Our Nursery

Thanks to the power of Pinterest, I was so inspired to decorate the nursery when we moved into our new little 2-bedroom apartment this fall. I had a blast putting together this project for our baby. A gender neutral color scheme of teal, green, and orange set the stage for my tiny modern nursery. While baby could be out any day now, we still don’t know if our first born will be a boy or girl. Matt’s mom sewed us incredible custom bedding for the crib, and I found a couple seamstresses on Etsy to help with other things like the changing pad cover, boppy pillow, and “ikea bookshelf window seat hack”.

To keep it very personal, I used both Matt’s and my own favorite music posters as artwork for the walls. I’ve also tackled a few sewing projects of my own. The mobile I’m making by hand is nearly finished, and I also sewed a little stuffed animal so creepy a friend of ours has advised us not to let the baby see it lest our child be tormented with nightmares! It’s still proudly on display (it took me an entire weekend to create!) next to the Dr.Suess books in the last photo, what do you think? It has a heart-shaped nose and bow tie, is can’t be THAT creepy! The clothes are all washed and folded and the birth supplies in their labeled bags. So now we just wait for baby to decide it’s time to join us… and we couldn’t be more excited!

Photography by: So Many Moments 

Annie + Connor: Backyard Wedding

Everyone has their own style, and some are more comfortable expressing it then others. For Annie and Connor a wedding meant a Mexican food truck, small dogs, close friends, a fire for their s’mores buffet, many drink options, games of croquet, and dancing. Annie wore beautiful layered necklaces, one featuring her groom’s tooth, and paired her white flowing dress with black and gold booties for the ceremony. For the backyard reception, she changed into a gold sequin number. Connor proudly wore his new wedding band with a great sense of humor concerning the engraving Annie had chosen for the inside. (No, they aren’t trying to offend anyone. In fact, they had a more diverse crowd then most weddings I’ve been to!)

Being that I was more then 8 months pregnant, I needed more then Matt’s help alone so I called in a back-up resource. Our friend Chris Martin came up from Florida to help assist me, and managed to land a few killer shots of his own for Annie and Connor between bouts of helping me haul gear. It was a really fun way to end the season: a wedding full of delightful details and lovely people!

And lastly, my favorite of Chris‘ photos:

Photography: So Many Moments

Jewelry: Beach Bones Jewelry

 

Lisa’s Family: Portland OR

There are so many special things about my job. I adore it when I get the opportunity to shoot both a couple’s engagement photos and then be there to document their wedding day. Many of my clients keep in touch, mostly through Facebook, and it’s wonderful to see them grow and their relationships blossom. Lisa has the type of bright, open, vibrant personality people are just drawn to. It was easy to become quick friends, and I got to first meet her husband Josh at their engagement shoot. Matt and I then had the pleasure to photograph their snowy Timberline wedding, and now that they have started a family, it was so lovely to be asked to photograph them again.

As they’ve just welcomed home their new baby boy, Lisa’s parents were in town visiting and lending a helping hand. This made for a great opportunity to get a few family portraits. Once we had done the formal stuff, we spent a rainy afternoon hanging around their house. Their adorable daughter Wendy went out into the garden to pick (or rather eat WHOLE) tomatoes. And being so pregnant myself, I was fascinated with brand new baby Wyatt. It was nice just to comfortably connect with a family and take photos of them just… doing what they do. I’m so happy for Lisa and Josh and look forward to keeping in touch and seeing their family continue to grow.

Photography: So Many Moments

Erin + Seth : Columbia River Gorge Wedding

I knew from our engagement shoot together that Erin and Seth were going to be such a blast to photograph on their wedding day. Their laid back attitudes combined with their ability to constantly make one another laugh makes them so enjoyable to be around. Sorting and editing the photos from their wedding, I even caught myself laughing out loud at my computer screen!

Hood River, Oregon with picture perfect weather surrounded by such loving friends and family only added to the fabulous ambiance that was this celebration of love. The train out back of the rustic Springhouse Cellars was also a lot of fun. We are always so honored to be chosen to document a couple’s big day, and this was certainly no exception. Congratulations again, you lovely cats!

Photography: So Many Moments

Venue: Springhouse Cellars Hood River, OR

Catering: Celilo

Cakes: Sweet Melissa’s Cakes

Flowers: Informal Lucy’s

Custom Wedding Dress: AniA Bridal

DJ: A Dancing Penguin 

 

Meredith + Lucas: Central Oregon Wedding

This couple had it right: great people, great location, GREAT PARTY! Meredith and Lucas were married at one of the coolest venues we have ever been to, Loloma Lodge. I Lo-loma-LOVED it! I think because it reminded us so much of our own wedding. The afternoon weather was beautiful and the mood laid back as guests not staying in cabins or lodges set up their camp sites in the woods and found their spot down by the river for the ceremony. I think what I loved most of all though was how much FUN this couple had at their wedding. It can be difficult to relax with all the stress of the big day finally arriving, but Meredith and Luc had a blast catching up with loved ones, drinking wonderful wines, and dancing to fantastic Oregon bands that also made the trek out to central Oregon for the big celebration. We’re so glad we were there to document it all and had so much trouble deciding which few photos to post from the hundreds and hundreds we adore! Congrats again you two!

Photography: So Many Moments

Location: Loloma Lodge

Music: Ruby Pines and Bad Mitten Orchestra

Maternity Self-Portrait Project, part 2

I’ve enjoyed keeping up with my self-portrait project this summer, documenting my baby bump as it grows and reflecting on the new changes and challenges each week brings. We moved apartments during week 29, so I’ve been able to exchange the mustard yellow wall of our kitchen for the soft neutral gray of the new nursery. This is the last of the yellow kitchen photos here in part 2. Please check out the first post, part 1, for weeks 13 through week 22 of pregnancy. I post the new one each week on Facebook.com/SoManyMoments. Thanks for following along!

 

Andrea + Greg: Newport, OR coast wedding

Andrea and Greg decided, in lieu of an Engagement Photo Shoot, that it would be more fun to do a Day After Bridal Shoot. And they were RIGHT! It was a blast! The Sunday morning after the wedding, they slipped back into their wedding outfits and we hit the beach. It was so great to just take a stroll and take their portraits without the stress of a wedding day timeline or to have anyone waiting on them.

But I’ve skipped far ahead of myself, the actual WEDDING day was fantastic too! This couple chose to elope to an intimate venue on the Oregon coast down in Newport. They had their closest friends and family join them to celebrate with an ocean-front ceremony and reception in the home’s stunning atrium. Loads of adorable kids in the bridal party kept the cuteness level at an all-time high and Andrea’s classic style was impeccable. Her lace wedding gown, hot pink shoes, and a fantastically friendly groom made for the perfect afternoon.

Her bridesmaid Abbie is a previous client of ours and connected us with Andrea. It’s so flattering to be referred, and it’s always such a treat to see familiar faces at weddings! All in all, it was a wonderful weekend on the coast and we’ve come home with a LOT of photos! I’m off to finish up their album proof with a bunch more, but here are some of my favorites from the wedding day and beyond!

 

 

Tyra + Andy: Mt.Hood Summer Wedding

The stars aligned for this one! We photographed a beautiful couple on a beautiful day with a beautiful view of Mt.Hood from a beautiful home outside Portland, OR.

It was BEAUTIFUL!

Tyra and Andy are the kind of couple that clearly have a great time together. Her infectious laugh and constant smile with his sharp wit and extroverted energy make for a killer combination. The wedding was a reflection of just that: FUN. My favorite detail was the bridesmaid’s “statement piece” necklaces! We know these two are going to have a lifetime of good times together, and we’re so glad we got to document the day they tied the big ‘ol knot! Congrats again you two!

Photography: So Many Moments 

Dress: Charlotte’s 

DJ: All Wright Music

Food: El Tapatio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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