Salem OR Wedding Photographer

The Hook Nook. {salem, or portrait photographer} by Emily Cook

We were so excited to connect with Jessica! She is the local business owner in Salem, Oregon of The Hook Nook, specializing in womenswear design for cowls, scarves, and tops. Basically you name it, she has made it! Jessica pushes the boundaries of what typical crochet and knitwear has been, and is creating something so refreshing! We love her mission- to make crochet cool again, and initiate a community that can be proud of what they are creating!

Jessica’s main inspiration for this shoot was simply trying to explain who “Jessica” is and how she hoped to aesthetically capture The Hook Nook for 2017.

For the last few years, I’ve grown a lot in my interests and goals. This year I want to really showcase how crochet and fiber arts can be more than just a “craft”. It can be beautiful, stunning and even sexy. Some of my favorite pieces were definitely the Plump & Co 1-ply felted yarn in Plum scarf and the top made with Love Fest Fibers Pure Love Alpaca in Night Sky (hands down the MOST unique fiber I’ve ever worked with, what an experience!).
— Jessica

Check out Jessica's website to shop her amazing designs, sign up for workshops, and more!

Designer/Creator: Jessica Carey, The Hook Nook

Models: Maja Rohling @elderoak_and_thorn & Travis Mayes @traviemayes_

White vest: Artizen Home roving @artizenhome

Long colorful scarves: Loop & Threads Chunky Braid (available at Michaels Stores)


Michal + Tobias {stettlen, switzerland wedding photographer} by Emily Cook

When one of my dear friends asked if I would be interested in photographing her sister's wedding in Switzerland this fall, it only took me a split second to reply YES! Michal & Tobias were married in a sweet little town called Stettlen, and celebrated with close friends and family all through the night, and into the early morning. I was not prepared for how beautiful this wedding would be, nor how rich and authentic every moment was. This is one of my favorite weddings to date & I am so glad to finally share some of my favorite moments from this Swiss wedding! Congratulations to Michal & Tobias! 

Caitlin + Tyler {salem, or wedding photographer} by Emily Cook

Ohhhh the Woods! I could hardly wait for this day to come! & I can't believe another one of my besties is married!! Caitlin & Tyler are two of my oldest & best friends, & it was so incredible to be able to celebrate with them & see everything fall so perfectly into place. The ceremony was held at the Log House Garden at Willow Lake in Keizer, just beautiful. So excited to finally share some of my favorites from their dazzling wedding day!

P.S. You can also see their wedding video by Kraig Pruett here!

P.S.S. Like the look of that wedding cake? Me too! Once again, I'm completely blown away by my talented mum, who is half the magic behind A Common Fig!