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April 8, 2015
We really enjoyed this Spring family session with the Weibel family. The Weibel’s are repeat clients! We captured their wonderfully beautiful and unique wedding a couple years ago at Pomeroy Farms in Washington....
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We really enjoyed this Spring family session with the Weibel family. The Weibel’s are repeat clients! We captured their wonderfully beautiful and unique wedding a couple years ago at Pomeroy Farms in Washington. This time, we were in Beaverton, Oregon doing some family portraits. The weather cooperated (thankfully) and we were able to also have a very cooperative little one! He was so well behaved and even passed out in a little bucket at the end of the session for some perfect shots.

I love the warmth of the sun in these images, the yellows mixed with the greens made for some picture perfect family portraits. These will go perfect as canvases on the wall that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for trusting us to capture your precious memories of you and your growing family! We can’t wait to do some more sessions with you as your family grows!

Reserve your own session today, visit our portrait site: www.OneBloom.com/portrait

 

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April 5, 2015
THE PROPOSAL: The proposal happened December 7th 2013, in our home. Colin disguised a early Christmas present and had me open it and inside the box was my ring. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, I said...
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THE PROPOSAL: The proposal happened December 7th 2013, in our home. Colin disguised a early Christmas present and had me open it and inside the box was my ring. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, I said yes!

WHERE WAS IT? Our home.

VISION FOR THE DAY: I first had a vision of a winter wedding but couldn’t pick a day. So Colin ended up picking the day 3/14/2015 also know as Pi day 3.1415 with it being March I then decided to do a rustic wedding. My colors I picked for a spring rustic wedding were yellow, grey and navy blue.

THE PLANNING PROCESS: The planning process was hard at first but thanks to pinterest http://www.pinterest.com it made the planning process a lot easier. We also decided to do a lot of our wedding DIY.

THE VENUE: The Troutdale House, we looked at a few places but loved this one. They offer a lot of different services, including fake flower arrangements, rustic cupcake stand which worked perfectly for our wedding! They also allow catering or you can bring in your food if you decide to make yourself. http://www.thetroutdalehouse.com

BRIDE’S DRESS: I wanted something simple and classic which is what I found at http:/davidsbridal.com

BRIDE’S SHOES: I found my shoes at a little store in the Vancouver mall called lexis. My dress was a ivory color so I chose gold glittery shoes.

JEWELLERY/ACCESSORIES: I kept my jewelry simple. My dad surprised me with a pearl bracelet and matching earrings. I also wore Colin’s family’s pearl necklace that all the brides have worn. My jewelry felt extra special for the day.

HAIR & MAKEUP: I actually did my own makeup, I know most brides don’t but I felt more comfortable doing it myself. I had my hair done at http://salonmoxie.com by Jerica she did a wonderful job and my curls lasted for the day and night the day of.

GROOMS ATTIRE: The groom MD groomsmen wore grey pants, matching vest and a white shirt. From http://mrformal.com I wanted them to be more casual than formal so they didn’t wear the jackets.

WEDDING FAVOURS: We did a candy bar as a our wedding favor. Which worked out really well we had no candy left at the end of the night.

THE FLOWERS: We actually made the flower arrangements, bouquets and boutiners ourselves along with the help of the bridesmaids. I found how to make them on pinterest.

THE CAKE: The grooms mom made mini pies in keeping with the Pi day theme and we also ordered cupcakes from http://www.larsonsbakery.com

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER: After looking around I came across Aaron at One Bloom, he had done friend of mines wedding and the pictures turned out wonderful and she also gave a great recommendation. The day of we didn’t really know what we wanted and Aaron was very helpful at helping us out with poses and seemed to know what we wanted without us even knowing! I would definitely recommend him to anyone else who’s looking for a photographer! He was awesome! http://www.onebloom.com

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: We made the invitations ourselves. We kept them pretty simple.

FOOD & DRINK: We also made the food ourselves as well we got the food and all the party supplies from Cash and Carry. They had everything we needed to cater it ourselves! And it turned out really nice.

THE HONEYMOON: We are taking a belated honeymoon in May we are going to Maui for 9 days!

A MEMORABLE MOMENT: What I remember most is the first look it was a very special moment where we didn’t even realize we were being photographed. The whole night was pretty awesome.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES: I would say don’t sweat the small stuff while planning, by the time the day of is here everything is figured out and if something goes wrong the bride won’t even know it! Take a minutes to sit back and take the whole day in because it will go by so much faster than you think!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: I listed credit above. But a huge thank you to our wedding party they were so helpful with the planning and day of set up we couldn’t have it without them, also both our parents they were a huge help! Again thank you Aaron at http://onebloom.com for capturing our special day!

January 26, 2015
It’s always a tough, yet fun project to put this post together. My career has taken me to so many different places, with so many different people that every situation is unique. The light is never the same, the...
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It’s always a tough, yet fun project to put this post together.

My career has taken me to so many different places, with so many different people that every situation is unique. The light is never the same, the time lines are never the same, the people are from all walks of life. When choosing these images, it’s a tough task. I narrow them down based on what I like, what stands out to me, what is technically sound or sometimes just makes me smile.

Or, I get lucky and everything works together to create that perfect moment. Sometimes photography is just about being there. Just getting there and being with the right people at the right time.

It’s been a fantastic year. Since we only have 30 images to share, I like to try and post one from different weddings and sessions. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. In the end I like to showcase creative, fun, technically beautiful images, emotions, candid images, unique locations and light. I tried to keep the commercial images to a minimum – too many to choose from. They have their own new spot on the commercial site.

2014 marks our best year in business. We started this journey back in 2003 when I first picked up a ‘real’ camera. I shot my 1st wedding in 2005, shortly after I started my business that winter. I began selling my personal work and advertising my business. I then started looking at schools for photography. In the fall of 2006 I began attending The Hallmark Institute of Photography. Since then my journey has taken me from Bellingham, WA back to Vancouver, WA where I have captured weddings and portraits all over the Northwest.

My work this year took off with my wedding and commercial photography work. I started a new commercial photography website to showcase all of the work I have done over the last few short years.

I was able to showcase a lot of my work at the Clark County Fair where I had a booth. It was great meeting so many current clients, potential clients and commercial vendors. I did a lot of 2nd shooting this year as well. None of those made the selections – strictly because they are not my clients.

As 2015 rolls in, I hope to continue to work on commercial photography. Including video. This is a new segment I am taking on. It fits perfectly with my technical experience with lighting and capturing ultra-realistic images (photography speaking: HDR).

I’ve been so fortunate to work with so many great clients. I would like to continue to capture unique weddings, in cool locations. It just makes my job easier! Weddings are full of great moments and they are so special. My goal is always to create amazing images that capture the couple there, in that awesome moment.

I would also like to find talented people to work with on creating unique images in amazing locations with a model and hair/makeup artists. A stylist would be beneficial as well. This would be strictly for portfolio uses. Breaking into that market is something that I would like. I feel that my take on lighting and ideas would work well.

My senior portrait photography has really been fun. I like the one-on-one nature of the sessions without the pressure of a wedding day. I can really be creative and get great molding lighting. It’s fun!

Long update, I know, I know. But hey! If you made it this far – thank you! Here’s to 2015!

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December 8, 2014
THE PROPOSAL: We met 10 years ago at a friend’s house. We definitely noticed each other but circumstance was not on our side. It took a couple of months and a breakup to finally get our first date. We knew then we...
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THE PROPOSAL: We met 10 years ago at a friend’s house. We definitely noticed each other but circumstance was not on our side. It took a couple of months and a breakup to finally get our first date. We knew then we were in it for the long haul. We even argued about where our children would be born on that first date. We did not have a traditional proposal, as we were only recently allowed to get married. Once we knew we could be married we looked at each other and said “Yeah, we can do it now.” We were already together 9 years and 2 kids so it seemed the timing had finally come.

VISION FOR THE DAY: The vision came quite easily for us. We knew where we wanted to get married and the aesthetic of the building helped to create our theme. I have a love of classic cars and trucks and the venue was a World War II building seeming to be left by time. It naturally lent to a 50’s wedding. The more we researched the more excited we were to create a rockabilly party for ourselves and our guests.

THE PLANNING PROCESS: The planning process took just under a year. The best thing we ever did was hire a Wedding Planner, Jeannine from Panache Wedding and Events in Portland, Oregon. She took over and we were able to relax knowing that all the coordination was being cared for by someone else. We couldn’t have done it without her. Seriously!

My parents were absolutely amazing through the process and offered to pay for the event. It was so appreciated, as a lesbian wedding probably wasn’t in their original thoughts.

THE VENUE: The venue was at the Camas Community center. It was perfect, big enough for all our guest yet small and intimate. It almost feels like a building time forgot. There were tons of old black and white 1940-1950’s pictures of patrons gone by. It really fit the era we were going for.

BRIDE’S DRESS: Amy wanted to be fun, yet traditional. After hours of searching on the internet and trying on several dresses at David’s Bridal she finally found the one that just felt right. However, it was a full ball gown. She saw the potential though. They cut it off to tee length and put some shoulder straps and it was perfect. She wanted to be the princess but still be able to dance and enjoy the reception and not have our children standing on it.

BRIDE’S SHOES: Wanting to stay traditional again, Amy found a pair of blue suede shoes that she adorned herself. They fit her and the event perfectly.

JEWELLERY/ACCESSORIES: Amy stayed with simple and elegant pearls and diamonds. She likes to dress up but not be too flashy. The dress did the most talking.

HAIR & MAKEUP: Amy and my mom were treated to amazing 50’s make-up and hair by AJ Lane.

BRIDES ATTIRE: I decided to be comfortable for the wedding. The boys, we have two, ages 5 and 7, wore new blue jeans, bright blue converse, white shirts and grey vests. My father and I wore the same. It really fit the era and was super fun and comfortable.

WEDDING FAVOURS: Instead of traditional giveaways we opted to have a photo booth at the reception so that guest could have fun and have a memento that meant something to them to take away. It was most definitely a big hit. The folks from the Original Photo Booth were helpful with props and created us a wedding book from the different pictures taken that night. We will treasure it.

RECEPTION: Our reception was amazing with the photo booth and food, but the DJ was what kept it all going. Eric from All Wright Music was amazing. He kept everything moving and got people on their feet. He even was able to get an obscure song I really wanted to have for the father daughter dance.

THE FLOWERS: The flowers were an amazing array of different white blooms. They were expertly arrangement by a family friend Ami Vaughn Paschal. We had several arrangements in soda fountain glasses to fit the theme.

THE CAKE: The cake was the biggest surprise. I wanted a “Food Network” cake, something topsy -turvy and making a statement. We were so luck to meet PastryGirl in Portland Oregon. We wanted a 3 tier cake that spoke to us and our 10 year journey. The first layer was shaped like a tin can (tin is for 10 years) then we wanted a rockabilly layer with classic tattoo art, and finally a nod to classic wedding cakes on top. The flavors, Lemon, Chocolate and Almond, were dynamite and the cake was awesome. She finished it off with a family she sculpted to represent us and our boys. I was blown away!

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER: Photography was Amy’s number one thing for the wedding and we secured Aaron as soon as we could. We knew we wanted to capture the day and knowing Aaron, Amy knew he would be perfect. It was amazing; he met us at a local 50’s diner to do pictures before the wedding. He was patient with our sons and the traffic. ? After the ceremony he took the time to get the perfect shots at our venue. He is so talented and we knew as soon as he said “Nailed it!” he had gotten that signature shot we had hope for. He also indulged us with some funny awkward family photos along the way. We are super excited to see ALL the shots, event he candid sets he did during the reception. Aaron you are the best!!!

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: We kept the invitation classic and commissioned an Etsy artist to create it. Always keeping with the rockabilly theme and encouraging our guest to participate by dressing up as well.

FOOD & DRINK: The food was one of our favorite parts. Having two children it was important to us that the food was kid friendly as well. We decided to have a gourmet hotdog bar and sundae bar for dessert. The hotdogs were from a local butcher shop and Jodie and the staff at Divine Catering put them and all the amazing toppings like Cincinnati Chile, Mac-N-Cheese, Nacho chips, and the usual suspects together for everyone to try something a little out of the box. It was unique, delicious, a hit with our guests.

THE HONEYMOON: We were able to spend a week on the Oregon Coast courtesy of my parents staying with the boys. It was nice to take a vacation just the two of us since we had our first child. The rest was welcome and enjoyed immensely.

A MEMORABLE MOMENT: I think the most memorable moment for me was after the reception. We had finished with our vows and were greeting guests. There was not a dry eye in the place. It was overwhelming to see so many people touched by our vow exchange.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES: Get a planner!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: First we would like to thank my parent Bob and Sandy Stepper for giving us this beautiful and amazing day. Without them it would have been a potluck in our backyard. We also want to thank all of our amazing vendors. Everyone was a perfect fit for us and really seemed to get our concept. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

I want to thank, thank, thank Jeaninne at Panache. With her, we would have had that potluck or fought through the entire process. Thank you to Nicole and Jesse for helping with the décor and to Drew for performing a funny and touching service.

I would like to thank all the family that flew in for the event. It meant much to me to have you all there. I also want to thank everyone who attended. You are all special to us and to share this day with you was magical.

Finally I would like to thank Amy for the last 10 years and an amazing future to come. I love you and am proud to call you my Wife.

December 8, 2014
THE PROPOSAL: We had talked about getting married after the first six months or so. We each purchased a ring. Then unceremoniously, but significantly for us, one at a time, got on one knee in our kitchen, and exchanged...
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THE PROPOSAL: We had talked about getting married after the first six months or so. We each purchased a ring. Then unceremoniously, but significantly for us, one at a time, got on one knee in our kitchen, and exchanged engagement rings.

WHERE WAS IT? In our kitchen.

VISION FOR THE DAY: Classic, classy, kitschy, Mexican-American, and joyfully fun.

THE PLANNING PROCESS: Spreadsheets! Brad is the planner. He was up many sleepless nights thinking through every detail. Adrian designed the invitations and most of the colors and décor for the day.

THE VENUE: The Northstar Ballroom – classic and kitschy.

ACCESSORIES: We did wear honeybee cufflinks. Brad grew up on “Honey Bee Farm,” and his passed mother enjoyed making beeswax candles and decorations.

HAIR & MAKEUP: Limited powder.

GROOMS ATTIRE: So we decided to splurge a bit on our attire. We got custom made suits from Duchess Clothier.  They were fabulous.

WEDDING FAVOURS: Oh gosh. So we had 150 2” x 2” white boxes, hand printed with “Thank you – Adrian & Brad.” Inside was home made Cracker Jack, a temporary tattoo that said “LOVE” and vintage Cracker Jack toys.

THE FLOWERS: By Solo Rose in Portland. She completely got our vision and the flowers were exactly what we hoped for.

THE CAKE: From Piece of Cake in Portland. Lemon Pound Cake and Chantilly Chocolate – 3 layers, white butter cream frosting, with two bow ties on top. Simple, but perfect.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER: Aaron Potter from One Bloom! He was great! Totally present yet not even noticed – which is a good thing. He was fun and captured the whole event!

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: We worked with Wedding Paper Divas to design our bow tie themed save the dates, invites, programs and thank you notes.

FOOD & DRINK: Food was from Pambiche! (FYI – the owner of Pambiche is also the owner of Solo Rose) Cuban food that totally hit the spot!

THE HONEYMOON: We’ve not gone yet – but we’re putting together a trip to Thailand.

A MEMORABLE MOMENT: The sparkler send off. For November in Portland we lucked out with a beautiful crisp and dry evening!

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES: Find someone to take care of everything the day before and the day of. The day will go by so fast that you don’t want to be bogged down with any responsibility at all.

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: So we hired our friend Poison Waters to be the MC of our reception. She not only kept our reception from being an awkward mess, she made our reception a totally fun and joyful celebration!

Venue: http://www.northstarballroom.com/

Flowers: http://www.solorose.com

Food: http://www.pambiche.com/

Cake: http://www.pieceofcakebakery.net/

Photographer: http://www.onebloom.com/

Invites: http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com

Entertainment: http://www.poisonwaters.com/

Ceremony: http://www.yelp.com/biz/sgi-usa-lake-oswego

November 25, 2014
Well did we ever get lucky with the weather! It had been raining all week and even the day of the session and towards the end… but we had great light! Some of the better clouds I had seen in a long time. This...
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Well did we ever get lucky with the weather! It had been raining all week and even the day of the session and towards the end… but we had great light! Some of the better clouds I had seen in a long time.

This session was scheduled rather last-minute because Natasha thought she was getting her braces off! No worries, we can Photoshop those braces right off!

In just an hour we got this set of images – and this is just a preview. I love how they look. Natasha has beautiful eyes and a great smile!

 Senior portraits are one of my favorite things to capture because of the one-on-one nature of the session. We can move must faster than other types of family or engagement sessions. The willingness to try ‘whatever’ and be creative is great and it ends up being a lot of fun. I bring a lot of energy to a senior shoot and try to have fun with everything.

If you are looking to have senior portraits done, check out some sessions we’ve done on the blog!

We specialize in on-location shooting in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Book your session today!

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November 4, 2014
THE PROPOSAL: Our proposal took place in Cannon Beach, Oregon. A trip which Jackson had surprised me with, we stayed at the hallmark inn and had a gorgeous room with a large balcony and view, right in front of haystack...
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THE PROPOSAL: Our proposal took place in Cannon Beach, Oregon. A trip which Jackson had surprised me with, we stayed at the hallmark inn and had a gorgeous room with a large balcony and view, right in front of haystack rock. We had an amazing and romantic dinner at Newmans at 988, and then headed back to our hotel since it was raining. When we got to our hotel Jackson had setup candles, wine, blankets and pillows on our balcony so we could play our favorite card game (uno) and still enjoy the beach while staying dry. At some point in the game he pretended to spill wine and asked me to hand him a napkin, when I reached for the napkins beneath them was a box with the most beautiful engagement ring in it, I was COMPLETELY surprised and as he got down on one knee, and popped the question, we cried, laughed and I said of course! ( or something along those lines)

WHERE WAS IT? Our Wedding took place in Woodland, Washington. http://www.red-barn-farms.com

VISION FOR THE DAY: The vision Jackson and I both had was that of a warm, bright, laid back and romantic setting. We wanted it to be romantic and welcoming, but also incorporate Jackson’s love of fishing and my love of bright colors.

THE PLANNING PROCESS: The planning process was just that, long and busy. We had help from both families and some of our friends as well.

THE VENUE: The Red Barn at Peterson Farms was our picture perfect venue. From the moment we walked in we knew that was the place. From the plants and water feature out front to the rustic decor inside we loved every inch of it. The string lights upstairs were one of our favorite parts, they made the perfect romantic setting once the sun went down.

BRIDE’S DRESS: The Brides Gown was David’s Collection by David’s Bridal

BRIDE’S SHOES: The Brides Shoes were DV by Dolce Vita

JEWELLERY/ACCESSORIES: The Sash on the waist was Vera wang as well as the Veil, and the brides bouquet was wrapped in a handkerchief that the brides mother received in her own wedding day from her grandmother.

HAIR & MAKEUP: Hair and makeup were done by Megan and Shawna Pirovano

GROOMS ATTIRE: The groom wore Calvin Klein from head to toe

THE FLOWERS: The flowers were purchased the Vancouver farmers Market From GX Family garden. The bouquets were. Arranged by Lauren’s Cousin Lori and Family Friend Linnea.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER: Our photographer and friend was Fantastic, from the very beginning we knew we wanted to have One Bloom photography capture our big day. Not only had we heard great things from other people but we had loved what we saw. Amongst all the wedding day chaos it was reassuring to know that regardless of the what may arise our pictures were in good hands. Aaron was friendly,efficient and captured each moment we had wanted with confidence. We could tell with each setup and shot that he had a vision or idea and he seemed excited about that, and that got us excited! We used Aaron for our engagement and wedding photos and without a doubt will use him for any other special moments in our future! And tell our family and friends about OneBloom Photography.

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: Our invitations and save the dates were done through Vista Print, online. And our beautiful programs were done by Mari Batchelor, a friend of the bride with a small paper goods business.

FOOD & DRINK: Our Food was Catered By Tommy’s Catering. Tommy was fabulous to work with, from the menu and choices, to helping with the layout of the reception etc. Tommy was a wonderful help. And very hands on. Aside from his helpfulness during the planning process, Tommy’s catering truly prepared AMAZING food for our wedding. We had salmon, beef tenderloin, rosemary mashed potatoes, an arugula pear and blue cheese salad,and a pesto torte, to name a few. Our family and friends still tell us how delicious the dinner was!

THE HONEYMOON: Jackson and I spent about 4 days in Long beach Washington after the wedding but will be going to the Dominican Republic in December/January for our official honeymoon.

A MEMORABLE MOMENT:It is so hard to decide on just one moment, but our favorite Part of our ceremony was our silent vows, it was such a special moment that only Jackson and I will know. What was said and promised at that moment will forever be cherished and practiced by the both of us. And another favorite moment was just having all of our friends and family in one place.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES: Enjoy each moment of your wedding day, don’t get caught up in the little details. Breathe, Laugh, Cry ( tears of joy of course) and look around. On that day, look around at each face there, and know that everyone who is there, is there because they love you and your spouse. People come from all over to share that day with you, and that speaks volumes as to what they think of you and the love they have for you. As my cousin told me ” no one knows what should be, so just relax and enjoy each little moment, because whose wedding is it?…Yours”.

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: Our DJs Larry and Josh of Prestige Sounds. Were fabulous! Without Larry and Josh where would the party have gone? Those two made the day go as smoothly as it did, from the ceremony music to reception music, their itinerary provided the timeline for the whole evening. Their energy was amazing, and they were beyond friendly and outgoing, just what you look for in an emcee and DJ. We will absolutely telling,our friends about them!

And of course a HUGE thank you to all of our family and friends who came from all over to share this big day with us. We love you beyond words and cannot imagine our lives without you.

To our Moms and Dad. Thank you for everything you have done for us! We are lucky to have such amazing role models in our lives!

October 28, 2014
What a beautiful day to start photographing a wedding. It was a cool summer morning that slowly turned into a warm summer day at The Latter Day Saint’s Temple of Portland, Oregon. Which happens to be in Lake...
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What a beautiful day to start photographing a wedding. It was a cool summer morning that slowly turned into a warm summer day at The Latter Day Saint’s Temple of Portland, Oregon. Which happens to be in Lake Oswego, OR. I don’t know why. It also happened to be my first wedding there. I got there early to scout around and take a deep breathe to get creative. It felt like it was going to be a good day!

I started when the noon light was at it’s height. Which was bit of a challenge with the harshness of the sun. I really enjoyed the challenge. The blues in the shadows and the yellows of the sun made for a fun shoot with Chris and Pyeatt! The temple is a beautiful backdrop from many angles. I would like to see a lot more weddings there. It would be fun to shoot there in the evening light as well. The only obstruction you really have is the cars in the parking areas and some areas are very bright to shoot in without cloud cover. Maybe an overcast day would be amazing too. Which shouldn’t be hard because Portland, Oregon is filled with overcast weather. And rain. Lots of rain. Especially if your planning a beautiful day. I’ve shot weddings in record rainfall… It was crazy.

Since this was our first time photographing a wedding at LDS Temple in Oregon, but I still don’t get why it’s called Portland LDS Temple when it’s actually in Lake Oswego. But never mind that. The session went wonderfully and I’m very proud to share these beautiful wedding images. We used two flashes. No assistant. A mix of light modifiers. This wedding was great! Thank you guys! You were all great to work with! I’m glad it all turned out so beautifully for you.

Please view this gallery full-screen for best viewing results. You can share images directly to Pinterest / Facebook as well. :)

October 27, 2014
THE PROPOSAL: We discussed it a few times while living together, and the “official” moment came later, while on vacation. We were on vacation in Maui, Hawaii and decided to drive along a coastal scenic highway...
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THE PROPOSAL: We discussed it a few times while living together, and the “official” moment came later, while on vacation. We were on vacation in Maui, Hawaii and decided to drive along a coastal scenic highway because Lee was really sunburned and couldn’t lay out in the sun. At one of the scenic stops, overlooking rocky cliffs, Lee proposed.

VISION FOR THE DAY: Party plus good food and friends.

THE PLANNING PROCESS: Peggy, Michelle’s step-mom did the heavy lifting. She made sure we had all our bases covered and contributed ideas to make the night fun and special.

THE VENUE: The Treasury Ballroom (http://www.treasuryballroom.com/). It was a great venue and our guests had a lot of fun with the locked vault. The weather was much warmer than we expected (mid-90’s) and the building had trouble keeping the temperature down, despite being at basement level.

BRIDE’S DRESS: Rosewood Bridal (http://www.rosewoodbridal.com/). The ladies there were great to work with, attentive, and always full of good ideas. They made everything really simple.

HAIR & MAKEUP: Bouffant Salon (http://www.bouffanthairsalon.com/)

GROOMS ATTIRE: Macy’s (http://www.macys.com)

WEDDING FAVOURS: Photobooth photos by Photobooth For You (http://www.photoboothforyou.com/)

THE FLOWERS: Vibrant Table (http://www.vibranttable.com/)

THE CAKE: Cupcakes from Saint Cupcake (https://www.saintcupcake.com/). All the guests were very impressed and enjoyed the quality and variety of cupcakes provided by Saint Cupcake.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER: Aaron from OneBloom (http://www.onebloom.com). Aaron really came through for us after our initial plans fell through at the last minute. He was positive, unobtrusive, and a joy to work with. Some of the few moments Lee & Michelle spent together during the reception were out taking photos.

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: Oblation (http://www.oblationpapers.com/). They worked with us to customize all our materials and we were really happy with the results.

FOOD & DRINK: Vibrant Table for food and Hopworks Urban Brewery (http://www.hopworksbeer.com/) for beer

THE HONEYMOON: Hawaii, sometime in the future.

A MEMORABLE MOMENT: Michelle’s 6-year-old nephew dominated the photobooth. He probably took over 50 photos and combined nearly all the costume pieces and props. It was adorable. Part of the attraction may have been the woman attending the photobooth, since he spent quite a bit of time flirting with her.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES: Have someone who knows what they’re doing help with the planning and focus on making it fun, not just what is expected.

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: Peggy, again for all her hard work and attention to detail. Spencer, from Hopworks for helping to deliver the beer.

 

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October 20, 2014
Kelsey found us through our booth at the Clark County Fair. She booked her session for October at Fort Vancouver. The light was beautiful as we started the session. The sun had just started it’s final descent in...
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Kelsey found us through our booth at the Clark County Fair. She booked her session for October at Fort Vancouver. The light was beautiful as we started the session. The sun had just started it’s final descent in the sky. The golden light casting over the session was perfect! It’s important to have fun and move around a lot during the portrait session. We hope you enjoy your beautiful senior photos Kelsey!

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