Happy Things: One!

Happy Birthday to Park Road Photography!  Our first year of business in the Inland Northwest has been nothing short of spectacular, and I cannot thank you enough for all of your support and interest.


In honor of our first year in the area, we have some exciting things to share with you in the upcoming months.  We’re doing some rearranging and adding an extra level of pretty, and we are looking forward to showcasing those changes here!

On a personal note, in the past year I have:

earned a Masters degree
worked an average of 70 hours per week
accepted a marriage proposal from the love of my life
planned a secret, international elopement
planned an intimate, local wedding reception
helped sell one house
helped remodel the other
helped my husband move (twice)

It’s been a crazy, busy, beautiful, wonderful, unforgettable year!  I’m looking forward to slowing down a bit, getting more sleep, and continuing to capture sweet images of the people who make my heart smile – you all.



Mr. & Mrs. Norman

We did it!  Ron and I are married!  We successfully pulled off a secret international elopement in Moorea, French Polynesia, and it was hands-down the most the most wildly-romantic, sweetest, and magical day of all time, ever.

I’m working on a full, future post about it, so I don’t want to spoil it by saying too much right now, but I will say that the day involved a pretty hilarious legal ceremony with the mayor of Moorea, a sweet personal vow exchange on a small, private island at sunset, and hundreds and hundreds of beautiful little flowers – some even made it into my hair!




(The previous photos are a collaboration between Ron’s family members – and now mine – Karl and Renee Puou, and me.  Captured by them, edited by yours truly)

And then for the honeymoon!  I didn’t use my camera as much as I should have, because I was paranoid about sand and water destruction, but I did manage to snap a few shots of our beautiful island.  Crystal clear, bright aqua, WARM ocean water was definitely the highlight of the island, and we spent 12 out of 14 days in the water and on the beach.




More to come!  Much, MUCH more.

Evolution of a Bride

It’s always so interesting to look back through the archives with fresh eyes.  Last night I spent some time re-editing this image from Hailey and Jeff’s wedding (featured HERE, and HERE), and enjoyed seeing the progress from original to final.  The differences are mostly subtle, but I thought I would share them here.  I can’t decide which I like better, edit #2 or the final edit.  Which do you prefer?

Edit #1

Edit #2:

Final Edit: