Adam & Erica

Adam and Erica are one of the most laid back (yes, even you, Erica), friendly, open, and fun couples I have ever met.  Photographing their wedding was truly a joy and was the furthest thing from work I have experienced in a long time.  They truly are a joy to be around, and they radiate love

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Adam and Erica got married at a thoroughbred ranch in Wallowa County.  Their country-themed wedding was amazing, beautiful, and radiated love. Continue reading

In a Nutshell

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Growing up as the daughter of a wildlife biologist in Eastern Oregon, the majority of my time as a child was spent in the outdoors while my dad conducted his research. As a result, I developed a love of nature and a great appreciation of the stunning beauty surrounding us. As a child, I was given my first camera, and I discovered the magic of capturing a single moment and preserving it forever on film.  I further fueled my desire to learn about photographic techniques through structured courses in school.

“Art has always been a part of my life, and as I have grown older, I have found new artistic ways to express myself. My parents believe that immersion in art and culture are a necessary part of a child’s life, and therefore, I was exposed to many different forms of art throughout my life.  Art was taught to me as a way to express feelings, to connect with others, and to stimulate change.”

Through experiences with moments in nature, I takes the time to reflect and appreciate the beautiful simplicity of the natural elements that are working together symbiotically. There is something unique and interesting about the way the light kisses fronds of grass and reflects off the wood and wires of an old fence that project a mood I strives to capture in my images.

Photography is a cathartic force in my life, and I am drawn to nature photography for it’s therapeutic value. My goal as a photographer is to provide beautiful, compelling images that capture the spirit and nature of the subjects I capture while forcing the viewer to have to look further into my work in order to decipher the subject matter and meaning.”

I live in Union County with her family. When I am not busy with photography, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, fishing, and camping with my family.

One Quick {out} Take

My daughter and I ventured into the freezing (literally – it was 10° Fahrenheit) woods today trying to bring an idea I had in my head for a photoshoot to life.  I have been going through the images tonight, and they are exactly what I was hoping they would be.  At one point, I was having her blow some glitter from her hands, and the first time she did it, she got a little too enthusiastic.  Notice the puffed cheeks and cloud of glitter?  I was about four feet away from her and got showered with it!

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I love that Reagan is so willing to be my guinea pig and go through torture when I have crazy ideas!