JEM AND TJ AT THE TORRENCE BARRENS DARK SKY PRESERVE

South Africa Honeymoon Session at the Atlantis Dunes

Last month I got to tag along on Alice and Carl's honeymoon in South Africa documenting their epic adventures. As soon as I got off the plane, we hopped on a 4x4 and drove out to the Atlantis desert dunes. The ride into the dunes was so exhilarating. We were all holding onto the back of the truck as it shook us left and right. It's the type of ride that will send you flying if you don't hold on tight! I loved the adrenaline and we were laughing every second of it. This is the first of our many adventures during the week. Enjoy! 

Courtney and Beck: Spring Session in Portland, Oregon

The wonderful thing about this life being a mystery, is that sometimes the mystery leads you to something better than you planned yourself. Courtney, Beck and I made plans to drive in their Volkswagen camper to the Columbia River gorge to watch the sunset. In my mind, I pictured a session filled with beautiful lookouts and mountains. The VW camper had something different in mind. Before we even left the garage it began making strange noises that C + B hadn't heard before. We decided getting stuck hours from the city wasn't something we wanted to risk, so we had to come up with another idea. I remembered that what really mattered was Courtney and Beck's love for each other, not some mountain backdrop. Plus, this time of year Portland is like a giant rose garden so every street is filled with a stunning palette of pinks, reds, and whites. We didn't even have to leave their neighbourhood to find a beautiful spot to shoot! We had so much fun walking around the streets and admiring all of the flowers and trees blooming. Things turned out exactly how they were supposed to, actually - even better. Love you friends!