I first met Alycia at Shane & Joey’s wedding weekend in Seattle this past summer. You see, Shane & Alycia are now soon-to-be sisters-in-law because Shane is Andy’s brother! Got it? 🙂 Good. So…let’s get to the fun stuff. Alycia and I had talked about her options for photography if they decided to have a winter wedding in the Pacific Northwest. Assuming the weather could have been pretty gloomy in February, I gave her ideas like cute rain boots, umbrellas, etc. All of which would have been super festive, but we decided to use those ideas for the engagement session instead. Alycia & Andy have decided on a summer wedding in Lake Tahoe, which I couldn’t be more excited for! We also got the best of both worlds when we scheduled their engagement session in Portland, which is where they live and wouldn’t you know, it didn’t even rain on us. We started in their neighborhood in Southeast Portland, then went towards Downtown Portland and the waterfront. Our final destination was a fun one. Alycia went to high school with the guys who own Base Camp Brewing Company, so we decided to check it out and they even let us up on the roof! Thank you Andy & Alycia for such a fun day…I’ll never forget those fried pig ears!!

I think you all know by now that I was born and raised in Oregon and LOVE visiting whenever I get the chance. And being able to combine a trip home with a fun session like this? It couldn’t make me happier and I hope to shoot more in the Northwest very soon! xoxo

Now the good stuff…

Leroy got to join us for a bit too. This is his model pose. 🙂


Up on the roof!

He’s a Husky, she’s a Duck…and they still love each other! I know why Alycia and I get along so well. (Go Ducks!) 🙂

If you’re ever in Portland, definitely go check out Base Camp Brewing.