a magic hour

I am so excited to finally be sharing Megan and Julian’s wedding in Big Sur. Not sure how it happened but they got married in May and all of a sudden it’s almost November!  In any case, their celebration was incredible and too epic to share in just one post, so I’m going to break it up into two parts.

For most weddings, I have about 30 minutes to photograph just the bride and groom. It’s definitely doable but, in this case, we worked it out to have an entire hour which was a total dream. We started off in the woods close to their wedding venue, a private residence near the famous Bixby Bridge, and then made our way out to the coast as the sun was going down.  In the true sense of the words, it was a magic hour.

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in my element

If you know me, you know that I love Portland. It was a big part of my childhood and I always feel like I’m in my element when I visit. I try to get up there at least once a year, which is never enough.  I made it up over the summer and had so much fun photographing the Devereux family while I was there. We met up at Kelley Point Park, picked wild blackberries and exploring the river’s edge.  It was a great afternoon!

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into the wild

These days it seems like I’m either taking photos at a beach or in a forest.  (#notcomplaining)  In the case of Megan and Brodie’s engagement session, it was a little bit of both.  We had planned to do their photos on one of the many picturesque beaches along the Oregon Coast.  But, when I arrived at my Airbnb in Road’s End and discovered it was nestled into the most amazing coastal forest and literally footsteps away from some of prettiest hiking trails in the area, it seemed like the woods were calling our names.  So we started the shoot off with a little adventure into the wild and then made our way to the beach nearby as the sun was going down.  It was an extra bonus that we stumbled upon the incredible “God’s Thumb” along the way.

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