Portland Family Photographer | have camera, will travel.

Another session from my trip to Atlanta!
 This handsome kid, now almost old enough to drive, has grown up way too fast. 
I babysat him when he was a baby! 

Remember… I love to travel! So, don't hesitate to ask, even if you're nowhere near Oregon.


Salem Engagement Photographer | Deepwood Estates Sneak Peek

Just a sneak peek from the beautiful engagement session of Ryanne & Stephen that took 
place last weekend at Deepwood Estates in Salem, Oregon. 


Portland Editorial Photographer | Featured on Film Mama

I was over the moon when I woke up this morning and saw that I was featured on film mama! This is a wonderful blog featuring film shooters and I am proud to be a member of the club, so to speak!

You can check out the feature by clicking HERE.


Portland Senior Photographer | Marques.

I don't do a lot of senior portrait sessions these days, as I've started focusing more on weddings and boudoir, but when Marques's mom called me and asked about doing his senior photos, I immediately said yes. I first met Marques when he was just a toddler. He's always been the sweetest boy, despite his disabilities. Our session was great. Marques did better than most young men his age.

This is what his mother had to say:

These are my son, Marques's, senior pictures. Yay, he is a senior! He looks so handsome. To some, it may just be senior pictures, but to this mom, it is so much more. It's our blessed journey that we have had the privilege to witness. He was born with a pretty severe heart condition. He underwent four open heart surgeries and seven minor heart surgeries as a newborn, baby, and toddler. The fourth open heart surgery left him with a traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and no insight to the future. We knew better. We're so proud of the sweet natured, happy-go-lucky, innocent, and handsome young man that he is today. Thank you Kel Ward Photography for capturing every wonderful attribute of Marques!

Doesn't he have a wonderful smile?

When he was no longer in the mood to smile, though, his mom came to the rescue!

I asked Marques's mom if he had any special interests or hobbies. Turns out he is a big time animal lover, so we took some photos at his home with his favorite animals. This rabbit was seriously gigantic… and so cute that I came home that day insisting that we get one of our own. My husband, however, was not in agreement. 

Just hanging out in the leaves with his three pups. They sure did love the attention (and treats)!


Portland Wedding Photographer | DIY pin curls!

I highly recommend hiring a hair stylist and makeup artist for your wedding day, BUT this is an easy DIY look for your engagement session, boudoir session, bridal session, etc. 

Using this technique, here are some photos of yours truly. Yeah, yeah, it was 4 years ago and I was thinner, younger, and had an eyebrow ring. Big whoop.

I did this on dry hair, sprayed it with hairspray and waited about 10 minutes.

And this is what I had when I took them out. My hair holds curl really well, so obviously 10 minutes wouldn't work for some. I can also get much tighter curls with this technique if I do it with wet hair and let it dry (usually overnight). 


Elk Cove Vineyard Wedding - The Parish Reception - Portland Wedding Photographer

It was by far the worst weather in all of 2013, but Cameron & Kristin didn't let it ruin their wedding day. Nope, they took it all in stride. In fact, these two were so in love, I'm not sure they even noticed the monsoon type rain that hit their September wedding! 

Getting Ready.

Pre-ceremony guy time.

The Ceremony.

Did I mention it was raining?
Oh, and don't worry, that obnoxious lady with the rad bag, taking photos is me! 
Thank you to my second shooter, Azure, for helping me with this wedding!


I got other shots of the wedding party, where the wind wasn't kicking up the bridesmaids' 
dresses, but of course I like this one the best. 

The reception.

Engagement photo in guest book by Lisa Marie Photography.

The Parish, located in the Pearl District of Portland, was the perfect venue for this hip couple. 
They were able to mingle with their friends in a unique location, while sampling some of the delicious food and drinks provided by the oyster bar's catering service. 

Hair and Makeup:  Human Beauty.
Bride's dress: Sarah Seven (2424 NE Broadway in Portland, OR)
Bride's shoes: Me too (heels) & Maiden Lane (flats)
Garter: Twigs & Honey, purchased at The English Department
Bridesmaids' dresses: Paul & Joe Sister
Groom's Suit:  John Varvatos
Groom's shoes: Florshein
Flowers: Bride's mother, Kerry Gardner

The Venues:
The Nines - getting ready, formals
Union Station Portland - formals
Elk Cove Vineyards - ceremony
The Parish - reception