Wedding | Mayan + Derek

Yesterday marked the beginning of April 2018, which I can hardly believe. This year is going by so fast! I'm quite excited though, because the weather is warming up here in Portland, and wedding season is about to start. My first wedding of 2018 is coming up on April 8, and it's got me reflecting on all the amazing weddings I got to be a part of last year. 

One of my favorites happened to be for a dear friend. Mayan and I worked together at the Oregon Humane Society a long while back, and when she asked me to photograph her wedding on her godmother's vineyard, it was met with a very enthusiastic, "Hell yes!"

Derek is about one of the sweetest men you'll ever meet, and his love for Mayan is palpable. They were so happy this day, as was everyone gathered to celebrate their love, and the dramatic setting was a perfect fit. 


Welcome to the NJP blog

I'm excited to share with you! This space will host a few different things.

I'll, of course, be sharing features of weddings, boudoir, and other photographic adventures I'm working on.


I'll also take you along on some of my travels. My husband, Jay, and I love to see as much of the world as we can, and there are plenty of photos taken along the way.


I'll also get real with you and talk about some things that are very important to me (and any projects I'm working on related to them): human rights, animal rights, mental health, and conservation.

And last, but not least, I will share some of my favorite things. I'll talk about my favorite wedding vendors in the PNW, my favorite places to travel, my favorite foods (and where to find them), and so much more.

Thank you for being here! I'm truly honored to have you.

If you have a request for something you'd like me to write about, or if you're looking for a wedding or boudoir photographer, I'd love to hear from you! Just reach out via my contact form in the upper right.

Have a shiny day!