Angela + Bryan | 4 of 5

Here we go again . . .  we are not quite done posting a bunch of the amazing images from Angela & Bryan’s Mexico destination wedding in March!  After their ceremony at sunset, we took a few minutes for photos with the couple as the sun sank below the horizon. The party then moved into town (Playa Del Carmen) for a delicous Mayan-themed dinner at Yaxche. After dinner we walked around town with Bryan and Angela for some photos on the street and a moonlight stroll along the beach.  With Playa’s active nightlife, there were plenty of cool locations to stop and shoot at no shortage of onlookers!

Here is the pier where we started things off . . .


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Kristin + David | E-Session

Taking full advantage of the lovely weather, we recently met up with Kristin & David for a shoot down on Portland’s riverfront. They were true naturals in front of the camera, and we had a blast. Thanks Kristin & David, we are looking forward to your wedding in May!

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Bryan + Angela | The Ceremony

It has been so awesome to re-visit this wedding as we process all the images. We had such a great time with Bryan and Angela.  And the light . . . . well, let’s just say it’s rare to get such wonderful light here in Oregon.  It is astounding to me how it can be crisp, clear, and hold a soft glow all at the same time! It must be that Carribean air! Needless to say, we have a lot of favorites (hence the multiple blog posts)!

This installment brings us to the ceremony, and a few photos of Bryan since we dedicated an entire earlier post to his beautiful bride. Enjoy!

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Nicole + Marcus | E-session

We are excited to photograph Nicole and Marcus’ wedding this weekend. They are such an easygoing couple and a lot of fun to work with. We met up with them earlier this month for their engagement session in the Columbia River Gorge, and despite passing rain-squalls a great time was had by all. Thank you, Marcus and Nicole for being so relaxed despite the crazy Oregon spring weather!

Angela | Riviera Maya

One of the benefits (and there are quite a few . . . ) to photographing destination weddings is the generally relaxed nature of the entire day (or days) and the chance for us to really connect with the couples we work with, their family and guests. Angela and Bryan’s wedding near Playa del Carmen was no exception. We were especially grateful for the opportunity to spend over an hour with Angela before the wedding for some bridal photos.  We casually moved around the grounds of the resort hosting the wedding, and really got to be creative with the location.  A big thank-you goes out to the bar staff that let us take over their entryway for a few minutes (see all photos with the rockin’ white wood backgound).  Of course, Angela was amazing to work with and we owe her our thanks as well. We hope you enjoy the photos! [Click the image or link below to view more from the session]

There’s even more to come from this fabulous destination wedding in Mexico, so stay tuned!

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Been seeing a lot of this lately . . .

Angela + Bryan | POOLparty

For the past week we had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with Bryan & Angela and their families to celebrate and document their wedding here near Playa del Carmen in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. A few nights before the wedding, we took advantage of the amazing pool area at their resort for a little midnight photo session. Click the image below for more images from the pool and check back soon for some of our favorites from the wedding!

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Stay Tuned . . .

We are on our way to Mexico for Bryan & Angela’s wedding near Playa del Carmen, and we’ll be posting lots of new images soon! Until then, here are a few favorites from their engagement shoot in the Columbia River Gorge this summer.

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This Does Not Signal a Career Change!

Welcome to my modeling debut!

Back in January, my youngest brother Jared (aka Brooklyntweed to all you knitters out there) stayed with us for a few days while teaching a workshop in Portland. He recently finished this vest, aptly named Alberta in honor of our neighborhood, and asked me to model if for him. I’m pretty reluctant to this sort of thing–especially when wearing a sweater-vest is involved (not quite my style)–and really prefer working from behind the camera. All shyness aside, I am very proud of Jared’s artistic accomplishments with knitting and photography, and am honored to be a part of his projects. If you want the full scoop on the vest, as well as more photos of me trying to act as suave as possible–check out his blog at:

Maria + Bryan Tie the Knot

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of shooting Bryan & Maria’s intimate winter wedding. A huge thank you goes out to the amazingly talented Mary Flower for referring us to this awesome couple! If you love the blues, you must check out Mary’s music. She is heralded by many musicians to the one of the best living finger-style blues guitarists. We feel very fortunate for her friendship.

After shooting their pre-wedding session, we were instantly excited for this wedding! Bryan and Maria are a fun-loving couple and we had fun getting creative in all the stylish rooms of the Arista Ballroom in SE Portland. After processing these photos, it feels like we were on some glamorous vintage Hollywood set. Enjoy, and be sure to click the image below or the text link to view the rest of this post!

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