Cody + Kelly at Rock Springs Ranch

Couples like Cody and Kelly make it hard to ever stop smiling. After eight years of dating they may be completely and utterly comfortable around one another, but their excitement and giddiness and childlike joy in each other’s presence has far from dwindled. They care so deeply for everyone around them that it’s hard not to feel like the luckiest person in the universe when beside them. They’re the type of people who take you out to dinner after their engagement session and insist you eat a piece of cake at their wedding. They’re clients, yes, but being with them is so much more like being with friends than it is another day on the job. Watching their family and friends speak so highly of their character and kind hearts and love for each other made me even more thankful to get to do what I do. Kelly, Kellyyyyy!!!, I wish I could wrap you up and bring you with me wherever I go. You have the uncanniest ability to make a bad day bright and sometimes I wish I could forever have a Kelly Moulton beside me for when I need a little cheering up. Together you and Cody make an unstoppable pair and let me be the first to say that it was a privilege to get to be there the day you said I Do. Colton and I think the world of you two and hope there are a million more sushi dates in our future. Congrats on this new start of life as husband and wife and thank you to the moon and back for letting me capture your wedding. It was truly the most beautiful of days!!

Lovelovelove, Michelle

Who said we couldn't make the jumping picture fun again?!

I have to send an enormous thank-you to Kelly Louden at Rock Springs Ranch. She's the most wonderful person to work with and always ensures every last detail of the wedding day goes off without a hitch. Rock Springs brides are lucky to have her!!

Jared + Heidi :: Cycle Pub

Every once in awhile my brides & grooms let me join them in their pre-wedding festivities. Fortunately for me, my couples tend to be pretty amazing. And when amazing people get married, they tend to do extra amazing things. I knew Jared & Heidi (you'll get to see their gorgeous wedding in a few days!!) were going to be especially great to work with when they asked me to document their entire wedding party - as well as a few handfuls of close family - participating in Bend's Cycle Pub...the day before their wedding! Jared & Heidi had planned a destination wedding in Central Oregon and knew most of their family and friends would be traveling from California for their big day. Planning special moments to show appreciation to their guests was of utmost importance to this sweet couple. And when they asked if I wouldn't mind coming along to capture a few of those special moments, I was thrilled.

I'll be posting Jared & Heidi's wedding images soon, but first it makes me so happy to get to share a few photos from the days before they said I Do...

Scott & Abby

Sometimes I have to pinch myself. This year has been a wild ride and my brides & grooms have blown me away with their greatness. Each wedding has been so uniquely distinct from the next and yet all have been equally as meaningful and touching. This year has left me with one big, exploding heart of happiness and emotion. Internet, hear me when I say I have the best couples in the world! Following in suit, Scott and Abby's wedding was the type warm, fuzzy dreams are made of. Last month Scott told Abby he promised to walk beside her in sickness and in health. And Abby promised to stay beside Scott till death do them part. Together they kissed in front of the friends and family who had known them and encouraged them and watched them become a couple. And together they laughed and danced and cried as they started forever together.

Scott and Abby, thank you for making me feel like the world's luckiest wedding photographer. It was, no doubt, an honor to document your day but it is an even greater honor to call you two friends. Thank you for inviting me in and letting me capture your love. I will forever be grateful for your kindness.

Congrats on happily ever after, M.

Any day that starts with these shoes is bound to be amazing...