Portland Wedding Photography: Riki + Jacob at the Arbor School

When Riki and Jacob contacted me about photographing their wedding, they were living in Jerusalem, visiting family and learning more about their Jewish faith and heritage, so I was very excited to work with them – I love weddings with different stories and traditions.  I think my favorite thing about Jewish weddings (and Jews in general) is the propensity to break into songs of celebration (I tend to break into song a fair amount myself, but it’s hardly ever the case that a hundred people in the area join me, though I wish they did).  The wedding took place on a sunny but somewhat smoky day just outside of Portland, Oregon at the Arbor School, where Jacob attended as a kid.  It was such a fun place for a wedding!  Add beautiful DIY dried flower and ribbon decorations all over the grounds, delicious food and two different great live bands, and it really was quite a party.

Congratulations, you two, on a beautiful wedding!

Venue: Arbor School
Catering: Sean Kearney
Cake/Dessert: Sweet Pea Bakery
Flowers: DIY
Ceremony Music: Yiddish Republik
Reception Band: World’s Finest Music
Officiant: Rabbi Joshua Rose
Rings: Hadaya in Jerusalem