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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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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.

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!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

To see more of Holli and Robert's images CLICK HERE

Just outside of Rogue River Oregon, Holli and Robert and their family gathered for a wedding celebration staged in a gazebo that they built themselves on a picture perfect creekside property. It was the perfect setting, the perfect day, the perfect couple and the officiant wasn't bad either.

We arrived just as the air was warming up to toasty and the sky was a beautiful blue. Out walked Holli, a vision, in this spectacular dress that completely complimented the nature that surrounded us but at the same time made the definite statement, "I am here, now we can begin" in wonderful whimsical sort of way. Of course, Robert was right there too and he looked good.

We did indeed begin, we made some beautiful imagery together. It is so nice to photograph a couple so completely in love.

The ceremony was performed by me. In addition to traditional wedding stuff it included a hand fasting and a unity sand ceremony which was a family affair including their children.

Afterwards the ceremony and the love mob hugs and stuff we created some family portraits.

I am so sure that this will be one of "those" happily ever after stories. Thanks guys for letting us be part of your day.

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!