Of Love and Softball

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We love it when our couples incorporate those special little details in their weddings that tell their unique love story.  Patrick and Lindsay did an amazing job of this!  We had the pleasure of shooting both their engagement photos and their wedding and boy did they hit it out of the park (see what we did there?)!

This sweet couple met playing softball. When Patrick proposed to Lindsay, he did it in the spot where they had their first conversation- the softball field parking lot. They even chose that very field as the backdrop for their engagement photos! 

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So naturally, they carried that theme into their wedding. Check out the amazing softball-signing guest book from their special day.

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The details didn't stop there!  How amazing are these custom Nike's the bride had made in honor of her new last name?

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And this floral crown she wore was to die for!

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We were all heart-eyes for that bursting color combination of sage green, dusty lavender and plum purple.  Just stunning.

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Boy were we ever feeling the love with this huge bridal party!  There were four groomsman and 12 bridesmaids, who worked hard at decorating this beautiful day for Patrick and Lindsay. 

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And who could forget their sweet golden retriever, Sly, who played a special part of their special day. 

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Thanks to Lindsay and Patrick!  It was an honor to be part of this gorgeous day! 

Make Up: Liz Goff

Planner: Carrie Newson, Bridal Bliss

Flowers: Carrie Newson

Decor: For the Love of Pete

Food: Hitching Post

Veronica Shares Her Mini Session Experience With HHWP!

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 Hi!  My name is Veronica and I wanted to share our mini session experience with you guys. 

It has been over a week since our mini session with Heidi and Heather, and I cannot stop gushing about our experience. Heather has been our go-to photographer since my maternity photo shoot and we’ve always come out with great pictures and an amazing experience.

This last mini-session was our first official family photo shoot and I was so nervous! I was certain my son would be grumpy and clingy and refuse to give even one smile. Boy, was I wrong!

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Heidi and Heather are the Dream Team! I could see the difference right away in how easy it was to have two photographers. Heidi made the best sounds and tickled my son until he started flashing us a smile. He was comfortable from the beginning which made my husband and I relax as well.

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Heather always catches great shots and they were excellent at finding the right light and perfect poses.

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I was in awe of how well they communicated and bounced ideas off one another. They were fast and efficient and all-around brilliant! I look forward to more mini and full sessions with Heidi and Heather.

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They give us amazing memories to last a lifetime! Thank you, ladies!

Veronica is a Project Manager and mommy to sweet Brayden.  

Veronica is a Project Manager and mommy to sweet Brayden.  

Exciting News!

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We have some exciting new developments to share with you today!  As small business owners, we strive to provide the best experience for our clients while simultaneously giving the best of ourselves to our families. If you have ever owned a small business or know someone who does, you know that it can be hard to find balance.  We have been trying to think of ways to achieve that balance and guess what?  We think we figured it out!

When we are shooting weddings, our couples are getting two seasoned photographers with years of experience working together. There is a very natural flow to our joint sessions.  Plus you are getting two unique perspectives and images that you just couldn't get with only one photographer. 

So why not apply this strategy to more of our sessions?  Recently we we started shooting our mini sessions together and we realized, hey, this really works!  We gave our clients the best experience and images, and honestly, our photos have never looked better! 

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It allowed us to have one person posing your kiddos, tickling them, blowing bubbles, singing and dancing and overall getting those genuine smiles that we always strive for.... while the other person was snapping away. We got some great client feedback, and we also got to take turns snuggling your little people, so there's that bonus!

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On the back end of things, we are splitting our workload and making ourselves more available to our families. Win win!

We want you to know we are not raising our prices because there are two of us!  We are simply giving you twice the attention and making your investment go even further. 

We are also improving the way we deliver your gorgeous images to you. While we will still provide you with the digital images, we are also working hard to make sure those memories are printed. Your life is busy. We get it. Who has time for all that? If you join one of our mini session events, we will offer rock bottom special prices on prints, canvases, and custom designed lay-flat albums. Truly, they are gorgeous and our clients can't get enough. Check out this recent note we got from a client:

Check out the images from our most recent mini sessions and see why we love what we do when we do it together!

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Want to know more? Join our exclusive mini session group. You'll be the first to know about upcoming events and special offers. We are committed to doing 1-2 mini sessions together every month, but they are selling out FAST, so take a look at your calendar and let's make a date!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1525296454465622/

With Love,

Heidi & Heather

Cheers, Oregon! It's National Beer Day!

A pre-wedding beer with friends at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. 

A pre-wedding beer with friends at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. 

It's National Beer Day!  Also known as "every day" in Oregon. Seriously, beer is kind of a big deal here Northwest, so it isn't a surprise that you can find delicious craft beer paired with just about everything here.

Cuff links and beer at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.  

Cuff links and beer at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.  

 In Portland, you can drink beer and pedal a bar-shaped bike from brewery to brewery with 12 of your closest friends.  In Salem, you can find your center and a delicious ale at  a yoga and beer class.  So it's only natural that we Oregonians would turn to our beloved breweries when it's time to get hitched!

Toasting to the bride and groom at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.  

Toasting to the bride and groom at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.  

McMenamins owns and operates an eclectic mix of breweries, pubs, hotels, music venues and more, and have saved several gorgeous historic properties along the way.  Many of these properties have event space for weddings of all shapes and sizes.  They offer full onsite catering, featuring their handcrafted spirits, wines and, of course, beer!

Delicious ale at McMenamins Edgefield.  

Delicious ale at McMenamins Edgefield.  

We have been so lucky as to capture many special moments at several McMenamins locations, and National Beer Day seemed like a great day to share some of our favorites with you.  

Cheers!

We love the rustic beauty of the Octagonal Barn at the  Cornelius Pass Roadhouse ! 

We love the rustic beauty of the Octagonal Barn at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

And of course the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse itself is gorgeous as well.

And of course the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse itself is gorgeous as well.

McMenamins  Crystal Ballroom  in Portland sets a dramatic scene for an elegant wedding.  And how amazing would it be to say your "I Do's" like a rock star on stage?

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland sets a dramatic scene for an elegant wedding.  And how amazing would it be to say your "I Do's" like a rock star on stage?

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  McMenamins Edgefield  has so many lovely backdrops, both indoors and out.

 McMenamins Edgefield has so many lovely backdrops, both indoors and out.

Gorgeous sunset at McMenamins Edgefield.  

Gorgeous sunset at McMenamins Edgefield.  

Colten + Michelle

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We are so excited to share another love story with you today!  Meet Colten and Michelle! This sweet couple met on a blind date through a mutual friend.  The sparks flew so high on that first date that Colten declared to his matchmaking friend he was going to marry that girl!

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After a second date with each of their dogs in tow, Michelle said they were "attached at the hip!"  Soon they moved in together, and rescued their dane-lab mix, Keira.  

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Colten followed through with his declaration exactly one year after rescuing Keira, who carried the engagement ring to Michelle on her collar. Of course Keira will be the ring bearer at their vineyard wedding this summer.

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We had so much fun with them on this dreamy sunset engagement session.  And oh what a romantic, rustic setting!  Congratulations Michelle and Colten! We can't wait to capture your special day!