Yes, Brandon & Stephanie chose a stunning venue for their wedding (Mt. Hood Organic Farms is one of our favorites); yes, nearly every detail was lovingly thought out and designed by the couple; and yes, the food was amazing (more on that later). Despite these things, the most memorable part of this wedding was the pure joy that emanated from this couple the entire day–infusing every inch of their ceremony and celebration with a palpable enthusiasm. We see grooms shed a tear or two now and then, but it was really touching to see the tears welling up in Brandon’s eyes while he was hanging out with his groomsmen, well before the ceremony and seeing his bride.
Back to the food. Mt. Hood Organic Farms prides itself on preparing delicious fresh, local foods yet this wedding took that locavore concept one step further. The bride and groom grew nearly all the fruits & vegetables on the menu on their small farm outside Portland. We had the opportunity to meet them there for a photo session earlier in the Summer, and it was awesome to see all their hard work savored by their close friends and family. I could go on about how much we enjoyed shooting this wedding, but will let the photos tell the rest of the story . . .