I don’t see a lot of Oregon brides who are into the Trash the Dress craze, but Trisha here knew her dress would get a little messy as she and her new husband, Jordan, hiked with me deep into the woods after their ceremony. The sun had already set but there was still some twilight left. I supplemented that with light from an off-camera flash, diffused behind an umbrella and balanced between a couple trees; the hill was too steep to use a light stand. The dress actually stayed cleaner than I thought it would, that’s for sure!
At Bridal Veil Lakes, about an hour east of Portland, couples have unlimited access to the property. This includes the use of canoes! Ashley was a very intrepid bride indeed, getting her wedding dress so close to so much water. I used my Canon 70-200mm lens and stayed on shore, paralleling them as they rowed their way across the lake. The couple in the other canoe were the Best Man and Maid of Honor, respectively. I shot their wedding a little later (also on water, at the Eagle Rock Lodge on the McKenzie River).