Portland photographer at Hoyt 23 same-sex wedding
“The room is amazing,” John said. He loves Hotel Monaco (so do we!) and couldn’t wait to get ready for his wedding day there. Until the actual weekend, though, he didn’t know which room he’d be doing all the prep. As it turns out, he got the purple chandelier and loved it! A Hotel Monaco wedding, and a purple chandelier was the icing on the cake for John.

The only thing is, I like detail photos to be mixed in. And while that chandelier is kind of awesome, just a plain old photo of the chandelier is meaningless. So I waited, hunting for the perfect moment when I could tell a story. John’s very good friend Melody happened to find the giraffe robe in the bathroom and surprised John by walking out in it and BAM – perfect storytelling wedding photography. With the chandelier in the background.

If you’d like to see more storytelling wedding photography from John and Paul’s wedding day, we’ve got two whole blog posts dedicated to just that! Their Hotel Monaco wedding prep photos flow right on into the rest of their very Portland wedding weekend at Northwest Children’s Theater and 23 Hoyt.

Portland Engagement Photographer Deyla Huss Photography

Portland Engagement Photographer Deyla Huss Photography

These two wanted an urban feel to their photos but also an evening stroll, keeping their photos real and less posed is what they preferred. We went to the lovely Portland Eastbank Esplanade and enjoyed the lovely warm evening and that gorgeous sunset. I loved capturing these two, its almost like they didn’t even know I was there and were so in tune with one another and totally doing their thing. What unfolded from their session was truly real moments, just being.

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© Evrim Icoz Photography

I photograph weddings from a photo-journalistic point of view. I like starting at the beginning of the day, with the getting ready part, and finishing at the end of the day. That way I get to document the entire day, and present it to the couple after the wedding. So many things happen during the wedding day, and I love being able to share it afterwards with the couple. This photo was taken during the getting ready part, at The Resort At The Mountain, when the bride turned just so, and I saw a quick reflection. I loved photographing this wedding there. The staff was an absolute pleasure to work with, and the couple was so much fun to photograph. They were huge fans of the Oregon Ducks, and the Puddles the mascot made an appearance too.

To see more of this fun filled wedding, please visit Lindsay and Aaron’s Wedding At The Resort At The Mountain.

To see more of my work, please visit Portland Wedding and Portrait Photographer Evrim Icoz.

Buick-reflection-wedding-davidbarssphotographerReflections can be seen in a great number of things and places and sometimes you see them straight away and other times they are surprises. I love finding those opportunities in certain moments to add a little to twist to the scene. The reflection becomes even more significant when you can tie in another element of part of their story or their surroundings.

Have fun and look at things a little differently.

Please check out more of my work at David Barss, Photographer.

The flower girl glances at the camera and smiles for a brief moment

All it takes is a brief moment.  The flower girl had been avoiding the camera before the ceremony began, but as she stood next to her mom at the front she shot over a quick glance.  Sometimes it is the case that there will only be a single glance (or a single smile) throughout an entire day.  That is why we always have our cameras ready…

Our passion is for documenting, and capturing moments like these. We would love to talk with you about your wedding, contact us to schedule a consultation!

We love working with a great team of vendors!
Here are the other companies that joined us for the big celebration:
Coordination by Luxe Event Productions || Music and DJ Services by Virtuoso Music Group
Catering by Shirley’s Tippy Canoe || Floral Design by Jessie Hatch at Tall Drink of Water Floral
Hair and Make-up by Alexis Tolman at Magnum Opus

A choreographed first dance is a wonderful way to kick off the wedding reception.  Guests gather around in anticipation of what is to come and never quite know what will transpire.  Some couples opt for a simple embrace as they work their way around the dance floor.  Others plan something wild and crazy with upbeat music and lights.  Yet others opt for something more elegant like a choreographed first dance.

Jen & Rob impressed their guests with a beautifully choreographed first dance at their wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes this past summer.  Guests were hooting and hollering throughout their dance, celebrating with them as newlyweds tearing up the dance floor.  With dips and twists and turns, their choreographed first dance was a real hit.  The end of the dance was accentuated with a romantic kiss.

To see more dance moves like these and to compile all sorts of great ideas for your own wedding, come check us out at Paul Rich Studio.  We are conveniently located at Portland’s original wedding services collective The Bridal Loft in NE Portland.


Opinions count, especially from your best friends. These people know you on your good days and your bad ones and they will gently let you know if you need a little more of this or a little less of that. Personally, I am always glad to see a beautifully subtle application of make up and a simple hairdo. There were some trends over the years that didn’t translate well to a wedding day… luckily, they were just trends. The last thing you want is to be unrecognizable to your true love as you come down the aisle.

Planning your own wedding? Come talk to me, I have some opinions, too. ;0)
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Portland Engagement

I love this engagement photo of Christine & Steve, windblown on a beautiful evening at Columbia Hills State Park out in the Gorge.  The sunset gave such a golden glow, and the wind blew Christine’s hair and dress, making for such a romantic atmosphere.  Exploring the wilds of Oregon with a couple who spends a lot of time hiking and adventuring makes for such a great experience, and fantastic photos after.


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Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer

We had a great time capturing Felicia and Genaro’s wedding at The Cleaners in Ace Hotel a few weeks ago. Before the ceremony, we took a walk around the northwest area of town. Felicia and Genaro embraced Portland style in ways like stopping at the food carts and rocking their sunglasses on Burnside in front of a Timbers ax sign. In this picture, the bride-to-be is smiling at someone she knew who was walking by. Candid moments, like this, are the ones we are sure to look out for when shooting weddings.


Finding quiet time on your wedding day can sometimes be really tricky but it is so very special if you get a chance to have it.  Carving a little space into your day just for you is highly recommended and with a little luck and some well laid plans, you should be able to find some.  Your wedding day will likely be one of the fastest days of your life.  Having a collection of the most important people from multiple facets of your lives coming together to celebrate in an environment you no doubt toiled endlessly over for the past year or more can often become overwhelming.  Take some time , either by yourself or with your new spouse and enjoy the solitude.  Breathe and take it all in.  This quiet time just might be the most memorable of your big day!

This image is from Tiffany and Andrew’s wedding at Laurelhurst Club, Portland, OR.  Tiffany had a moment to herself as she was waiting to see her groom for the first time.

To see more images from Tiffany and Andrew’s wedding or to talk about how we can capture your special day, contact us!  We’d love to talk!  juliana patrick photography

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Giving a wedding toast is not just an honor, it is a huge responsibility for the wedding party. And the maid of honor and one of the bridesmaids decided to get very creative with their toast. You can tell they really had fun planning it out. I love it when the wedding party have fun with their toasts. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, and by the way, The Foundry at Oswego Pointe is quickly becoming one of my favorite venues for weddings. Such a beautiful waterfront location, and both the indoor and outdoor spaces are amazing for photo shoots.

To see the perfect composition for a wedding, check out Laura and Ben’s Wedding at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe.

To see more of my work, check out Portland Wedding and Portrait Photographer Evrim Icoz.

Downtown Portland Engagement Tanner SpringsTanner Springs Park in downtown Portland is one of the more iconic locations to have your Portland engagement session photos taken. Its beautiful, undulating Artwall is not only a unique piece of art (made from railroad tracks!), but a unique and impressive backdrop for your engagement photos. Just a few blocks away from Tanner Springs is the similarly popular Jamison Fountain, complete with a colonnade of trees that glows with twinkle lights in the evenings. Downtown Portland is full of beautiful locations for engagement sessions! If you’d like to talk about the possibilities for your own engagement session, please hop on over to Mhari Scott Photography and click on the Get In Touch link. We’d love to help you design the session you’ve been hoping for!

Bridesmaids and groomsmen trying to steal the attention

Who gets all the attention on the wedding day?  Well, if it isn’t you, then maybe you should start photo bombing!

Atelier Pictures is a boutique photography and cinematography studio in Portland, Oregon. We would love to talk with you about your wedding, contact us to schedule a consultation!

We love working with a great team of vendors!
Here are the other companies that joined us for the big celebration:
Coordination by Luxe Event Productions || Music and DJ Services by Virtuoso Music Group
Catering by Shirley’s Tippy Canoe || Floral Design by Jessie Hatch at Tall Drink of Water Floral
Hair and Make-up by Alexis Tolman at Magnum Opus