Monday, July 20, 2015

Pictures: Lil' Max

Max turned seven months old! He's a looker. Watch out chicas.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Save The Date: Elyse + Alex

ANOTHER YERMAN GIRL IS GETTING MARRIED! AHH! I can't believe it.... but I can at the same time. Very happy for Elyse and Alex.

They really really really wanted to take their pictures on a roller coaster and six flags wasn't too crazy about them holding up cute posters they made that say "Save the Date." Six Flags doesn't believe in love!

So she asked me to play around with this photograph, and this is what I came up with.

She's going to be doing some tweaks of her own on top of it, can't wait to see it! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wedding Invite: Maya + Marcel

Maya is having a Mexican wedding next month! Can't wait to see her in her super mexican dress! And dance super mexican dances. She's going be be stunning! And really excited to welcome Marcel in the family.

This is their invitation and I've been sweating bullets over it. I had no idea how it was going to turn out! I saw an invite a few months ago that had a few paper cuts and felt so inspired...  I just wasn't sure if I could pull it off. So for it being my first one, I'm pleased.

I like the paper cuts and the texture of the print. I definitely want to experiment with it more. So many million bajillion possibilities! I cut all the flowers, leaves, light bulbs and banderiatas with an exacto knife and then assembled it together.


My favorite part of the invitation package! Ignore my stubby thumb.

Before + After

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Oregon: Three Pools

We went to Opal creek two weekends in a row because we're in love with the place. First weekend was super sunny, hot (near 100) and the water was a glowing blue. Second weekend we camped at Opal Creek for the first time and it was freezing, clouds were crawling in and the wind was hitting us, but that didn't stop us from swimming.

Purple lips from swimming.

Birth Photography: Tate Falk

About a year ago, I was having lots of thoughts about birth and babies... but not my births or babies. I was looking into a Doula school here in Portland. I toured the "campus" and got an application and was going to learn all about birth and babies. Then a few weeks later, I got a job a couldn't say no too. But I still have that aching desire.
Someone suggested to me "maybe take pictures of births?" I was like "OK! Great idea, but who would let me take a few pictures of their body going through that vulnerable experience?"

I approached Emily, a good friend of mine who was going to get induced for her second child. She's moving next month and wants to make sure the baby doesn't come too late. She was super cool about, almost like it wasn't a big deal. Little did she know that this was a huge deal for me! I was so excited! I told everyone about it! I couldn't believe I was going to be present at such a miraculous event.

Emily did an amazing job. She was strong, calm and everything I hope to be when I have a baby. She kept making sure I was doing ok, she was concerned about my well being more than hers. It made me feel so proud to be a woman and excited that one day I could have that experience as well.

Emily and Danny, thank you so much for letting me share this experience with you. I will always remember it and treasure it. 

Sorry that they are a bit blurry. The room was very dark and it didn't want me to focus.

Also, I can't decide if I like the color photos or black and white, so they are both here for now.