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!
As Katie’s father shared during his toast, everyone was a bit surprised when this D.C. couple chose Timberline Lodge for their winter destination wedding. After playing in the snow on Mt. Hood and enjoying the unique Northwest vibe of the lodge, everyone seemed to agree it was the perfect choice. Their wedding day was the culmination of a week of great times with family & friends, and we were so happy to be there to capture it!
This past Fall, we met up with Heather & Ryan for an afternoon of photos in and around Stevenson, WA, in the Columbia River Gorge. The beauty of the Gorge was on full display with gorgeous light, fall colors, a full moon rising, and lots of wind! Heather scouted many of these locations and did an amazing job–we discovered a few new spots we will definitely be heading back to!
Friends & family from around the country convened in the Columbia River Gorge to celebrate the marriage of Scott & Margi! Their wedding and celebration took place at Mt. Hood Organic Farms, a beautiful venue in the heart of one of our favorite locations in the state–the upper Hood River Valley!
Many of the details from their day highlight the very best of Oregon and say a lot about this couple’s commitment to environmental sustainability in both their personal and professional lives. There were many local & regional touches planned into the day that we are excited to share! The delicious locavore dinner included loads of summer goodness from small farms in the area, and many of the flowers were harvested from the venue itself. Scott even brewed up 4 different batches of beer for the occasion! For favors, the couple picked three of their favorite environmental charities and supplied rustic wood tokens to represent donations made in their guests’ honor. To top it all off, they had one of the most original and awesome “guestbooks” we have ever seen! Have you ever signed a pair of antique skis at a wedding!?
We were so honored to be able to capture this special wedding, and we hope you enjoy the images as much as we loved making them!