Tag Archive: shelby brakken photography

nick + loann // san miguel de allende, mexico

the night before the wedding, this parade took over the cobblestone streets of san miguel. the afternoon sun, a donkey, shots of tequila, giant dancing puppets, a mariachi band, friends&family and the bride&groom–a magic… Continue reading

TRACI + DAVE {MARRIED ON CAMANO ISLAND, WA}

Camano Island. Cama Beach State Park. A day in mid-October. Cabins in the woods. Cabins on the water. The sound of waves against the rocks. A clouded sky and birds flying above the… Continue reading

HEIDI + NIELS. {MARRIED AT THE MISSION MILL MUSEUM IN SALEM!}

Salem. September. Heidi and Niels under a blue sky; walking down the aisle, hand in hand. Vows and kisses and i do’s. A guitarist and rows of white chairs. Champagne toasts and kids… Continue reading

MCKENNA+CRISTIAN. {MARRIED AT UNIONPINE IN PORTLAND!}

McKenna and Cristian’s day was filled with: September sky and sunlight; a hotel room with a turquoise couch and a view of the city; photographs underneath the shadow of the St. John’s bridge;… Continue reading

SPELUNKING LIKE CRAZY. {COUGAR, WA}

We recently went camping with some of our favorite friends. We built fires and pitched tents and rode bikes through the campsite; we slept in sleeping bags and drank cocoa and coffee in… Continue reading

SARA + KRIS. {MARRIED IN WENATCHEE!}

Sara and I met in high school, and we have remained friends through the years. She is amazing and beautiful and she shines like a star. She told me that she and (the… Continue reading

GOODBYEDAHO. {IDAHO}

When we go to Idaho, the first view of the lake always makes my heart beat. We pull down the driveway and the sky opens up and the smell of the air is… Continue reading

QUINLAN AUGUST. {ASHLAND}

A month ago, I flew to Ashland to photograph Peter and Courtney’s bun in the oven (see the pics here) and last week, I flew back to capture the wee babe that was born… Continue reading

EMILY+BEN. {MARRIED IN PORTLAND!}

If you want to have an amazing Ben and Emily style-wedding, you must get married at your parents house, in a pasture, surrounded by tall trees and blue sky. You must provide hay… Continue reading

BABY VIVIENNE. {PORTLAND}

Brooke and I met back in my old-school Portland days: over a decade ago. I loved her immediately and loved her even more when I heard her sing the Temptations at Chopsticks karaoke.… Continue reading