First Look, Part III

This is the final installment of the First Look series I’ve been showcasing this week. In this case, the groom was so nervous about the first look he asked his Best Man to bring him a little liquid courage. Seeing this, and knowing how nervous the groom was, I decided to play a little joke on him that I thought would help loosen him up even more than the whiskey. Since he hadn’t seen his bride yet, I had the bride’s mother step in and be the one who tapped the groom on his shoulder. When he turned around, expecting to finally see his beautiful bride in her dress, he was completely shocked at seeing his future mother-in-law! This idea came to me out of the blue and it’s one I’ve used ever since. I suppose I’d better show that image in my next post…

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The one that got away

I like to have a little fun with the bride and groom during the Wedding Party photos. Once I saw the groom was wearing a long tie (ie, not a bow-tie), I knew I’d make this image. Some couples are okay with this sort of playacting and some aren’t; I always take my cue from the couple and these two were great fun!

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Kaley & Derek wedding. Harrisburg, Oregon

Portland wedding at night

This wedding, shot in Portland, took place in October and it was quite chilly once the sun went down. The couple chose the World Trade Center building as their venue so it was an easy walk down to Tom McCall Park, along the waterfront, where this fountain is.

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