Waverly Country Club, set on the banks of the Willamette River just outside Portland, was the perfect setting for this classically stylish wedding between two of the most genuinely caring people we have ever met. Congratulations Elise & Ray!
It was truly an honor to be a part of this celebration! Molly & Alec are two of the most genuinely caring people we have met, and that was only backed up with the love shown them by their family and friends on their wedding day. Plus, the luxurious-yet-rustic setting of Brasada Ranch never disappoints!
There were many amazing attributes to Sydney and Jonathan’s wedding: a stellar day with an incomparable view, the freshest produce we have ever tasted, and a vintage green volkswagen westfalia. Just one of those things would have made our day, but the highlight may have been when Sydney’s father got his first glimpse of his daughter in her wedding dress. It was certainly the most emotional father/daughter first-look that we have experienced.
It’s always beautiful to see how two families come together. Sydney & Jonathan have been dating since high-school and their relationship is mirrored in the closeness of their families, which both contributed a great deal to make this day a success.
How many couples do you know take the time to create hand-crafted papier-mâché animal masks for their wedding party and family? Before meeting Bridie & John, we would have had to answer “none”, even after working with hundreds of amazing couples over the years. They gifted these works of art to their loved ones before the wedding, and we had a great time photographing everyone from the fox & lion to numerous birds and a father-in-law as a cranky old goat. We were treated to even more surprises as we witnessed the groom’s family introduce everyone to their time-honored toasting tradition of swilling champagne from a steel bucket! This was an incredibly unique celebration for a wonderful couple, and we couldn’t have been happier to be a part of it and document all the joy and fun these two have together. Seeing the the sun set over the mountain at one of our favorite venues, Mt. Hood Organic Farms, wasn’t too bad either!
Rebecca & Michael had a touching ceremony, with a few non-traditional twists, on a gorgeous July day at Bridal Veil Lakes. They greeted guests with a cocktail hour as they arrived, and in-lieu of a wedding party, had three different couples share some words of wisdom during the ceremony. It was a beautiful start to this new stage in their relationship & the surroundings were equally amazing!
Jen & Seth are the perfect example of two creative individuals coming together to form one amazing couple. Building on their creative strengths, they brought many thoughtful touches to this endearing celebration. Jen is a talented graphic designer and designed all of the paper goods, from their save-the-dates to the menus for dinner. Seth is an industrial designer & engineering wizard who created and built one of the coolest features for a wedding that we have encountered in quite a while: a wooden geometric sculpture that served as the backdrop for their head table (as well as an excellent photo background). It was an honor to document the wedding of this dynamic duo in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge!
These classically-trained musicians from the East Coast created a beautifully simple and unique wedding celebration for their family and friends at Sunriver, Oregon. Their morning ceremony at Sunriver Community Bible church was followed by a brunch-reception full of delicious goodness from Tate & Tate Catering in Bend. Everything was expertly organized by Mallory with Mint Event Coordination & Design.
Our favorite part of the day came after the couple departed from the reception. We had discussed a few options for portraits near Sunriver, but the couple decided on the more adventurous choice of a short hike up to Todd Lake just outside of town. (Yes, please!) It was a beautiful afternoon with sun, a light breeze, and vistas of the Cascades spreading beyond the tall firs.
Cameron is also a top-contender for our best-dress of the year award with her lovely BHLDN gown. The minimalist back, and simple design compliments her natural beauty so well! This was such a refreshing wedding to photograph, and we feel honored to have witnessed this day for such a sweet couple.