you so please feel free to visit anytime. Oh, and remember that you are loved. Today and every day.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

st. jack: day & night

Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a new Clinton neighborhood addition – St. Jack. By day, it is a traditional p√Ętisserie, and by night, it transforms into a cozy, romantic restaurant & bar. Whether you delight in coffee and croissants or steak frites and a glass of red wine, you’ll want to sit down and stay a while. And while lingering over your cocktail or enjoying good company and conversation, feel free to share the warm, fresh madeleines with a friend. Light and airy with a hint of lemon, they are baked to order and absolutely delicious.
St. Jack is the creation of chef Aaron Barnett, whose passion for French cuisine permeates.  It was exciting to watch him in action, thoughtfully and delicately preparing each dish.
Aaron, thank you for thinking of me to capture your beautiful restaurant and p√Ętisserie, and my sincere congratulations on your new endeavor. What a treat to have you here in Southeast Portland. I can’t wait to come back for some of those heavenly madeleines. 
(Click on the photos to view larger. I think they look nicer that way). 


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