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Josh and Leslie’s wedding was bursting with love and joy! All of their friends and family were so happy and encouraging. They had three pastors that were part of their ceremony. It was wonderful to see a couple whose relationship is rooted in truth.

I knew this wedding would be beautiful because Leslie is the owner of Flourish Wedding Design and Events. The florals were stunning, I loved the colors of blush, maroon and navy. Its always a privilege to be able to photograph a wedding at the Water Oasis, the owners are awesome and they’ve really set up the venue to have everything you would need to throw a big celebration with your family and friends. 


Venue – The Water Oasis

Rentals – Wine Country Wedding Rentals 

Rentals – Botton’s Equipment Rental

Caterer – Rogue Gourmet Catering Co

Dessert – Love Bites and Custom Cakes NW

Florish – Poseyland

DJ – Noteworthy DJs

Coordinating – Flourish Events

Meet Erica

Erica is the owner and primary photographer for Erica Ann Photography. Erica Ann Photography is a Portland-based studio specializing in fine art wedding and boudoir photography and recently opened a new studio for newborns.

About Erica

My motto in life has always been “Go big or go home.” Whether it’s card games or major life decisions, I love the exhilaration of taking the big risk for the big reward. I have never been content with, “say cheese!!!” Ugh.

After 9 years in the photography business, weddings are still my first love. Each one is so different and deeply personal with its own unique style and flavor. Sharing each couple’s adventure is what fuels my passion to preserve them into works of art.

There is nothing I treasure more than seeing the beauty of this love captured and presented in the form of showpiece-quality heirlooms that complement the authenticity, beauty, and emotion of those original moment, allowing you to relive that memory for years to come.

As a company founded on truth, beauty and art, I set out to document these life events in a way that helps them live on forever – on your walls and in the album that you’ll share with your kids and grandkids.

Her Family

My husband and I are celebrating 14 years this year. We have two hilarious boys who are 3 and 1. We love spending time together in our overgrown backyard, climbing trees and roasting marshmallows. 

Things Erica LOVES!


We recently rented a big house in southern California with a whole bunch of family. It was so fun seeing the cousins play together and do life together for more than just a few hours. My little guy even took his first steps for Grandma and Grandpa!

Brittany & Michael

For Brittany and Michael’s outdoor summer wedding reception, we made our way to the gorgeous Empress Estate in Woodland. What a beautiful wedding venue! The grounds are impeccable and the ballroom is perfect! They also have a great area for the bride and groom to rest for a bit upstairs before the festivities began. And then there were teary eyed toasts, a gorgeous first dance complete with a big dip at the end, and my favorite – sparkler exit!! Its true that lots of couples do sparklers for their exit, but that’s because its just such a good choice. It really never gets old.

Wedding Venue: Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Empress Estate
Coordination: Wandera Weddings & Events
Beauty: Samantha Glam
Bridal Dress: a&bé Bridal Shop
Cake: Rosey Cakes
Video: Northwest Film Co
Cocktail hour music: Vancouver String Quartet
DJ: NW Mobile DJ 
Photobooth: Picture This Events
Florals: Red Leaf and Flowers Washougal
Decor: West Coast Event Production
Games: Recreation Department
Stationery: Crave Design

See the rest of this gorgeous wedding at

Skamania Lodge Wedding

Um, yes please to more weddings at Skamania Lodge! Melisa and Sal got married on a clear and windy day in front of the  amazing view of the Gorge in Stevenson Washington. I know brides aren’t always thrilled about high winds on their wedding day, but we photographers love it. (Ok, well I shouldn’t speak for all photographers, but I love it). Really, what good is a veil if it just lays there lifeless? I want that thing dancing around in the breeze – Melisa’s veil did not disappoint!

See more photos from this beautiful Gorge wedding at Erica Ann Photography!

Tulip Festival Bridal Shoot I just went to the Woodburn Tulip for the first time and it was gorgeous! I got to do a bridal photoshoot for Billy and Karen for their pre-wedding photos. They’re having a big reception in Hong Kong this fall so we took photos to display on an easel and in albums at their wedding reception. It was so much fun just wandering around the acres of tulips. I wish tulips were around longer than just a month or so each year, they’re so beautiful! Congratulations Karen and Billy, I’m so excited to get your double volume albums printed! See the rest here at Erica Ann Photography!

Leather Wedding Album Leather Wedding Album After the delicious cake has been eaten and those gorgeous flowers have wilted, the best way to remember your special day is with a thoughtfully designed wedding album. With Erica Ann Photography, each couple receives a custom designed wedding album after their big day. Your wedding album is something you’ll have to share with your kids and grandkids for decades to come.

This album was from an intimate wedding at Silcox Hut in the fall. Its covered in distressed terra leather and has a cameo cutout for the couple’s favorite photo.

Check out more albums and other artwork at Erica Ann Photography!

Lan Su Garden Proposal

Matt kept texting me about how anxious he was, and asking if all the people were out yet. I drew him a diagram of exactly where he should stop so I could hide in the bushes and get a good view. I had a second shooter, Cambrae getting them from a different angle just in case. You never know what’s going to happen so its super crucial to have back up! Andrea tried to lead them around the bridge, but Matt convinced her to go to the spot we had planned out. He got down on that good ole knee of his and of course she said yes!

Afterwards we took a stroll around the secluded garden where Matt and Andrea basically just goofed around and enjoyed their newly engaged selves. Congratulations you two! Matt, ya done good! See the entire proposal shoot here.



Bridal Veil Lakes Canoe Wedding Teresa and Micah are seriously one of the most down to earth, fun loving couples I’ve ever gotten to photograph! They both grew up in Hawaii, in fact Micah is a few years younger and had a huge crush on Teresa when they were in high school. Well, 16 years and 4 kids later, they finally tied the knot! And I’m so glad they decided to stay here in the Northwest to get married. They brought the Aloha to us.  Check out their stunning wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes!



Ponzi Winery Wedding Nicole and Jeff were married at the Ponzi Historic Estate in Beaverton and then had their gorgeous reception at the new Ponzi Winery in Sherwood. Wow, if you haven’t been to their new winery, you really need to visit. I love all of the concrete and modern architecture – what a perfect place to host a wedding reception. See their whole wedding here!

Bend Oregon Pool Wedding


What happens when you mix a gallon of vodka, sparklers and a pool with an awesome bride and groom? You get the best backyard wedding celebration ever! (For optimum results, it helps to have mostly 22 year olds in the wedding party). Brittany and Tanner’s wedding was beautiful, spontaneous and easily the most fun I had while “working” all year. See the entire Bend Oregon Wedding at Erica Ann Photography.

Grossen Peaches Farm Wedding

Wow! Cindy and Seth’s wedding at Grossen Peaches was so beautiful down to every last detail. You might not think that such a gorgeous and meticulously designed wedding could also be fun and laid back, but it totally was! Congrats you two! Check out all of the gorgeous wedding details at Erica Ann Photography.


Vietnamese Wedding Photography

So… I got to go to Vietnam for a wedding this year! That was pretty crazytown. Seriously, the reception was like some a Vegas style pyrotechnics light show extravaganza. I’m so, so happy I had the opportunity to be their official “international wedding photographer.” Check out more of this unique multicultural wedding at Erica Ann Photography.

Oregon Coast Sunset Engagement Scott and Morgan are getting married this month and I thought this would be a perfect time to share their gorgeous engagement session! We traveled together to Hug Point to do a little hiking and enjoy the stunning sunset. The Oregon coast can be somewhat of an enigma – at least to me. Believe it or not, this was actually the day after Valentine’s day! These two were up for anything and super laid back, I can’t wait for their Laguna Beach wedding next week! Check out the rest of their engagement session here.

Hop Farms Wedding

Yes! Future weddings please take note: This was a beautiful wedding, but more importantly everyone had a AMAZING time – including the bride and groom! From the moment I met these two, Amanda and John have been nothing but unapologetically themselves. They didn’t have to worry about what anyone else thought of them because they surround themselves with people who know them and love them. I was so delighted to get to photograph this special and gorgeous wedding!

Portland Engagement Photography

I found out that somebody has a habit of sneaking into the soaking pool at Edgefield… I won’t say who, but it gave me the idea to do our whole shoot there and then end in the soaking pool with the entire family. I love it because its so personal and perfect for these two. They live just a couple of miles from Edgefield and spend a lot of time hanging out there with their kids. See their entire engagement session/family photoshoot on the blog!