Posted on April 20, 2012
The smoking of the late-night cigar is a fairly common occurrence amongst a groom and his groomsmen. When the bride steps in and wants a piece of the action, that makes it even more photo-worthy! This is from a wedding I shot in Denver this past weekend.
Posted on April 3, 2012
This bride wasn’t about to let these groomsmen throw her into the pond, despite the 102℉ temperature that day. ‘Trash the Dress’ may be popular elsewhere in the country, and in parts of Mexico, but not here in Oregon!
Posted on March 30, 2012
This is one of the images I use for my header; it’s from a wedding at King Estate. Look at all that blue sky! I was just thinking about blue skies, and the New Zealand coast, as I pondered what to do with my winning numbers from Mega Millions (crossing my fingers tonight!). New Zealand is an amazing place and 640 million US dollars is about 1 billion NZ dollars…
Posted on March 21, 2012
This groom was nervously waiting for his bride to arrive. The groom’s father took the chance to give his son some last minute advice and reassurance as the rest of the groomsmen waited.
Posted on March 6, 2012
Posted on March 4, 2012
Vinnie and Valerie were married in Scottsburg, Oregon (along the Umpqua River). While posing them in the tall grass and hammock that fronted the river, I noticed this tree swing on the adjacent property. Too perfect!
Using some on-camera fill flash I was able to freeze Valerie, just as Vinnie had given her a push, while using a slow enough shutter speed to let in the ambient light and give it some motion blur as I panned the bride.
Posted on February 26, 2012
I always like to include a collection of images of the bride’s bouquet. This one was taken at Bridal Veil Lakes, about an hour east of Portland. There are many ways to do this and one of my favorite is to have the groom stand behind the bride and have them both clasp the bouquet together. I then frame the image so only their hands (with rings!) and the flowers are showing, with a little bit of wedding dress and tuxedo in the background. Whenever I start this sequence I always tell the couple they can relax their faces, since I’m only focusing on their hands. I happened to look up during this particular shot and saw very nice, unguarded expressions on both their faces. No time for fill flash, or to adjust my metering for the bright sky behind them, but I got the shot. They loved it!
Posted on February 21, 2012
Posted on February 18, 2012
Here are a few more images from Amie & Curt’s wedding at Eagle Rock Lodge, located on the banks of the McKenzie River. Since it’s a rainy time of year here in western Oregon I thought these photos were appropriate.
Posted on February 14, 2012
Alicia and Sean were married at Whisper’n’Oaks and we took full advantage of the beautiful sunset that evening. This sepia tint was created in Lightroom; I modified that program’s sepia preset a little bit to give it more contrast.