Passing it On

Jason & Jessie were married at Jessie’s parents’ homestead (soon to be a wedding venue!!). Jason’s father passed a few years back and Jason saved his dad’s favorite hat, seen here. This couple was so easy to photograph; I swear they both must’ve been models in a past life! Jason must’ve been JR Ewing 🙂


wedding photographer Eugene



King Estate Wedding by Matt Emrich Photo

Kristin and Matt were married at King Estate this past Saturday and it was another beautiful day. I think 2012 will be a very good year for the Pinot Noir variety (as the grapes behind the bride & groom are destined to become), since we’ve had so many unbroken days of sunshine, coupled with very cool mornings. Matt & Kristin were happy to bask in this golden light as well.


King Estate wedding photographer Matt Emrich Photo

Veil in the Wind

Whenever a bride has a long veil I always hope for a windy day. At this Seven Springs wedding, Laurel’s veil was six feet long! Laurel, who works at David’s Bridal, made her own wedding dress, including the veil. As we were shooting the bridal portraits I kept hoping the wind would pick up. It never did so I had the maid of honor take hold of Laurel’s veil and fully extend it, only letting it go when I told her to (she then jumped out of the frame). I’ve also added a slight gaussian blur to this image, which I like to do when there’s dappled light.


Seven Springs Wedding Photographer Matt Emrich

Seven Springs wedding

Laurel & Jake were married yesterday at a place called Seven Springs Ranch. It’s located in Glide, Oregon, some 15 miles east of Roseburg. The bridal portraits took place at the hottest part of the day, with the sun shining almost directly overhead. Just down the hill from the bridal suite was this rustic looking spot, complete with dappled light. Looking at the Seven Springs website, it’s hard to tell there are over 400 acres of hilly, extremely photogenic scenery…but they’re worth seeking out! The indoor area is nice for rainy days but I’m glad Laurel & Jake decided to have their wedding outside:)


Seven Springs Ranch wedding photographer mattemrichphoto



Loloma Lodge Wedding

The wedding I shot this past weekend took place at Loloma Lodge, 44 miles up the McKenzie River. There are a great many trees there, which means lots of open shade for group photos. Using one speedlight mounted on a stand with a large white umbrella, I attached another speedlight to my camera for some slight fill. There was also some natural sunlight coming in that made for great highlights in everyone’s hair, and added depth. Also, most importantly, the group was fully engaged with the shoot and we had a great time!


Loloma Lodge wedding Matt Emrich Photo

Sailboat Wedding

Sophia & Nate were married in Dorena, Oregon and wanted to include some photos of them on their sailboat. This shot was taken on Dorena Lake.


wedding photographer Eugene Oregon

More from Mt Hood Organic Farms

Before I get too busy with the rest of my 2012 weddings, I thought I’d post another  image from Mt Hood Organic Farms. The sun had already set and the only light in this photo came from the fellow with the sparkler…

Mt Hood Organic Farms wedding