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Entries in portland wedding photographer (2)

Monday
Jun092014

Putting a bird, and a ring, on it (Portland elopement photographer)

Ballgowns and ballrooms just weren’t in the plan for Tanis and Michael. When the adorable, longtime couple decided to tie the knot after 14 years together, they wanted a day that reflected their personalities. The North Vancouver, B.C. natives both love Portland and “Portlandia,” the show that skewers all the unique/hipster/silly and nontraditional aspects our town, and incidentally the elopement they planned could have made for an episode of the show.

After a few days of enjoying our food carts and sights, the couple got married in a quirky ceremony inside Portland’s most famous pastry haven, Voodoo Donuts. With a line full of customers as witnesses, the couple exchanged rings amid Cap n’ Crunch-topped crullers, a painting of Shaft and a man in a hot-pink gorilla suit. A circle of rainbow-colored sprinkles around them sealed the union. A heart-shaped donut the size of a human head served as their wedding cake. (The donut had "Put a bird on it" in icing after "Portlandia's most iconic catch phrase!)

After they exchanged vows, we headed back to the Ace Hotel, where they were staying. The hotel is beautiful and full of eclectic touches, like a photobooth and cruiser bikes in the lobby, and an eight-foot-tall mural of a handsome cat in their room.

Spending the day with them and taking their photographs was such a joy. Tanis and Michael are very loving and kind to each other and definitely one of the most easy-going couples I’ve ever met. Their day was a perfect reflection of the spirited and adventurous life they’ve built together. Tanis and Michael, here’s wishing you MANY more years of happiness and fun!

P.S. The Boston Creme donut I had later that night was fantastic.

If you'd like to see more photos from this fun destination elopement, check out their slideshow below, and email me here if you're interested in wedding or elopement photography that fits your personality and style.  

 

Saturday
Nov162013

The most wonderful thing about your wedding (Lake Oswego LDS temple wedding photographer)

The thing I’ll never forget about Jeri and Cody’s gorgeous wedding day was how they were surrounded by family and loved ones. Like, literally surrounded. There was a huge group of friends and family members cheering them on as they triumphantly exited the LDS temple in Lake Oswego after their sealing. Then, when we took a group picture of the whole gang in front of the picturesque reflection pool there, I had to switch lenses and have my handsome assistant help me wrangle them all together. Even though it was a big group, you could tell they are tight-knit. There was a lot of love there.

 

I think that’s one of the most wonderful things about your wedding day — the fact that it brings everyone you love together in one place.  

 

From her gorgeous bouquet and dress, to their fun wedding party, to their lovely reception, Jeri and Cody’s wedding was a perfect representation of the happy, sweet, loving and down-to-earth I've really enjoyed getting to know over the past few months. Jeri and Cody, I hope you have a lifetime of exotic travel, inside jokes, public displays of affection and endless joy!

 

I love photographing weddings and getting to know couples as in love as this amazing bride and groom. If you're interested in wedding photography in Portland, Oregon or the surrounding suburbs, contact me so we can talk about your day.