This past July I finally made the trip over to Portland to visit one of my long time pals and fellow photog, Davis Hilton. I'll link his work and totally go check it out because he is freaking insane at photography. 

He proposed that we do a shoot while I was in town so I called up my other close friends, Tay & Evan and we made this magic happen. (no they are not engaged people, let them live haha). 

Oregon is so damn beautiful and I can't believe it has taken me so long to get over there to shoot. The fact that they have breathtaking falls and views like this right outside of a major city is crazy and I need to visit again. If you want to have me out anywhere in Oregon to capture your love story, please let me know because I'm dying to revisit! Seriously any excuse to go back and I'll go. 

Ok now enjoy some pretty PNW goodness :) 

Davis' Insta: https://www.instagram.com/davis.hilton/

Davis' Site: https://www.davishilton.com/


I mentioned in this couple's pre-wedding shoot that my relation to Tob is that she was my high school cheer coach. And being apart of this wedding day blessed me beyond belief. Tobruk was a very influential person in my life during the teen years and being able to capture her with the love of her life was one of those moments in my career where I thought to myself "This is what its all about. These are the moments I love."

Another aspect of this wedding that stood out to me was that Tobruk really rallied the people in her life to make this day happen. Here's a little list from what I was able to observe...

Having another one of her past cheerleaders and now close friend do all the calligraphy touches for the wedding (https://www.instagram.com/teagan.calligraphy/), to having another one of her BSU cheerleaders construct the beautiful wooden backdrop for the ceremony (https://www.instagram.com/clintcliffordcarpentry/), to having her other BSU cheer gals help with the cocktail hour, to having her high school friend play music for the wedding & cocktail hour ( https://www.facebook.com/brandonpritchettmusic/), to having one of her other cheer girls do the cake & cupcakes for the wedding (https://www.instagram.com/karramiles/) and having her close friends be her wedding planners.

And that is just the list off the top of my head and I know I missed other little bits of the personal touches that were added to this day. What I love about all of this is that everyone had a role for the wedding day and was able to help make this day come to life.

One of my favorite moments from this day was during the ceremony, Tobruk's brothers (the officiants) handed the mic to family members to speak about their love for the couple as well as pieces of advice for them as they embark on this new chapter of their lives. 

If you can't tell, this day blessed me and left a mark on my heart. Normally double header wedding weekends are overwhelming and tiring but this weekend filled with Gabi & Brock + Tob & Ben's wedding left me excited and full of energy because of the love and memories that I was able to capture.

Now Tob and Ben, you two enjoy your life together. Drink lots of tequila when needed, cheer each other on at all times and never let your fun, crazy personalities die out because your love is seriously one in a million. This is your year!

Enjoy this blog peeps, I am very proud of these! xoxo 

Flowers: Edwards Greenhouse

Cake/Cupcakes: Karra Mason Miles 

Dress: LaNeige Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Catering - Cocktail Hour: Jenny’s Lunch Line

Catering - Dinner: Del Taco (taco truck)

Caligrapher (for Invites & Welcome Sign): Teagan Vucinich Brookwalter

Musician: Brandon Pritchett


For real, I could go on and on about how much I adore these two. From their engagement shoot, to bridals to their wedding day, these two have not just been clients to me but real friends. With a freakin', hot wedding day like these two had (yes, like 104 degrees), you may anticipate some guests not showing or just leaving early because of the heat but nope, not for this couple. The amount of people that turned up to celebrate these two was overwhelming and watching everyone flow in for the ceremony made me emotional. These people made the journey near and far to celebrate this love. Seriously, I've never seen guests so excited and happy to watch two people get married. That whole excitement plus the fact that their families and whole bridal party are all best friends made for a day full of love and support that I always emphasize to my brides to strive for. This Vandal wedding was one to remember and I know there wasn't a dry eye present throughout this day. 

Growing this strong friendship with Brock and Gabi made it so bittersweet on their wedding day because that meant our little photo journey was over for the time being and they would be moving to Arizona. 

Thank you Gabi & Brock for trusting me to capture these moments of your life and for taking me in as part of your friend group throughout this process. Sadly, I can't just grab a drink w/ them or run into them at the corner club on a random ladies night but I am so ecstatic to see how their life as a married couple progresses as they make this new, big move.

Ok now enough of me talking and get to looking. Show these two some love on this post because they sure as hell deserve it! xoxo

Hair: Abby Roberts

Make-Up: Siraj Leyli TeNgaio

Dress: David’s Bridal

Flowers: DIY (bridesmaids and bride)

Caterer: Goodwood BBQ

Photography: Rosie Nary Photography

DJ: Sapphire Mobile DJ

Cake: Groom's Mom - How beautiful was that cake?!

Venue: Still Water Hollow