Roses are Red

Trisha and Jordan were married at the Clark Creek Campground this past Saturday; yes, during the Michigan State game! Since there was no power and no cell service we were all able to keep our focus on the joyful celebration of marriage between these two. This shot was made after the sun had already gone behind the hills. Using an off-camera Canon 600EX-RT speedlight, softened through a white umbrella about three feet from the couple, I was able to use the light from the flash to freeze the petals in mid-air and also have enough ambient light to keep the rest of the frame from going completely black. My ISO was at 6400 but my Canon 5D3 was up to the task.

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Room for everyone

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.

Bend wedding photographer

A Beautiful Bend Beginning

Alex and Chelsea were married at Alex’s family estate in Bend, Oregon this past weekend. I took this shot as we were walking to a nearby pond, just as the sun was going down.

Bend wedding photographer

A dip in the pond

Okay, this is actually a dip by the pond; if she’d gone in the pictures would have been quite different. This was taken at King Estate, just before the skies opened up and the rain came pouring down.


Matt Emrich Photo, King Estate wedding photographer

Dashing Away

At this wedding I shot in Flowery Branch, Georgia (near Atlanta), the bride and groom couldn’t wait to run out to their boat after the ceremony (the wedding took place on their lakefront estate).

Atlanta wedding


One For The Road

Wheat fields in the late summer are some of my favorite spots to photograph, especially when there’s a beautiful couple nestled inside. Summer is coming!

Eugene wedding photographer, Matt Emrich Photo

Matt Emrich Photo