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Welcome to the Recent Wedding Page. Here you can see a sampling of ~ 30 images from each of our recent weddings.

Weddings are posted in the order in which we shot them. Alternately you can locate a wedding in the list of 'Recent Weddings' on the right side of this window, click on the link and you will be taken to the sample images from that event.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

To see more of Samantha and Frank's images CLICK HERE

What a day it was at Heceta Head last Saturday! The weather was clear and beautiful with just a gentle breeze, no fog or  mist coming in off the ocean, warm enough to wander about without a jacket even as evening approached. It was a picture perfect day for Samantha and Frank to be married.

The date was September 9th, the weather was perfect, the bride was exquisite, the groom was rugged movie star handsome, the father of the bride was uninhibited, the meal (catered by Ona Restaurant in Yachats Oregon, was incredible. whew!

The ceremony took place at the on the grounds of the Light keepers Residence also known as the Light House Bed and Breakfast where we started bridal (and Groom) preps in the Mariner Rooms before heading outside to enjoy the weather and the beauty of the Oregon Coast.

This was a small intimate wedding, most of the family and visitors were from somewhere in Texas, not sure of the exact location but Texas isn't THAT big is it? As a matter of fact I'll bet that if you crossed the border into Texas and hollered, "Hey, where is everybody?",  the father of the bride would be right there to welcome you, shake your  hand and give you a million dollar smile.

This was one of my favorite weddings of the year, Loads of love, enthusiasm and an incredible location, What's not to love about that?

Thanks Sam and Frank for asking us to be your photographers, it was a blast!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

To see more of Ludine and Barry's images, CLICK HERE

Back to Portland from Florence for a very special wedding, Ludine and Barry were married on Saturday, August 27th at Lakeside Gardens. 

This was truly an international event with guests arriving from all over the world, what a celebration! Family and friends gathered in this wonderful location to witness Ludine and Barry join their lives together.

Ludine, our first Jamaican Bride that I can recall, looked beautiful in her exquisite gown with a full flowing beaded veil. Barry enjoyed it as well as evidenced by the look on is face during the first look. He's a man who enjoys beauty and personality. Ludine has both in abundance. Barry is quick with a smile and a full hearty laugh. When you are talking to him he makes you feel like you're the only person in the room. Very fine qualities in both Barry and Ludine.

After creating some images of Lu and Barry we shot family formals at the ceremony gazebo, enjoyed a wonderful ceremony, had an adventure with the bustle of the bride's dress and then we got ready to party.

The meal was delicious, (loved the Prime Rib) provided by Lakeside Gardens, The music, games and action of the party were directed by the Aussie DJ our friend and long time business acquaintance, Gavin. 

It was a great night and ended with some romantic night time images and a bubble exit to a stretch limo in which the drove off into the night while friends and family wished them well.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

To see more of Lisa and Dustin's images CLICK HERE

This past Saturday, August 20th, Lisa and Dustin were married on the beach in Seaside Oregon just outside the Best Western Hotel.

An enthusiastic and loving group of family and friends attended the wedding and the beach reception.

The weather was typical Oregon Coast style; sunny and warm, then breezy, windy, and a few moments of gale force winds. Towards evening we even had a bit of mist and light rain which made the large bonfire a welcome addition to the festivities.

Delicious sandwiches, sodas, beer, hotdogs and s'mores were on the menu. It was a classic Oregon Beach party. What a great way to get married!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

To see more of Sara and Joseph's images, CLICK HERE

Sara and Joseph were married this past Saturday, August 6, 2016.  The wedding took place at Whaleshead Resort near Brookings Oregon on a beautiful sunny, windy day and was attended by an intimate gathering of family and friends.

After the wonderful ceremony that included a special ring for their daughter Lyla and was officiated by David Dagstanyan, a family friend, everyone moved to the reception cabin where delicious pizza awaited. Beer, pizza, good music, a photo booth, lots of fun family and friends, was the recipe for a great party! The sunset, the stars, the view from the deck, the romance, the intoxication, . . . whew!

Towards sunset Sara and Joseph, Patrice and I went to the beach.  A beautiful Bride and a dashing Groom backlit by the setting sun, being affectionate on an dramatic beach, made for some great images.

Thanks guys, for including us in your wedding day. It's always nice to photograph people on one of the  happiest days of their lives. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

For more images of Clara Mae and Mark's wedding, CLICK HERE

Clara Mae and Mark were married on June 26th 2016 at the Ainsworth Hose and Gardens in Oregon City. Our favorite venue was blessed with nice warm weather, specular blooms, love and joy, family and friends and a great party,  AND out Favorite DJ! Everything came together to create a wonderful celebration.

Clara Mae and Mark were married in the afternoon under the Giant Ponderosa Pine on the property. Those that have been around a while suggest the age and wisdom represented by this gentle giant have an influence on the marriages performed beneath it. Nice to think about isn't it? and it really is a majestic creature of nature

We created some wonderful images with Clara Mae and Mark in and around the gardens. 

The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Mark Reams who was Mark's(the Groom) youth pastor years ago and came all the way from Florida for the event.

The party was directed by Kris Kropotich who happens to be our favorite DJ extraordinaire, he KNOWS how to run a reception. We had lots of fun and lots of photo ops.

Thanks guys! it was a fun day.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

For more images of Brittany and Jacob's wedding CLICK HERE

Once upon a time there was a beautiful bride and a handsome groom. They also had a little princess with gorgeous red hair full of curls and big blue eyes. They are quite a happy little family. On Saturday, June 25th they were all married under a giant ponderosa pine tree. It is the giantest in the land, some, I've heard them, say it has magic qualitities. For if you get married under the giant pine you can hear it whisper, "You'll stay with me till the very end."

It was a  wonderful celebration! It all happened at the Ainsworth House and Gardens in Oregon City.
The day started EARLY before the  hot weather came  upon us, which was pleasant. We had time to wander the wonder and whimsey that is the Ainsworth Gardens.

The ceremony was performed by our favorite Officiant, The Rev. Kevin Yell, who also co-owns the venue. Then we adjourned to the party.

Bagels with cream cheese, pastries and sweets were on the menu for the day. Nice to get a sugar rush just as things are winding up to party level! The DJ was Trevor, with Dancin' Tunes. He had some good moves and taught them to those who appeared shy or just dance-move impaired.

All-in-all a great way to start the day, thanks guys for letting us shoot your wedding.

Monday, June 20, 2016

To see more of Jucel and Tom's images CLICK HERE

Jucel and Tom were married last weekend, June 18, 2016 at St Francis Parrish in Sherwood Oregon.
Jucel is a Social Worker and Tom is a comic book Artist / Illustrator. Together they are a Bride and Groom Super Hero team, the Dynamic Duo of Matrimonial Bliss, the Super friends to all of their other friends, family and acquaintances  and just darn nice people.

We started out lost, . . . the GPS sent us to this lonely little neglected church building in a field surrounded by industrial storage and a partially burnt building. We decided that we would  make the best of it, went exploring, and suddenly there was the 'real' location; nice modern architecture, woodsey, the perfect  place for a wedding! It just kept getting better, wonderful sanctuary with lots of natural light, great access for pictures and a rock-star priest, well not an actual 'rock-star' but he was full of personality he and gave great mass.

After the preps, some romantic pictures, the cerremony by Father James Herrera, family formals and other portraiture it was time to go to the party at the Portland Brewing Company.

The buffet was unique, tasty but unexpected. We had breakfast. It was great. Any time you can combine breakfast with great beer and good people it is time for fun. I am not sure if it was a joke on the crowd or not but the DJ had the "Cha-Cha-Slide' by DJ Casper on an endless loop for about 15 minutes. At first I thought it was a last-person-standing type contest but right after grandma was carried from the dance floor by smiling intoxicated groomsmen, the song was changed. That room was hot and it was not only because of the 125 people on the dance floor, the floor was rockin! What a crowd. I have honestly, in seventeen years, not seen this many people all enthusiastic about a line-dance. What an experience.

Needless to say I think that we created some epic imagery

Thanks guys for inviting us to your party!