Portland Wedding Photography: Hiro + Renko at Oaks Pioneer Church and Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens

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. He had already contacted Oaks Pioneer Church and chosen a morning, so we set about choosing photo locations and talking about the kinds of photos they were looking for. It was such a fun project, and I was so delighted to be a part of their adventure together! Here are a few favorites from the day, at Sellwood Park next to the church, a nearby coffeeshop (to commemorate their first date) and Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (post-rhododendron season, but still a beautiful spot for photos!). . .