Sleeping in the Forest


Sleeping in the Forest

I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

Mary Oliver


Contax 645 | Portra 400

Strawberry Madness

We moved into a place with a south facing lawn but forgot to garden. The result is a mess of strawberries, rhubarb, flowers, and mystery weeds. If it’s not going to look pretty, at least it tastes great.

Callee - May 20, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Love it! If it tastes great – then you can forget to garden :-)

An Adventure // Thailand and Moving Away

Hello from Thailand! As some of you may know, we’re currently in the transition of moving up to Portland, Oregon from our home of the last two years in Southern California. That means the business will be located primarily in the Pacific Northwest, but with frequent trips to Southern California to shoot our existing (and new!) clients. Before we made the drive north, we decided to throw our stuff in storage, drop the pup off with the parents, and head out of the country for a bit. For the month of January we’ll be exploring Thailand, eating amazing local food, sleeping on trains, riding motorbikes through the northern countryside, exploring caves, helping take care of elephants, soaking up the sunshine on beaches, and immersing ourselves in a beautiful, warmth filled culture. I was here for a short trip in 2005, and it’s so good to be back and explore more of a country I love.

We’ll have limited access to internet but I’ll continue to check emails and would love to hear from you. You can also follow along our adventures by checking back here, through our twitter page, or on instagram where I’ll frequently be putting up snapshots of our travels.

I hope you all have a wonderful start to the new year! We’re so excited to bring new things to the table for 2013, good changes are coming and we can’t wait to share.

Shauna - January 11, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Shame! We’re moving to Socal first thing this summer and I was planning to see about booking a portrait session. Hopefully you’ll keep the www updated on your travels :) Have fun in Thailand!

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Beauty and the Beast // The Big Dipper Over LA

A shot from last nights wedding. I think it’s perfect how this image of the Big Dipper sitting over LA puts a city we’ve created back into perspective. I found this awhile back and have listened to it over and over. My gift isn’t words or science, but at least through images like this I’m able to express my awe at the beauty of it all.

Multnomah Falls // Images in Action

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, one of my favorite places in one of my favorite states. It was so great to be back in Oregon to capture a beautiful Lake Oswego wedding, more pretty images coming at you soon.

wac - August 15, 2012 - 1:24 pm

That is incredible! I must visit Multnomah Falls next time I’m in Oregon.

corinnekrogh - August 16, 2012 - 12:41 pm

There’s so many awesome hikes, you have to! You’d love it there.

KingPhoto - September 15, 2012 - 9:56 am

Thanks for sharing this super post. The is clearly presented and will has definitely given some insights into what I was looking for. Well placed and concise. Thanks again. Photography, especially being a wedding photographer is not easy, its intense.

A Quick Escape

Two days, 550 miles. I love being home by the ocean.
A couple weddings and a pretty maternity session hitting the blog soon.

~ calista ~ - August 31, 2011 - 6:55 pm

Gorgeous! My pictures will be nowhere near as cool, but I’ll do plenty of exploring. And I’m leaving for SLO in five minutes!!!

corinnekrogh - August 31, 2011 - 6:57 pm

So crazy that our paths almost crossed! I’m in love that place, have fun!!!

Sarah Neal Photography - September 29, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Congrats. You guys had the best wedding ever! :)