Mountain Village

I was so lucky to have the opportunity to be shown around this small mountain village way up in Chiang Rai, Thailand. They used raised houses with bamboo flooring to help with ventilation to keep their homes cool. and most of them had only two rooms, the sleeping room and the living room. Most homes only had a few pots to cook with and tools for working in the fields, they carved into the sides of hills by hand on the top of this mountain, and grew Green Beans, Chinese Broccoli, carrots, and other vegetables they use everyday.

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Carley + Tyler

                                                   Recently I have been changing my main focal point of photography off of single subject portraits and gearing more towards couples. I do still love working one-on-one and creating something beautiful, but I love seeing the chemistry of working with couples. Last weekend I was able to stay at the coast for a few nights with friends, and ended the trip with a lovely couples shoot at Cape Kiwanda. This was the first sunny weekend in about 4 months. We have been so used to rainy days and overcast skies here in Oregon, so needless to say, the beach was very crowded. I've been to this location a number of times, so I was able to show Carly and Tyler a few hidden spots they haven't explored yet. Although it was sunny, it was still very cold and very windy. when we first got to the beach we noticed and ambulance and other search and rescue vehicles from the neighboring towns. They had evacuated all the surfers out of the water, and had two jet skis as well as a helicopter circling the water. We didn't find out until after the shoot, that someone had fallen off of their pontoon boat pretty far off the coast and could not climb back into it. He had been holding onto the side for more than thirty minutes while the coastguard planned a rescue operation and set it into action, towing a floatation device behind their jet ski and bringing him safely back to land.

                                                

Recently I have been changing my main focal point of photography off of single subject portraits and gearing more towards couples. I do still love working one-on-one and creating something beautiful, but I love seeing the chemistry of working with couples. Last weekend I was able to stay at the coast for a few nights with friends, and ended the trip with a lovely couples shoot at Cape Kiwanda. This was the first sunny weekend in about 4 months. We have been so used to rainy days and overcast skies here in Oregon, so needless to say, the beach was very crowded. I've been to this location a number of times, so I was able to show Carly and Tyler a few hidden spots they haven't explored yet. Although it was sunny, it was still very cold and very windy. when we first got to the beach we noticed and ambulance and other search and rescue vehicles from the neighboring towns. They had evacuated all the surfers out of the water, and had two jet skis as well as a helicopter circling the water. We didn't find out until after the shoot, that someone had fallen off of their pontoon boat pretty far off the coast and could not climb back into it. He had been holding onto the side for more than thirty minutes while the coastguard planned a rescue operation and set it into action, towing a floatation device behind their jet ski and bringing him safely back to land.

Bailey + Jhamil

I was privileged to meet Bailey & Jhamil recently, and got to spend time with the two of them together. They have such lovely chemistry that comes across through all their photos, and are now happily engaged and hoping to elope along the Oregon coast in the near future.

I was privileged to meet Bailey & Jhamil recently, and got to spend time with the two of them together. They have such lovely chemistry that comes across through all their photos, and are now happily engaged and hoping to elope along the Oregon coast in the near future.