Meredith + Luke / House on Metolius Wedding

Meredith and Luke gathered their family and friends for a destination wedding at one of our favorite venues, House on Metolius. Nestled between a canyon and a meadow on the edge of the Metolius River in the middle of the Oregon Cascades, it is such a magical spot and a natural choice for bringing loved ones together for a multi-day celebration. The day of the wedding was stormy with passing rain showers, but this outdoors-loving couple didn’t mind one bit–Meredith really wanted some photos in the river, so just before sunset we took off for the river bank under stormy skies and made it happen. We love working with couples with such an adventurous attitude!

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Sydney + Jon / Mt. Hood Engagement

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Bridie + John / Portland Engagement [on a boat!]

Some couples meet through friends, or online, or even at a bar. Well, John & Bridie met on a boat at a sailing race. Needless to say, there wasn’t much doubt about how we should approach their engagement photos. We met up on a long Summer evening and got out and set sail on the Willamette River just outside downtown Portland for some truly unique photos. Their wedding also proved to be one of our most unique of the year, so stay tuned!

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Julie + Ben / Tin Roof Barn Wedding

Julie & Ben were married in September at the Tin Roof Barn, one of our favorite new venues in the Columbia River Gorge. The day was full of joy as this light-hearted couple celebrated with their family & friends, and fantastic music and food.

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Jen + Seth / Latourell Falls Engagement

A Texan girl meets a Northeast boy and they set out for a life of adventure together in the Pacific Northwest . . .  Jen and Seth spend a lot of their free time exploring the mountains, beaches and forests of their new home, so it was a natural choice to head out to the Columbia River Gorge for their engagement photos. We visited some well-known landmarks, as well as a few off-the-beaten path favorites, and it was so much fun to share this unique landscape with these new friends!

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Emily + Richard / Laurelhurst Park Wedding

We can only hope that Emily & Richard make their home in Portland one day. This lovely couple chose our awesome city as the place for their intimate destination wedding. They loved the laid-back nature and access to open space that it would provide for their weekend celebration with friends and family from across the states, and as far away as Chile. After preparations and portraits at Hotel Modera downtown, everyone bussed to Laurelhurst Park for an intimate ceremony under the trees and then headed back downtown for  dinner and dancing at Andina. If you are going to spend a day in Portland to celebrate your marriage, that’s not a bad way to do it! They were such fun to work with that it was hard to see them return home to Chicago!

Preparations:  Hotel Modera
Ceremony Venue:  Laurelhurst Park
Reception Venue:  Andina
Coordination:  J29 Events
Florals:  Solabee Flowers & Botanicals
Hair & Makeup:  Olivia Walston

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The Evergreen / Modern Wedding Inspiration

The Evergreen is a new event space in Portland that has been beautifully restored by the Chefstable restaurant group. We recently collaborated with a fabulously talented group of vendors for a “modern-romance” themed inspiration shoot. The venue itself is the perfect balance of historic architecture and modern details. The bridal-room they have created is our new favorite in Portland, thanks to it’s mod-style and thoughtful design touches. We can’t wait to shoot there again! A huge thank-you goes out to everyone involved in this project, especially Rachel Coddington from the Evergreen and the ladies behind Brightnight Design for the concept and production help.

Venue:  The Evergreen
Event Design:  Bright Night
Catering:  Chefstable
Cocktails:  Merit Badge
Hair & Makeup:  Klover Beaute
Florals:  Rosemary Stafford

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Valerie + Damen / Intimate Timberline Lodge Winter Wedding

This intimate holiday fireside wedding at Timberline Lodge was the coziest event of the year!  However, before the coziness ensued, we braved the elements for some photos in the winter-wonderland landscape of Mt. Hood. Lucky for me, Valerie and Damen were excited to get outside for photos in the snow, and we tromped around the lodge taking advantage of the contrasting textures and soft light. It was such an honor to be a part of this intimate gathering of friends and family and document the start of this couple’s married life together. Intimate winter wedding at timberline lodge on mt. hood Intimate winter wedding at timberline lodge on mt. hood Read more →

John + Courtney / Maysara Winery Wedding

Maysara Winery may just be our new favorite spot for Oregon weddings. It is by far one of the most unique properties we have photographed. The Momtazi family has built an amazing structure and are the perfect hosts for some amazing events. We were so honored to photograph John and Courtney’s wedding there. They are such a caring, laid-back couple. We had a great time exploring the winery with them and documenting their celebration. To top it off, we had an exceptional vendor team for this one!


Venue:  Maysara Winery
Catering:  White Pepper
Coordination:  Creations By Ly
Flowers:  Zest Floral


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Kim + Luke / Gorge Crest Wedding

Where to begin? It has been an absolute honor to get to know Kim & Luke. These are two seriously fun-loving, genuine, and caring people! With a great vendor team & a typically stunning summer day in the Gorge, being able to document their love for each other and their family and friends in such an amazing setting was a pleasure.


Venue:  Gorge Crest
Catering:  Celilo Restaurant
DJ:  DMoe Funk

 

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