Charlotte and Paul found me just a few weeks before their wedding and I just happened to have their date free. I’m so glad I did, because this wedding was so beautiful and heartfelt - I was so glad to be a part of their very special day. From their intimate morning ceremony amidst the quiet of the giant redwoods in Hoyt Arboretum, to the post-ceremony brunch in the wedding meadow, to their lively, fun backyard reception, every part of the day was warm and thoughtful. . .
Jason and Patrick’s backyard wedding was so wonderful! They asked their guests to wear blue, yellow, and white, and planted their garden to match, making their sun-filled yard a photographer’s dream. Add in mimosas, lovely brunch, bubbles, and a bunch of adorable kids, and what fun we had. Also, their touching, personal ceremony had tears in all the eyes. It was such a lovely day. . .
Jenny and Charlie’s Edgefield Wedding was such fun! I always enjoy seeing how a wedding day comes together with the help of friends and family, and this day came together with a lot of laughter and good spirits. Not to mention a literal ton of flowers. So many flowers! . . .
It was such a delight to be a part of Danielle + Chase’s wedding! I love this couple, I love the Silcox Hut, I love photographing in the snow, I love all the thoughtful details, I love the sword arch at the end of the ceremony, I love the delicious food up at the hut… it was just the best.
Special shout out to the groom’s mother, Candy, who had a hand in so many of these beautiful details, from the bride’s gorgeous sweater, which she knitted with her mother, to the ribbons and runners and wrap made from the family tartan, to managing to track down one of 80 limited-edition Friends of Timberline Collector’s Pendelton Blankets for beautiful photos in the snow. It’s amazing to see the obvious love and care that goes into a wedding like this one. . .
If you’re familiar at all with the Pacific Northwest, you know there’s nothing quite like a sunny summer day in Portland, Oregon. It’s so green and beautiful here, and Portland brides and grooms have a hard time resisting a sunny summer Saturday for their wedding date. In my previous post, I showed some of my favorite indoor/outdoor Portland venues, so today I’m going to stay in Portland, but show off some of the beautiful outdoor spaces right here in the city. . .
I often have couples ask me for advice about vendors and venues, so I thought I would start posting some favorites, along with some favorite photos of each. I’m going to start here in Portland, Oregon, since that’s where I live, and my first set will focus on wedding venues that are right here in the city. These venues all have indoor spaces, which make them great for all seasons, and most have beautiful outdoor options to take advantage of any sunshine you might be lucky enough to get on your wedding day. . .
Niki and Jeremy’s Columbia River Gorge wedding was so much fun! It was quite a bit snowier in The Dalles than it had been when we visited the venue together last December - and colder too! - but the happy couple and their bridal party took it in stride. I think the credit really goes to Niki and Jeremy for keeping each other and their friends laughing all day. . .
This was my first time photographing a wedding in Astoria, Oregon, despite it being so close to my home in Portland, Oregon. And what a beautiful day it was! I loved our first look in front of the iconic Astoria Bridge, the big windows during their lovely bilingual ceremony, and the gorgeous sunset at the outlook at the Astoria Column. The beautiful bridge was a great metaphor for Johanna and Philippe’s marriage - a bridge between her American family and his French family. . .