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Eric and Marissa Wedding

I had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Eric and Marissa in Salem, Oregon last June. I had made plans to be at their wedding while I was living near Salem and expecting to stay in the area. Then I unexpectedly moved away to El Paso in March, but I made sure I was able to get back to Oregon for this wedding and it was so worth it. Eric and Marissa are such a great couple, their […]

Andrew Nystrom and Ashley Hoppe Engagement Photo at Marion Creek near Salem Oregon

Andrew and Ashley Engagement

I had a great engagement shoot a couple of weeks ago. My brother Andrew and sister Shannon came out from Texas to spend Christmas with us here in Lyons. Andrew’s fiancé Ashley came out to join us few days as well. Since they live in Texas, we hadn’t had a chance to meet Ashley until this visit, and we had a great time getting to know her. On one of our days together we took a trip up to Marion […]

Three Fingered Jack over Marion Lake at first light

Fall Color at Marion Lake

Saturday morning my alarm went off at 4 am. I rolled out of bed, got dressed, grabbed my backpack and hopped in my car. I was headed to pick up Jake, a friend from here in Lyons, to go for a hike to Marion Lake. Jake is a great photographer and an avid outdoorsman, so it was really a great delight to spend the day in his company, hiking through the wilderness and photographing the beginnings of fall color at […]

Pumpkin Scones on a Cake Tray

Sugar and Spice Bakery

I spent a little time last week down at Sugar and Spice Bakery in Lyons, Oregon. Sugar and Spice is a great little spot that offers all sorts of delightful treats. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend you stop by and pay a visit and try some of these goodies. I am confident you will be glad you did. Pictured here are the Pumpkin Scones, Snickerdoodle Muffins, Bacon and Cheddar Biscuits, Blueberry Coffee Cake and Apple […]

Cylindrical hay bales in a field with a layer of early morning fog

Hay Bales and Early Morning Fog in Stayton, Oregon

  We moved here to Oregon at the beginning of the dry, sunny days of summer. So from the time we got here fields were being mowed and hay baled throughout the region and I was intrigued by the scenes I saw. I have never seen fields of hay bales in LA. Then one afternoon I was driving through Stayton when I passed this field. I liked the look of it and I wanted to come back to photograph it […]

Young girl in Stayton Oregon plays at the edge of a corn field

Daniel and Sara Family Portraits in Stayton

I met up with Daniel and Sara at their house in Stayton and we drove out to the family farm for our portrait session. We spent some time in the corn field, some more in the beans, and we finished the day at the railroad crossing on the way back to town. While we were in the corn field, a bird followed us around everywhere. Daniel named the bird Leroy, and you can see his portrait below as well. I […]

Tenderness between bride and groom

Jay and Kim’s Wedding

A couple of weeks ago I got to photograph my first wedding here in Salem, Oregon. A friend from church was scheduled to take photos at Jay and Kim’s wedding, and she was willing to let me tag along and join the fun. Jay and Kim had a very nice small wedding in their back yard followed by a reception with more of their friends in the same location. It was a beautiful setting for the event. Thank you Jay […]

Portrait of Shary Barton in Lyons Oregon

Portrait of Shary in Lyons Oregon

  Shary is my mother-in-law. My wife’s parents have been very generous in helping us to move into the area here, so I would like to extend a huge thank you to Lee and Shary.

Evening approaches as the sun sets over a field on the outskirts of Albany, Oregon

Evening Approaches in Albany, Oregon

  We are enjoying our new home here in Oregon. And since we are in a new state, I am starting a new landscape project titled for this new state. The Beaver State will be a collection of images from Oregon just as The Golden State is a collection of images from California. I still have plenty of photos from my time in SoCal, so I will continue to update both projects. This shot was taken a few days ago […]

We Have Moved to Oregon

I have moved north and I am no longer in the LA area. I am now in Lyons, Oregon and I am available in Salem and the surrounding area for anyone looking for a wedding or casual portrait photographer. It is great to be here and I look forward to many opportunities to serve the communities of Eastern Oregon in the years to come! As I get settled in here I don’t have any of my typical photos to blog […]