It’s no secret that we love shooting weddings at Mt. Hood. There are some amazingly beautiful wedding venues in the area. Plus where else can you get married in mid-summer & go skiing in the morning!? (or hiking, golfing, windsurfing, etc…) Lily & Sam’s wedding was held at Mt. Hood Skibowl, and was a perfect venue for this fun easy-going couple. In addition to enjoying an incredible view of the mountains, guests got to choose between taking the chair-lift or the alpine-slide (think concrete luge) from the ceremony site to the reception! (Hiking the ski resort’s trails or catching the shuttle van were also an option.)
Lily & Sam had an amazing team of vendors, and some of our favorites! Nadia with Creations by Ly did the planning, and Mr. Travis Shields artfully captured the day on video. DJ Gray Matter kept the party rocking with a tightly-curated and endless selection of tunes that you can’t help but dance to.
One of the best surprises for us was the location they chose for their preparations. They rented the modernist-yet-rustic Mule Deer Cabin in Government Camp as a home-base for their wedding party for the weekend. It was photographer’s dream with great light, gorgeous furniture, and tons of thoughtful design details. Seriously, if you are considering a getaway on Mt. Hood at any time of the year, check out the Mule Deer!
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Mt. Hood Skibowl
Bridal Prep: Mule Deer Cabin
Coordination: Creations by Ly
Video: Shields Films [view the trailer here]
Photography: FS Photography
Music/Party/Booty Shakin’: DJ Gray Matter
This was our final wedding of the winter at the Silcox Hut. Unbelievably, most of our shoots up at Silcox this year have had sun–a rarity on Mt. Hood in the winter! The weather was so nice on this day in March, we spent a lot of time outside with the couple & were even able to do family group shots outside with some lighting setup. Go Oregon!
We had a marvelous winter shooting up at Timberline Lodge, and Dusty & Jay’s wedding was no exception. It was full of the usual snow, ice, laughter, & tears plus one of the more unique details we experienced this winter–a shot-ski straight out of the 80′s… instant party!
It’s full-on Spring here in Portland, but there is still plenty of snow up in the mountains and we have a few more white winter weddings to blog! In February, we had the honor of photographing Kim & Dan’s wedding at the Silcox Hut above Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge. The joy of this ebulliently fun couple is so contagious, we couldn’t help but smile the entire day. The little details also really shined through from the fondant mushrooms & truffles on the cake to the acorn and squirrel logo accompanied by the saying, “even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.” (Although, they never did explain which of them is the blind squirrel & which is the acorn…) Truer words have never been spoken, and we are so glad that Kim & Dan found each other and chose us to document this day!
It is almost time to share another gorgeous winter wedding on Mt. Hood at the Silcox Hut! Here is a quick preview of a few of the many amazing aspects of Molly & Tyler’s celebration. It was a bit cold and windy (ok, it was really cold and windy–my fingers went numb quickly!), but the sun was shining and we just had to get outside for a few photos. The ceremony ended just before sunset, as we rushed outside to capture an image with this beautiful couple on top of the world!
Martin & Miki wanted to take full advantage of sunny spring skies and ample snow on Mt. Hood for their engagement session. They were not disappointed! We had a great time with them and had a lot of fun at two beautiful locations. We started off at Trillium Lake with a beautiful view of the mountain. After hiking around the lake a bit, we made our way up to Timberline Lodge to enjoy the evening light. Martin and Miki were tough as they trekked over the snow above the lodge in their sandals! We definitely appreciate it when couples we work with make that extra effort for an amazing photo–thanks guys! We are looking forward to an awesome wedding this summer!
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This post may seem a little off-topic, but it is our hope that you can get a glimpse of what we love to do in addition to our wedding and portrait work. We have had a number of adventures over the past few months that we are excited to share! Our travel and adventure blog has been on a hiatus for a few months, so until that becomes operational again, we will be sharing some adventures with you here. Enjoy!
For backcountry skiers in the Portland/Vancouver area, the transition from Winter to Spring brings a wealth of ski opportunities. The height of the Cascade volcanoes and a generally plentiful snowpack translates to skiing well into the early months of summer. For me, this usually includes a trip up Mt. St. Helens in addition to other forays into the alpine. Saturday was a beautiful day to get out on the mountain. Click the image at right, taken looking north into the crater from the summit rim, to view images of the ride down!
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