Some of my favorites from a wedding I photographed alongside my colleague, Jason. It’s so fun to see how much we’ve grown since we first started shooting weddings years ago. I’m really proud of him and myself. It doesn’t hurt when you have beautiful people like Amelia and Marc, either. ;) Congrats you two!

Tearsheet from my day of following around the Urban Gleaners crew. It was really eye opening to see what the poverty level is like here in Portland. I personally didn’t know how bad it was, and how many kids go home with nothing to eat. Hopefully this organization gains some more fans now that it’s published and out in the world. 

Tearsheet from my day of following around the Urban Gleaners crew. It was really eye opening to see what the poverty level is like here in Portland. I personally didn’t know how bad it was, and how many kids go home with nothing to eat. Hopefully this organization gains some more fans now that it’s published and out in the world. 

I’ve been without internet since I moved to my new apartment in Beaverton, Oregon, and have been leeching my friend’s computer to maintain contact with my beloved www. 

I’ve been super busy working freelance gigs and working at Buffalo Wild Wings. I haven’t had a full day off in a couple weeks and find myself napping in-between jobs. I’ve been relearning what it’s like to have roommates (especially when one of them is 3 years old!), and how to find balance in my life. 

Luckily my beautiful orange tabby is always there to give me kisses (and bites) at the end of the day - or night. 

Feature Story of the Summer Issue of Portland Outsider Magazine.

My friend and colleague, Amy Johnson (art director of Portland Outsider) hit me up last month and asked if I would be interested in shooting the feature for the Summer Issue, and I said “yes!” right away. I was really excited to be asked, as I’ve never shot fitness before. It was definitely a learning experience for me, but my fitness models were awesome, my editor, Sam Smith, was supportive and funny, and my photo assistant, Jason DeSomer was rad and helped lug my equipment around. Team effort, whoo!

If you’re local in Portland, you can pick up your free copy at Whole Foods or New Seasons locations. :)

Open Season - Mag Big at Mississippi Studios.

I’ve been covering Open Season this week for the Portland Mercury’s MOD fashion blog. I was really excited to find out that Cassie, designer of Mag Big (who I also photographed for Portland Monthly a couple entries back ago) was premiering her 30 piece collection that she and her team had been working so hard on. It was a beautiful show and Cassie was beaming. I’m really excited to see where she goes! These are just a few selects from the show. 

Urban Crush - Portland Monthly Feature

Toward the end of my internship last year before I graduated, I was offered by Art Director, Mike Novak, to shoot their urban vineyard feature. I was really excited about this as I had never shot a feature before, and I got to explore a couple of really cool urban vineyards - and taste some delicious Oregon wine in the process! This is old (from last October), but have been going through my archives and thought I would share it here on the blog. :)

Georgette Eck for Portland Monthly’s May Issue.

Mike Novak contacted me with a short deadline to see if I could make these images happen and liked a photo I had taken for fun of my roommates in my apartment against a wall, so our goal was to recreate that with Georgette and her alter-ego as a derby girl. 

We had a lot of fun and I’m glad we could work it out in the small time frame we had! 

One of the last photos I took for Portland Monthly Magazine. Cassie was a natural in front of the camera and was really delightful to talk to during the shoot. She also is the front woman for her band and sings beautifully! I hope I can catch one of her shows in the future. 
I’m excited for May’s issue of PoMo so I can see my new photos and share another story!

One of the last photos I took for Portland Monthly Magazine. Cassie was a natural in front of the camera and was really delightful to talk to during the shoot. She also is the front woman for her band and sings beautifully! I hope I can catch one of her shows in the future. 

I’m excited for May’s issue of PoMo so I can see my new photos and share another story!