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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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Erin & Sean got ready at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland on their wedding day.  The hotel’s lobby boasts a gorgeous sweeping staircase, one that is oftentimes used for capturing couples as they see each other for the first time.  It is a wonderful spot.  However, it is rather centrally located and doesn’t necessarily […]

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The rustic elegance and pristine setting of Summit Grove Lodge makes it the perfect location for wedding celebrations.  The lodge is set on 5 acres surrounded by old growth forest and nature trails with sculpted rock waterfalls and meticulous landscaping. The all weather garden area includes a Pacific Northwest style gazebo and a very cozy […]

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I have known Erin & Sean both personally and professionally for many years.  We have worked on countless weddings and events together so it was an absolute privilege and honor to document their wedding on 10/10/14. Erin & Sean used Portland Trolley to transport themselves and their wedding party from the Benson Hotel (where they […]

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We’ve all heard the slogan, “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.”  The slogan references one of the more famous taglines in modern tourism marketing geared toward driving millions of visitors to Sin City.  It has inspired songs, a number of movies, and for Jessica & Devin, the perfect location to exchange their wedding vows. […]

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  We wanted to offer some wedding advice to those couples looking to hire a professional photographer to document their wedding day.  When performing searches online for terms such as Portland wedding photographer or wedding photographers in Oregon, the results can be quite overwhelming.  So, how should a couple narrow down their options to find […]

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Just as it sounds, a day after session is a portrait session that takes place after the wedding day.  It affords a couple the option of having wedding portraits captured at a location that is similar or very different from their actual wedding venue.  Imagine, for example, having an urban styled wedding on the rooftop […]

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