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Karaline and Robby exchanged vows in Washington state at the beautiful Colchuck Lake. While they were confused as to whether they wanted a large wedding or intimate elopement, they ended up at the breathtaking Colchuck Lake. Karaline and Robby both agreed that the minute they were finished hiking up to this serene area, it was where they wanted to experience such an intimate moment with their closest family and friends

Before we hiked over 14 miles, we woke up early and packed all of the essentials – snacks, water, music, and clothes. The hike to the top was one for the books. Some of us got lost and ended up hiking a little more than we needed to. But, that just makes for more of an adventure! One of my favorite moments was the anticipation of everyone getting ready for Karaline and Robby to exchange vows. Everyone was excited, nervous, and content all at once. All of the emotions and anticipation was beautiful and so special for everyone to experience.

We spent a few hours at the top of the lake exploring the area and taking in the jaw-dropping views. With the sunshine, a quick storm, and the heat, we experienced all different types of weather. However, we felt so relieved and grateful that the sun was shining brightly on them as they exchanged vows. Between Karline’s wildflower and hiking boots and Robby’s patterned shirt, this experience encompassed all they are and represented their adventurous personalities perfectly!

As the day came to an end, we hiked back down to the Jeep and drove back to the cabin. The rest of the night consisted of cleaning up, games, a home cooked meal, and long conversations. Peyton and I were treated so well and had such an amazing time with every single person. The relationships formed were so special.

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I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to help capture this incredible day – big shoutout to Peyton Curry for letting me tag along and shoot alongside her and make some unforgettable memories! Blessed to call her such a wonderful friend and mentor!

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When Alivia and Zach asked if I would photograph their engagement session in Portland I was stoked! As many of you know the PNW is my favorite place ever and it’s always a pleasure visiting, especially when it’s last minute or spontaneous. Alivia and I have been virtual friends for 6 years. We met online while creating YouTube videos when I was still in middle school. I finally had the chance to meet Alivia and her fiance, Zach and we had so much fun exploring The Gorge. Alivia and Zach brought me in and we became instant friends, this time in real life. We explored Portland and they showed me some of the best restaurants! I am so excited to be joining them for their Iceland elopement in May!

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Columbia River Oregon

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Photographing Megan and Taylors engagement session was definitely one for the books. After rescheduling due to bad weather and changes of plans several times we finally knocked this one out. We may have froze our fingers off but these two troopers made it to the end with me after a few breaks in the car eating cookies and warming up. These two are tying the knot in two weeks and I cannot wait to celebrate with them again!

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