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We absolutely love photographing weddings at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland, OR.  There are a number of locations throughout the hotel to host your wedding ceremony and reception and they all have their own personality and style.  Christina & Ian chose the Billiard Room for their wedding ceremony and the Governor Ballroom for their […]

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We recently photographed Lindsey & Michael’s wedding at The Oregon Golf Club.  The weather that weekend was quite stormy with high winds and intermittent rain showers.  However, there were periods of time throughout the day when the wind would subside and the rain would stop and we made sure to take advantage of every moment […]

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Let’s face it.  Hiring the right photographer to capture your wedding day is a significant decision.  For this reason, we have compiled a list of discerning questions to help you find the wedding photographer that is right for you.  There are a lot of photographers in Portland.  Why should I hire you? What is the […]

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After getting ready at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland, Tenley and Adam hopped on a shuttle with their wedding party and immediate family members to head to the Portland Art Museum for some outdoor portraits.  The surrounding area offers a number of great backgrounds for portraits. We captured the couple along a modern glass […]

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  Tenley and Adam were recently married at The Leftbank Annex in Portland but wanted the opportunity to capture some portraits downtown with their wedding party.  One of my favorite locations for wedding party portraits is by the Portland Art Museum.  The location offers a number of unique backdrops in a relatively small area enabling […]

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The Portland Rose Garden is a wonderful location for wedding day portraits.  After Karen and Andrew were married in the Gold Medal Rose Garden, we scheduled a period of time to capture portraits throughout the property.  There are an endless number of roses, a modern sculpture, beautiful stairways, and a number of unique settings and […]

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You’ve probably heard it a million times — “Every wedding is unique.”  Well, it is very true.  However, some weddings are more unique than others and those are the ones I always love to share. Karen and Andrew flew in from California to celebrate their wedding here in Portland, OR.  They chose the Portland Rose […]

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I recently captured an engagement session for a couple who is getting married in September this year.  We planned and coordinated a session that included stops at multiple waterfalls along the Columbia River Highway.  While traveling between Horsetail Falls and the Oneonta Gorge, we came across a very dark dramatic tunnel and I had a […]

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One of my favorite locations for engagement sessions is along the Historic Columbia River Highway.  There are a number of waterfalls along the route that make incredibly dramatic backdrops for portraits.  The best part is that minimal hiking is involved to get to each of the waterfalls and they all have their own unique characteristics. […]

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One of the things I enjoy most about being a professional wedding photographer is getting to know my clients on a personal level.  From our initial planning meetings, to the engagement session, and all events leading up to the wedding day, I make a concerted effort to get to know the inner workings of my […]

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Cindy with Encore Events was kind enough to introduce me to a wonderful couple who was looking for a creative wedding photographer to document their Portland wedding celebration.  Bonnie and Bob were married earlier this year in a different state and wanted to hold a vow renewal and celebration here in Portland for local guests.  […]

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Samantha and Jamie were recently married at the North Star Ballroom in NE Portland.  The venue holds a special meaning to the couple because it is the location where they met years ago. Jamie is familiar with the wedding and event industry through his work at Simpatica and Samantha worked for Katherine with Event Cosmetics […]

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Immediately following their intimate wedding ceremony at Horsetail Falls, Raina and Michael wanted to capture some fun portraits.  Their wedding day consisted of a ceremony at the falls followed by an excursion throughout the Portland area which included stops at the Vista House at Crown Point, the SE waterfront area, and the Portland International Rose […]

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