Taylor + Daniel | Sunset Engagement in the Sand Dunes

Commonly known as ‘the Dunes’ (or more inaccurately as just Glamis), this diverse wilderness is so much more than dirt and four-wheelers. Steady winds carry the tiny grains into a scarce, but ever-changing expanse that provided an absolutely magical backdrop for this engagement session. It was a joy to capture their playful sides morph into a more serious reflection of the special bond they share as the moon replaced the setting sun.

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Dylan + Cailey | Surprise San Francisco Elopement

San Francisco is a very special place for Dylan + Cailey.  The two of them began a tradition in 2015 of visiting San Francisco every year to attend the Outside Lands Music Festival.  Over the years, their annual trip grew to include dozens of their closest friends.  The music festival soon became an event that they would all look forward to each year — an entire weekend of music, dancing, and friends that just gets better every year.  Each of their parents also had important moments in the city, making San Francisco an extremely special place in Dylan + Cailey’s hearts.  So, when they made the announcement to their bridal party that they were flying to celebrate their bachelor and bachelorette parties in San Francisco, no one was surprised.  However, they were soon to be very surprised to find out that they were in San Francisco for a little more than a party.

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Phon d Sutton Trail Engagement Photos | Arizona Engagement Photography

I have a special connection to Taime + Hannah’s love story.  A little over a year ago, I took maternity photos for them and then I asked them to model for a bridal shoot.  They said, “Yes!,” then Hannah said, “Yes!” the same day.  Taime messaged me the morning of the bridal shoot to tell me he was going to propose to Hannah. I cannot wait for their wedding in the spring.  This couple holds a special place in my heart.  ♥️

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Christine + Christopher – Home Place Farm Wedding | Molalla Wedding Photographer

So excited to finally share this beautiful wedding shot at Home Place Farms. Christine and Christopher wanted nothing more for their special day than to be surrounded by their closest family and friends in the gorgeous woods of Oregon. Their day was filled with laughter, tears and pure happiness.

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Nikki + Sam – Intimate Elopement on Catalina Island

Capturing these two lovers running away to Catalina Island was a highlight of the year for sure!  Catalina Island is one of California’s Channel Islands just southwest of Los Angeles; it is best known for its wildlife, diving, and its highest peak, Mt. Orizaba.  This intimate island is only about 21 miles by 8 miles in size, but features breathtaking scenery and beautiful spots to capture all the moments between these two — all the sacred, sweet, and passion-filled moments.

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8 Things You Need to Know When Planning a Wedding | Charlotte Francis Photo

Congratulations!  You have a wedding to plan!  This will be such a busy and exciting time in your life.  Being a wedding photographer, I get to see a lot of behind-the-scenes action when it comes to wedding planning.  I’ve compiled a list of things you need to know when planning your wedding.  Hope it helps you to get things planned and enjoy the process!

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