Documenting who you are. Not just what you look like.

I focus on lifestyle sessions that capture families, couples, and high school seniors. My first love will always be engagements, bridals, and weddings. I've previously spent time photographing in Dallas and Chicago, and currently call the San Francisco Bay Area my home.

December 22, 2010 in Wedding

It’s 1:05 AM and I’m supposed to get up at 2 AM so we can get ready and leave the house for Christmas. I just couldn’t leave Chicago without getting this post up though. Merry Christmas Brynn and Jeff!

Becca Dryer was my second shooter for this event. If you’re in Portland, book her! Her work is fabulous and she really came through for me, allowing me to be a little bit of a guest during the reception and do some dancing with my son. Thanks Becca!

My biggest group photo ever! I’m actually in this shot, as I set it up and then turned the camera over to my friend (and fellow photographer) Kelli Nicole. My husband is pictured here too, as he was one of the groomsmen in the wedding!

The Portland temple is absolutely majestic.


The Portland temple also has this little atrium where you can take pictures right inside the lobby. It’s a little strange carrying my camera in the front doors but it was the only chance Brynn had to let her train down and not worry about holding her dress out of the puddles!

I had some fun playing with off camera flash during the sunset. Thanks for giving me all of this portrait time guys!

The fire alarm was pulled (there were many, many kids present at this wedding) and the fireman was willing to step in and model for a little bit. This is Becca’s shot and I love it!

Another shot by Becca that I absolutely adore.

This was some of the most enthusiastic dancing I’ve seen at a Mormon wedding!

I got a little crazy on the dance floor :)

Is it just me, or do the littlest girls always catch the bouquet?

I cried when Brynn danced when her grandmother, and I’m not usually a crier at weddings. It was such a touching moment.

The sparkler send-off was INSANE. It was pretty dangerous just to walk through to find a spot!

I think this picture is absolutely hilarious. I shouldn’t laugh at the poor kid in the right corner, but his expression is so hilarious. (And sad if he was just burned by one of those sparklers. I hope he  wasn’t burned!)

Love you two!

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  • LOVE them all!! You did such a great job and it’s fun to see me and C on your blog! Love the dancing shot too.

    (December 22, 2010 at 10:08 am)
  • Marel Stock says:

    beautiful. sad i missed it.

    (December 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm)
  • katie says:

    Beautiful bride … beautiful temple …beautiful pictures! I especially love the pictures with the whole temple behind them. So pretty! And the fire truck shot – that is awesome! It was so fun to look at all of the pictures and almost feel like i was there! :)

    (December 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm)
  • Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! Bravo!

    (December 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm)
  • Amber says:

    I absolutely LOVE the temple pictures. So gorgeous! I also love the ones on the river and the one of them leaving. Priceless!

    (December 23, 2010 at 12:21 am)
  • Erika says:


    (December 23, 2010 at 3:48 am)
  • Jenna,
    Thank you so much for having me along for this wedding! I had so much fun working with you :) the photos turned out great! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!!

    (December 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm)
  • Kelly Stephens says:

    oh my goodness I just fell in love with Brynn all over again! these shots are gorgeous!!

    (January 6, 2011 at 9:52 pm)
  • Sophia says:

    Jenna!! I had to pick my jaw up off the floor so that I could write and tell you that the picture of them in front of the reflecting pond and the temple is stunning. The pose is perfect and the composition and color are gorgeous. Such a fabulous photo!

    (January 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm)
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