Lacey + DJ / Brasada Ranch Wedding

Oregon’s high-desert was full of gorgeous light for Lacey & DJ’s Brasada Ranch wedding, and we were treated to one of the best sunsets I’ve experienced this year. It didn’t hurt to have a 180-degree view of the Cascades with Mt. Jefferson & the Sisters in sight! The evening came to an end with DJ and his friends performing an impromptu pass-the-imaginary-basketball dance (think Harlem Globetrotters meets techno-rave). Having seen a lot of crazy dances at weddings, this was entirely new to me. It was an impressive performance, to say the least!

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Emily & Casey featured on the Wedding Chicks.

 The scorchingly-hot & joyously-colorful wedding of Casey & Emily that we photographed last summer at Ft. Vancouver was recently featured by The Wedding Chicks.  Of course, this isn’t nearly as exciting as the news that this awesome couple just welcomed their new daughter into the world! We’re pretty fond of this dynamic duo, and so happy for them to start their family!

There was a great team of vendors that helped to make this wedding happen, in addition to all of the work put in by Emily, Casey, and their friends and family. Watertown Films created a beautiful film, which you can check out here. Coordination & event planning was provided by Carolyn of Canova Design. The bride’s hair & makeup was done by the lovely Stephanya Portukalian, and Jesse & Shawn with Event Team Entertainment pumped everyone up and brought the house down as usual.

If you like this couple’s style, you can view our entire blog post of their wedding or see them wading through frigid waters on Sauvie Island for a truly one-of-a-kind engagement session.

Christina + Matthew

For their engagement session, Christina & Matthew wanted a classic “night-at-the-theater” downtown feel. We started with drinks at the Heathman Hotel, and then hit the streets outside the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Some things never go out of style!

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Liz + Gerardo

It was really fun to discover this area around Cape Horn in the Columbia River Gorge with Liz & Gerardo on such a stunning day! They were so enthusiastic about exploring this unique location, despite it being near freezing and more than a little windy. Such are the sacrifices we make for a beautiful mid-winter day in the Pacific Northwest!

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Luanne & Daniel / Hamptons Wedding

Luanne and Daniel’s Hampton’s wedding was recently featured on Well Wed Magazine’s blog, so we thought we would share a few more from this couple’s art-deco & 1920′s inspired celebration! We loved our time in the Hamptons, and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Lu & Dan’s families. Jewish weddings are a blast to photograph, with all of their ceremonies throughout the day & opportunities for group celebration, and we were there to catch it all from the Tisch & Bedecken to the Ketubah signing and their modern ceremony & reception!  Everything was held at the groom’s family’s home in Bridgehampton, and Luanne did an amazing job of designing the whole yard for a Gatsby-eque garden party. To top it all off, Luanne had a great idea for a twenties-inspired photobooth. After some collaboration, we created our first-ever “man-in-the-moon” photobooth, which was definitely a hit!

Coordination : Cloud Nove Events

Custom Chuppah Design: Andrea Cohen, Chuppah Studio


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Lynn + Zach / Puget Sound Ferry Boat Engagement

Ihave always wanted to shoot an engagement session on a ferry, and finally got a chance to do so just after Christmas! Zachary & Lynn were up from Arizona visiting family in Tacoma for the holidays, and wanted to shoot in a setting very different than what they were used to back home. Riding a ferry and walking the beaches of Puget Sound seemed like just the ticket. Somewhat miraculously, we were even treated to dry skies and a bit of sun! They must have brought a bit of the desert weather vibes with them. We had a great time, and as a bonus got to watch a baby seal on the beach & a sea otter having lunch. Thumbs-up, Pacific Northwest!!


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Nicole + John / Urban-Rustic Portland Wedding

We love living in a region where it’s easy get out in country surrounded by nature for the afternoon, and then dine on amazing local food in the city later that same evening.  John and Nicole’s unique celebration followed this format, starting with a ceremony at Oregon’s Champoeg State Park in the Willamette Valley followed by a rooftop reception and family-style dinner in downtown Portland at the Ecotrust Building. These contrasting settings were inspired by a desire to blend the backgrounds of this couple, and a bit of family history. Nicole’s parents met 30 years earlier at the exact spot of the wedding ceremony, and Nicole & John now call Portland home.  She was raised in a small town near Champoeg, and John in the city. They also wanted to celebrate this best-of-both-worlds vibe that Portland does so well.

As for that canoe, if you get married at one of Oregon’s most historic sites, you may just have to get your explorer-pose on (thanks to some generous local boaters passing by)!

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Chelsea + Jeff / Silverton, OR, Wedding

Chelsea and Jeff were a blast to photograph!  Their wedding, in all it’s sparkling-golden-glory, was held in the hills outside Silverton, OR, at Abiqua Country Estate.

Wedding couple in an embrace close-up. Bride and groom surrounded ball tall trees and green bushes.

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Katie + Daniel

I met with Katie and Daniel this Summer on Sauvie Island while they were in town on a visit.  It was fun to get to know them while we explored the orchards and fields of flowers, and I am really looking forward to photographing their Mt. Hood wedding this Spring!

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Kasey + Jeff / Columbia Gorge Wedding

Photographing Kasey & Jeff amidst the beauty of this stark Oregon desert landscape was worth battling the over-100-degree heat! Their wedding took place on Kasey’s parent’s ranch near Rufus, Oregon.

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