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

Our Proposal Story....as told by Justin

I usually let Brandy do all the blogging but today I took over so I could share a few special things.

Four years ago today was one of the greatest days of my life! It was on this day that Brandy said “YES” on becoming my wife.

It all started when Brandy opened the door with her cheerfully warm smile on our first date. She was truly an angel. As we began spending so much time together, it became very obvious to me that Brandy was unlike anyone I had ever known. Her amazing heart that made me feel like no other. Her compassionate approach to the world around her and the people she came into contact with. Her passion for life, determination and continuous drive excited me. Her incredible intelligence and abundance of knowledge was unheard of. As our feelings continued to grow, I knew quickly that Brandy was absolutely perfect for me and I couldn’t image not sharing the rest of my life with her.

So, on this day, four years ago, I drove Brandy over to Newport for what would be a memorable trip. After a romantic dinner, Brandy and I bundled up for an evening on the beach. As our evening of laughing and chatting continued, I knew the time was right. Brandy was the woman I had longed for my entire life. Alongside our fire, I anxiously reached into my pocket, pulled out her engagement ring and took a knee as I asked Brandy to marry me. Her surprise and excitement exploded into an amazing feeling that I will never forget. Her beautiful smile shining with glee lit up the beach that perfect evening.

Not a day goes by that I don’t ask myself how I became so lucky to have such an amazing woman to spend my life with. Thank you baby for making my dreams come true!

I love you and always will.

~ Justin

The snapshot below is one I took in downtown San Francisco while we were traveling for one of our destination weddings. I love this image because this is Brandy. It just shows that there is not much that can stop her. And yes, even though the luggage weighed as much as she did, she made it all the way to the subway and through the airport.

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Oregon Engagement Session more of Troy & Aubree ~ McCloud Photography

Just had to share some more photos.

Thank you Troy and Aubree for letting us capture your love and these images. It was really a pleasure!

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Oregon Engagement Photographer ~ Troy & Aubree ~ McCloud Photography

Troy & Aubree were such a sweet couple. As you can tell, they were also very photogenic. What I just love about the photos from their session is how you can just see their love. I love it when you are photographing a couple and they are so into each other that they don't even seem to know you're there! It is just so real and so magical to be there in that moment.

We have more photos of their session but we will have to save those for another day.

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Memorial Day 2009 ~ Thank you to our Veterans.

Today I think about the people we care about and those who we have never met who are serving America. I was thinking of the peacefulness of our wonderful little community and how it has come from the work of so many great people. There are so many freedoms we daily take for granted that so many have given their lives to provide. It also makes me think of people who became my friends when I worked in healthcare, the WWII veterans, both men and women who had served and those who supported them from home. They told stories of so many sad losses but you could hear their determination to continue to fight for America and our freedom. Today is a great reminder of all of these people, both past and present.

This photo is from several years ago while in New York. Even in the midst of the storm, the Statue of Liberty is a powerful sight and a great reminder.

Thank you to all who have served our country and the great many sacrifices that you and your family have given.

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Family Photo Session Oregon ~ Can you guess who this is? ~ McCloud Photography

This is a fun one. Can you guess who this past couple is? I will give you a hint...their dog is now sharing the spotlight. I have lots to say about this family session but I will leave that for later. Here is a quick peek. I just love this photo!
We have been so busy lately. We have tons to do and lots of things to catch everyone up on. But we couldn't be happier about it! All I seem to have time for is sneak peeks but I promise we will share more soon.

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Oregon Newborn Photographer ~ McCloud Photography Studio Session

What a crazy day in the studio but we did capture this perfect moment between mother and baby. I just love how he looks like he is smiling as she kisses him.
We're so glad everyone made it to the studio and it was wonderful to meet the newest addition to the family.

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Oregon Senior Photographer ~ McCloud Photography ~ Madison's Senior Rep Photos

We had such a great time with Madison during her senior rep session! We couldn't have asked for a nicer day especially after our first attempt was rained out. Thank you Madison for being a great model. I can't wait until your next session. I have the perfect spot picked out!

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West Albany Senior Rep ~ Sneak Peak ~ McCloud Photography

We are excited to have Madison as our West Albany Senior Rep. This is just a quick peak more to follow!

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Thought for the day! ~ McCloud Photography

"Life is only meaningful when we are striving for a goal."

By Aristotle

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Picnic at Vista House in Corbett, Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

We had a chance to stop at the Vista House on our way to do a site visit with one of our wedding couples. It was great to have some time for a picnic together. The views were absolutely amazing of the Columbia Gorge! We couldn't have asked for better weather. Now, we just hope this weather returns soon.

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Stayton Oregon Senior Photographer ~ Meet Kendra ~ McCloud Photography

Here are some photos of Kendra! Kendra is our Senior Rep from Stayton High School. Although the weather was a bit chilly, the lighting was wonderful. Kendra is a sweet and beautiful young lady. We are definitely excited to have her as one of our reps.

We are still accepting Senior Reps for certain areas and schools. If you are interested, please contact us.

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Lincoln City Oregon Senior Photographer ~ McCloud Photography ~ Betsy's Senior Session

It was a joy to photograph Betsy last week in Lincoln City, Oregon. We were glad we were able to get her photos done before she graduated in June. Betsy is a young lady with many talents and involved in many activities. We wish Betsy the very best as she moves on towards college.

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