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.

My Lucy Lou

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Monday, February 28, 2011 0 comments
I was just having a bad day. It started with a headache and then it was sprinkled with some bad news, a little bit of frustration, a long to do list and just a stinky attitude. What was wrong with me. Gosh! It's a rare moment when I just feel crummy, but today was that rare day. I sat down on the floor and allowed myself to just let it all go.
At that very moment I felt a cold little nose bump my elbow and then push my arm up so that it could make room for her. Lucy always knows when I am bummed, in pain or just need some good ol' fashion cuddling. I always say that she is my shadow. She follows me everywhere and is always there for me when I need some cold nosed cuddling. I am sure all of you dog lovers understand!
I feel so much better!

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My High School Students' Work...I'm so Proud!

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Sunday, February 27, 2011 0 comments
Here are the latest and greatest from my student's work! What do you think? I would love to come back to them with all of the comments. Thanks readers!

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Portland Oregon Wedding Photographers

Elizabeth + Matt...Exploding Hearts

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Saturday, February 26, 2011 1 comments
His heart was pounding. The thought of what could happen to him and the men that he works with riddled his brain. The slightest move, a wrong decision and the EID could detonate and seriously hurt everyone in the area. What he was feeling at a such a critical moment was nothing like the feeling he had on his wedding day. Matt detonates explosives for the military and the thought of being the center of attention for his own wedding was killing him!
Matt + Elizabeth are a strong, confident and a composed couple. It's one of the first things that I recognized about them. I love it when people can be honest with me and direct about exactly what they want. They both shared with us about their hopes for their big day and exactly what would just drive them crazy. "Don't make us pose, or do anything super cheesy." I love that. They seem like they put everything out there for each other to love or take and it works. They are always on the same page and understand where the other is coming from.
So to hear that Matt was so overwhelmed by his nervousness just rocks my world. A man so composed couldn't possibly have nerves. But it happens to everyone. After 8 years of dating the day they were finally waiting for was among them. I'm sure he had so much excitement and emotions that were just building inside of him. That's the way it should be. A pinnacle of hopes, dreams and love that gets you a little....squirmy inside.


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The parents found a quiet spot on the porch to reflect on the day and share a kiss. Weddings are always a special time for parents to think about their own marriages and everything that they have been through. I love those moments!

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