This wedding was downright gorgeous. Loved it… Kari created so many pretty details to share with her guests. She told me in advance that Vista Hills Vineyard was breathtaking and boy was she right! What an exceptional venue. And her guests had an amazing time.

Congratulations to these two lovebirds!

Wow! Where did the year go? Twenty five weddings… twenty five amazing couples! I loved each and everyone of these amazing days!
From the sweltering July heat to a frigid blizzard wedding on the side of a mountain…. from the county courthouse to a century old octagon barn… from a frigid mountain lake to an urban former-auto-warehouse turned-chic-wedding venue… and everything imaginable in between… it was an amazing year! And the couples were as varied and unique as their venues. One thing they all had in common? An abundance of love… family… and friends and the hope of a bright 2017!
Congratulations to all!


It’s Giving Tuesday and the perfect day to make my annual donation to World Vision. As a Black Sheep Bride vendor I have chosen to give a portion of each wedding to World Vision, and their micro-loan program for women who need a boost up for their families, and their future…

Read more about World Vision and their amazing micro loan program here.


I knew I was going to be in for a treat. I had been looking forward to Janelle and Scott’s big day for a long time. Their engagement shoot was a ton of fun, so I knew their wedding day would be an amazing time. Little did I know I would be blown away by the beautiful venue they chose… Mt. View Orchards… but also that this would be the first official wedding…. ever… at this spectacular new venue in Hood River. Under the shadow of their favorite mountain (and mine!), these two tied the knot with the support of their closest friends and family. We played peek-a-boo with the mountain all day but eventually she graced us with her presence. We took full advantage and quickly ran out and grabbed a few shots under the parting clouds.

And Janelle, being an identical twin, was amazing as well. These girls love and support each other like no two sisters I’ve ever seen.

Congratulations to the newly weds Janelle and Scott. Your day was amazing in so many ways… and I was so honored to be there!

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makeup  |  Melissa Pope




I have fallen WAY behind on blogging… who has time for it? But wanted to share a quick snapshot of my 2015 couples….

So, here are Sarah & Luke, Debbie & Chris, Sarah & James, Niyousha & Ash, Bethany & Todd,
Sydney & Connor, Brittany & Gavin, Casey & Lukas, Kari & Andy, Kelsi & Cody,
Becky & Geoff, Melissa & Kyle, Lizz & Chase, Erin & Daniel, Brittany & Coty,
Lindsey & Michael, Katie & Kyle, Krystle & Jesse, Katie & Allen, Micaela & Josiah.

May you all enjoy sweet marital bliss in 2016!