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!