Archive for Aug 2011

Wow!  I know I say I am blessed all of the time…but it’s SOOOOO true!  Kathy has been a huge fan of BerryTree Photography for a while now and when she got engaged, practically the first thing she did was contact me to see if I could shoot their wedding next June…how sweet is that?!  Of COURSE I said yes!  A destination wedding in one of my favorite areas of the country?…yes please!   She and her fiance, Mike, live in Portland, OR – it is SERIOUSLY beautiful here!  (and the no humidity thing…I could get used to this!)  While out in Portland for a photography workshop with some awesome photographer friends of mine, I decided to fit in an engagement session for this sweet couple!

Kathy’s dad is a pilot and owns a plane, and so we decided it would be incredibly cool to use it as a prop for their engagement pictures since Kathy and Mike LOVE to travel together!  What I didn’t know was just how amazing this session was going to be.  I brought my awesome friend and Portland photographer Amber Anderson along and as soon as we got there Kathy’s sweet dad asked us if we wanted to see Portland/Washington from the air!  Um…yes please!  I have never flown in a small airplane before and it was an incredible experience!  We got to see 5 mountain peaks including Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainer, and Mt. Saint Helens…breathtaking!  Thank you so much to Kathy, her father Jim, and the whole family for this amazing adventure!

Now onto the pictures!  First…a few from up in the air…then…the engagement session!  Hope you love them as much as I do!

Plane1 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Mt. Saint Helens on the left an I think Mt. Adams on the right…

Collages1 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited31 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited13 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited14 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited21 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited81 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited111 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited61 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited51 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited41 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited71 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited91 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited102 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Kathy Mike Edited12 Destination Engagement | Portland, OR | Kathy & Mike | BerryTree Photography

Jillian and Chris were married at The Venetian Pier at Lake Lanier Islands.  They are both in the Air Force and live in New Mexico, so when I showed up at the wedding, it was the first time we had met!  Let me tell you what a delight they both were!  Jillian and Chris both have fantastic families and their love just flowed the entire day.  My favorite part of the day was when Grandpa sang a song to them that he had sang to his wife on their 50th Anniversary…seriously, one of the SWEETEST moments ever!  (see pictures below!)  Jillian and Chris, thanks for having me to capture your day…I felt like part of the family by the end of the evening!  Enjoy!

Kennedy Wedding Final3 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding PhotographyKennedy Wedding Final21 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final11 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final3 2 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final4 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final5 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final6 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final7 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final8 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final9 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final10 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final12 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final112 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final13 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography

Kennedy Wedding Final14 Lake Lanier Islands | Atlanta, GA | Jillian & Chris | BerryTree Photography | Wedding Photography