A land of possibilities in Portland, Oregon | A photography workshop and road trip.

This past spring, I went to portland to attend an amazing photography workshop called Possible. I went with 2 fellow, and very talented, photographers from my hometown in Golden, BC, Lois and Noa of Lolo and Noa Photography. We decided to drive and enjoy a couple days of road tripping on our way to Portland before joining the workshop. There were lots of giggles, beautiful scenery, long hours in the car, and stories that were shared on route to Portland.

The workshop was hosted by a trio of talented photographers: Gabe McClintock, Ed Peers and Jesh De Rox. A good portion of the workshop focused on great discussion with each of our hosts, learning how they approach their craft within their chosen genre of photography. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, and felt like I walked away with a better connection to the both the couples, and the work, I was hoping to bring forward in the coming wedding season. I am very pleased with what was created this year with my clients, and know a huge part of that came from my time at the Possible workshop. One of my highlight moments from the workshop, came when we were taken to a beautiful waterfall to put our learning to practice, photographing a beautiful couple just outside of Portland. I loved getting to photograph this couple, in the setting they provided, with lots of fellow enthusiastic photographers joyfully shooting their little hearts out. It was an awesome experience to say the least! Thank for being such incredible models for us, Narsete Photography!

My second highlight moment from the whole trip, was exploring Cannon Beach with a wonderful gaggle of excellent photographers, extremely keen to put our new skills to work on each other and practice what was learned during the workshop. I adored this day so much. I have always had a desire to do more one on one photography work with women. Tiara Brouse, of Tiara Brouse Photography was the lovely soul who allowed me to photographer her, and navigate one of my first experiences doing this. I couldn't have asked for a better subject to flex my creative muscles with, I absolutely love the photos we made together. Between her, the setting, the amazing photographers who joined for the evening, all of it was a memorable experience. 

Lois, Noa and I began our travels back to BC, driving along the Oregon coastline, photographing each other along the way. We played with unicorn heads on the beach, cigarette smoke, and visiting adorable antique shops on the route back home. All in all it was an amazing trip! I am so grateful for the new perspectives gained, a head and heart that were full of fresh inspiration, and for the great company I got to share it with.

I really enjoyed taking these photos, so I thought I would share some here to show more of my personal photography work. I look forward to doing more of this in the future as I make plans to set out for Italy this coming spring to explore as much of this beautiful country as I can. It will be my first trip to Europe, and I am beyond thrilled to spend a month exploring Italy. I can't wait to photograph my through the country. 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my personal photos! I hope your day is a bright one.

Warm wishes,

Jody, xo

Kananaskis Country, Alberta ~ Elopement at Mount Engadine Lodge

The season of blogging is finally here! It is so nice to have the time to start sharing all of the wonderful weddings and engagement sessions I got to be a part of this past spring, summer and fall. This has been a great year for Jody Goodwin Photography!

To start of this years weddings, here is a sweet engagement session and elopement I had the pleasure of joining in Kananaskis country area this past May. Sara and Justin are both avid outdoors people who wanted a wedding and engagement session that reflected how they share their time in the mountains.

This lovely, earthy elopement was beautifully based at Mount Engadine Lodge along The Smith Dorrien highway in Kananskis country. If you have never had the chance to visit this gorgeous little nook in the mountains, you are missing out! It is quaint, cozy and the perfect place to host a small/intimate mountain wedding away from the hustle and bustle of cities.

I hope you enjoy this collection of images from both their engagement session, which also took place near Mount Engadine Lodge, and their wedding. I wish you both the very best, Sara and Justin. Thank you for bringing me along to capture your love of the mountains, nature and each other. xo

Here are the vendors who played a role in Sara and Justin's wedding:

Venue, Accommodations, and Food: Mount Engadine Lodge

Hair and Make up: Lillie and Lace Beauty Co.

Dress: Milamira Bridal

Flowers: Flowers by Janie

Hair Accessory: Davie and Chiyo

Officient: Rev Klaus Ohloff

Lau Family Sessions in Banff and Lake Louise area

I am so pleased to share this lovely family session I had the pleasure of doing last summer with the Lau family, from Hong Kong. They contacted me looking to do some family portraits while on vacation in Banff National Park over the summer. I happily obliged, and agreed to meet them in Banff for a session on an overcast, but very nice day in July. When we finished the session, they quickly asked if I would be available for another session in the Lake Louise area. I happened to be free another day that week, and was happy to meet with them again in the Lake Louise area to continue our family sessions there.

The weather could not have been more beautiful for the Lake Louise and Morraine Lake area for a second family session together. I am so glad they asked, as it gave me an opportunity to learn more about them and where they come from. What a treat to get learn more about them and their lives in Hong Kong.

Thank you for the great family sessions, the laughs and opportunities to tell stories about our beloved home countries. I look forward to your return someday. Best wishes, xo