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Kayla and Tom’s Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding

Though we were hired for only a short time for Kayla and Tom’s Oaks Pioneer Church wedding, we totally fell in love with the couple and their story. These two met in high school, and despite the fact that the initial spark was one-sided, they fell in love after they had both graduated. They have been together for eleven years which is just incredible, and they have two wonderful sons together. We were so thrilled to have met Kayla and Tom–they are absolutely one of the sweetest couples we’ve had the joy to work with. Thank you for opening up your day and your hearts to us–it was truly a pleasure to get to know you and to spend time with you both! Oh, and have an incredible time in Hawaii!

 

 

 

 

Melissa and Ryan–Powell Butte Engagement Session

 

We photographed this engagement session after off and on rainstorms. To be honest, I didn’t know if the weather was going to be great for this session because things had been so dodgy all day long. However, all the crazy weather made for the most stunning light and sunset ever. Thanks Powell Butte, for giving us such a stunning location to work with!

Melissa and Ryan contacted me just a week after they got engaged. The couple met online and felt an instant connection and ability to maintain a conversation. What struck me about them when we first met on Saturday and when I Skyped with them a couple of weeks ago was their kindness. Photography was the number one thing of importance to Melissa which makes me feel even more honored to be their photographer. Can’t wait for September, guys!


 

 

Portland Waterfront Proposal

 

I had the privilege of being a part of the most adorable proposal that I’ve ever heard of. Corey proposed to Megan last Friday on the Portland waterfront in front of the sweetest little getaway boat ever. The Portland Boat Tours boat was beautifully decorated by the talented Heather of Sea of Roses, and it was planned to go without a hitch by the wonderful Elise of Keen Events. Oh, and my part? I photographed the whole cute thing and did a ten minute portrait session them right before they sailed off into the rain (in true Portland style)!Congratulations again to Corey and Megan–I’m so happy for you both!



Marina and Brandon’s Hotel Deluxe Wedding

Marina contacted me about a month before her wedding totally in love with her venue and with her beau. The two of them had a small, intimate ceremony at the Hotel Deluxe in the Screening Room. The space was beautiful and her getting ready room (the bridal suite) was absolutely stunning  as well. We photographed the couples and bridal party shots on a rooftop in the heart of downtown Portland and the results are just lovely.

 

Congratulations on your commitment to and love for one another!

Oregon Wine Country Wedding Inspiration

When Elise and Aelise invited me to come photograph their shoot, I was totally ecstatic because a) light & airy (their theme) is kinda my thing and b) Oregon Wine Country?!? Hell, yeah! Well, as per usual, Oregon weather didn’t really give us what we were anticipating, but we made it work nevertheless and the result is such a lovely Willamette Valley Vineyard shoot.  And so many congratulations to Sara and Mateo on their union!


Venue: David Hill Winery
Coordination: Keen Events
Bride & Groom: Sara and Mateo
Hair & Makeup: Blossom and Beauty
Cake: Custom Cakes By Krystle
Macarons: Booze Hound PDX
Invitation Suite: Grish and Watson
Calligraphy: Madison Stationery
Floral Design: Poppies and Paisley
Mensware: The Black Tux
Wedding Gown: Brides for a Cause
Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern
Tablesccape and Styling: Her Garden Kitchen

In-Home Lifestyle Maternity Boudoir Session

I had the privilege of spending a Saturday with Danaka, Jason and Lyla in celebration of the new baby girl that is joining their family shortly. The whole family will be moving to a new home very soon, so I was also there to take photos of the home that they have spent so many years in.

I’m absolutely thrilled with the results of this in-home maternity/maternity boudoir session, and I am so happy for their new addition! I can’t wait to see photos of your baby girl! Thank you for inviting us into your home and allowing us to share this special time with you.







Misty Oregon Coast Maternity Session

This maternity session was executed at Hug Point on the Oregon Coast. I’m so in love with how it turned out, sometimes the most dreary weather can truly make the most dreamy photos if you are willing to brave the cold and the wet. Thank you, Amy and Tyler, for braving the weather with me and for keeping such a good attitude!


I have to say I am really in love with this session and would jump at the opportunity (and maybe even waive the travel fee) to shoot another session on the coastline.
Congratulations again, Amy and Tyler! We can’t wait to meet your little one. Truly.

The Light Room Bridal Inspiration Shootout

When I found out about the fabulous open house that was happening at The Light Room in Southeast Portland, I knew I had to go! The light was beautiful, the decor was gorgeous, and there were tons of other industry professionals to get to know. Since then, I have had the pleasure of getting to know some of the amazing people I met there a bit better (yaaay Glitch Films and MacCoy Dean) and I have decided to start hosting shoots in this gorgeous studio! So, if you are looking for a gorgeous studio shoot, please look no further, I’d love to photograph you in this beautiful white space!

 

Thank you to all the incredible vendors who were involved, and thank you to MacCoy for opening up his space and sharing it with the community! If you would like to be a part of one of his shootouts, there’s one coming up in April, so please come! I’ll see you there!

Owner | MacCoy Dean Photography
Venue | The Light Room PDX
Model | Anna Caroom
MUAH | Merkley Artistry
Gown | a&be bridal shop \ Truvelle
Bridal Accessories | Austie Eckley
Florist | Ponderosa & Thyme
Styling Ribbon | For the Love of Floral
Paper Goods | Old City Mailroom
Desserts | Next Door Desserts
Rentals | Classic Vintage Rentals
Styling & Planning | Kamea Events


Indigo Meets Ponderosa & Thyme

I have longed to work with Katie for a very long time because, well, frankly, she makes the most beautiful bouquets I have ever seen! So, when I got the opportunity to work with her, I absolutely jumped on it! And then she suggested that Indie be the model for a new type of shoot that she was working on… And, ladies, we got to spend the most lovely magical afternoon together ever. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with her and even more thankful for the beautiful images I got to make of my little girl. If you are unfamiliar with Katie’s work, I would highly recommend checking out her gorgeous website HERE.

100 Layer Cake Feature!

Hey, guys,

I’m so glad to tell you that our Whimsical Ballet styled shoot was featured on 100 Layer Cake last week! Yaaaay! I cannot tell you how many JoAnn’s runs Bob and I went to to get this shoot done. Seriously, so many.

Here are a few of my favorite shots, but feel free to check it out on their website right HERE!


And thank you again to all the other wonderful vendors who were involved! See the list below for all the amazing women involved:
[Photography & Styling: Lauryn Kay Photography | Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue and Location: Willamette Heritage Center | Gown Designer: pas de deux bridal | Hair & Makeup Artist: Brittany Blanchard | Florist: Heirbloom Floral Table Linens: Nettle Textiles | Jewelry: Allison Ullmer Jewelry | Cake Design: Country Cake Shop | Calligraphy & Paper Goods: The Pigeon Letters | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Model: Haley Bentley]