When you meet a couple that have been together for over a decade, have travelled the world, laughed and danced together, you know it’s going to be a truly incredible wedding adventure. Liz & Richard and I met up at the cherry blossoms at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park and had a blast in the blooms. Although it was scheduled to rain, we lucked out and had a great time. We then headed to the Japanese Gardens and made magic. Richard and Liz have a deep love of Japan and have travelled there. It was fun learning about the different garden features, ikebana and sensory experiences. It was a truly an amazing few hours spent with these two and I’m beyond excited for their wedding in wine country this weekend!
I had the pleasure of first meeting Kristina and Scott at their Oregon coast engagement session and now am honored to have been a part of their majestic day at their uniqueSilcox Hut wedding. Built in 1939, Silcox Hut was originally used as a warming hut but has now transformed into the ultimate mountain bed and breakfast. Sitting atop Mt. Hood at a staggering 7,000 ft and approximately 1,000 ft above Timberline Lodge, we had to take either snowcats or 4-wheel ATV’s up to the quaint hut. Being that Kristina and Scott are an adventurous and nature-oriented couple & I couldn’t have imagined a more fitting venue for their intimate wedding. Kristina looked absolutely stunning walking down the aisle makeup by the talented Olivia Hawthorne and hair by Pin It Pretty. I especially loved seeing Kristina’s son, Aiden, walk her up the stairs of the hut to the aisle. Surrounded by Silcox’s incredible wooden architecture, Kristina and Scott exchanged vows to one another in front of their family and close friends. I love that they incorporated a tree-planting ceremony of an evergreen, which they will later re-plant in their yard. At over a mile above the ground, we were above the clouds and were able to create some incredible sunset photos. Silcox is truly a magical place and I am so happy to have been entrusted with capturing the undeniable love Kristina and Scott share. Wishing many years of love and happiness to this kind & wonderful couple!
I had the best time photographing gorgeous couple Jackie and Jordan alongside their cute pup, Buddy! We captured stunning photos amidst the classic Portland sign and downtown along the Park Blocks. I love when the Portland Art Museum has epic displays that make for interesting and artistic backdrops. We then enjoyed some VIP access to gorgeous sun kissed rooms and an incredible rooftops inside a Portland high-rise. This was quite epic as I totally love photographing on rooftops and this rooftop was non-accessible to the public, so it made the experience quite incredible. Enjoying each other’s company high above the city as the sun set below Portland, Jackie and Jordan danced and laughed together as they toasted to a bright future. Wishing these two all the love and happiness and I’m so excited to be documenting their destination wedding in Napa coming this May. Jackie and Jordan- Thank you for choosing me to capture the undeniable love you two share!
Charlotte and Jack are a darling and fun couple that met in college and settled down together in North Carolina. I met with Charlotte and Jack during their stay at Charlotte’s family cabin at the stunning Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon. Charlotte spent many childhood summers on the ranch and later brought Jack alongand together they felt this magical place should be a part of their engagement story. Hoping to get some fun canoe photos out on the water with the mountain landscape, we were told no due to high winds. We persisted and managed to get some great photographs while safely tied to the dock! With Mt. Washington and the Three Sisters in the distance, Char and Jack laughed, danced, and enjoyed the gorgeous Oregon sunset at golden hour. We had a total blast and I’m so happy for them as they are tying the knot in NC this weekend! Charlotte and Jack, I wish all the love and happiness and thank you fortrusting me to capture such a beautiful chapter in your forever story.
I had such an amazing time spending the afternoon with Hayley and Chad at their destination engagement shoot at Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Ecola State Park was the perfect spot to catch a gorgeous sweeping seascape with perfect views of Haystack Rock. This rock was made millions of years ago and now stands tall as a majestic Oregon Coast icon. Being able to photograph this sweet couple’s engagement session on Cannon Beach was very special since this happens to be the very location where Chad proposed to Haley. I loved how playful and fun they were as we watched the sunset and played in the Pacific Ocean surf. Passersby’s thought our shoot was an wedding because of Hayley’s white dress and Chad’s suit. (Easy mistake!) Although this time around it was not a wedding I would definitely come back to photograph a Cannon Beach elopement or any Oregon Coast wedding any day for that matter! This place has captured my heart and I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to capture the connection between Hayley and Chad.
So honored to have this edgy elopement inspiration photoshoot featured on the very hip wedding blog Whimsically wed! This bold and magnetic elopement was inspired by the classic architecture of downtown Portland mixed with the grit of the city. Because Portland is becoming such a fun wedding destination, I wanted to highlight the unique urban architecture of historic downtown Portland. It became an incredibly unique photo session between all the fun backdrops such as the psychic readings sign and rooftop dance session. (dip baby dip!) We highlighted the evening sunlight and the cities’ outstanding architecture against the sky along with Molly’s unique emerald velvet dress and sexy leather coat and Matthew’s tweed Jcrew jacket and smooth moves. Thank you Brenna Burnett for floral styling and Biancar for hair and makeup. Inquire for elopement packages.
It’s here! The top 18 from 2018! This is the sixth annual post I’ve created from the top photos from the past year!! For six years now, I have curated a collection of favorites from each wedding & engagement season. (See 2016 & 2017 for more eye candy) This year I just couldn’t decide because I love so many moments for such very different reasons; so I included 18 engagement and 18 wedding photos for a total of 36 finals. (Yeah- more scrolling goodness!) From stunning Crater Lake National Park to the snowy top of Mt. Hood to the historic rooftops of downtown Portland, this past year has been filled with some killer weddings, elopements and engagement sessions. Thank you all so much for your continued support, kind referrals and friendships. I was very humbled and honored to win 2018 best Portland wedding photographer and candid moments with kind and courageous couples, majestic light, and graphic architecture continue to inspire me. Enjoy and I can’t wait to share what’s in store for JHP in 2019 with you soon, including some very fun adventures. I absolutely love capturing the moments that make up your life. Happy 2019 and I look forward to another successful year of making magic documenting the start of your family’s legacy & beyond!
Merrin and Jay are a sweet outdoor loving Portland couple that recently got engaged and we went up to Timberline to celebrate with stunning photos. The dash of snow on the ground and the evergreen trees were the perfect winter backdrop for their Mt. Hood engagement photos. It was a cold, yet breathtakingly beautiful day on Mt. Hood that ended with a truly memorable sunset overlooking Mt. Jefferson & the Three Sisters; Wow. After getting nice and cold, we headed to the Skyway bar in Zigzag to warm up by the fire; This is one of their favorite places to stop on the way to the mountain and I love incorporating personal connections into the engagement photography session. These two lovelies are getting married in the spring at The Evergreen and I am beyond excited to photograph their wedding day!
Vi and Alex are not only a stunning couple, but also kind, super laid back and hella cool. We had a blast getting to know each other during their downtown rooftop engagement session and their September wedding took place at the elegant Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Oregon. Their wedding was so full of color, light, joy and tradition and I had a blast photographing their remarkable day. Coordination by the always talented Bridal Bliss team with stunning florals by Bella Bloom and hair and makeup from Olivia Hawthorne. Dance party was insane with DJ Zimmie along with an equally insane wedding cake created by Dream Cakes along w/ killer party food with 1927 S’mores. I loved the beautiful Sri Lankan lamp lighting ceremony where the bride and groom and their families took turns lighting an oil lamp to signify the two families becoming one family. This was truly a wedding that I’ll never forget filled with bold colors, laughter, dancing and SO MUCH LOVE and you can see it in print now in the most recent Real Weddings issue of Oregon Bride Magazine.