Whisper’n’Oaks sunset

Alicia and Sean were married at Whisper’n’Oaks and we took full advantage of the beautiful sunset that evening. This sepia tint was created in Lightroom; I modified that program’s sepia preset a little bit to give it more contrast.

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A Stormy Night

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.

King Estate wedding photograph

King Estate wedding

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

Cyprus Wedding

It’s not often I get to travel to Cyprus to shoot a wedding, but that was indeed the case in 2009. My total travel time, roundtrip, was 51 hours. My total time in Cyprus was 86 hours! The wedding was amazing, and so was the after-party; it lasted until dawn. This particular scene is, apparently, quite common for European weddings. I can’t imagine this being legal in the US, especially here in Oregon, in the middle of the summer during the height of fire season 🙂 But this was in Cyprus and it was all just perfectly fine!

At the end of the reception, everyone was invited to light up their own personal balloon. These balloons were made of lightweight paper that must’ve been treated with some kind of flame retardant. I imagine they eventually burned themselves out as they sailed out over the Mediterranean.

 

Cyprus wedding photographer, Matt Emrich Photo

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 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

A Walk in the Woods

Not many couples know about the woods and the pond at King Estate but it’s a wonderful location for photographs. The dappled light coming through was a nice complement to Julie’s dress. I did a little sepia tint in Lightroom and that’s about it.

King Estate wedding photography

May the Best Bride Win!

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 🙂