Welcome to an expression of creativity: where each frame tells a story, each click captures an inspired moment, and every picture paints a treasured memory. Embark on a journey through visual wedding narratives, intricate photo compositions, heartfelt personal projects, and delightful glimpses into the tapestry of this creative life.
Whether you're a fellow artist seeking inspiration, a couple in search of the perfect storyteller for your special celebration, or simply a soul drawn to the beauty of film photography--please feel welcome to explore, engage, and be inspired by a simply splendid perspective.
Musings of a photographic artist
I often think to myself, “I am so, so lucky to work with the nicest people!” It’s almost like a pinch-me sort of revelation over and over again and the gratefulness I have because of it overflows. I remember when Emily reached out to me, I liked her immediately and when we had our virtual […]
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“Now that I have your heart by heart, I see.” -Elise Bogan In the Pacific Northwest, a winter wedding–even an elopement is typically indoors. With this wedding inspiration shoot, I wanted to work with other Portland wedding vendors to create a visual explosion of romance, vibrant color, and sweet, endearing love indoors. The theme […]
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“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” -Osho Life often turns out a little differently than we imagine it to, doesn’t it? I think when we’re young and in our late teens through our […]
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Clothing by Suoak; styling by Artfully Uncommon; hair and makeup by Kylie Sallee; and models from Option Model & Media. Images made with a Contax 645 and Fuji 400H film. Marla Cyree of Simply Splendid specializes in film photography in Portland, Oregon.
There are so many amazing and beautiful places I would love to see in the world, places I dream of going and taking my daughter. To experience, to see, to smell, to taste the world… this is a strong desire of my heart. We are lucky though, that we live in such a beautiful place […]
Lately I am feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes in a beautifully inspiring way, sometimes in a drop-you-to-your-knees with tears sort of way. Where is it all going? Toward good, I can only hope. I keep puttering along it seems, going about my days one at a time and then all of a sudden, I’ll take stock of […]
Dear Eva, I often think about you throughout the day. I think about a lot of little things, like the look of completed bliss on your face as we hug or snuggle; the way you sit at the table just happy as a clam as you work on whatever project you have going on; how […]