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There is an art to capturing the moment at weddings and it involves knowing where to position one’s self before the moment even happens.  How is this possible you might ask?  It is a combination of intuition, experience, and decisiveness. When I entered Marianne & Nick’s wedding reception, I immediately noticed that their head table […]

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When Mistyrose & Keith hired us to document their upcoming wedding on the 4th of July, they mentioned wanting to capture engagement photos as well and were looking for suggestions. With their wedding scheduled for the summer, I offered the suggestion of capturing photos at a different time of year.  While we could wait for […]

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I met Sami & Brian many years ago when I photographed Sami’s sister’s wedding at the Treasury Ballroom in downtown Portland. I remember watching Sami & Brian on the dance floor and the way that they looked into each other’s eyes. I thought to myself, maybe I will photograph their wedding someday. Fast forward to […]

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Couples who are looking to hire a professional wedding photographer oftentimes ask us for a list of our favorite wedding venues.  Among that list is Bridal Veil Lakes. The sweeping view overlooking the Columbia River Gorge is a signature feature of Bridal Veil Lakes.  So is the rich golden light that fills the property from […]

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Does your church have a policy of no flash photography? Better yet, might you like the option of not having flashes going off during your wedding ceremony? If you answered yes to either of these questions, make sure to read on. All of our photography equipment is equipped to handle the lowest levels of light. […]

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Ever see a little one exhausted from the wedding day? It is absolutely adorable. Oftentimes a child will curl up in their parents’ lap or find a “comfortable” location under the table or off in a side room. Other times, the exhaustion hits so hard, it happens spontaneously while in the middle of eating a […]

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There are so many different ways to photograph a newlywed couple on their wedding day. There are traditional poses that consist of couples embracing, glancing toward the camera, or even looking into each other’s eyes. There are the more romantic poses where couples kiss or use their hands to make a heart shape. There are […]

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There are a number of looks and styles that a couple may utilize when crafting their wedding day celebration.  Some choose a rustic setting, others use hip modern decor, while others may indulge in sheer elegance.  The options are endless but ultimately what is chosen is a reflection of a couple’s style and personality. Erin […]

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Portland is known for delivering some of the most unique weather in the country.  And I don’t mean over the course of the year.  I mean over the course of a day.  That’s right; over the course of a single day. The morning of Kelli & Mike’s wedding started off with heavy clouds, that turned […]

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When I met with Nichole & Edmund, they were interested in hiring me to document their wedding in downtown Portland.  While discussing all the details, Nichole mentioned that they were also having a traditional Navajo wedding during the weeks leading up to their downtown Portland wedding.  I suggested the idea of combining the photography coverage […]

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  Capturing the action at a wedding reception is one of the thrilling aspects of being a wedding photographer.  Amongst all the guests and everything that is going on, it is important to not only be observant but to sense the areas in which action is about to take place.  Ask any seasoned wedding photographer […]

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When I arrived at Summit Grove Lodge in WA to document Jamie & Tony’s wedding, I started off the day by photographing the guys getting ready.  Once they got into their tuxedos, Tony grabbed a bottle of Fireball to pass around for some shots.  I thought to myself – Now that’s a nice way to […]

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Ladies in Waiting is a service that provides the bride her own personal assistant on her wedding day.  Started by Andrea Hoyt, the owner of August Veils, Ladies in Waiting coverage lasts for 5 hours on the wedding day and includes such services as the pressing and delivery of the bridal gown and up to […]

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