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!
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!
When Margaret asked if, instead of a traditional location-based engagement shoot, I might be interested in joining them for a zoobomb ride through downtown Portland ending up at Por Que No for margaritas, it took me about .012345 seconds to answer with a resounding “Yes!” Moral of the story: if you have an idea for a photoshoot that is unique to you, please let us know because we are all for it. If that idea involves a healthy dose of adventure, I’m in it 120%! (ex: here is the setup I used on a few of these photos).
What a day for a sunny springtime wedding! Michal and Bryant were married at Portland’s Columbia Edgewater Country Club. This was one of the most boisterous group of guys we have photographed in a while! Despite the groomsmen’s antics, Michal glowed with a graceful beauty the entire day. The day was also full of surprises including a mariachi band, dart-gun ambush on the dance-floor, and Bryant’s spontaneous rendition of Prince’s Kiss (thankfully, not at the same time)!
Casey & Emily are serious fun-spirited adventurers. I don’t know too many people who would jump at the chance to stand in 40-degree water or train their dogs to sit on top of fence posts in the name of unique photography. They definitely know how to keep it interesting!
Heather & Ryan’s wedding took place at one of our favorite outdoor venues in Oregon (which is saying a lot, given the number of outstanding options for outdoor weddings around here!) Bridal Veil Lakes is a rustic spot tucked away in the forest of the Columbia River Gorge, yet is it just minutes from downtown Portland. It’s a great place to showcase the natural beauty of our area to out-of-state friends and family, yet still be close to the city. Beauty was in full abundance for Ryan & Heather as forest fires nearby (but not too nearby!) created a fine haze in the sky & gorgeous light all day! We even had the chance to head over to Crown Point before the ceremony for photos with the bride & groom, and a great view of the Gorge.
Tamara & Jordan’s downtown Portland wedding at The Nines represented not one, but two “firsts” for us. It was the first time we have ever experienced an acrobatic troupe’s performance at a wedding, as well as a free-style BMX show! After that it was an all-out party. Ryan also had the opportunity to shoot a day-after session with them around the rose garden in Washington Park, which proved to be an excellent choice given Tamara’s stunning red hair. The ever-talented Ashley Forrette joined us behind the lens the day of the wedding, and some of these photos are hers.