Rowan and Ryan had a small wedding ceremony in a field somewhere, weeks before I got to spend the evening with them for the Ecotrust Rooftop wedding reception. So this beautiful evening was just for eating, drinking, dancing, and celebrating with friends and family. I love all of those things, and I love the light on the Ecotrust Rooftop, so it was fine and dandy by me.
This was a long but truly fantastic day. Qatanna and Doug met their families early at Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland, before it opened, so that we could have it to ourselves for photos. Then it was back home for a beautiful and intimate backyard wedding ceremony with their closest friends and families (this was the first time I had the pleasure of shooting a backyard wedding, and there's something so magical about it!). Then we took a little lunch break before heading to Cooper's Hall for a ridiculously fun reception . . .
So much to love about this amazing Castaway Portland wedding! Mostly I can't get over the way these two amazing people look at each other. If I had a daughter, I would tell her to find a partner that looks at her the way that Jeremiah looks a Lizzy. Add to that their incredible friends and family, the fantastic food and venue, and the great music at their super fun dance party reception, and it really was just a perfect wedding day. . .
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.
It was such a pleasure to be a part of Jim and Rob's wedding celebration on the EcoTrust Roof in Portland, Oregon. These two have been together a long time, and even made it official a little while ago, but decided to have a party to celebrate with their friends and family. Following a touching ceremony, they treated friends to beautiful food and wine from Chefstable, super fun Fortunetellers, my Selfie Station - a lovely time was had by all. . .
I think this is my sixth (or maybe seventh) session with these lovely friends and their growing family, and every time, it's such a delight. And this time I got to take adorable sister photos too! Lulu is reportedly having a bit of trouble adjusting to not being the baby anymore, but she did a great job at being the big sister while I was there . . .
Burt proposed to Emily earlier this week, and then we walked around the Portland Waterfront and took photos together. They were SO happy and relieved and excited and adorable. It was a great afternoon.
Compared to the crazy weather Portland has had for the last month or so, the snowfall on Lisa and Michael's beautiful Elder Hall wedding looks fairly quaint, but I remember being pretty concerned about the weather the day before. . . but Elder Hall in North Portland is such a lovely, warm place to come in out of the snow. Add some delicious food, whiskey, and good friends and family and the day turned out perfect - intimate, warm, and a ton of fun. I am so honored to have been a part of it!