I always look for a few shots of kids at a wedding; it’s always fun to see them watching the newlyweds and imagining their own wedding someday.
Portland is blessed with lots of wonderful wedding venues. This wedding, however, didn’t take place at a venue; instead, it took place under the St John’s Bridge, a Portland icon. There’s a park there called, fittingly enough, Cathedral Park! It was quite sunny and warm that day but I saw a shady willow tree I knew would make for a nice backdrop.
Dagmara and Hans were married this past September at Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm which, despite the wintry name, is an awesome wedding venue all year ’round! River frontage, a sprawling farmhouse and some old rustic barns give Northern Lights a nice ‘country’ feel only a few minutes from Eugene. Check them out! Here are a few images from that day.
Ariel and Jon were married on Jon’s parents’ property outside Junction City, Oregon. When I first met them there, to create a shot list for the day and to see which locations and lighting would be best, I thought there was no way they’d transform the property into a viable wedding venue in time for their wedding. Boy, did I underestimate how much work they’d be able to do! Here are some sample images from that day, taken last September.
The Oregon Wedding Showcase is happening in three weeks at the Lane Events Center in Eugene and I’ve already been inundated with requests for photography; brides are hoping to lock in their dates earlier and earlier every year! If you’re still looking for a photographer, or just want to score lots of free swag, stop by the showcase; I still have dates available. I’ll have a raffle at my booth (right next to David’s Bridal) and who knows what may be on offer 🙂 Last year I gave away a free engagement session.
Here are some fun photos to remind everyone that winter will soon give way to spring, then summer!
About half the weddings I shoot these days take place in the Portland area. Since Portland is less than two hours away, and it’s the biggest city in the state, I guess that makes sense! This couple really wanted to feature Portland-ness in their images so I took them to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and they braved the wind and rain for a few quick minutes, long enough for me to create a series of waterfront images. This was one of their favorites.
I recently heard a rumor King Estate was going to start hosting weddings again; this is very exciting news! When they stopped hosting weddings a couple years ago, it was because they were remodeling their Pavilion area into a bistro and were looking to attract a more casual crowd, folks who maybe wanted to stop by for a beer and a sandwich, not a bottle of Pinot and truffle fries. However, according to the sommelier I spoke with yesterday, they are rethinking that idea since the completely updated Pavilion has turned out so well. I have yet to confirm this with the King Estate event coordinator but will update this post as soon as I know for sure!