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Robert & Mari {Lifestyle}

Lifestyle sessions are always such a blast. I’m a firm believer that everyone deserves gorgeous photos of themselves, for no special reason. You don’t just need to be engaged, expecting, or getting married to document a beautiful time in your life! I’m always thrilled when clients ask me for a lifestyle session. This fall session was no exception. 

Mari and Robert are one of those couples that you know always have fun together. They’re best friends, partners in crime, and total sweethearts. The way Robert looks at Mari? Pure love. Mari’s genuine, unapologetic, all-teeth laugh when Robert cracks a joke? Infectious and gorgeous. Our lifestyle photography session was such a pleasure, and we were all laughing and relaxed the entire time.

Thanks for the laughs and wonderful afternoon together, you two!

Tom & Andrew's North Star Ballroom Wedding

On a sunny spring day in Portland, surrounded by a packed house of friends and family, Tom and Andrew shared their wedding vows, exchanged rings, and were wed. The day started when we met at Peninsula Park for pre-wedding portraits and I was greeted with huge hugs. Afterwards, we strolled the quick half mile back to North Star Ballroom for their ceremony and reception. 

I'm not sure there was a dry cheek in the house during Tom and Drew's vows. Mine included. These two guys were meant for each other and it was such an honor being a part of their wedding day. 

If that wasn't cool enough, there was a wood fired pizza food truck, a dozen pies, a DJ spinning 80s vinyl, and so.much.love. And when the song "Shout!" came on later in the night? I swear the entire dance floor flooded and a dance train formed with lightning speed, and I found myself smile/laughing behind my lens reminding myself that I probably shouldn't be dancing so much and that yes, in fact, I have the best job ever. 

Welcome to the world, Reese!

Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing on? It's been a wonderful and exciting last few months around here, and I have SO many blog posts I can't wait to share. But a quick note to hold you off until those start rolling... 

I took a lovely 3 month maternity leave from EFP after the birth of our first child, Reese. She is the sweetest little nugget and we couldn't be more in love. Life is so good. 

I'll be hopping back into photography full time now and look forward to hearing all the new weddings in the works as we hit engagement season, meeting new families for lifestyle sessions, and planning a productive 2018. 

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Priya & Arpan's Indian Haldi Ceremony

Priya and Arpan were living in NYC when they got engaged and both have family in India, but decided to split the difference and have a destination wedding in dreamy Obidos, Portugal. This three day Bollywood extravaganza was filled to the brim with love, traditions, color, dancing, and food (so much incredible food). 

Arpan hired me to take the photos during his traditional haldi (turmeric) ceremony. This is an event where the family covers the groom in a yellow turmeric paste to make him "glowing and beautiful" for his wedding ceremony. While Priya and Arpan had a pair of photographers for other ceremonies and events throughout the 3-day wedding, I couldn't have felt more honored to have this privilege to photograph this one because I knew we'd be blending joyful, playful moments with solemn religious moments as well. 

I mean, look at these incredible colors!

Claire Family {Maternity}

I'm not sure what I loved more about this family session: the quality time with some great folks and one outrageously sweet little girl, or the magical cherry blossoms in full bloom down by the waterfront.

All of it was a huge win. I really could get used to more Saturdays like these. 

Erin Fortin