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Cornelius Pass Roadhouse weddings are always a lot of fun.  The venue is casual and laid-back which makes for a very friendly and warm setting for guests. Toward the end of cocktail hour as things were winding down a bit and transitioning to the reception, the newlywed couple and I strolled the grounds to capture […]

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When it is most successful, candid wedding photography captures the true essence of a couple on their wedding day.  Even for those of you who don’t know Kelsey & Lee, you get a real sense of their relationship, the love they share for each other, and the bliss they are experiencing as newlyweds. Kelsey & […]

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Capturing a couple on their wedding day is one of the most exhilarating aspects of being a wedding photographer.  The images you create will be what couples look back on in the years to come to remember their day.  This is why any wedding photographer will tell you, it is an absolute honor to document […]

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What an absolute honor and privilege to document Norene & Tom’s wedding this summer at Meriwether’s Skyline Farm.  When I look back on my career as a wedding photographer, I will forever remember their incredibly beautiful wedding day with absolute fondness. Tom and Norene are among the kindest, sweetest, most genuine couples I have ever […]

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I was recently transported to the year 2064 to document an epic futuristic themed wedding.  What I experienced were some of the most cutting edge wedding trends yet to come. One of my favorite wedding trends to emerge in the future, is the art of the double photobomb.  This takes the classic photobomb of today […]

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Whether your philosophical position is that life imitates art or that art imitates life, the apparent symbiotic relationship that exists is surely one of beauty and worthy of celebration. While capturing portraits of Jaime & Zach on their wedding day, I played with the philosophical position that life imitates art.  Using the American Gothic painting […]

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Jaime & Zach discovered us through this very site – My Portland Photographer.  They submitted an inquiry looking for a wedding photographer who was available for their July 12, 2014 wedding and who was willing to push the creative envelope.  They didn’t want traditional wedding photography but rather were looking for something with some artistic […]

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I recently had the opportunity to fly out to Boston, MA to document a beautiful wedding at The African Meeting House. Located in historic Beacon Hill, The African Meeting House was built in 1806 and is now the oldest black church edifice still standing in the United States.  It is adjacent to The Museum of […]

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As a wedding photographer, the most important part of the job is getting the shot.  It is what I get paid to do. Moments after being married, Jaime & Zach climbed into an RV to sign their marriage license (the RV they will be taking all over the west coast prior to a tropical destination […]

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I enjoy using a creative approach to wedding photography.  It stems from my background in the fine arts having obtained a degree in photography from Bard College.  By combining my artistic background with a technical command of the medium, I have the creative freedom to photograph under any conditions. Marianne & Nick were recently married […]

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Sentinel, a downtown Portland hotel, is a beautifully remodeled property that is situated in two of Portland’s most historic buildings.  Artwork and lavish decor adorns the corridors and guestrooms making perfect vignettes for portraits of the bride and groom. Erika & Andre were recently married in the Renaissance Room of the Sentinel and prior to their […]

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Want some wedding advice?  The kind of advice you probably won’t find on a wedding blog or a Top 10 list in some wedding magazine… Don’t get caught with your pants down. I recently had the opportunity to photograph Erika & Andre’s wedding at the Sentinel.  The dance floor was incredibly lively throughout the entire […]

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Wedding day preparations are such a treat to document.  Typically, at such an early point in the day, everyone is filled with excitement in anticipation of the day’s events.  Lots of chaos ensues as everyone is getting dressed and focused on getting ready for the wedding ceremony. Erika shared this very tender moment with her […]

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