Recently I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Amy and Dan, a couple that I’ve known for years. We’ve all been swing dancing together for what it seems like forever and I knew this would be such a fun wedding to be a part of. Amy and Dan got married at Springhouse Cellar Winery in Hood River, which is located right next to a train yard, so of course we had some fun with their portraits. It involved train cars, and that’s all I’m saying for now. The Columbia River Gorge always provides such a beautiful backdrop for wedding portraits. We also took some fun pictures at Panorama Point.
One of my favorite moments from the wedding was when Dan surprised Amy with a song, as a thank you for her patience putting up with him learning to play the guitar. Such a sweet gesture. And of course the rest of the music was fantastic. They had a 60’s flower power band called Green Tambourine, that did an awesome job keeping the dancers busy all night long. The bride and groom did a beautiful swing dance for their first dance, and I have to say, those swing dancers sure know how to dip. This wedding also had a “steal” dance, where the guests danced with the bride and groom, and could steal them from other dancers. I love this picture of the groom dancing with his mother, while the bride is watching. I always love photographing moments like this one. I am always looking for angles as I’m shooting, trying to capture a special moment that the bride and groom will treasure for years to come.
And lastly, I cannot help but mention the food. Boda’s Kitchen from Hood River did such an amazing job. Did I mention that they served several types of tamales? And the guests were encouraged to bring a pie for dessert. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that had so many different kinds of pie.
To see more of my work, including more pictures from this wedding that will be published in a couple of weeks, please visit Portland Wedding and Portrait Photographer Evrim Icoz.