Welcome to Our Blog.

The Blog is a place we like to share some of our recent photo sessions, talk about the amazing people we get to work with, and let you in on a little bit of our crazy lives. We are a wife and husband team, who love our job and love working together. That's a photo of us on the right we took during a snow storm in Central Park. Leave it to us to visit New York during one of the worst snow storms in 60 years! Of course it did make for a great photo. We hope you stick around to enjoy some of our work and get to know us. We promise to share some of our crazy adventures. If you feel like it be sure to show us some love by leaving us Blog comments, they always make us feel good. Thank you for visiting! ~Brandy & Justin

Project Backpack ~ a Program started by Western Oregon University Graduate, Melissa Lalack

Melissa was one of our wonderful past brides. We had the pleasure of photographing her wedding back in 2006. Justin and I were so delighted when we read the article in Western Oregon University Magazine about her achievements with Project Backpack.

Project Backpack is a program Melissa set-up to help youth who were being released from correctional facilities in the Willamette Valley who would be homeless. The idea of the program is to provide these youth with some survival tools that can help them get successfully back into the community. Inside the backpacks are hygiene items, water, food, supplies, a first aid kit, basic clothing, blankets, bus passes, and a resource list showing shelters, medical services and help for finding a job throughout the state. The bus pass is a huge link to helping the youth get a job because without transportation, finding a job is near impossible. The supplies have come through various donations.

True to Melissa’s nature, she is still helping out with the program even though she has completed her Masters course work. In Melissa’s own words, “The kids are our future and we need to help out the youth that are growing up right now without families and places to live. We need to step-up and help those kids so they can grow up and contribute to our society.”

We are glad that Melissa has set such an example for all of us. Thank you Melissa, we are so glad we have had the chance to work with you.

Below are a couple photos from Melissa and Tyler’s Wedding.

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Gift Cards with McCloud Photography – Perfect for any occasion!

We are now doing gift cards! These are super cute looking gift cards like you would get from any large department store. We have them in values of $100, $50, and $25. They make great gifts!
If you’re a bride, they are great options for your guests to purchase in place of other wedding gifts. You might be able to upgrade your wedding album or even help pay for your photography package with these cards! We have a program all set-up for your guest to easily order these cards. Just ask and we will get it set up for you.

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Come see us at the Eugene Bridal Show: Booth #211 ~ McCloud Photography

We just finished setting up our booth at the Eugene Bridal Show and thought we would share a quick photo of our booth. The show is open from 10-5 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday. If you happen to be coming to the show, stop by and say hello.

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Bridal Show in Eugene, Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

This weekend, January 17th & 18th, we will be at the Eugene Bridal Show held at the Lane Events Center. If you are planning a wedding, it's a wonderful place to get ideas. There are so many amazing exibitors at the bridal show that can help you finalize your wedding day plans.

We are having a drawing so stop by our booth and fill out a form. Also, if you mention that you saw this blog, we will have a special prize for you. We look forward to meeting this year's coming brides and grooms.

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Green Villa Barn Open House in Independence, Oregon

Today we stopped by the Open House at the Green Villa Barn in Independence, Oregon. This amazing venue offers many options for all types of events both inside the barn or the beautiful garden across the street. Here are a few photos we took while we were visiting. If you have never been there, we highly recommend a visit.

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Ryan & Tia's Wedding at Eola Hills Wine Cellars in Rickreall, Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

We gave you a sneak peek of Ryan and Tia’s wedding awhile back but we really wanted to share more from this amazing couple. This wedding took place at Eola Hills Wine Cellars in Rickreall, Oregon. Tia did a fantastic job with creating a beautiful wedding and reception with many personal touches. As you can see from some of the photos, details such as the center pieces, vases, and champagne flutes were all handmade from glass in their glass blowing studio, The Edge Art Gallery in Newport, Oregon. As you can imagine, each of these details amounted to countless hours of preparation and hard work that were an incredible addition.

Not only was the day filled with details, it was also overflowing with emotion, from Ryan shedding tears of happiness, the emotional dances, and the heart warming toasts from their loved ones, this wedding was special from the very beginning. It was obvious that Ryan and Tia are two very loved people and we can completely understand why! Here are some photos to enjoy.

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Come visit us at the Salem, Oregon Bridal Show this weekend.

If you are planning getting married, a bridal show is a great place to go. So much great information, giveaways, and discounts. We will have a few fun giveaways of our own. The Salem Bridal Show is at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and is located in the Jackson Long building. Show hours are Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (11-4). Hope to see you there. More information click on this web address www.oregonweddingshowcase.com

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