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August 21, 2014
I was lucky enough to capture Tina and Adam’s wedding several years ago! They were renting out a home on Lopez Island and Adam totally surprised Tina by having me show up ready to take photos. It was a LONG drive...
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I was lucky enough to capture Tina and Adam’s wedding several years ago! They were renting out a home on Lopez Island and Adam totally surprised Tina by having me show up ready to take photos. It was a LONG drive / ferry trip to get to the island – so she was pretty shocked to see me. Tina had no idea I was there to take photos! We had a great time capturing friends and family. Lots of laughter and smiles. I didn’t stop smiling or laughing the entire time I was there. It was so nice to spend a couple days near the islands. Thank you so much Adam and Tina for having me there. What a great surprise! I hope I can see you all in the future – and spend more time together! It was a rush to get back to the ferry in time!

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August 21, 2014
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August 16, 2014
Wow! It was a long 10 days at the Clark County Fair this August 1st – 10th. Plenty of 12 hour and 14 hour days. We spent many months preparing our booth for the fair. The weeks leading up to the fair were just a...
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Wow! It was a long 10 days at the Clark County Fair this August 1st – 10th. Plenty of 12 hour and 14 hour days.

We spent many months preparing our booth for the fair. The weeks leading up to the fair were just a little stressful. But I had everything setup early Thursday before the Fair even started. :)

The long days of standing in the booth and talking to everyone paid off. We got a ton of great feedback. It was so nice talking to people about my business in person.

To be honest, the photos don’t look nearly as good here as they did in person. The metal murals look 3D in person. The light / textures of everything stand out more when your actually there in the booth. With a small 10×10 space to work with it was a challenge. A lot of time went into finding the vintage furniture and locating the proper companies for printing promo materials, metal murals and even little things like a pillow and the lamp. The ladder was a trip to Oregon City all on it’s own – in lovely heavy traffic.

We handed out a ton of business cards and all of our flyers were gone by the last hour of the fair. Perfect.

Our wedding guide was great to have on hand – (sorry no photos of it). Lots of potential Brides and Groom’s out there.

Thanks for everyone that stopped by. I’m sharing these photos because it really helped me to research other booths online before putting mine together. This was our 1st booth – granted it’s not a bridal show – but we will use all of this in the future. :)

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August 14, 2014
 THE PROPOSAL: Jasen always told me that he would never propose on a holiday, it’s too cliché and expected in a way. He likes to be unique and wanted it to be a surprise. After looking around town at rings, we...
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 THE PROPOSAL:
Jasen always told me that he would never propose on a holiday, it’s too cliché and expected in a
way. He likes to be unique and wanted it to be a surprise. After looking around town at rings, we
couldn’t really find anything that stood out for us. I had found a few online that I really liked, so we were
just trying to find something close to the one we both really liked. So, Jasen had the idea to look around
in Seattle during our trip to Seattle Supercross since they have a wider selection of jewelry in bigger
cities.

WHERE WAS IT?
I was told his original plan was to propose on Saturday before we went to Supercross, but some
issues took up the time needed for us to do what Jasen had planned. On Sunday we made our way down
to the Pike Place market to eat at Ivars like we normally do. On our walk from our parking spot to Ivars
we decided to go up in the Seattle Great Wheel and take in the view. As we’re making our way up higher
and higher, I’m just looking out the window snapping a few pictures with my phone. As my focus makes
its way back towards where Jasen is, he’s on his knee holding the ring that we were comparing to all the
others!! I was completely surprised!!!

VISION FOR THE DAY:
We wanted to keep it pretty simple and within a budget. Just us, our family, and close friends.
The simpler things are, the less likely it is for something to go wrong! Jasen’s favorite color is red, so
after searching pinterest I fell in love with the look of Turquoise and Red together. Everything just came
together so well, it was amazing!

THE PLANNING PROCESS:
Although I had plenty of time to plan (the date I had picked was just over a year away) I had to
figure things out pretty quick, because June 21st ended up being a pretty popular date! Most of my first
choice calls were booked already, but I was definitely not disappointed with the help I ended up with.

THE VENUE:
Memories at Sunset Event Center (http://www.memoriesatsunset.com) had just came up in a
search I had done, but after looking at the pictures and talking to the coordinator I knew it was perfect.
With the different inclusive packages we were able to keep it within our budget, get everything we
wanted for our day, and the help we needed! I loved the landscaping and the security of knowing if
there were weather issues, we had the option of moving the ceremony inside. With the hills and
sagebrush in the background, I knew everything would look amazing!

BRIDE’S DRESS:
I had looked at tons of pictures and kind of had an idea of certain things I liked in a dress, but
still really had no idea what I really wanted. Elaina at Amy’s Bridal Boutique
(http://www.iloveamysbridalboutique.com/index2.php#/home/) was amazing!! She helped me try on
dress after dress, and I was able to find the perfect dress at my first appointment! My dress was a
Maggie Sottero, I loved every part of it!!

BRIDE’S SHOES:

I knew I wanted red shoes and again after looking at tons of pictures, I fell in love with the Nina
Evelixa high heels! They were actually pretty comfortable, and made me feel elegant!

JEWELLERY/ACCESSORIES:
For jewelry I borrowed my grandma’s pearl necklace and earrings as well as her diamond
bracelet. It was so nice wearing jewelry from within the family; it had true meaning to it. Thank you
Carol Mus

HAIR & MAKEUP:
My hair and makeup were done by Thomas Cossalter from Serenity Salon.

GROOMS ATTIRE:
Jasen looked very handsome in a black Calvin Klein tux with a red fest from Men’s Warehouse.

WEDDING FAVOURS:
My mom came up across the cute little bear honey jars as sweet favors; it’s all natural and can
be used in many ways. We love honey, and Jasen calls me that a lot, so it fit perfectly.

THE FLOWERS:
I did well at taking care of everything with plenty of time to spare…. except the flowers. For
some reason I put that off till the last minute. I mean I contacted the lady the day before they needed to
be ordered, so I had to figure out exactly what I wanted really quick. Kennewick Flower shop
(http://www.kennewickflowershop.net/) helped me out so much! I sent her a few pictures, and voiced
my ideas, and she matched them perfectly! She was even amazing enough to arrange my fake flowers I
bought for my bouquet and put it all together for me! I was very impressed!

THE CAKE:
Our cake was AMAZING!! Thankfully Janelle’s Cakery
(https://www.facebook.com/JanellesCakery) had a cancellation for my day 3 weeks before my wedding!
I loved my cake! I might have a smaller replica of it made sometime in the future! We kept it pretty
simple, White cake with butter cream frosting. Janelle did awesome!

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER:
At first, I made the mistake of hiring someone else in fear of everyone being booked before I
had even heard back from Aaron! After talking to Aaron, and finding out he was available I cut my losses
and went with Aaron (of course!) We were almost step siblings before the tragic passing of his father.
After seeing the amazing work Aaron can do with a camera I knew he was the one I wanted to capture
such an important event in my life. Also, it was very nice to talk to and see him again after so many
years, even if I had to pay a good clump of money to make it happen ;-) We’ve had family pictures taken,
and Jasen’s approved of the pictures. After seeing Aaron’s work on our engagement photos he was
amazed! Finally, a decision I had made that Jasen was completely satisfied with!!!

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INVITATIONS & STATIONERY:
I got our invitations from Invitations by Dawn (http://www.invitationsbydawn.com) I loved the
rustic look of our redwood invites.

FOOD & DRINK:
Food was catered by Henry’s restaurant in West Richland
(https://www.facebook.com/henryscatering) We went with something for everyone, it included 2 types
of meatballs, some pasta salads, meats, veggies, and fruits. I was very pleased with everything I ate.
Drinks were provided by the venue.

THE HONEYMOON:
We have yet to go on a honeymoon, planning something for end of September, Jasen’s thinking
Mexico.

A MEMORABLE MOMENT:
Of course would be the first time Jasen saw me all dressed up. I think the main one would be
after my Pastor announced us as husband and wife…. I forgot to kiss my husband!!! OOPS! Lol Thanks to
my maid of honor for reminding me to do that!!!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:
First a thank you to my mom, Rene Whitehurst, and Grandma, Carol Mus. They put together and
set up all the center pieces, favors and other decorations. My pastor from King of Kings Lutheran
Church, Pasto VanKampen, for premarital counseling and officiating our wedding. To our wonderful
friends that accompanied us on our special day, and help and work they put in before our big day. Maid
of honor LaTrisha Raphael and Bride’s maids Christina Westleigh, Mariah Ney, and Stacy Coomes. Man
of honor Joshua Henn, Groom’s men Hector Cortez, Tom Didway, and Matt Davidson. Jamie Bock at
Events at Sunset, she coordinated the whole day for me! She made sure everything went as close to
schedule as possible, and made sure people were where they needed to be! She did amazing, who
knows how things would have gone if it weren’t for her. Janelle Klages for my amazing cake and on such
short notice! Our amazing photographer for traveling from Portland to the Tri-Cities to work his magic
and make us look good in our pictures ;-) at least as good as we can look! I’m so glad I was able to have
such an amazing photographer for such a wonderful occasion! Finally, thank you to all our family and
friends that joined us on our wedding day. Friends and family are what makes us who we are, and we
are surrounded with amazing people! Love you all!!!

August 6, 2014
Liz and Anthony are getting married later this month at the Portland Art Museum! We are so happy that they found us! We are really looking forward to their wedding! They are a really fun couple, we had a wonderful time...
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Liz and Anthony are getting married later this month at the Portland Art Museum! We are so happy that they found us! We are really looking forward to their wedding! They are a really fun couple, we had a wonderful time during the engagement session – they are naturals. We had wonderful Portland summer weather for this session. We met at Bridgeport Brewery and walked around from there. Thanks you two! You guys look amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 25, 2014
                                  THE PROPOSAL: Justin proposed on Christmas morning. It was just the two of us and we had already...
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THE PROPOSAL: Justin proposed on Christmas morning. It was just the two of us and we had already opened gifts. He started telling me of this German tradition of hanging a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree and the first person who finds it gets to open the first gift. He said since we already opened the presents that he had hidden the pickle on the tree and I had to find it. So I’m looking and looking and I can’t find the pickle. I eventually find it and hand it to him (not seeing that the ring is sitting on top of the pickle) He got down on one knee and asked me if I would spend the rest of my life with him.

WHERE WAS IT? Home sweet home =D

VISION FOR THE DAY: We both imagined our wedding to be simple and classic. I didn’t want to overdo anything but wanted there to be a romantic feel in the air. I always imagined lots of roses and black and white attire. We both wanted a more intimate wedding and invited very close friends and family.

THE PLANNING PROCESS: The planning process went so smoothly as we had a year and a half to plan. Even though we had such a long time that year and a half sure went by fast! We had a lot of fun from cake tasting to meeting some very passionate people looking for our florist, dj, photographer, cellist, and bakery.

THE VENUE: The first time I saw The Adrianna Hill Grand ballroom in pictures on their website, www.adriannaballroom.com , I knew it was the one. Nothing else I looked at compared. We went to meet with Jessie and she is one of the most passionate people I have met. You can tell she loves her job and puts her all into every wedding she does. She was so personable and excited for us every step of the way.

BRIDE’S DRESS: My dress was the 3rd dress I tried on out of about 5. I bought it at Davids Bridal and loved that it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. Of what I did try on I tried to make them completely different so I could get a feel for what I looked like in different styles and after the last one the associate asked if I would like to try something else on and all I wanted to do was put back on number 3! I was shopping with just my maid of honor and didn’t expect to find something the first day looking but I fell in love with it and had to have it!

BRIDE’S SHOES: I had the hardest time finding my shoes. Out of all the wedding planning the shoes was the hardest thing to find. I really initially wanted red shoes but found they were hard to find a pair that were comfy, cute, red and my size! I eventually found my silver dress shoes at DSW about a week before the wedding and fell in love with them. Didn’t take them off all night!

JEWELLERY/ACCESSORIES: My tiara and veil I bought when I got my dress at David’s Bridal but jewelry I wanted to look around and be a bit pickier about. I eventually ended up buying my mom some jewelry along with her dress one day and after that I could find anything else that I thought would look as great with my v neck on my dress than the one I got her. I couldn’t find anything else like it and my mom ended up giving me the set I bought her and found something else to wear with her dress. I felt pretty bad about taking them back but she loved how they looked on me and insisted I take them back.

HAIR & MAKEUP: My step daughter, maid of honor and I got our hair done at Hairy Kari’s and all of my bridesmaid and I did our own make up in the bridal room at the ballroom

GROOMS ATTIRE: Justin as well as the rest of the guys in the bridal party got their attire at Mr Formal. He wore a white suit with a red vest and tie.

WEDDING FAVOURS: We got chocolates from See’s Candies for our wedding favors. We had fun testing chocolates and truffles! We had them individually boxed and spread them out on the tables along with milk chocolate candy hearts.

THE FLOWERS: I got my flowers done by Stacey’s Flowers and loved the job she did. I had a very specific idea in mind and had tons of pictures to shower her how I wanted everything to look and she did just that! I had two large arraignments on the stage behind us, the bouquets and rose petals just about everywhere which was exactly enough for me. Our space was small and intimate and I didn’t want to overdo it on the flowers.

THE CAKE: The cake I had done at Beaverton Bakery. They have been around for quite a while and I had heard great things about them so we decided to go with them the same day we did our cake testing. They also did a great job in creating the exact idea I had in my head. I have about 3 different looking cakes that I basically wanted in one and they did an awesome job.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER: My photographer was Aaron Potter from OneBloom Photography. I think the photographer was one of the hardest decisions to make because I love photography and I really wanted to find someone who stood out to me from all the rest. A moment can only be captured in a photo once and I had to find someone who I felt confident would do the best job! I found him randomly online one day looking at page after page of photos on photographer’s websites and loved his photos.

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: Invitations and stationery I found online through Zazzle.com They had a cute black and white chalkboard looking invitation that I loved and decided to use for my Bridal shower and wedding invitations.

FOOD & DRINK: Food and drink was so easy to decide on since Adrianna Hill was all inclusive and did all the cooking. Was so nice having one less thing to worry about. The food was so delicious and we had beer and wine served all night for our guests.

THE HONEYMOON: The honeymoon is just around the corner. We decided to wait a little while on the honeymoon because we wanted to spend time with Justin’s daughter Emma while she was visiting us on her summer vacation from school. We will be heading to Hawaii though shortly. It will be the first time for both of us so we are so excited to spend a week off from work relaxing in paradise!

A MEMORABLE MOMENT: The most memorable moment was getting to see each other all dressed up for the first time as I walked down the aisle towards him. He was not allowed to see my dress since I bought it and I never got to see him in his attire so it was fun waiting tell the last moment to see each other all dressed up.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES: My advice for other couples is to give yourself plenty of time to plan your wedding. It a very important day and you’ll save yourself from a lot of stress if you don’t plan things last minute. Also in the end it’s about the love between two people and all the little things don’t really matter. Don’t let the little things get in the way of the bigger picture. Also, the day goes by faster than you think it will so enjoy every single second!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: I can’t imagine what the day would have been like if Jessie wasn’t a part of our planning from day one. She made everything run so smoothly and made me feel so at ease every step of the way.

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June 2, 2014
We recently took a trip to Arizona for some real estate commercial photography. We had one sunset to work with. The other evenings sunsets were spent shooting for work. It’s important as an artist to get out every...
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We recently took a trip to Arizona for some real estate commercial photography. We had one sunset to work with. The other evenings sunsets were spent shooting for work. It’s important as an artist to get out every so often and do some work for yourself. Along the way I met a great photographer Dave Dilli at Papago State Park. He has some fantastic work, it’s worth checking out if you have some time.

About the work:  I utilized a technique on a couple of these images that incorporated using a tripod, a remote a light meter and creating several raw captures. An HDR. I like to edit my HDR’s and I will sometimes use a set of HDR’s just for one scene if it’s required.

 This image was made using a series of 16 images. It was windy so I had to do some light photoshop work to remove some ghosting. I also increased contrast in some darker areas and brought in contrast where it was needed. I then removed flag poles, cars, signs, etc.

 A basic single exposure exercise. I liked the muted colors and low contrast of the scene.

 Some shadow play with the cactus and the thorns.

 I couldn’t believe the color of that beautiful cactus. Everything blooming, the sky just bouncing light back down onto the cactus. The windy sky made things look awesome here.

A classic tropical feeling silhouette.

May 31, 2014
 We had fantastic weather this May! It was a great day in Portland, Oregon’s Washington Park. We started at the International Rose Test Garden. Despite tourists everywhere we moved around the beautiful rose...
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 We had fantastic weather this May! It was a great day in Portland, Oregon’s Washington Park. We started at the International Rose Test Garden. Despite tourists everywhere we moved around the beautiful rose garden and captured a lot of great moments! It was fun working with these two! They had never done anything like this and any nervousness quickly disappeared when we started shooting. The spring colors of flowers was showing in the bushes, but the roses still needed a few more weeks. What a happy couple! They are already married, but wanted to get a session done as a married couple to have images to treasure forever. We certainly hope they enjoy them forever. Thank you so much for choosing OneBloom to capture your portraits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2014
Samantha wanted some portraits of her and her baby daughter. The wonderful spring rains forced us to change our session locations and days a couple times! We got a beautiful day and made the most of the wonderful light...
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Samantha wanted some portraits of her and her baby daughter. The wonderful spring rains forced us to change our session locations and days a couple times! We got a beautiful day and made the most of the wonderful light in Vancouver, Washington. Her 18 month old little girl was all over the place. I don’t think she stopped moving the entire time we were shooting. Surely posed, cutesy, setup images were off the table. We tried and tried and tried. With some help from Samantha’s Mom, we got some minor cooperation! She was quite curious about the camera too. What a cute little girl and a fun portrait shoot!

The thing about shooting little ones is that you have to be at their level and be patient. It’s about timing and always being ready. Shooting a lot of images hoping to capture one shot where the kids are either looking at you or not making some type of face. I get to move around a lot and play in the grass in good weather. So that’s always a plus.  :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 11, 2014
We specialize in interior and exterior photography in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. We specialize in Luxury Homes, Apartments, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Condos, Homes, Real Estate, Businesses, Studios, Pools,...
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We specialize in interior and exterior photography in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. We specialize in Luxury Homes, Apartments, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Condos, Homes, Real Estate, Businesses, Studios, Pools, Landscapes, Remodels, Buildings and Businesses.

We utilize a special  technique to create stunningly vivid imagery.

For more information and booking please visit us at www.onebloom.com/commercial

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Unique commercial photographer of businesses, landscapes, luxury homes, condos and apartments.

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