The Big K Ranch

The Big K Ranch, near Elkton, Oregon is a year-round hunting lodge that also hosts the occasional wedding. I’m glad Heather & Jon decided to eschew the standard ceremony location (inside the dark, wood-paneled lodge) and move everything outside. While it was indeed hot and sunny, everyone was provided one of these pretty paper parasols…except the bride and groom! Their wedding party did a great job keeping them shaded. For more images like this, be sure to check out my portfolio page on Smugmug. I’ve also just had my website redone; take a look and see what you think!

Eugene wedding photographer, Matt Emrich Photo

Big K Ranch wedding

Spring is in the air

Ahh, those warm sunny days on the Oregon coast…it must be winter time! This couple got married outside the Sandtrap Inn (a McMenamins resort). Their dog was the ring bearer 🙂

Oregon coast wedding photographer, Matt Emrich Photo

An Oregon Coast Wedding at the See-Vue Motel, Yachats

The See-Vue Motel, in Yachats, is a great coastal hotel. Dating from a more laid back era, this hotel retains the typical washed-out look of a lot of coastal properties…all that wind and rain really does its job.

At this particular wedding, the couple knew the owners of the motel quite well so they had the entire place rented out. I shot this image just as the sun was going down; we were headed to the beach for some ‘magic hour’ shots before we headed back up to watch the private fireworks show put on by one of the guests. The See-Vue Motel sits on a large cliff face overlooking the ocean and the fireworks were launched from the beach below so they really weren’t that high over our heads when they went off!


Yachats Wedding Matt Emrich Photo

Anne & Ian on the beach

When I picked up my new speedlights (the Canon 600EX-RT), I was mostly excited about the built-in radio transmitters. However, they also have much better E-TTL (one way the flash interacts with the camera) than my previous flashes. This is one such example, using the flash as a something more than a bit of fill; I wanted to really light them up while maintaining a rich, textured background. This is another of a series from The Sandtrap in Gearhart, Oregon.


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She’s a handful!

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.


Oregon Coast Wedding Photographer

Matt Emrich Photo, Oregon Coast Wedding

Here’s another one from this past Sunday, along the Oregon coast near Gearhart and The Sandtrap Hotel. The clouds had just lifted and the sky was a very nice shade of blue.


Oregon Coast wedding photographer

Happy 4th of July!

Anne & Ian were married at the McMenamins Sandtrap in Gearhart, Oregon this past Sunday. As we walked along the beach at sunset I knew I wanted to make this image for a July 4th posting:)


Oregon coast wedding photographer