Elkton wedding at the Big K Ranch

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!

Big K Ranch wedding photographer

Waiting on a Bride

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.

King Estate wedding

More from Portland

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.

Portland wedding photograph

A Very Sweet Engagement

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.

 

Portland engagement photos

A Funny Moment

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…

Eugene wedding photography

 

Country Inn Wedding

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.

Eugene wedding photograph

Kissing a Prince?

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.

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