Oct 19, 2018 11:06 AM
Fall is always my favorite time of year to take photos in Ashland- the weather is perfect, leaves are starting to fall and the light is magnificant. Today I got to photograph the Matteson family at North Mountain Park and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Their two little ones did really well. As you can see, toddlers like to start making funny faces around this age, so you never know what you will get- but it's always cute and memorable. I really enjpy capturing the not so magazine perfect photos- because that's what makes the best memories of that particular time in life and shows the personality of that person or family.
Sep 15, 2018 3:03 PM
Summer is coming to an end again. I can't say I am too sad about this particular summer ending- only because fire season has been so bad this year and we desparately need rain and cooler temperatures. After at least a month of smoky skies in Ashland, the weather cleared up just in time for my first mini session weekend at North Mountain Park. Mini sessions are a great way to update your family photos every year and I put them on every few months- you can always check my website under portrait pricing or go to my facebook page to find out if there is one coming up. I got to meet the Allen family this particular weekend. Their 3 girls were a lot of fun and gave me some great poses with attitude. Thanks again for coming out Allens!
Nov 1, 2017 8:34 PM
Sabrina and Dave's engagement session took place on another perfect fall day in Ashland. North Mountain Park is so much fun to shoot at because of the different areas of the park- there's an old barn type structure, open grass feilds, the creek and a beautiful garden in late spring. Sabrina's engagement ring is a family heirloom, which I tried to showcase in most of their photos while tying in the fall season theme. They plan on getting married next June in a beautiful riverfront park in Grants Pass, OR. Congratulations Sabrina and Dave!
Oct 18, 2017 8:57 AM
My absolute most favorite time of the year in Ashland is fall! The town is known for its amazingly bright, fall colors and Lithia Park(www.ashland.or.us) is one of the best places to see all of those beautiful changes. Last year I got to photograph the Robertson's at North Mountain Park in Ashland. It's so much fun to see how their 2 girls have grown up, even in such a short time since then. It was a little chilly when we started out in the morning, but as we walked up into Lithia Park, it warmed up nicely and turned into one of those perfect, fall Ashland days I love so much.
Aug 20, 2017 8:44 PM
Tom and Suzanna met in Berlin, Germany. She is from Poland and Tom is from the States. They married in Europe last month, honeymooned in Italy and then returned to Southern Oregon for their American Wedding Reception. They choose to have their friends and family gather at the Green Springs Inn(www.Greenspringsinn.com), near Ashland. Green Springs Inn is a wonderful piece of mountain property, with a restaurant(my favorite homemade Key Lime Pie is here), lodge, several beautiful cabins with Japanese soaking tubs on the deck and a outdoor wedding and reception venue. It is magical place! The surroundings are so peaceful, the owners so friendly and the nature is so inspiring. The reception was a heartfelt and fun evening. David(DJ Simple) from Revive events(www.reviveevents.net) did a great job keeping the party going with a fantastic selection of music and speeches from family and friends. I hope that Tom and Suzanna enjoyed being here as much as I did and congratulations to them!
Aug 15, 2017 8:19 PM
Congratulations to Sarah and Mark for finally tying the knot after 11 years! They had thier wedding ceremony in the Redwods at Pamplin Grove(www.humboldtgov.org), with a First Look taking place just down the road at an old railroad bridge. The bride wore a vintage style dress along with her grandmother's pearl necklace. The groom's sister performed the ceremony with many memorable and funny stories. I'm so blessed to know Mark and Sarah and I wish them fun filled adventures together forever.
Jun 11, 2017 6:28 PM
What a picture perfect evening at Dancin Vineyard(www.dancinvineyards.com) in Southern Oregon for a wedding reception. Driving towards Jacksonville, the rain was coming down pretty hard, but I could see blue sky in the direction we were heading. Just as we arrived, the clouds broke up and blue appeared! The bride was able to wear her wedding dress and we all enjoyed the amazing view, food and yummy Pinot Noir. Congratulations Kaela and Randal!