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3 Claire Pettibone has been one of my favorite wedding dress designers for a long time and it was a dream come true to finally get to photograph her amazing gowns! They have such soft detailing, intricate lace designs, and the perfect touch of femininity that’s sure to make any bride feel her absolute best on her wedding day. To view more of this Romantic Bridal Session head over to Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog!

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Last week, I got to check something special off of my photography bucket list that I have been wanting to do for ages. I got to photograph a proposal! So. Much. Happiness! We all know that proposals are major happy moments, but actually getting to witness one – oooh the happy tears! I just love all of the emotion and happiness that is so evident in the photos of their very first moments of being engaged.

When you think of the Oregon Coast you likely think of fog, rain, wind and it being cold most of the time. Well I am here to tell you, it’s not always crummy weather. In fact if you live here you have much more opportunity to see how gorgeous the coastal weather can be. This November engagement session is one of those spectacular instances. Check out the rest of the story of how it all went down on the Oregon Coast Engagement Session blog post on my website.

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Even though it is only February, this latest bout of beautiful, warm, sunny weather we have been having is getting me anxious for Spring’s arrival! Flowers are starting to blossom, the cherry trees are budding, and it’s getting lighter earlier and earlier… Spring is right around the corner. That also means that this little tiny 5lb lady is soon to be 2 years old! I loved her lifestyle newborn session then and I still love it now. It’s amazing to look back and see how little she once was. Babies and kids change and grow so quickly, it is important to get professional photographs to document it every step of the way. Contact Lacey Monroe for Portland lifestyle newborn photography.

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The weather here in Oregon has been so amazing this year!  Bright and sunny days with NO rain which is very uncommon.  We originally had this engagement session scheduled for April so we could have that nice spring weather but we decided to move it up and they were so glad we did!  The grass was green, the sky was blue with no clouds and it was warm out!

White Stallion Inspiration Photos

Sometimes you take a photo and it almost feels like something magical is happening. (Super corny, but sorry, I can’t help it!) This wedding inspiration shoot involved a beautiful white stallion, an antique Victorian wedding dress and an insane sunset! We weren’t planning on a Princess Bride theme, but I guess when all these things come together you can’t help but get a little bit cinematic!

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I recently started a new series over at Brittany Lauren Photography called the Wedding Artist Series. Each blog post I interview someone in the wedding industry whom I admire and gain a little insight into their job as a wedding vendor and tips to help couples plan and prepare for their own wedding day. My first post ever featured Your Perfect Bridesmaid and in the interview they shared insight into the wedding planning process, investment advice, and pointers for couples who are recently engaged. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the questions she answered:

Why should couples hire a coordinator?
Weddings are very expensive and require couples to make tons of decisions. On top of that, most couples have not planned a wedding before so the process can seem confusing and overwhelming. A coordinator gives them an experienced partner by their side helping them navigate the process and take the guess work out of planning. We are also able to help them avoid costly mistakes. I also firmly believe that having a professional team there on the day of the wedding to ensure the couples vision comes to life and ensure problems are solved is priceless. The couple and their families have waited so long for that day, they deserve to enjoy it to the fullest.

If you’re in the beginning phases of planning your wedding it’s a post you don’t want to miss the rest of the interview!

Late summer can be the perfect time of year for a country ranch style wedding. This wedding was held on a private ranch in Dexter, Oregon. The hot late summer days and hazy skies from the wildfires burning not too far away made for stunningly beautiful light to capture this fun, brave, and kick back couple on their wedding day. View more of Oregon Coast Wedding Photographer, Jaime Kae Hazen’s work and more from this wedding.

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I want your family photos to be fun! I know how much work goes in to getting ready for your session (I have experience on both sides of the lens). From picking your photographer, to scheduling your session, to figuring out outfits, to obsessively tracking the weather, there is a lot going on, but when you hire a professional they will help guide you through the process and it all goes that much smoother. You can relax knowing you’ve made the right choice and at your session concentrate on what is really important- having fun with your family! You get to just focus on being with your family and having a great time, so that you can have document of your love for one another that will be cherished for a lifetime. You can see more of this fun fall family photos and set up your own session with Lacey Monroe Photography.

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Entering the world is quite a challenge, and accepting a new little one into your life after 2 years is a whole new challenge!  I love this shot of new baby brother on big sister’s bed.  You can see her already telling him about this world he has joined.  And through lifestyle photography by Serravision Photography, they will both be able to look back on these precious first moments.

Green Villa Barn Wedding-6918 A handmade quilt guestbook, vintage cuteness and soft colors, YUMMY food, super sweet family & a groom who faces his fears of dancing to boogie on the dancefloor with his bride – those are just a few of the things I loved about Nancy & Tyler’s wedding at Green Villa Barn. …I also seriously loved the little heart sticks lining the aisle pathway! Congratulations, Nancy & Tyler! I hope you guys are having a blast together!

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This couple wanted to do something out of the box for their maternity session. They were visiting family in Oregon and really wanted to utilize the Columbia Gorge for their photos. The sunset was absolutely perfect that night and covered the gorge in a wonderful glow. Check out more from this session as well as some other favorite photographs of 2014 shot by Catalina Jean.