Tillamook State Forest – Portland Fine Art Photographer

I spent the day with some amazing photographers taking images that will be used to protect Oregon’s Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests. These two state forests cover over 800 square miles of beautiful coastal rain forest just west of the Portland metro area. They contain watersheds that are critical to Salmon recovery in the northwest and that serve as the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians. Today, these forests are threatened by efforts to increase the level of industrial clear-cutting in sensitive areas.

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Scott and Kristina – Wedding in The Dalles

There always seems to be a lot of talk about large weddings these days, but there’s really something to be said for the small and intimate ones too. Here are some images of Scott and Kristina’s beautiful wedding in The Dalles, which took place in a friend’s home high up on the mountainside where they were surrounded by a handful of close friends and family members (and a couple of photographers who where privileged to capture the moment).

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Catherine

Who says you can’t take beautiful photographs in the rain!?  It was pouring buckets most of the day, but Catherine insisted on making the most of our shoot this afternoon!

Elowah Falls

Elowah falls is a hidden gem tucked between large lichen-covered cliffs in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. Here, McCord creek crashes out of the forest and plummets 289 feet into a large amphitheater and the deep pool below. The falls are at their best in the late winter and spring, though (like just about everything in Oregon) they are beautiful year round! It took some effort to work my way over the rocks and downstream to get this shot, but seeing the falls from this perspective was well worth the effort!

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Cindy

Perfect weather for an awesome fashion shoot in Mollalla this week!  I had so much fun with Cindy and her friends Char and Missy (who you can see in previous posts). A beautiful evening sun and an open farm field made for some spectacular images! (Click on the images below to see larger versions).

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