Kailia & James Portland Engagement {portland, or engagement photographer} by Emily Cook

These two!! We've known Kailia since grade school, so we jumped at the chance to photograph her and her fiance, James. They make the sweetest couple, and we had such a blast hanging out with them (and their dog Max!) in downtown Portland, then venturing up into the Gorge! Congratulations you two! 

Caryn & Doug · Nye Beach Engagement {newport, or photographer} by Emily Cook

Yay for engagements! Caryn & Doug wanted a laid back shoot, & they took us to Nye Beach, a central district in Newport, Oregon full of quaint storefronts & Irish pubs. Don't let the photos fool you, it was windy & C-O-L-D but we had such a blast exploring all the corners & I always love when the location seems to match with personality perfectly! 

Miriam & Ben · Minneapolis by Emily Cook

It's hard to put to words why we love photography. Words just seem to fall short, & when explaining this passion it's easy for us to respond, "I don't know, we just do!" But truthfully, there are endless reasons why we will never ever ever stop capturing moments. 

We value connection, getting to know individuals, & the challenge of using our own creativity to give our clients a result that expresses & represents who they are, beyond their expectations. We are won over to creating a place for moments to come to life, & seeing people open up their hearts, allowing themselves to be seen. Documenting those moments & soon to be memories, turning them into photographs that will remain for many years is the highest honor. Our lives & moments are so worth capturing because they are beautiful, & beautiful because they are full of love.

Below are some of our favorites from a couples shoot with Miriam & Ben!

Oh these two! So much fun running around Minneapolis with them! They are so easy going & have so much joy & genuine love for each other.