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Author Archives: Ara Roselani

On a glorious rainy spring morning, Kirsten, Alyssa and their dog, Abel, joined me at Silver Falls State Park.  North Falls holds a dear spot in Kirsten and Alyssa’s story, as the site of their first mutual “I Love You”s, and it was the perfect backdrop for their engagement photos. In this image, I snuck […]

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In Oregon, New Year’s Eve weddings usually involve snow, rain, wind, or at the very least, very chilly weather.  On the evening of December 31st, 2015, I found myself wearing a very light dress and sandals as we all sweated in Melbourne, Australia’s 104-degree heat.  Weird, or as my Aussie bridesmaids said, “weiiiiiihhhhhhd!” It was […]

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On a beautiful, crazy-hot summer evening, Ellie & Javed held an intimate ceremony at the Columbia Edgewater Club in Portland.  Surrounded by friends from all over the world, their festivities lasted long into the evening.  Javed is from Jamaica, and Ellie is from Bulgaria.  The dancing was fantastic. When I first met these two, they […]

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Onyeka and Brendan spent a gorgeous afternoon with me at Oswald West State Park along the coast, and we also made a stop here, a new place I’ve never seen before.  The cliffs and sound of booming waves were utterly enchanting, and I love how they look in the wind-blown grass above the ocean. —- […]

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I love the forested cliffs and hills of the Columbia River Gorge–it feels so timeless, so quiet, so mighty.  It’s one of my favorite places, and one of the reasons I love Oregon and Washington so much.  Alex and Ben love it, too, and we had a fantastic time out in the cliffs and fields […]

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Elizabeth & Davonte were married at The Bridal Veil Lakes in the Columbia River Gorge.  The surroundings are true Pacific Northwest wonderland–tall trees, lush greenery, beautiful views stretching out into the Gorge, grassy fields, and some lovely tucked-away spots like this one, where the bride and groom could snuggle a bit before the reception started. […]

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Meredith and Will love going wine tasting together, and spending time out at the wineries near Dundee, Oregon.  When it came time to choose a location for their engagement portraits, they made arrangements for us to visit Alexana Winery, and Hawkins Cellars.  This image came from Alexana, a gorgeous piece of property with views stretching […]

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Sara & Jeff’s wedding up at the base of Mt. Hood, cozily tucked into the Raven’s Nest in Timberline Lodge, was snowy and glorious.  We started the morning with blue skies and beautiful views of the mountain, then a snowstorm moved in and dumped luxurious piles of flakes everywhere.  After the ceremony and reception, these two […]

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April and Nick, two intrepid landscape photographers, chose Cape Kiwanda for their wedding this winter.  And instead of blowing, raining and being classically-Oregon, the weather shocked us with a bright blue sky and a warm breeze (at least, until it got dark, then BRRRRR).  It was absolutely amazing. I loved April’s flowers, and her beautiful […]

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Beth and Jon were married at The Treasury Ballroom in downtown Portland.  One of my favorite things about their details was how they replaced flowers with bouquets made of books!  Beth LOVES to read, so this made for a nerdy, beautiful, personal addition to their day.  They even had matching boutonnieres for the boys. To […]

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Kate, lit by sunset, standing by an ocean cave, veil whipping in the wind.  I love finding pockets like these in nature, where light is dramatic and wild. To see more from this magical evening, visit their feature on my blog. —- Aralani Photography | Adventure, Romance & Enchantment | Blog Weddings, engagements, elopements and portraits.

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Spending New Year’s Eve photographing Kate & John’s wedding in Melbourne was an unforgettable way to ring in a new year and my 100th wedding.  The following day, Kate got her hair done again, they got dressed up, and out we went to explore the Australian coastline. The week before, I spent 10 days driving […]

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In Portland, we’re spoiled with world-class landscapes within an easy two-hour radius.  Mountains, beaches, cliffs, rivers, deserts, forests, and all manner of beauty in between.  I never feel short on places to go for portraits.  Yet, here I am, on the other side of the world, chasing waves. When Kate & John asked me to […]

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