Andie + Mikal



First of all, our friend, Andie, was selling her desk and we offered a part trade with a photo session as payment! It was SO. MUCH. FUN. However, it was totally unlike any other b/w session we've done. You know why? It was in their own home

2 huge takeaways: 

- One of the best things about shooting with photo equipment is that they are quite mobile! We set this backdrop up in their living room of all places as they changed into their outfits. It made the session so much more chill and comfortable for the couple, and honestly quite fun! It took in-home sessions to a totally different level, giving them something unique to cherish in their space, but also holding nostalgia of their first apartment together!

- TRADING. For all the creative people reading this, seriously think about what you have to offer as trade with others! At first when we set off to try it out, we felt kinda weird asking other vendors and businesses if they would be interested in trading services because it seemed kind of like a mooching thing to do, honestly. But after actually setting up a bunch of trade deals, we've noticed what a win-win thing it can be! It allows for some businesses who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford what you have to offer, have the chance to use you! Everyone wins! 

Katherine + Johnny

Soft-spoken and full of laughs, Johnny & Katherine were absolutely smitten for each other during their entire engagement session with us! It was the best thing!! Both natives to the Portland area, we all decided to shoot their session downtown at some of the places that were meaningful to their story. Aaaaand it was magical to say the least; urban, relaxed, and lovey-dovey was everything we were dreaming of! 

TIP: Something that we were extra obsessed about for this shoot, was Johnny & Katherine's outfit color palettes! They totally fit with the environment and allowed for continuity in the final edits that didn't distract the eye but only enhanced the image as a whole! For all photoshoots, definitely stay authentic to you, but we always recommend pairing your outfits for the environment. (we have a style guide on our Pinterest board if ya ever want to take a peek!)


Much love, 

- Stephanie + Laurie