Elopement Dresses (my favorites and where to buy!)

Elopement Dresses (my favorites and where to buy!)

The best elopement dresses can be tough to find. There are many different factors to consider when beginning your search for a dress that is comfortable and versatile enough for an elopement. The nature of an elopement is typically more spontaneous and care-free than a traditional wedding and you want your style to reflect your…

My Favorite Airbnb Elopement Locations in Oregon

My Favorite Airbnb Elopement Locations in Oregon

Elopements have become extremely popular this year with traditional weddings being thwarted by the pandemic. Fortunately, airbnb’s are still a very popular option for a socially distanced wedding experience. They are essentially private homes you can rent for weddings and elopements.  Here in Oregon there are many elopement worthy airbnbs nestled in nature. Whether you…

Planning an Elopement during the Pandemic

Planning an Elopement during the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive and lasting impact on the wedding industry. The number of weddings were down by nearly 50% compared to 2019 (Wedding Report). With the vaccine roll out taking longer than originally expected, full-size summer 2020 weddings are still in jeopardy. Many couples have chosen to elope or plan an…

The Evergreen Wedding | Portland, Oregon

The Evergreen Wedding | Portland, Oregon

The Evergreen is a lovely wedding venue close-in on the East side of Portland. There are a few pubs and restaurants nearby and great transit options from downtown and all quadrants of Portland. It is a large open space with a bridal suite overlooking the reception area. Venue website: https://theevergreenpdx.com/ Venue Reviews: Yelp Venue Address:…

Union/Pine Wedding

Union/Pine Wedding

Union Pine is one of the best downtown Portland wedding venues, with its ease of transit options and nearby accommodations. The venue itself is lovely, with nice window light and a beautiful interior. Many of the weddings that I’ve shot there have had food trucks pull up right out front for dinner! The industrial waterfront…

Barn Kestrel Wedding | West Linn, Oregon

Barn Kestrel Wedding | West Linn, Oregon

Barn Kestrel is a lovely wedding venue nestled into gorgeous farmland near West Linn, Oregon. It features a historic home with a stunning interior, a well designed bridal suite, and a large barn space with room for a large reception. Both of the weddings I’ve shot there have been under a tent on the front…

The Top 5 Elopement Photographers for Big Sur, California

The Top 5 Elopement Photographers for Big Sur, California

2024 Onward.. I’ve made the decision to not photograph elopements in Big Sur. (See recommended Photographers below) Big Sur was one of my original bucket list locations, but I’m focusing my attention on my home market and serving the greater Portland area and elsewhere in the state of Oregon. For Oregon elopement locations, check out…

How to Learn SEO for Photographers for 2023 (Free Guide)

How to Learn SEO for Photographers for 2023 (Free Guide)

Introduction to SEO If you’ve followed me on Twitter or Facebook for a while, you might know that I’m a major proponent of Search Engine Optimization being a major portion of the typical marketing strategy for photographers. It’s also grown into a consulting business where I help wedding photographers and companies improve their visibility in…

The Ultimate Bachelorette Party Guide

The Ultimate Bachelorette Party Guide

If you’re a bride-to-be or a maid of honor diving into the world of bachelorette party planning, well, you’ve come to the right place. This is your one stop guide to planning the best bachelorette party ever for any kind of bride. Get creative and don’t just settle for the cliche of Las Vegas. Try…

Bend Wedding Venues

Bend Wedding Venues

Here is a curated list of my favorite wedding venues in the Bend, Oregon area. Bend is my favorite place for epic mountain bike rides, gorgeous sunsets, fun in the river, and enjoying the high desert life. Bend is a fun sized city on the Deschutes River. West are the lakes and peaks of the…