Kate and Dustin's August wedding at Horning's Hideout in North Plains had pretty much everything that makes a truly excellent wedding: a couple in love, surrounded by the love of their closest friends and family, a post-ceremony exit on a paddleboat, and a giant heart shaped donut from Voodoo Donuts instead of a cake! The Lakeside Area at Horning's Hideout was perfect for a ceremony on the lawn, and after their reception, guests camped under the stars to catch the Perseid meteor shower. All of my very best wishes to Kate and Dustin for a marriage that is just as magical as your wedding!
From the minute I met these two, I knew their wedding was going to be an emotional, joyful day and it totally WAS! You might remember their Jenkins Estate engagement session last fall, where they were basically just super adorable and cuddly and in love, making my job super easy. A few weeks ago, their wedding day was finally HERE! They had a beautiful indoor ceremony and reception at Camp Turnaround in Gales Creek, and in the breaks from the rain, we wandered around the grounds for photos because all the springtime blooms were happening!
Lacey gave each of her parents a special gift before the ceremony--her mom received hers first and that's about the moment that alllll of the happy tears started for everyone!
I loved all the little surprises Lacey had planned throughout the day, and her total focus on enjoying the day with her family! After she was in her dress, the first thing she wanted to do was have a "first look" with her father. Such a great idea to have this special moment for the two of them!
This ruffled cake from Next Dimension Bakery was already so adorable, and then they went and added a dinosaur bride+groom topper! A dino couple!!! Could they be any cuter, really??
And then?? THEN they did a super colorful PAPER AIRPLANE EXIT!!! AHHH! How creative is that?? It was such a beautiful sendoff!!
I'm so thrilled to share Emily & Ryan's fabulous fall wedding at the Green Villa Barn in Independence! First, can we talk favorite things? A barn, burlap, lace, and heirloom details are IT! Emily and Ryan put so much effort into making each detail truly meaningful to them and their families, and intertwined that with sweet little lace and burlap details that made for a BEAUTIFUL day! Congratulations again, Emily and Ryan!
Danielle and John had the sweetest wedding overlooking the water in Lake Oswego this past August. When we first met, I knew I wanted to photograph their wedding the minute John told me how they'd decided on their venue: The Foundry used to be a restaurant that he and his father went to all the time and had lots of good memories at. I loved that they chose someplace so special to them for their wedding day!
Their wedding was full of thoughtful, handmade, classic touches: from the personalized bridesmaid hangers, to the bouquets, Danielle and John put thought into every little detail of this waterfront yellow + grey wedding. It was a beautiful day!
That? Oh, that's just a BOATLOAD of people yelling "Congratulations" to Danielle and John during their portrait time. #awesome.
...aaaaand then we proceeded to party at the most adorable reception ever. That's a CANDY BAR, people. A CANDY BAR!! Danielle and John are clearly my kind of people.
The mama son dance gets me, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
We even got to sneak out of the reception for a few minutes as the sun set to grab a few photos underneath a summer moon! LOVED it! Aren't they the sweetest?? Congratulations again, Danielle and John!
Emmy and Orion's wedding at St. Peter's Lutheran Church was on a beautiful summer day last month! They celebrated with family and friends: dancing, good food, and catching up! It was so fun to document these two families coming together and celebrating Emmy and Orion's marriage! Congratulations again, Emmy and Orion!!
Lisa and Jason were married in June at the Lan Su Chinese Gardens in an intimate, sweet ceremony on the patio. After a week of rain, the skies cleared for a sunny ceremony! Lisa and Jason are totally meant for each other: both have such kind, relaxed souls and they spent the evening enjoying the celebration with their friends and family.
This wedding had such beautiful florals and understated elegance throughout the whole day, and I loved the bridesmaid's corsages that tied right in with that theme!
I loved these next moments--Lisa's new mother-in-law welcoming her to the family and Lisa sharing the story of her jewelry with her mother and friends! Such sweet memories!
Congratulations again, Lisa and Jason! Thank you for inviting me to share your day with you!
Jenn and Joshua's wedding at Yamhill Valley Vineyards in McMinnville was such a beautiful celebration! The Willamette Valley wine country is truly one of my top five favorite places EVER, so I was thrilled to shoot there again. We had a day of epic weather--thunderstorms that cleared for the vineyard ceremony, warm rain to dance in, and a vivid rainbow! Seriously--check out that rainbow!! Thank you to Heather Fitch Photography for inviting me to assist you on this one!
I'm so excited to share this fall wedding at NW Portland's St. Patrick's Catholic Church today! That moment between the flower girl and the bride as they were putting on their jewelry? My FAVORITE! I have been waiting to share that forever! Thank you so much to Heather Fitch Photography for inviting me to assist you on this wedding day, and congratulations to Ashley & Kenneth!
You might remember Daniel and Katherine's riverside engagement session last fall--today I'm sharing their beautiful winter wedding! They were married in early December at Union/Pine in Portland. Daniel and Katherine, it was an honor to be a part of your day!
Megan and Loren's fall wedding at St. Anthony's church in Tigard was such a joy to photograph! They were both so calm and relaxed the whole day--just enjoying the day as it unfolded.
The guys went to Burgerville before the ceremony! My kind of people!!
The florals were so beautiful! I loved all of the rich fall colors in this wedding!
Megan and Loren, congratulations!
Venue: St. Anthony's Catholic Church & Summerfield Golf Course, Tigard
Coordination: Patti McGrath
Florist: Patty Danilson Designs
DJ: Ovation Productions
Hair: Jennifer Jones at Chop Shop, Hillsboro
Cake: Hungry Hero, Sherwood
Catering: Rachel and the Hot Stove