I've been asked how far in advance weddings need to be booked and honestly, if I have your date available, I can photograph your wedding. Katii reached out to be five days before her wedding because unforeseeable circumstances made it impossible for her original photographer to capture her wedding day.
We started the day in a cute, boho inspired AirBnb with the ladies getting ready and then we hopped in our cars and headed to Reed College for bridal photos and first looks.
We found a beautiful brick building with a cascading staircase and greenery for bridal party photos, plus the first look with the groom and her father.
The reception hall was wonderfully decorated with all kinds of details and delicious traditional Russian food. The ceremony was beautiful from the candle lined aisle to the first kiss when they were pronounced as husband and wife.
Amber and Collin's wedding plans changed one week before their wedding day because their venue at the Oregon Coast closed unexpectedly, and they had to replan everything within a few days and I think they did a fabulous job from the DJ, Caterer, and florals, and with a lot of help from close friends and family.
I was so excited for their wedding day and even more excited that they wanted me to travel the four hours (one way) to their wedding in Richland, Washington at a friend's house.
I loved so many of the well thought out details from the Jenga pieces to sign, custom tumblers, necklaces gifted to the daughters, notes to each other, and especially the first look with the kids after the first look with each other! I forgot to mention, that between Amber and Collin, there were three daughters and three sons, just like the Brady Bunch! ... and during the sand ceremony, the Brady Bunch theme song was played, I loved it!
It was two days before Teresa and Keith's destination wedding in Lincoln City when their venue closed due to COVID. They had family and friends traveling from all over the US to celebrate with them. What took a year to plan all the details was condensed into a couple of hours to replan their wedding day.
It was a foggy day at the coast, with the ocean barely in sight, but being surrounded by loved ones made the whirlwind day full of love and joy during the wedding of Teresa and Keith.
It was the day before Whitney and Brian's wedding when I had an incoming call from Whitney. She was calling to tell me that their wedding venue had just closed for two weeks. It was heartbreaking, but they had a back up plan!
As I was making my way to the Oregon Coast, at the final bend, a thick marine layer was in sight. The heavy fog really made this wedding a day to remember.
Ceci and Corey tied the knot over the weekend and it was such a beautiful day for the wedding for two wonderful people! The venue was out in Pleasant Hill, which is a short drive from Eugene, and it has a special place in Ceci and Corey's hearts because it's where they pick out their Christmas trees and pumpkins for Halloween.
I hope you enjoy scrolling through this sneak peek, because I can't help but smile when I see all these photos of joy and celebration.
Rustic backyard weddings are one of my favorites, especially ones with lots of sentimental details, and this wedding was full of them!
McKenzie and Nick were married on a warm afternoon at a friend's property that was so perfect for this rustic backyard wedding. The weekend before their wedding was a record breaking heatwave and it had cooled from 120 degrees F to a balmy 91 degrees with a wonderful breeze near Salem, Oregon.
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