Hiro got in touch with me a few months ago with a lovely idea: He and his wife Renko were married in Japan earlier in the year, but they hadn't had a ceremony. He was in the US on business and she would be coming to visit soon, for a sort of honeymoon, so Hiro wanted to have a ceremony and take wedding photos here. . .
Wedding season is in full swing, and I couldn't be more excited! Matt and Suzanne's beautiful wedding and lovely family were such a delight last weekend. We started out at the University of Portland for a heartfelt ceremony and mass, took a quick trip to Cathedral Park to take a few rainy wedding day photos with the wedding party under the St. John's Bridge, and then finished the day with a really fun reception on the Portland Spirit, sailing up the Willamette River and enjoying the sunset over the city from the upper deck.
I was so excited when Lauren and Daniel got in touch with me about photographing their wedding. Daniel was the best man in a wedding I photographed this past summer, and he and his fiancée Lauren were about as much fun as wedding guests could be at that reception. I can't wait to photograph their wedding in Bend next summer. . .
Finally - my last wedding of the 2017 wedding season, and what a beauty! Abbie + Matt had a lovely, intimate, family-centered wedding ceremony at Oaks Pioneer Church in Sellwood, and then a casual gathering of close family and friends at the nearby Corkscrew Wine Bar. Spending the day with this adorable family was a great way to close out a fantastic year! I love the stained glass and big windows in the church, and Sellwood Flower Co. did an amazing job on floral arrangements and bouquets that looked and smelled just gorgeous. And Sandy Shipley of Sage Creative performed a lovely ceremony that included the couple's family - so unique and special. . .
So lovely to have the chance to travel down to Bend to photograph Kelly + Morgan's wedding. I love the landscape of the high desert, and Aspen Hall is just a lovely spot for a Fall wedding. Kelly + Morgan's friends and family were warm and welcoming, the food was delicious, the DJ was great... just a big win all around.
Another gorgeous wedding in the books! I always love shooting at Zenith Vineyard in Salem, Oregon, and this was a particularly beautiful day. After some initial rain, the landscape just glowed, so our golden-hour walk after the ceremony with the happy couple and the bridal party was just really glorious. Add in some really beautiful and well-thought-out fall details by florist Kathy Sohler, a pile of really adorable kids (a "herd of flowerchildren," as the bride called them, ranging from 9 months to 14 years!), and an adorable bridal party and family, and it really was a fantastic wedding celebration. . .
I mean... I just don't even know what to say about this wedding. It was just crazy, crazy beautiful from start to finish. One of those days where I just count my lucky stars that I have this job and I get to work with these amazing people. Morgan and Casey and their families were amazing, Whitney and her team from Soiree were amazing, Maysara and all the vendors were amazing, my second shooter Ally was amazing. Everything from the details to the big picture was just... perfect.
Ashley and Donny had big plans for a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony, but Oregon had other ideas - there was lots and lots of rain on this lovely wedding day. This amazing couple decided to roll with the punches, though, and had a gorgeous wedding celebration nonetheless. The ceremony and reception were both held inside Perryhill Farm's very cool, rustic, 130-year-old old barn, with lots of friends and family and food and dancing and happy, happy tears. . .