Tips for Planning Your Wedding

This is more like a photographer's wish list. It's a list of things you can do to ensure that you get the best images possible. And a few side tips too!

A Variety Pack

Black and White, Color, or a vintage feel. We love to give you lots of options when we edit each photo.

All The Details

Every little detail, every side story...we capture it all. We shoot all of our weddings as though it was our own.

All the Emotions

I love those moments where everyone lets there walls down and they just allow themselves to fall into that exact moment. It's the emotional part of the story.

Images by the Thousands

We get asked all the time...How many pictures do you take? The answer...on average we take 2000-5000 images

Husband and Wife Team

We first fell in love with photography. Then many years later we fell in love with each other. We combined our passions and found a way to spend more time together. An innovative photography company prevailed.

Eddie's Blog

Eddie has his own blog too. It's another perspective on our photography adventures. You can find his blog at lyfephotography.blogspot.com.

Capturing the Ordinary...

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Thursday, January 27, 2011 0 comments
Ever since Eddie and I started our wedding photography company I haven't really had too much time to capture the every day things in my life. I miss it. So in order to get back to my roots I have started to do some of the assignments that I give my students. This week they needed to creatively capture ordinary objects and submit them to Popular Photography Magazine. I found this decaying leaf while out on a walk with Lucy.

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Bryn + Mike...Like Two Ducks on a Pond

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3 comments
One way or another they were going to cross paths...it was just inevitable. As they threw their bags over their shoulders and grabbed their pillows they walked up the same stairs to get comfy in their new dorm rooms. After several trips their parents had become crossed paths and become friends. There they stood in the U of O parking lot, "this is Mike." "This is Bryn." It all started there. They ended up being neighbors, they started dating and became THEE biggest Duck fans in Oregon. Well, maybe that's arguable.
Six years later they stood on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean. The wind blew all around us and cooled us down to a chill. But, as Bryn took her first steps down the aisle...Mike's face spread with the most adoring smile. The chill, the wind was all forgotten. Everyone sat quietly has they shared their vows and exchanged rings. The rest of their day was just a celebration of two soul mates tying the knot.

Thank you Mike and Bryn for allowing us to document your day! We had so much fun with both of you.


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We didn't have much time to take pictures before the wedding...and the lighting was super bright. So, luckily they gave us some time later in the evening to capture a few more images.
Thanks guys!

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Bryn has this thing where she likes to get everyone to pose like they just won $1 million. We had to put on in here.

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The Hidden Beaches...Estephanie + Brett Get Married

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Sunday, January 23, 2011 1 comments
We heard about the rain back home and it made us smile. We were driving down the winding roads that took us to the edge of the tropical forest and then looped around to suddenly face the ocean. My feet were dangling out the window as the warm hair toasted my little toes. It was a business trip that was wrapped up in a little package that looked just like a vacation. Even when while we were shooting Estephanie and Brett's wedding I couldn't help but think about how much fun I was having. We shot their wedding photos 5 days after their wedding...when things settled down. Puerto Ricans LOVE to celebrate. Any chance for them to spend time with family and the people they love...they will take it. So after the wedding celebrations settled down we set out for a hidden little beach that was one of their favorites.

Here is a little sneak peek!

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Oh, yah...it is super windy there. I am not sure if it's always like that, but it made for beautiful pictures.

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The Future Photographes of America

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Sunday, January 16, 2011 0 comments
"Does anyone know what photojournalism is?" I ask the question to see if any of my students are on the fast track to teaching this topic themselves....no one answers. 14 pairs of eyes stare blankly at me. Some are interested, some are pretending and some are down right tired. It's 8 o'clock in the morning and I don't blame them. I only have 1st period so that means I can go home and relax, but they have a full day ahead of them.
I have been teaching photography at Faith Bible High School for 4 months now and I love it. My students are incredible. All the teachers discuss how hard it is to grab their kids attention or get them to listen...my class??? Well, they are a whole different story. The room sits silently for my class to start. I beg them to talk by telling them that this is their fun class. You know, the one you can goof off in. Being tired has a lot to do with it, but it's also a mix of the fact that they are extremely studious. They ask me questions that force me to think about my personal journey with photography. I love the challenge.

So, since it's such a huge part of my life I thought I would share with you some of my students work. We haven't even gotten to the fun stuff yet...just the nuts and bolts and they are already doing so well! I am so proud!

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