At this Bend wedding, with views of all of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, it was easy to find great backgrounds. Creating a fun foreground was also important and, since a lot of the friends and family had decided to camp on the property for the entire weekend, I thought of all those tents which inspired me to create this image.
Sarah and Kody were married at Whisper’n’Oaks and they made sure to book their wedding early enough that the wheat fields would be at their maximum height. I’ve always loved bringing couples out to the wheat fields there; I love the juxtaposition of the rustic wheat stalks with the formal wear of newlyweds. This image received some slight, old-timey processing in Adobe Lightroom.
Katie and Adam were married in Portland, under the St John’s Bridge. I had them leap off one of the support columns because I like how much the base of the column blended in with the upright part behind it; it looks like they’ve really taken a big jump!
Whenever a couple goes the extra mile and rents out a classic car as their getaway vehicle, I’m always happy; this couple, however, actually owned this car, a very nicely restored 1957 Chevrolet. Whisper’n’Oaks wedding.
This is from a wedding I shot last Saturday, along the Willamette River near Harrisburg (Oregon), at The Riverbend Resort. I had Robert leap off the rock you see behind the bride, and I told him to jump away from her so there’d be some spacing between them.
This space is primarily for posting my stories and photos of recent weddings. I like to keep this post at the top of the stack, with all the newest posts available just below it. Furthermore, check out my other sites at mattemrichphoto and smugmug for additional photos. I’m also a multi- award-winning member of the WPJA, and can be found on the ‘Preferred Vendor’ pages of King Estate and Whisper’n’Oaks. Most recently, I’ve been invited to join My Eugene Photographer and am very happy to be part of a great local community.
This may be an old photography trick but Anne & Ian thought it’d be funny so I shot a few like this one, making it look like the groom was holding the bride in his hand. Another image from the McMenamins Sandtrap in Gearhart, Oregon.