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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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Although every wedding is unique, some couples really push the boundaries of how nuptials are celebrated.  Raina and Michael put together the most incredible day for their closest family members.  Everyone gathered at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach to capture portraits along the waterfront.  It was the perfect location for the couple’s first […]

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Kimberly and Brian were recently married at the Evergreen Chapel by the Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, OR.  The location has some incredibly impressive aircraft on display as well as a beautiful open field with tall grass.  Kimberly loved the idea of having a portrait out in the field but didn’t want to have […]

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When Kimberly put on her heart-shaped sunglasses, all I could think of was the song “I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos. My love must be a kind of blind love I can’t see anyone but you Are the stars out tonight I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright I only have […]

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More and more couples are choosing Oregon as the location for their destination wedding.  One look at the dramatic landscapes that this region of the country has to offer, and it is easy to understand why it is becoming so popular.  Locations like Mt Hood, the Columbia Gorge, Crater Lake, and the coast all offer […]

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From the wildly elaborate to the elegantly simple, wedding dessert tables have a personality that is as diverse as the couples who design and create them.  Cakes, candy bars, and doughnut displays have all graced the tables of local Portland weddings.  They are kid friendly and guest favorites for the evening. Adam and Josh put […]

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