Matt + Amanda | In Love

Lifestyle sessions are some of my most favorite to shoot. I love the way that couples and families engage when they're not worried about posing for the camera, and the way the emotion shines through in their images. 

Amanda and her husband, Matt, are the proud owners of The White Dress, one of my favorite bridal boutiques in the Pacific Northwest! Aside from truly providing their clients with an amazing experience, what I love most is how much of themselves they put into their boutique. 

I was so happy to get to capture Amanda + Matt in their new home, and with their sweet kitties! We kicked things off with a little cribbage, which they played on this gorgeous, personalized board gifted to them by Matt's sister.

Then we moved into the living room, where they cozied up, mostly laughing together. One thing I LOVE about these two is Matt's ability to make Amanda laugh - all.the.time! Also, how gorgeous is the piece they hung above their couch? It highlights many iconic Portland landmarks - and was custom-designed to include The White Dress

Oh, and their kitties! How adorable are they?! I'd say this little family looks pretty sweet...

Matt + Amanda, thank you for allowing me to capture this new beginning for you - I can't wait to watch you grow and make many memories in your beautiful home! 

Makeup by the ever-talented and wonderful Olivia Hawthorne