lake wenatchee leavenworth, washington wedding :: rebeccah + lucas

I remember driving up to Leavenworth on the weekend of Rebeccah + Lucas’s wedding and completely being blown away by the beauty + fall colors popping out from the landscape! The closer we drove to Lake Wenatchee the more excited I became and started doing that thing most visual people do: picturing how the photos would turn out + how beautiful the day would be. And extra excitement points because I got to work with one of my favorite couples! Rebeccah + Lucas are two, sweet souls I had the privilege of meeting for the first time and photographing their engagement (thanks instagram)! I remember being blown away by how similar Rebeccah and I are when it comes to the start of our relationships. As a single woman, she loved life and showed no interest in even looking for a relationship at the time (literally me, I was so oblivious to this stuff). Even when she met Lucas at a summer get-together with friends + mutual friends, she thought nothing of it and went on with her normal life. Not the same for Lucas. She stole his heart that day, without her even knowing. Over time though, he caught her attention with his kind, gentle soul + killer smile that melted her heart. After getting to know each other better, adventure together, and live life together, they said “heck yes” to forever on that beautiful fall day in Leavenworth. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think it can get much cuter than that!

Rebeccah + Lucas I can’t thank you enough for letting me into your lives to capture pieces of your love story! I love you guys so much, and I can’t wait to be able to work with you again!


abernethy center, oregon city wedding :: wyndser + justin

I’m going to be honest for a minute….taking photos indoors, without natural light, makes me a little nervous. (insert monkey-covers-eyes emoji) But at Wyndser + Justin’s December wedding reception at the Abernethy Center, there was one moment that made me completely forget about that nervousness.

And that moment, you guys, was when Justin surprised Wyndser by singing a special song: L’chaim from Fiddler on the Roof.


It started out with just Justin and Wyndser’s dad singing on the top of their lungs. Then a few groomsmen. Then the ENTIRE bridal party. And here I was, thinking this beautiful day couldn’t get any better…and it just did!!

That’s just one reason why I love this couple so much. I met them for the first time on a cold, windy day for their engagement session. They blew me away with their story, their love for each other, their spirit of adventure, and authenticity. You can tell just by interacting with them. They’re the kind of people that just radiate love for Jesus and living life to the full. And, as their wedding celebration proved, they know how to throw one heck of a party!

*note: if you have no idea what song that is either go listen to it or watch the movie right now. You’re welcome

Special thanks to all the incredible vendors involved who helped make this day a dream!

Venue : Abernethy Center

Florals : Posies By Paige & Cindy

Dress : Bridal Exclusives

Makeup : Ellery Peterson


wyndser + justin :: mary's peek adventurous engagement - corvallis, oregon

The higher I drove up Mary’s Peak for Wyndser + Justin’s engagement session, the higher I drove into a cloud. As soon as I got out of my car my fingers froze. Yeah, it was that cold. And windy. The first two thoughts that went through my head were:

I knew I should’ve brought another sweater or two…or five”

I hope they brought a blanket”

As the perfectionist I am, I instantly started worrying + wondering how we were gonna last for and hour and a half in this overcast, freezing, windy weather. I walked up to their car not knowing what to expect and prepared myself for the possibility or rescheduling to a warmer day. But instead I was met with hellos, hugs, and excitement for the adventure! They showed that cold weather who’s boss by frolicking in damp tall grass and heck, she even changed her dress in the cold while climbing up a sketchy looking rock right after that. Mad respect for these two, for real!

Also praise Jesus they did bring a blanket which turned into the cutest snuggle photos ever <3


mikayla + jared :: lake owsego anniversary, portland oregon

mikayla + jared :: lake owsego anniversary, portland oregon

I had the privilege of working with Mikayla + Jared again a few weeks back and oohhh my gosh how cute are they!? Last year, I photographed them for the first time on their wedding day, and I’m so honored to be able to document such an exciting milestone in their life together! People like them