Neal and Jamie are a couple of friends who I was happy to provide some engagement portraits for. Q’emlin Park in Post Falls provided an awesome backdrop and lots of neat little areas to grab some portraits. We could’ve explored around there all day!
It was nice to be back in North Idaho for Brian + Kristin’s wedding at the Eureka Center retreat out in the woods just outside of Sandpoint. These two really nailed the North Idaho vibe with all of their special touches and details, not to mention the awesome venue. September weddings in the Northwest are always some of my favorites! Thanks for having me along Brian and Kristin!
Andrew and Jamie brought me out to one of my favorite areas in this state — McCall, Idaho. Not only does this town share the same name as yours truly, it is one of the most scenic slices of land in the entire Pacific Northwest.
The wedding screamed Idaho, and reminded me of why I love calling this state home.
Congrats guys; it was a privilege documenting your day!
One thing I really treasure about my field of work is the opportunities it presents to travel. So when Sam and Aaron reached out to me about photographing their wedding in a beautiful part of Oregon I had never been to, I was completely on board!
I got to hang out with them the day before for the rehearsal dinner at a super cool ranch house in the hills above town. The wedding took place at the Methodist Church which is over 100 years old. Haines, Oregon is a very small rural town near Baker City in Eastern Oregon. The town had a lot of character and neat old buildings that made for some really great spots to grab some portraits.
Aaron and Sam were so great to work with and very hospitable. After the wedding I packed up the gear and headed down to camp with the wedding crew overnight at Phillips Lake. It was a lot of fun hanging out and getting to know everyone! Thanks again Sam and Aaron, congrats!
The kind people at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds decided to put up with me for another year as their photographer for the weekend. It was another one for the books, and I was especially stoked they incorporated a big name concert (Dustin Lynch) into the festivities. I had a blast wandering around doing my thing for a few days. Thanks for having me around again guys!
A few weeks ago I decided to impulse-buy a plane ticket to Anchorage to visit my brother working in Cooper Landing and do some exploring around the Kenai Peninsula (south of Anchorage) for five days. I knew Alaska would be beautiful, but man, this place really blew my mind!
The highlight of the trip was the hike up to Harding Ice Field and Exit Glacier, just outside of Seward. The rigorous 3000 ft. climb to the summit was made even more intense by strong wind gusts and rain caused by the effects of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio. Once at the top, we decided to hike down to Exit glacier which is about an 800 ft. steep drop through mushy, muddy ground (which really drains your energy on the way back up.) The glacier is so tremendous in size that it seems as if you’re on another planet once you reach it. Truly like nothing I’ve ever seen in person, and we were able to do it all in one day, arriving back in time to grab some delicious local food and brews at Seward brewery that evening.
We also hiked Skyline Ridge, explored the Kenai Fjords by boat, spent a day in Homer, camped on a farm overlooking the ocean (where the night sky photos were taken), drove the coastline and went searching for bears along the river, of which we didn’t see any but did stumble upon a moose and her two calves.
All in all it was an awesome adventure and I will definitely be back again to explore some more, hopefully for a longer period of time!
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Erik + Katie’s wedding brought me back once again to the historic Mukogawa Chapel in Spokane Washington. I love documenting a ceremony in an old building such as this that is rich in history and architecture. It was an excellent way to kick off the summer wedding season and I would gladly be back for another one at this beautiful venue, especially for clients as awesome as these two! I also believe Katie got the most unique wedding band I’ve seen on a groom’s hand! Cheers Katie and Erik, thanks for having me along!
Brian + Kristin are an awesome couple from Liberty Lake, Washington who will be tying the knot in Sandpoint this September. I had the pleasure of stomping around downtown Coeur d’Alene with them to document their engagement session. I love living in Coeur d’Alene because there’s such a great variety of areas to shoot at within walking distance from downtown. I took my first ever handstand engagement photos with these two which was pretty rad too. I can’t wait to document their big day in a few months!
I love having the opportunity to photograph food. It’s something that takes a real special set of skills that differs from other sorts of photography, but the results can be really amazing. (Check out Francesco Tonelli and Penny De Los Santos for proof.)
Caruso’s Pizza and Sandwich Co. had me come out to shoot some of their tasty pies now that their kitchen has a brick oven! It was a fun shoot and thanks to their quality ingredients and attention to detail the products looked awesome. I can testify that they tasted as good as they looked, as Chelle and Vince sent me home with a few boxes of goodies.
After viewing these photos again, I see a trip to Caruso’s in my very near future.