It’s almost the middle of November and most all the beautiful, fall trees are losing their leaves. Fortunately, there’s still lots of color and beautiful foliage at the Pittock Mansion. It was my first time there. Didn’t go inside the house because I was looking for natural light photographs but will go back someday to tour the old house. The Pittock Mansion owners began construction in 1909 and then sadly passed away only a few years after it was completed.  The home sits 1000 ft above sea level and has AMAZING views of downtown and commands the views of 5 different mountains.

This is Andrea and her cute, clear umbrella that was supposed to be a prop but ended up being a necessity due to the constant sprinkles while we visited… she’s a great friend and senior portraits model and was kind enough to help me scope some beautiful locations for todays shoot.  After hanging at the mansion, we tried out a new HH spot and then saw the new adorable rom-com About Time.  It was a great little Friday.

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One year ago today exactly, my best friend Becky and I spent 6 nights in beautiful NYC. The leaves in central park were just starting to turn and the weather was crisp, clear and sunny! I used my iphone entirely to document our time there and with the help of “instagram” captured some great shots of all our adventures. Here are a few of my favorites that I have displayed in my home (color version)…. I used my VSCO presets to convert them to look like old Ilford B+W film.

On the highline, first day we arrived and only day it rained.




The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station
Inside the NYC Public Library
Top of the Rock
And duh, Brooklyn Bridge
More Highline #LOVE

King Cole Bar @ St. Regis Hotel
Brooklyn Subway
Chelsea Market
Meatpacking District Pop-Up Market

One last from Central Park

I LOVED this wedding…
beautiful bride
handsome groom that ALSO prepared ALL the delicious Hawaiian luau themed food
unbelievably nice wedding party
dj playing island music
gorgeous sunny day
beautiful coral flowers (by bailey at Forest and Field Creative)
very talented sister of the bride that serenaded the happy couple beautifully
and so on…

Such a great event with the coolest people. Emily and Ryan got married at a organic cattle farm in Boring, OR. They know the owners who graciously offered their home for the event.

When I drove out to the venue a couple days prior it was completely pouring down rain, Ryan was gearing up to get started with catering and many other people were finishing up last minute projects. When I arrived on that Saturday, the sun was BRIGHT with no rain in sight. It was perfect! Everyone was having so much fun dancing, laughing and celebrating… I wish I could have put the camera down many times and joined in all the fun! Especially because the mango/habanero cocktails looked SO delicious and happen to be my favorite. 🙂 But I kept it professional and enjoyed the wedding behind the lens. Thanks again Ryan and Emily for including me in your beautiful wedding celebration!!! Enjoy.

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  • Shannon

    Wow, these are beautiful pictures. I love the this venue. Great job Danielle