Laura and Jake | Carkeek Park, WA

When a painter and a pilates instructor get married it seriously makes for the best couple EVER! These two have been married over 3 years now and together for 13. WHAT!!! true love and amazing relationships do exist you guys (hope for all my single peeps!!) These two met me up at Carkeek Park in Seattle, Wa and explored on the beach with me, we saw a few spitting oysters (there's a name for them.. but i forgot it already, oh well, they were really cool) saw some children running around wild and free and laughed til we were all snorting, not just me! Then we headed over and explored in the woods, climbed some trees, walked across some roaring rivers on fallen trees (jk, they were more like creeks hehe) and made some magic. It was a cloudy day and while we were frolicking in the forest the sun decided to peep through the trees and give us the most beautiful glow of green and yellow. I was mesmerized. Anyway, enough about the beautiful nature that still has me speechless, scroll down to see the magic of these two. Also can we talk about hair goals for a second?! (not even fair to the rest of us)... anyways scroll down for hair envy, outfit inspiration and magic between two humans who love each other more than anyone. 

Madie + Austin | Mountain Magic, Portland OR

These two engaged lovers are from Virginia and went to same university as I, and yet we never met until here in Portland, Oregon where they now live! How fun right?! These two are southerners are heart, but now find themselves adapting to life on the West coast and loving it. Even though Madie misses her grits more than anything (southerners truly do make the best grits you’ll ever have). Austin was nervous going into the shoot, and we learned that up until this day he had NEVER rolled his pants up, and he felt very ‘hipster’ and Portland, Madie LOVED the look and most likely will start styling him like this from now on HAHA. But a few short minutes into the shoot and Austin was running around loving it, throwing Madie over his shoulders and enjoying himself to where you could not even tell he once was nervous about any of it! We traveled out to the Columbia river gorge and loved the grey skies and clouds, but some magic happened when the sun peeked out for about 20 minutes as we were at the top of our miniature climb to Government Cove.

Woodland Dreams come true

This georgia gal has grown up with woods being your typical small trees, every now and then moss on the ground, and wildlife being few and far between. So when I got to travel to Portland, Oregon for a one day workshop with Dawn (@dawn_photo) and Kara (@karraleighphoto) all of my woodland dreams came true. We spent the day chatting away and learning about the business side to this thing we do, and then we put all of our skills to work and spent a few hours wandering in the woods with these two beautiful humans.  The dresses were Free people and Claire La Faye, flowers were done by Brier and Ivy and the styling was done by Mae and Co creative and Brier and Ivy as well. This was an absolute dream team and a dream shoot for this southern girl. Scroll through and enjoy all of the magic that was made on this rainy oregon day!