Posted on February 12, 2012
They say rain at a wedding is good luck for the newlyweds. If that’s the case, this couple should play the lottery every now and then because these clouds erupted into a raging thunderstorm a few minutes after this photo was taken. We all jumped up and took shelter inside King Estate’s Pavilion. The band wedged its way in too, and the reception didn’t miss a beat.
Posted on February 11, 2012
Heather and Jon were married at the Big K Ranch near Elkton, Oregon. Despite the insanely hot weather, the entire wedding party was more than amenable to climb up these bales of hay for me. Since Jon is a friend of mine, I stayed overnight at the Big K Ranch. Let’s just say I got a great glimpse into what goes on at weddings in the wee hours of the morning. This was much the same as my experience in Cyprus (see previous post), when I stayed with the wedding party until 3 in the morning, simply because I had nothing else to do and the party was just too fun. Imagine drunken guests wading into the Mediterranean, completely dressed. Ahh, the life of a wedding photographer 🙂
Anyway, back to Heather and Jon!
Posted on February 6, 2012
Guys, for the most part, spend about 10 minutes getting dressed and up to 3 hours waiting for their beautiful bride to emerge. These two were no exception. This was taken at King Estate, for Julie and Nate’s wedding.
Posted on February 4, 2012
I wish I could remember the name of that park in NW Portland! (where I took Jenni and Johnny for their engagement photos) This fence is made up of old railroad tracks, all rusted out. This just in: I remembered the name of that park. It’s called Tanner Springs, and it’s between 10th & 11th and Northrup & Marshall.
Posted on February 2, 2012
Jenni & Johnny wanted their engagement photos shot in Portland. Since it was 103 degrees that day I decided we’d better wait until just after sunset and that we’d better find somewhere near water. This park, in NW Portland, fit the bill.
Posted on January 31, 2012
As this bride was waiting at the hair salon she noticed this magazine. The first page she turned to was the one you see here. I heard her laughter and turned around to catch this image. The caption says it all…
Posted on January 31, 2012
I’ve shot perhaps a dozen weddings at the Country Inn and they’ve all been great fun. This one was no exception. I really like how the color of the flower petals (thrown by the guests) contrasts with the black and white of the bride and groom. I also edited this shot with selective coloring, leaving just the petals in color, and it turned out great.
Posted on January 28, 2012
This bride got quite a shock as she approached her cake table: a little tree frog had been perching on the window and, as the bride walked by, it jumped onto her shoulder! She barely had time to glance at it before it leapt away. Catching this shot was a matter of being in the right place at the right time 🙂 This was another Whisper’n’Oaks wedding.
Posted on January 27, 2012
Dress shoes, especially the rental kind that come with tuxedos, aren’t known for their comfort or athletic-enhancing ability. That didn’t stop this fellow from grabbing the garter!
Posted on January 26, 2012
Emmy and Sam were married in Pocatello, Idaho. Both are members of the Idaho State track team and were able to use the track for their ceremony. After the nuptials were finished I asked them to prove who was the fastest. Emmy won! Must be the shoes 🙂