18 of Some of the Best Moments of 2018

Another wonderful year has come to a close, bringing us to the start of a new one. With the ringing in of 2019, we reflect on (some of) the best moments of 2018. Enjoy!

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Wedding

It was in December when we were met with brilliant blue skies and sparkling leaves. Courtney was treated to hair and makeup styling by Styled by DaraLyn before this dazzling couple enjoyed a stroll at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, each adorned with a Flowers and Thyme masterpiece.

Heather Mills Photography -- Best Eugene Wedding Photographer

Intimate weddings are uniquely refreshing—and Ron and Kelsee’s was exactly that. They were married at the Hallmark Resort in Newport, sharing their vows before those nearest and dearest to them with the grand sea and sprawling beach as their backdrop. After the final toasts, they stole away for last-light portraits, when this unforgettable moment was captured.

Heather Mills Photography -- Branding and Headshot Photographer in Eugene

This radiant woman is a talented pianist, accompanist, and music director. Emily’s stand-out branding portraits were created at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in downtown Eugene.

Heather Mills Photography -- Reader's Choice Awards Register Guard Voted Best Photographer in Eugene

We were humbled to be recognized again as your favorite photographer in the Eugene/Springfield area. Former Studio Manager, Jacquelyn (left) and Heather Mills (right) pose at the Register Guard’s Reader’s Choice banquet.

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Engagement Photographer

On a stroll at Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville for their Engagement Portraits, Chris and Maria shared a magical moment in this dream-like scene. A few months later, we celebrated their union at the Old Schoolhouse wedding venue in Newberg.

Addison and Erin traveled to Eugene the year before (see them in our top 20 of 2017) and enjoyed private access to Sweet Cheeks Winery for their Engagement Portraits just after the Willamette Valley received a blanket of snow. In 2018, they asked us to travel to them to capture their wedding day—across the country in Orlando, Florida! Erin spent her getting ready moments at the Reunion Resort with rays of sunlight streaming in from her balcony windows.

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Headshot and Branding Photographer

This Eugene real estate broker came to the studio this year for updated branding portraits. Brandy’s new headshots reflect her professionalism, expertise, and approachability—and we love her style!

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Wedding Photographer

Exchanging vows on the beach and dancing the night away with their dearest family and friends, Chris and Julia’s intimate wedding on private property in Pacific City was a dream come true. Shortly after saying “I do,” they stole away for some sweet moments alongside the water, with Cape Kiwanda in the distance and a work of art in Julia’s hand by Gypsy Bleu Florals.

David and Bekah’s wedding ceremony at the Water Oasis wedding venue in Newberg featured abounding joy. And though this adorable ring bearer had a spotlight moment as he retired from his post mid-ceremony, this couple’s first kiss was one for the books.

A South Eugene High School graduating senior wanted something out-of-the-ordinary for his senior portraits to showcase his passion and talent in dance. Now, a Houston Ballet dancer, Nathan and his dance partner, Paige (along with the generous help of Oregon Ballet Academy artistic director, John) took Eugene by storm. From in-studio to downtown below to rooftop high, creating art with these dance artists was unforgettable.

When we were asked to capture these new parents’ first family portraits with their daughter, we were deeply honored. Their legacy session began in the courtyard at Terpening Terrace with Aaron and Andre’s Grandmother, and continued among the fresh blooms at the Owen Rose Garden along the river in Eugene.

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Headshot Photographer

This attorney’s new professional headshots were the perfect piece to his company’s rebrand. This portrait was created on-site in Michael’s downtown Eugene office.

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Senior Photographer

At each client’s consultation, a vision is created. One of the things this high school senior loves is the way the city feels just as the day’s light begins to disappear. After an in-studio portrait experience, we took Jade’s second look downtown to the 5th Street Market, capturing a blue hour moment under a fall sky.

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Wedding Photographer

Michael and Hannah’s wedding took place at the Downtown Athletic Club in Eugene. Before their grand entrance into the ballroom as Mr. and Mrs., this couple snuck outside for a quick—and extraordinary—kiss.

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Boudoir Photographer

In 2018, along with our year-round boudoir offerings, we created a 5-course boudoir experience for clients to select from. The 3rd course: sheers and fans. From hand painted backdrops created specifically for these sessions to assistants on-site to help tend to the direction and velocity of the fans, they were dynamic and creative sessions—and the other 4 courses (in their own elements) were, too! To see more of those, join us in our private group.

With sprawling natural beauty that can be accessed through every season, this passionate and delightful couple chose Mt. Pigah Aroboretum in Eugene as their wedding venue. Along a trail, and just after Sean and Jazzi’s first look took place, these moments were captured.

When Jordan contacted Heather Mills to help surprise his beloved—our Studio Manager, Chloe—with a proposal, she was elated and went to work. From a made-up on-site branding session (with a signed contract and all to help keep Chloe from suspecting), to lighting and backdrop gear loading and unloading day-of, Chloe was perplexed to find the ornament she gifted her husband-to-be years ago hanging on the door to the coffee shop where they first met at Northwest Christian University nearby the (faux) on-site branding location. Upon opening the door, Chloe was met with their song being sung and played, and an array of momentos from their years together, displayed for her as she took a trip down memory lane. When Jordan asked her to be his wife, tears were brought to all of our eyes. And likely, when Jordan and Chloe say, “I do” at their wedding this March, we’ll all be crying again.

Heather Mills Photography -- Eugene Boudoir Photographer

The last image featured here in our 18 of (some of) the best moments of 2018 is also an Instagram #topnine. Our fans loved this image—as do we! This in-studio, in-pool fine art boudoir concept was first created with Kylie and customized for our clients thereafter time and time again. To see more fine art boudoir, join us in our private group.

To all of you, THANK YOU for another spectacular year! Cheers to 2018!