Monday, July 28, 2008

Matt & Christine

Christine and I went to middle school together and I was so thrilled when she asked us to shoot her wedding. Christine & Matt are such an amazing couple that anyone around them is compelled to admit how perfect they are for each other. They absolutely shine with love for one another. They had their wedding in a perfect location - their parent's house. It was absolutely charming to see Christine married to Matt in the place that she grew up in.

We were so thankful to be able to share in their day. Matt & Christine are just incredible and I can't even begin to describe the constant look of adoration that Matt had on his face all day. I have no doubts that they will continue to be in love 60 years down the road.

Did I mention that they were a blast to goof off with?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Coming soon!

We've been keeping busy shooting weddings, editing photos, and enjoying this year's fabulous couples! We've just returned from Holly & Jake's fabulous wedding at Heceta Head Lighthouse in Yachats and are excited about all the fabulous couples we've photographed recently that we'll be blogging about soon!

Coming up this week:

1. Christine & Matt's wedding of awesome
2. Mandy & Donovan's stunning engagement photos
3. Jonathon & Carrie's random shoot for their website
4. Jake & Holly's delightful wedding at the beach
5. Chris & Courtney's fantastic engagement session in Portland

We are so privileged to do what we do! Check back soon!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Jake & Holly

We heart them. They are wine lovers which is almost always a synonym for lovers of life. We love life and we love people that love life - which these two most definitely do. Therefore, we loved photographing these two. Not only do we have a shared enjoyment of fine wines, but we also all hate having our picture taken (how crazy is that?!). So we completely sympathized when they explained it wasn't their favorite activity in the world either. ::grins::

While they may not have enjoyed being posed and directed in front of a camera, the camera certainly enjoyed shooting them! Check back later this month for their stellar wedding at Heceta Head Lighthouse!

Cady & Paul

Cady & Paul are teh awesome! They are so incredibly smitten with each other that you could say, "They are in deep smit." :D

Honestly though, they are such great people who love each other intensely and we were so blessed to be a part of their day. We are truly grateful for every couple who chooses us to share in and capture their day. It is the greatest honor we can imagine.

Location: Jaggi Farms
Florist: Blooming Bouquets

This is probably one of my favorite photos I've taken of all time!

Their "cool" pose. It almost helped cool down the 90 degree weather.

Her eyes are absolutely stunning!

This picture shows their unique way of holding hands! Isn't that sweet?!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lauren & Daniel

Lauren & Daniel's wedding was so incredible that I had a hard time narrowing my favorites down to the number in this blog. I think I set a personal record for most images captured at a wedding!

Lauren & Daniel are incredibly smart, witty, fun, and lovable. One thing you could not help but notice is how loved they are by everyone around them. As testament to this, their wedding was packed with friends and family who flew up from California just to be able to celebrate this day with them. Everyone was visibly thrilled for them.

Their wedding was incredibly elegant and charming. Susan Adkins at Class Act Events coordinated the wedding and it was simply stunning. I cannot recommend her more highly. Every detail was thoughtfully arranged, organized, and planned. A wedding coordinator is something I think every couple could benefit from and Susan is an exemplary coordinator who perfectly arranged every aspect of this wedding.

I could keep rambling about how amazing their wedding is, but I will simply leave you with the photos themselves:

Location: Cherry Creek Farm
Event Design: Susan Adkins at Class Act Events
Catering: Wild Pear
Musicians: Pressure Point (these guys were the best musicians I've seen at a wedding ever!)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Pauline & Kay

Pauline & Kay are a pretty sweet couple. We knew that we would enjoy photographing their wedding the moment we met them and had a long cup of coffee chatting about all the fantastic details of their wedding and relationship. And true to our expectations, their wedding was rockin'. They had two ceremonies; one was a traditional Laotian wedding and the other was a Filipino/American ceremony. Both were incredibly beautiful. I love photographing different cultural traditions as many of the traditions are imbued with so much meaning.

Not only was their wedding(s) meaningful and beautiful, but their reception was a par-tay! I didn't know people could dance as long as their guests did, but I've been proven wrong. When we left around midnight, there was still a packed dance floor who had been tearing up the rug since 7pm. Now that is dancing commitment! Some of their guests really need to try out for "So You Think You Can Dance".

Without further ado, I present a snapshot of their fabulous wedding!

For the love of weddings...

We just returned from a crazy weekend of wedding shooting in and out of town. I can't wait to post photos from all the weddings. Coming up:

1. Pauline and Kay's fabulous wedding at the Portland Art Museum
2. Lauren and Daniel's deliciously elegant country wedding in Monroe
3. Cady and Paul's dreamy wedding at the lovely Jaggi Farms in Hillsboro

Sit tight - photos will be coming soon!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ben & Tracy

What can I say about Ben & Tracy but "wow". They are two people who are full of life and radiate with the love they have for each other. Words don't do justice to their beautiful wedding. It was alive with so much passion and joy, friendship and love, depth and light-heartedness, that it was difficult to not be swept up in their day.

As you can tell, I had a difficult time narrowing down the images, so I splurged a little and added more than usual. Enjoy!

Venue: Stonehedge Gardens in Hood River, Oregon
Flowers: Sammy's Flowers, Portland, Oregon
Catering: Stonehedge Gardens, Hood River, Oregon
Cake: Saint Cupcake, Portland, Oregon