Welcome to the Aaronstadt Blog

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.

If you are here shopping for a Photographer, we may have a sample of a wedding shot at your venue. Scroll trough the 'Recent Weddings' (right side of the window, in blue). Events are listed by the couples name, the venue, the date.

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If you are considering using Aaronstadt for your wedding photography we really appreciate that! We have been telling wedding day stories, with images, for many years and could not think of a better way to spend an afternoon, evening, weekend or whatever it takes to make those memories come alive again and again for you.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

To see more of Shivani and Scott's images, CLICK HERE

Shivani and Scott were married last Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the beautiful, historic, Adrianna Hill Ballroom in downtown Portland. It was a spectacular affair, celebrated and attended by an enormous number of family and friends, who were all ready to party and wish the newlywed couple happiness and joy.

There  are many opportunities for great images at the Adrianna, from the loveliness of the bridal suite to the dark romantic mystery of the balcony and decorative staircases. We walked across the street to Director's Park for some quick shots before the rain started and even caught a few pics in front of the old Guild Theater as the rain started to fall. Then it was back to the ballroom for family formals, a wonderful ceremony, cake, dancing, hugging, kissing, and then a party broke out.

Thanks guys, for letting us be a part of your day!

Monday, April 04, 2016

To see More of Anjie and Len's images CLICK HERE

Anjie and Len were married last Saturday, April 2 2016, at the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Park.

It was a beautiful day and location for a wedding celebration. The ceremony was performed by a friend of the family, Tay McEdwards, and was attended by a wonderful group of family and close friends and Domino the Australian Shepard sporting quite the flashy bowtye.

Anji an Len stayed at the Lightkeepers House B&B which gave us the opportunity to make lots of great images documenting their day.

Have fun, hope you had a wonderful party and thanks for letting us be a part of your wedding day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

To see more of Jacqueline and Skip's images, CLICK HERE

It was wonderfully refreshing last Saturday to shoot a wedding where everything was 'picture perfect', well coordinated, beautiful, felt spontaneous and flowed as smooth as silk.

Jacqueline and Skip were married on Saturday October17th on at an exquisite private home overlooking CoosBay (the actual bay).  We had marvelous weather; blue skies with fluffy clouds. Everything was perfect.  With the help of many marvelous people, two in particular, we created some art and had a beautiful shoot.

What a wonderful day.

A big THANK YOU to Liz and Mike Kinzie for opening up their beautiful home for Jacqueliine and Skip's celebration. Liz, you run a flawless event.  Everything looked and felt perfect and the flow of events was very natural and smooth.

The ceremony was officiated by Nate Lewis. In addition to being a great officiant, he and his wife own an operate Wild Oats Studios, in Coquille. Wild Oats is a vintage clothiing/jewelry resource with hundreds if not thousands of one-of-a-kind items. It's like, well, . . . stepping through the looking glass, . . .

Jacqueline and Skip's DJ, Your Way Sound and Lights , was truely world class.  He was an MC without equal.  Jeff kept the party moving, played a great combination of music and was great to work with. Kudo's to Jeff!

It was a marvelous party and a wonderful celebration, Thanks for the great time!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

To see  more of Samantha and Billy's images, CLICK HERE

It seemed like being back home again at the Ainsworth House and Gardens.  It is by far our favorite venue and add to that favorite status; our favorite Officiant: Fr. Kevin Yell, our favorite MC/DJ: Kris Krmpotich and our favorite Wedding Coordinator: Nancy.  What a team! What a couple! What a wedding! We made some art last Monday, September 14, 2015 when Sam and Billy were married at the Ainsworth House and Gardens in Oregon City Oregon.

Everything is set up so beautifully for photo ops from the well appointed Bridal Suite to the stately Groom's parlor to the pathways winding through the magnificently landscaped gardens. Just can't say enough about it.

Add to all this perfection a couple who is expressive and uninhibited and, well as Kevin mentions in his ceremony, "it creates magic!"

The ceremony was followed by an adventurous party including a limbo game, a teddy bear toss and a caterer that I have never met before who does delicious things to a piece of meat.

Thank you very much for having us as your photogs.  It was a great party!

To see more of Kacy and David's images CLICK HERE

We did it again!  We dodged the rain for a beautiful Oregon Beach Wedding.  We do have good beach karma!

Kacy and David were married Saturday September 12, 2015 at Nehalem Bay State Park in Nehalem Oregon.  The Ceremony was officiated by your's truly and the  party afterwards were attended by a lodgeful of family and friends.

We started out at the Sea Haven Guest House, in Rockaway Beach, where we shot bridal Prep shots and then moved on to the state park.  The ceremony was touching and fun with just the right amount of preachy entertainment thrown in to keep people from falling asleep.  We then made some art, shooting on the beach, before returning to the lodge for some of the BEST BRISQUET AND BAKED BEANS I HAVE EVER TASTED IN MY LIFE. The caterer said that the secret ingredient was, "just a splash of Jack, . . ." yumm.

What a nice background for a wedding celebration. Thanks for asking us to shoot your wedding!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Phi and Chad, September 5 2015

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Phi and Chad were married last Saturday in one of the most beautiful gardens in the entire state.
They were married in the outdoor sanctuary at the Grotto in southeast Portland. We managed to dodge the weather and had a beautiful ceremony, officiated by Fr. Ignatius, just before the rain started to fall.

After the ceremony we went to the Tiffany Events Center in west downtown Portland to party the night away.  There were many excited family and friends ready for the fun to begin, lots of goodies (I noticed that the cupcakes and the chocolate covered oreos were gone even before the cake was cut), a great meal and a rockin DJ that kept the tunes coming and the people moving.

Patrice and I even went out and took our turn on the dance floor,  It was just that kind of night!

Thanks guys for a great party!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

To see more of Jessica and Patrick's images CLICK HERE

Jessica and Patrice were married last Saturday, August 15th, on a picture perfect day at the home of Jessica's Grandmother in Knappa Oregon.

The ceremony took place in a quiet peaceful country setting east of Astoria, was presided over by Coast Guard Chaplain Greg was directed by a twelve year old flower girl named Hanna.

 Jessica and Patrick arrived at the reception in style in a turquoise blue classic chevrolet provided by the Cannery Hotel and Spa (where the 'celebrating' after the celebrating was planned to take place).  They were quickly introduced to an enthusiastic crowd of family and friends. The Reception took place at the Astoria Events Center and started with a tasty meal and moved on to a tasty cake followed by lots of dancing (managed by our aforementioned flower girl).  

Nice party !

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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

We love backyard weddings and when said backyard has a lake, a beautiful flowing lawn and lovely flowers planted all over it makes for a wonderful location for the perfect celebration.

Sara and Uri were married on the Seeley Family Farm in North Plains Oregon on Saturday August 8, 2015 in front of a gathering of close friends and family.

This event was a surprising and wonderful collection of personalities.  I was heard saying, 'I've new seen a Groom do that before' (and I've seen A LOT of Grooms in my career).  Other comments were tossed about like, 'ooh, this Bride wears cake very nicely', 'I didn't see THAT coming', and 'oh how sweet.'  It was a good day.  They are in love, . . . ahhhhh, . . .