John and Bethany are such a beautiful couple! They met in high school and were friends for a long time before eventually realizing that what they were looking for was right there in front of them. They live in the Bay Area so planning this engagement session was a little challenging. The first time the session was planned, Covid-19 got in the way. When they rescheduled their trip back home for the 4th of July, I made sure to make room for their engagement session.
They chose Shevlin Park for their engagement portrait location. Bethany and John actually met in high school while running. They’ve spent a lot of time running together on the trails through Shelvin Park so this place holds a special place in their heart. I love when couples choose places that are meaningful to them for the engagement photos – it gives me the warm and fuzzies.
I really love how these photos turned out and I’m super happy Josh and I didn’t have any trouble with wearing masks during their session.
Bethany and John,
I hope you love your photos! You guys are such a great couple and really enjoyed getting to know you more. I can’t wait to celebrate your wedding and a start to a beautiful marriage.
Marsha was so sweet and so much fun to work with. She asked for a lifestyle branding/headshot session to capture some fun and casual images that she could use for dating sites. So guys, please note that this beautiful lady is single and whoever she falls for will be lucky.
The goal was to capture fun images that showed off her personality while being casual. Oh, and we wanted to get a great headshot. Almost every client of mine starts the session by mentioning that they aren’t comfortable in front of the camera and Marsh said this too! I love the extra challenge, although in this case it was easy to capture beautiful portraits because she really is gorgeous.
We had fun chatting about her love for dogs and so much more. I’m so happy to have had this opportunity to capture this amazing woman.
Thank you for letting me capture a these photos of you. I hope you love these photos as much as I do. I know you are going to find a guy as an awesome as you so don’t settle!
When Angelina asked if I would photograph her family while her daughter was in town, she also she mentioned she wanted to include the dogs, alpacas and the llamas if possible. I couldn’t help but be excited. These are all my favorites animals to photograph!
When I arrived at their property in Tumalo, Oregon, everyone was excited! We wondered around the property looking for the best spots for their family photos before the fun started. I was able to capture some really beautiful family photos on the lawn and along a back road. I think my favorites were the casual family photos with the alpacas. I love how they photo bombed the portraits!
You are so sweet and I always enjoy photographing you! Thank you for letting me capture these beautiful family memories for you. I hope they will bring you joy always!
Imagine sitting at home, enjoying quarantine with your son and new puppy when you get a call that changes your life. What a miracle little Jackson is! We’ve been praying for this boy to join their family for awhile now and then suddenly, overnight, he is here.
I can not tell you how excited I am for the entire Hynes family! I know how amazing that brotherly bond is by watching my own boys and I know these brothers are going to gave a lot of fun adventures together!
I feel so grateful to have been able to photograph the Hynes family and to meet little Jackson!
Ashley and Paul,
You guys know how much our family loves you guys so I’ll just say, I can’t believe how lucky you are! We can’t wait to watch your boys grow up together. We love you guys so much and we are all so excited for your family!
Benjamin and Kayla were so much fun to photograph! The plan for their engagement session started with the idea of portraits by a waterfall since thy got engaged in front of waterfall. On the day of the session we switched plans and headed to the always stunning Smith Rock State Park. I’m so glad we did! It ended up being more than perfect for these two!
Kayla is a degree in geology so with her love for rocks in mind, Smith Rock was exactly the right place for her! Ben mentioned that they’ve spent time together hiking through Smith Rock so this place was special to them.
Kayla and Ben met in high school and have been together ever since. They love the outdoors, especially hiking, camping and traveling all over together. I can always tell when people are meant to be and these two certainly are meant for each other!
Kayla and Ben,
Thank you so much for being flexible in this crazy time. You two are so sweet and were so much fun to get to know. I know your wedding day is going to be perfect, no matter what the world throws at you. I hope you love these images as much as I do!
Laura was so much fun to photograph! We met at an amazing shared workspace in Bend, Oregon where she works during the day. It was beautiful and right on brand with her colors! We were able to spend about an hour taking headshots and a few fun photos for her to use as well. I think these photos are so perfect for her. I can’t wait to see them on her website!
Thank you so much for letting me be the one to capture these for you. It was so much fun to get to know you. I can’t wait to see what you do with these.
Our sweet friends, Kim and Ryan, are moving away. I cannot tell you how sad this makes me. I love these two so much! We are so grateful that Josh and Ryan are both on the same Boneyard cycling team. Kim was so much fun to spend cyclocross season with and it truly will not be the same without her. Who is going to bring really loud noise makers for my boys? 🙂
Kim and Ryan really wanted to capture photos in Bend that would represent their time here and be really beautiful family images that they can cherish. I like to think that these will always remind them of me and Josh too. I really do hope that every time they see these images they are reminded of much we love and appreciate them.
We went to one of my favorite locations in Bend, Oregon – Dillon Falls. The field and nature path along the river are beautiful! It’s actually really difficult to photograph near the waterfall, but the rest of the landscape is stunning. It not only provided those classic Oregon trees and river, but also gave us a simple field to photograph in which was exactly what Kim was looking for.
I do want to mention Cedar, their fur baby. Often people ask if they can bring their dogs. I always say yes! Kim actually didn’t ask, so I texted her about 30 minutes before the session to make sure Cedar was in the car. I know how much their dog means to them, and especially to Kim, so it was important that he was part of these images.
Josh and I had so much fun hanging with our friends, laughing and celebrating life during this session!
Kim and Ryan,
We truly love you guys and don’t know what we are going to do without you here – I plan on calling once a week :). Seriously though, I’m so excited for the new chapter in your life and I really hope these photos give you a sense of closure to your time in Bend, while reminding you of all the memories and friendships you have made during your time here. May this next adventure be everything you hoped for!
xoxo – Kelli
Kim mentioned that she felt fireworks after their kiss in the woods. It’s amazing how just a little time focused on each other and being fully present with one another can bring back those magical sparks!
Where Kim grew up, there were a ton of these types of fences. When she saw this one, her eyes lit up and she begged me to stop and grab a couple photos.
Crystal is making huge changes in her life like branching out and starting her own bookkeeping business. With a fresh start happening, she needed fresh photos. We had such a great time hanging out in the Old Mill District for her beautiful photos! We had to get some greenery in the photos too or it just wouldn’t represent Bend, Oregon. I love how she stuck to blue tones which not only represent her brand but also look great on her!
There are some beautiful headshots as well as more diverse images to allow her to use them for many different types of marketing. I love creating empty space on the side of an image to give a place for text.
I can’t wait to see what you do with these amazing photos of you. I hope you have huge success in this new business venture!
It’s time to introduce Stina! She’s my amazing assistant and friend. If you get a call from her, just know that she’s awesome and can help you with anything, like figuring out what to wear to your session or choosing an awesome location. She planned her whole session and it was perfect!
It was truly a gift to be able to meet up with Stina and her family on our road trip. This was one of the only sessions I’ve shown up to without any make-up on and my hair a mess after an 8 hour car ride. Sometimes that’s how it goes. And it didn’t change their photos one bit. I really love being able to stop anywhere to photograph families. This family is special since Stina is on my team helping make amazing art for our clients.
We met them at the Anthony Chabot Regional Park where they like to visit as a family. It was pretty busy, but we were able to find a few places with beautiful scenery and hardly any people which helped us focus on their relationships. I love that their joy and love can be seen throughout their photos. Their kids, Caleb and Leena, (oh, did you notice we both have boys named Caleb? I love it!), anywho… their kids are beautiful, full of joy and actually get along. Leena kept making Caleb smile and even gave him a piggy-back ride to get him to laugh.
It was fantastic getting to know them all more and seeing our kids play together. I can’t wait for the next hang out time!
It was a joy meeting your family! Thank you for all you are doing for me and all the help you give me and our clients. I couldn’t do this without you and I hope gifting you some photos helps you know how much I appreciate you! I can’t wait to get to know you more and see what magic we will do together!
Aren’t we a cute team? And seriously, what’s up with my hair?
Stephanie and Brent are seriously the cutest couple! Even when they had to cancel their long planned 2020 trip to Paris for their 20th anniversary, they still managed to plan an awesome trip to the Sunriver Resort. They even had great attitudes about it! I could tell they were soaking up the love and time away. I mean look at how they look at each other! 20 years into a marriage and they are still happy!
Brent had visited Paris in high school and has been planning on taking Stephanie there for a romantic vacation ever since they met (I think-at least for a very long time). We totally related on this! Paris is one of my favorite places on earth. I also went in high school and have been trying to take Josh there ever since we met. The world has flipped travel upside down and I find it refreshing to see people change what they are doing and find joy in the new plans.
With the 20th anniversary gift of Emeralds in mind, Stephanie chose an Emerald outfit for her and tie for Brent to capture that spirit. The color looks great on them which is awesome! I’m not sure I could pull of the look like Stephanie has.
My favorite thing about photographing Stephanie and Brent was watching them make each other laugh. If that is the secret to a healthy and strong marriage then count me in. I love when Josh makes me laugh and I hope we keep laughing, smiling and loving each other like these two.
Stephanie mentioned that it seems like time has gone by so quickly. It’s easy to see how that could be. They look like they always have a ton of fun together and when you are having fun, time flies.
Stephanie and Brent,
Spending a short time with you has made me hopeful and has put a smile on face. You two are so in love and it’s easy to see. I can only hope that I have as much happiness as you have when we reach 20 years. And I hope Josh still looks at me the way Brent looks at you, Stephanie. I truly hope your anniversary was amazing! And I hope I get to be there in Paris photographing you on your make-up trip 🙂 Thank you again for letting me be part of your story and letting me capture these beautiful photos of you two! Lastly, thanks for putting up with the cold wind!