This wedding was one that I’ll always look back on with joy. It was one of those days where the happiness was so palpable it felt like magic. Not only that, but throughout the process of getting to know this lovely couple, I realized that they weren’t just warm and loving, but that they are both people of substance and character, which is something I admire greatly. They worked so hard on every last detail of this party and it was such an honor to photograph it!
OK, let’s stop here to say WOW, huh? Talena is such a beautiful bride and she and Deacon were such fun to photograph.
After all these weddings, I still love the moment when the groom first sees the bride coming down the aisle. Deacon’s face was priceless.
After a long day and night of celebrating and eating and laughing with friends, these two shared their first dance to Hall & Oates’ “You Make My Dreams” which is one of my favorite songs ever. I was smiling the whole time.
Congratulations, you two! I know that you’ll have many happy and fulfilled years ahead of you as a married couple. I wish you all the best!
I love this job and the way it brings people together. For instance, Laura and Matt contacted me to photograph their wedding because I went to middle school with Laura’s older sister and she watched my work on Facebook. It’s such a small world sometimes!
I loved getting to know Laura and Matt throughout their wedding planning process and on their wedding day. They’re incredibly warm people who have dear friends and family and treat everyone with a great deal of respect, which I just love about them. Their wedding was gorgeous, too — check it out!
They really put a lot of effort into the details, from these hand-baked sugar cookies at each place setting with a nice note to a custom corn hole game for their guests to play, and more.
Cutest flower girls ever! These two started working it for the camera the minute they arrived onsite.
Cheers indeed, Matt & Laura! Thanks for letting me be a part of this fun celebration! Here’s to a long and happy marriage.
A couple of years ago, I had a magic moment when a wonderful couple, Jessie & Adam, invited me to Whidbey Island to photograph their beautiful wedding. I fell in love with the place right away, and I’ve been lucky enough over the years to be able to go back to this pretty place time and again to capture amazing weddings.
My most recent Whidbey Island wedding was a really special one — it was the wedding of Sara & Greg, who were one of my very favorite couples to work with this summer. They are such fun, warm and loving people and their wedding was a real extension of their personalities and love for each other.
Sara and Greg are always near water — they live on a houseboat in Seattle, and got married on an island. Naturally, they chose to have their first look moment on this secluded beach.
Greenbank Farm played host to the rest of the day’s festivities, and the wonderful pies they make there made an appearance later in the day at the reception.
I loved being there for Sara and Greg’s very sweet wedding ceremony, which got me a little teary-eyed. I wasn’t the only one.
Sara and Greg, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day. It was a lot of fun in a beautiful place surrounded by warm and wonderful people. I wish you two the happiest life together!
Jeanette and Jason introduced me to a new spot I’d never been — Red Ridge Farms & Durant Vineyards in Newberg. It was a gorgeous backdrop for their beautiful wedding and a place I’d love to shoot again.
I love Jeanette’s eye for detail — she thought of everything, right down to the personalized hangers!
Look at these two! I love this little sign and the smiles on their faces. What a happy day.
I loved this ceremony setting — it felt like a secret fort under the vines, and the moment was very romantic shared with friends and family.
Congratulations, Jeanette and Jason! It was such a pleasure coming to your wedding and being able to capture it. Here’s to many, many happy years together.
I love summer and wedding season! I have been looking forward to Marissa and Jarrod’s wedding for a very long time, because they booked me to photograph it more than a year ago. That’s right, Marissa might be one of my most organized brides ever and I was so excited to share the journey with her of getting prepared for her big day. Check out the details.
Marissa & Jarrod make a pretty handsome couple, don’t they? They got married outside on a gorgeous July day at St. Josef’s Winery in Canby.
I loved the feeling at this celebration — friends and family kicking back and celebrating together.
Congratulations, Marissa and Jarrod! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.
It’s getting to be that time of year where I have weddings every weekend and tons of photos to share! I hope you’re all enjoying the photos I’ve been posting recently. Today: Stella and Johan. These two are so sweet, and their wedding was just that.
I love how soft-spoken Stella is, and how charming Johan is. They make a great match.
I had a blast photographing this wedding. Thanks for letting me be a part of it, Stella and Johan! Here’s to many happy years together.
I grew up in Portland, and every once in awhile I meet someone who knows all the same people I do — and yet, we don’t know each other. Sometimes being a Portland native makes your life eerily like a game of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”
Megan and Paul are people like that. They’re natives like me, and we have so many people in common. Paul and I both went to Jesuit (although not at the same time), Megan and I were both lifeguards for the Tualatin Hills Parks & Rec District, and they found me through Morgan & Brandon, a couple from a few years ago. Looking at our Facebook friends in common is pretty mind-blowing.
I’m glad I finally met these two, because they (and their families) are some of the sweetest, kindest people I’ve come across. Their wedding was a true celebration of two wonderful people finding each other and uniting two really wonderful families. Oh — and it was gorgeous too.
Paul and Megan got married at this cool church near PCC Rock Creek, which was built fairly recently and has such unique architecture for a church. It was fun to be able to photograph a ceremony in this space, with all the natural light and natural surroundings.
Above are Megan’s parents with the happy couple, just before the ceremony.
They held their reception at the McMenamins’ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, which is such a fun and relaxed spot to celebrate and spend time with family and friends.
Megan and Paul! What a joy it’s been to get to know you two and work with you on your wedding. Here’s to many happy years together!
Thao & Marsh had an incredible wedding, and it was totally their style through-and-through. They combined their cultures, their personalities and their fun-loving friends all into one celebration that fit them to a T.
The wedding and reception were both at Portland’s EcoTrust Building, on the third-floor terrace. It was an unseasonably warm May day and the bright colors they chose for their Bollywood-themed wedding were perfect in the bright sunlight.
These guys really wanted their guests to have a good time, so they went over the top with fun music and food for their guests.
Below, DJ Prashant teaches the whole group a Bollywood dance.
Congratulations, Thao and Marsh! I had a total blast photographing your wedding.
I love a beautiful springtime wedding, and Christine & Mike’s wedding fell on a beautiful spring day in March and was absolutely beautiful. These two were so relaxed and laid-back that the whole thing was an absolute breeze.
I loved this bowtie — such a great preppy touch, especially considering their reception was held at the Seattle Tennis Club!
Their reception location, right on the shores of Lake Washington, was an absolutely amazing location for lots of photos of them together and with their bridal party and families.
I had such fun photographing this beautiful Seattle wedding — congratulations, Christine and Mike!
I’m so excited to share this fun wedding that I shot back in October in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It’s such a beautiful place for a wedding, and we got beautiful weather and a really sweet, meaningful wedding day for Denise and Greg.
Denise and Greg decided to incorporate a Scottish theme into their wedding, complete with bagpiper and kilt. Below, it was so sweet when Greg first saw Denise in her wedding dress. These two are just the sweetest people, and together they’re such a great fit.
This little red chapel was a great backdrop for their wedding celebration, surrounded by family and friends. It was also just a couple of blocks from the lakeshore, so we headed there after the ceremony for some more photos. I had so much fun photographing these guys!
Look at those smiles!
Denise and Greg, thank you both so much for letting me be a part of your wedding day! It was such fun to get to know you better and I wish you many happy years together!