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Vacation in Portland | Travel Photography

OOOOooooooh, Portland. I always wanted to visit the city and finally had a spur of the moment opportunity to hop on a plane with my dear friend, Julie, and seize the day! Our days consisted of waking up early, exploring the city, and dragging ourselves back in to bed at the end of it to slumber. We rode bikes around the bridges, walked and took pictures until our arms and legs couldn’t carry on, saw the most beautiful trees my eyes have ever been privileged to see, visited Cannon Beach and absolutely fell in love, and enjoyed life every day.

Taking a trip and just taking time to BE is one of the best presents I could ask for. This trip meant a lot to me and these photographs show it.

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Kendall Yamanaka - March 10, 2012 - 2:33 pm

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Hanna - September 9, 2011 - 9:15 pm

wow these are beautiful. It makes me melt for the Northwest all over again! Great work.

Julie Cope - September 5, 2011 - 6:36 pm

AHHHHHHHHHH! So so so so good. Want to go back! Had the time of my life with you! Love love love…lots of wonderful things to say….

Biyani Photography - September 1, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Love the photos! I shared them with a friend of mine who just moved to Austin from Portland and she really enjoyed them too!

kristi wright - September 1, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Love the shots on the beach and the waterfall!! My favs are the 2 photos of you girls (side by side) in front of the red door. Pretty light!

Jenni - September 1, 2011 - 7:27 am

Amazing! Thanks for sharing this. I’ve never been to Portland but really want to go now that I’ve seen these photos.

Matthew Mead - August 31, 2011 - 8:27 pm

I simply love your work. No ifs no buts your awesome!

sam hurd - August 31, 2011 - 8:19 pm

if i could tilt shift half as good as you i’d be a happy happy photographer.

Caitlin McWeeney - August 31, 2011 - 7:28 pm

LA LA LOOOOOOOVEEEEEEE Portland! These make me want to come back so bad!!

Laura Burlton - August 31, 2011 - 6:52 pm

Wow, these are stunning! I need to go to Portland. I have no excuse, i even have a free place to stay.

Amber Wilkie - August 31, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Cool portraits around town. And I love the soft ocean scapes.

Heather - August 31, 2011 - 11:09 am

This looks like so much fun! I’m super jealous.

Ryan Chan - August 31, 2011 - 9:33 am

Really nice vacation photos. LOVE the waterfall!

Ngarie Humphrey - August 31, 2011 - 6:50 am

Love the beach ones and the very first one of the plane wing

Robin - August 31, 2011 - 6:22 am

I love Oregon, I love these photos, and I mostly love YOU.

Colorful and Retro Inspiration Shoot in Austin, TX

I am so excited to finally share this shoot that was put together last month! It’s awesome to know so many talented Austin people and be able to work side by side by inspiring folks. It’s also really awesome to be featured on one of the best wedding blogs out there, Style Me Pretty. If you are feeling extra comment-y today, please head over to Style Me Pretty and leave some love for all the work put in to this shoot.

And now, the pictures:)Thank you’s to follow.

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-Lindy Floral for always coming to a shoot with huge ideas and awesome execution. Lindy is one of my partners in crime and I love bouncing ideas off of each other and actually following through.
-Beautiful Day Events for getting so many people to come together and for fleshing out all ideas.
-Material Clothing for creating two custom pieces for Courtney to wear and look rocking in.
-Erica Gray for dolling Courtney and Steve up in a way that no one else could.
-Benevolent Confections for baking up such tasty treats for our table set up. I ate some and.. wow.
-Courtney & Steve who are such a beautiful couple, inside and out. Your love is definitely inspiring!
-Brian, for lending us his house for the first part of the shoot!

Laura Burlton - August 28, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Leah, this is epic. These are awesome. Seriously.

eva - August 28, 2011 - 5:19 pm

gorg! the colors are super stunning and everything was so beautiful. love those clothes.

Kat Forsyth - August 27, 2011 - 9:51 am

I LOVE the style of this shoot! Awesome!

Sachin Khona - August 27, 2011 - 4:27 am

The shot of the couple kissing in the car needs framing! Amazing!!

Paul Fuller - August 26, 2011 - 1:08 pm

Stunning colours, great set!!

Emily Robinson - August 26, 2011 - 7:03 am

I am in love with this shoot! And your work in general…the colors, the light, the capturing-of-tiny-amazing moments. Congratulations on all your success! Lindsey- I’m so happy to be able to share a family with you!

Cassie - August 25, 2011 - 5:01 pm

Wow. I can’t even began to find words to describe how much I love these! Nor can I pick a favorite! You did such a fantastic job!

Brian Kraft - August 25, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Nice! Everything about that is just so beautiful! Awesome work!

Jared Tseng - August 25, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Shoot! This is AMAZING!

Jessica Schilling - August 25, 2011 - 1:55 pm

These are awesome! I love all the bright colors in the house, and the lighting in all the outdoor shots is ah-mazing!

Vanessa Rees - August 25, 2011 - 1:49 pm

I love, love, love, the colors. <3

Emily Porter - August 25, 2011 - 11:06 am

I lovveeeee these photos. What a fun, creative, refreshing styled shoot.

Tall - August 25, 2011 - 8:58 am

Sweet and cinematic! Nice work.

Michael - August 25, 2011 - 12:11 am

Seriously….such a rad shoot. The details, the colors, the couple, the lighting…Everything is perfectly executed. Awesome work!

Heather Elizabeth - August 24, 2011 - 8:54 pm

Absolutely love this session. Colors are AMAZING! Love the final set up :)

Alicia Adamopoulos - August 24, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Such a cute shoot. Totally fab.

Heather - August 24, 2011 - 4:36 pm

These are so so so fun! I love them so much!

Becca Dilley - August 24, 2011 - 12:51 pm

So totally cute! Love the tablescape and pie!

Mercedes - August 24, 2011 - 12:34 pm

These are so fun! I love, love the combo of turquoise and red! Great job on the styling, etc. etc. etc.

Andy Barnhart - August 24, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Great colors! Wonderful idea.

Rachel Monahan - August 24, 2011 - 11:54 am

Oh these are beautiful! I wish I could’ve been there to help out. Next time I’m in town, we should get together for a shoot. I’ll be thinking of pretty ideas…

AdonyeJaja - August 24, 2011 - 11:18 am

super cute!! great shoot!

Kara - August 24, 2011 - 10:22 am

Leah these are amazing. You inspire me:)

Karli - August 24, 2011 - 10:21 am

Holy moly!!!! These photos are DELICIOUS. And I bet those treats were too!

Fabulous concept and execution, start to finish. Congrats!

Sally - August 24, 2011 - 9:58 am

Ahh!! What a fun session – love the styling & the photos are gorgeous!

Betsy & Jim’s Red Corral Ranch Wedding in Wimberley, TX

I started the day off at Red Corral Ranch with Jim as he snacked on some food and waited for his groomsmen to arrive to start taking pictures. I could feel his anxiety and excitement. I had checked in with Betsy and told him how beautiful she was looking and he immediately starting tearing up. A little while later while taking some solo shots of Jim, I started talking about how he must be feeling and how great it was that he was going to be married within a few hours. Again, tears in his eyes. I knew that Jim seeing Betsy for the first time at the end of the aisle was going to be something special, and I definitely wasn’t wrong.

After all of the groomsmen and bridesmaids had entered in to the church, it was only Betsy left to come in through the doors. Watching Jim wait for her was one of the best parts of my job. He was SO ready for the doors to open. It literally felt like forever and I couldn’t take my eyes off of his reaction and the love that he had for her.. so obvious. He went from wanting to pull his hair out in anticipation to seeing her and literally gasping in to his hands. It was sincerely a moment that I will never forget.

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Rick H. Holm - August 13, 2012 - 7:13 am

Very nice captured of images.. the style of the wedding is very unique really appreciated. but I love the most is the style of her wedding dress she looks very beautiful.. by the way I work at glamorous dresses which is a nice and enjoyable profession.

Dewan Demmer - August 28, 2011 - 12:08 pm

I really enjoyed these photos, they carry the real moments across and that works me me, nice going.

Nessa K - August 23, 2011 - 12:21 pm

This is all just beautiful. That dress shot made me swoon and every detail is looooovely. =)

Kat Forsyth - August 22, 2011 - 7:42 am

Eek, what a lovely wedding! I adore weddings in barns with fairylights! Your dancing shots look so magical.

Lianna - August 18, 2011 - 8:02 pm

This wedding was so much fun and the pics came out so awesome! Jim and Betsy are so fun and so in love. Great job as usual!!

ALMA - August 18, 2011 - 6:44 pm

Great photos as usual! Great use of color tones.

Amanda Basteen - August 18, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Beautiful! love the ones in the sun!

Shannon - August 18, 2011 - 4:04 pm

I want my wedding to look like this! Stunning. So casual but not, you know? Love it.

Elissa - August 18, 2011 - 3:52 pm

This looks like a lovely wedding… your portraits are always amazing!

adam houseman - August 18, 2011 - 3:35 pm

Outstanding! Really love the way y’all see. That dress is incredible.

Mercedes - August 18, 2011 - 1:30 pm

So beautiful. Your coverage is so beautifully done!

Andy Barnhart - August 18, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Awesome photos, fabulous job!

Sarah - August 18, 2011 - 1:16 pm

That is the best first look I’ve ever seen, awesome. And that venue and the details are so beautiful, it just looks magical with all the lights. Great photos!

Robin - August 18, 2011 - 1:10 pm

These made me really tear up!! I’m sure they will absolutely love these.

gabe aceves - August 18, 2011 - 1:08 pm

so good. love how fun and casual they look.

Blake Burton - August 18, 2011 - 11:42 am

gorgeous location! Your detail shots are legit. And those last few are what its all about.

Mike - August 18, 2011 - 11:42 am

Beautiful wedding and great photos. That reception location is awesome!

Julie Cope - August 18, 2011 - 11:29 am

His face when he sees her, oh goodness. Incredible! Beautiful work!

Amber Ford - August 18, 2011 - 10:59 am

This one made me cry, Leah. Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful. Perfect.

Allyson + Erik | Maternity session in Zilker Park | Austin, TX

The best part of my job is meeting people during such exciting and happy times in their life. Seriously, it will never get old. When I started talking to Allyson about maternity photos, she said she wanted bright sunny pictures. Its no secret that I love golden sun, happy people, and putting the two together so I was beyond excited to meet and photograph Allyson and her Husband, Erik. We started the session at Zilker Park on a crowded Sunday afternoon and ended at their home with their three adorable dogs. We laughed and smiled and sweat until it was dark and I couldn’t have hoped for a better session. I’m so excited to meet and photograph their first baby later this year.:)

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Blips Photo Directory - August 17, 2011 - 12:54 am

What a fun day!What a lovely couple!

Harper is 27 Months | Personal

Oh Harper, you light up my life. It’s so evident that you are not a baby anymore in these pictures.

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Jesse Schafer - August 17, 2011 - 2:05 pm

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!!!


Sarah - August 12, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Aww, her eyes are insanely pretty!

Kristi - August 12, 2011 - 8:27 pm

That last shot is priceless.

andy stenz - August 12, 2011 - 3:51 pm

super cute. i love the 2nd from the bottom on the right, where she’s on the bed but i can just feel her ready to take off again. so much fun!

Lisa Redfern - August 12, 2011 - 11:46 am

What a cutie! These are really lovely shots that she will treasure looking back on when she is older.

Avelaine Scyrup - August 12, 2011 - 9:48 am

Awwww she is the sweetest cutie pie ever!

Maximiliano Barros - August 12, 2011 - 9:17 am

So sweet!! I bet it wasnt har convncing her to jump on the bed.

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Deepa - August 12, 2011 - 3:23 am

Aww such a cutie!

Amy French - August 12, 2011 - 3:09 am

Oh, she’s so sweet! Great photos.

alexis sweet - August 12, 2011 - 2:00 am

smiley sweetness

gabby tamayo - August 11, 2011 - 8:04 pm

such a cutie. great sets, love the natural light

Katie - August 11, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Harper looks adorable in these photos.