Ashley + Elliot // WED

We are so grateful be able to kick off our 2010 weddings with a couple like Ashley & Elliot! Their joy was palpable to everyone around them as Elliot kept everyone laughing and Ashley absolutely glowed with excitement.  They chose the North Star Ballroom as their venue for it’s vintage charm and wonderful textures. Luckily it stayed dry enough for us to have some fun outside around it’s beautiful brick walls (see Elliot jumping for joy later in the post)! Thank you to you both for choosing us to document your day!

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OCOM Annual Report

The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine just released it’s 2008-2009 Annual Report, and Ryan was the primary photographer for the project  (shooting the larger portraits for the features & interviews, as well a lot of acupuncture!) We have worked with OCOM for the past few years now and everyone–from the staff to the students–are always a pleasure to photograph.  Plus, we have learned a bit about acupuncture and Chinese medicine through the process! For this project we had the opportunity to photograph businesses and individuals throughout the local community who are connected with OCOM. Check out the report by clicking the link below, and read a few of the testimonials–if you are ever in need of acupuncture, or just want to try it, their clinic is a great resource!

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Angela + Bryan // Riviera Maya

This is the 5th and final post from Angela & Bryan’s fabulous wedding celebration in Mexico’s Riviera Maya! We have already blogged about shooting under-the-radar at midnight in their hotel pool, Angela’s stunning bridal portraits, their sunset beach wedding ceremony, and photographing at night around Playa Del Carmen following the ceremony.  After all of the festivities, we took a few days to relax and found ourselves outside the tiny village of Akumal, about 2 hours south of Cancun,  snorkeling with turtles and stingrays in the surrounding lagoons.  Bryan & Angela came out to meet us one afternoon and we took a few hours for a trash-the-dress session with a dress that Angela picked up for a bargain!

Yes, it is almost their first anniversary but it has been fun and tantalizing for these Portland photographers to revisit these images. Please enjoy the photos below, but if you are viewing from here in the Northwest we suggest you refrain from visiting any airline or travel-related websites for at least a day or so to avoid making any rash decisions to get out of town!

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Ashley + Elliot // Preview

This shot is a fairly accurate depiction of the awesomeness from Ashley & Elliot’s wedding last weekend–Elliot being hilarious (err . . . suave) & Ashley cracking up! The beautiful vintage touches they brought to the North Star Ballroom, and their loving family and friends also made for an awesome day. We think it was a great way to kick off our 2010 weddings!

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Stylish + Green Wedding Transportation

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Even under the sometime-rainy skies of Portland, pedicabs are a great way to get around town on your wedding day! If you are planning a downtown wedding, consider using pedicabs for your own transportation or even for your guests. They give a great look to your photos, and can help maximize your time giving you more options for locations!

For their October wedding, Emily and Brian used PDX Pedicab to travel to and from their wedding at the Classical Chinese Garden.

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Summer Memory

A quick salute to sun, warm breezes, and hammock time . . .

Love Those Dresses

These bridesmaids dresses are the coolest!  They are exactly the same, but can be tied in different configurations to give a unique look for each bridesmaid. Plus, the sheen of the fabric and color looked spectacular in our lights. Thanks for the pose, ladies–we really dig the austere “Vanity Fair” vibe of this image!

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Our Newest Photo Editor

It is not very often that we post phone photos here on the blog, but Leland is excited to share his new position with everyone. Here is our little editor-in-training.

Emily + Brian // WED

Portland’s Classical Chinese Garden, a beautiful setting for any event, was particularly enchanting this October evening. Amidst an intimate gathering of family and friends, Emily and Brian shared their vows with each other just after sunset, under the glow of handmade paper lanterns from local artisans at the Hi-Hi Gallery.  We started the day photographing at Hotel Lucia, then hailed a few pedicabs to travel to the Gardens in true Portland style.

We hope you enjoy the images as much as we enjoyed being a part of this beautiful wedding!

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Happy Birthday, Beautiful!

Today is Joelle’s birthday, and it is a big one. No, she is not surpassing some scary middle-age milestone. It is her first birthday as a mamma!

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