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!
Aunts are the best! Especially when they want a photoshoot of the sweet littles and whole family together. Kim loves her family and wanted to capture their time together at the place that she grew up going to every year: Black Butte Ranch. Kim loves the mountains, the lakes and especially the wild fields because they remind her of her childhood. Now, she gets to share these amazing family memories with her two incredibly cute nieces.
We had fun playing with the dogs, taking photos and letting the girls twirl in their dresses. I can’t wait to see these photos on their walls and on Kim’s dog blog too! Oh, did I mention her and Butter have a blog? We had to get a bunch of portraits of Butter for them to share!
Sometimes it’s great to have a session with your spouse to celebrate the life you two are living together. We went out to a trail head in Bend, Oregon with plenty of fields and even the river in the background. The sun was glowing and made for the perfect romantic setting for this couple’s session. We only spent 45 minutes at this epic location capturing sweet memories of these two. I can’t wait to see their photos on their walls!
Emma and Kevin were so much fun to photograph! Within minutes of photographing them I could tell that they had been in love for awhile. Emma and Kevin met years back on an annual family camping trip that Kevin’s family does at the Prineville Reservoir each year. Emma, who was best friends with Kevin’s cousin, would tag along. They would only see each other on this annual trip. Eventually they decided that even though the lived far from each other, they had to be together. After Kevin went with Emma to her senior prom, they officially started dating. They’ve been together for seven years and finally getting married! I love that they chose to do their engagement session on the way to that annual Father’s Day camping trip where they first met. It’s so perfect! And of course they added their puppy, Hank!
Yvonne and Jeremy are the sweetest couple! They are both from the same small Canadian town and have always had a great connection since the first day they met. Jeremy and Yvonne have been together for almost 5 years!
They knew they were meant for each other because they simply cannot imagine the future without one another! After 6 months of wedding planning, they are finally husband and wife! They both “feel like the luckiest people in the world to have found the loves of our lives at such a young age”. I love it!!
Jeremy, in his Calvin Klein suit from Men’s Warehouse, definitely describes himself as a modern guy. While Yvonne loves the rustic details. She put the antler centerpieces and flowers together while also making the wood sign that guests saw as they entered the ceremony. Their Modern-Rustic wedding was a perfect blend of their two styles. They chose Brasada Ranch as their venue to show off the beauty of Central Oregon while still allowing all their guests to be close to one another, staying at the same awesome location.
To Yvonne, marriage means, “Having your partner in your corner; someone who picks you up when you’re down, celebrates your achievements as their own, loves you even when they’re mad at you, and someone you couldn’t imagine life without.” Well said!
Congrats Yvonne and Jeremy!!
Michelle and Kenny are an amazing couple who are so in love! They eloped in Hawaii and had a fun wedding reception celebration at Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Oregon. They had so many friends and family gathered around them. A long time friend of the bride flew into town from across the country to have his band perform and help Michelle and Kenny dance the night away with their guests. It was a great celebration and a night to remember!
Kate and Brandon are so cute with their sweet dog. They moved to Bend, Oregon a few months ago and embraced the Bend forest and snowy environment for their engagement photography session. I love all the fun sign and props they brought too, like the one their dog was holding saying, “My humans are getting married!”.