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Welcome to the Aaronstadt Blog (also known as Sample Weddings)!

If you are here to see if we have blogged about your wedding, scroll down the page. Weddings are posted in the order in which we shot them. Alternately you can locate your wedding in the list of 'recent blogs' on the right side of this window and viola! you will go right to a blog dedicated just to you!

If you are here shopping for a Photographer, we may have a sample of a wedding shot at your venue. Scroll trough the 'Recent Blogs' (right side of the window, in blue). Blogs 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, July 16, 2014



To see more of Chelsea and Adams images CLICK HERE

The clouds rolled in, thunder crashed, lightning flashed and the rain made imposing gestures but the show and the party must go on!

Chelsea and Adam were married on the patio at the Stone Cliff Inn, in Oregon City. This was our first time shooting at this venue. It has many varied and wonderful ops for great images. Apparently this location was used for several scenes in the Twilight movie series.  The grounds are just wild and incredible.

The ceremony was officiated by the Remarkably Resilient Reverend Tina.  The meal was catered by the Stone Cliff Inn, what a delicious meal it was!  Chelsea and Adam had a great DJ, David Bui, who played great music and kept the party rockin.

Great ceremony, dramatic weather, great meal, great music, what also could you possibly ask for!
I know! wonderful, loving, supporting family and friends.  Chelsea and Adam definitely had those, what a party!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014



To see more of Arriana and Dan's images CLICK HERE

The are many many wonderful reasons for living on the Oregon Coast. One extra special reason is the chance to photograph a beach wedding!  Arriana and Dan provided us with that opportunity this past weekend at Beverly Beach State Park.   Waves crashing, kids playing, surfers surfing, kites flying, lots and lots of people strolling along the sand and yelling. "congratulations!" It was a wonderful celebration shared by an intimate gathering of family and friends.

After the ceremony we all climbed into cars for the journey to the Grand Ballroom in Salem.  The meal at the reception was largely provided by family, bringing a variety of delicious salads that would have made any professional caterer green with envy.  Then there was the PIZZA! I love pizza at a wedding.  Nothing says 'fun, relaxed, casual party'  like pizza.

Thanks for a fun start to our weekend guys!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014



To see more of Becky & Doug's images, CLICK HERE

This past weekend we packed up our little RV and traveled to Bend Oregon to photograph Becky and Doug's Wedding at the McMenamin's Old St. Francis School.  We've enjoyed many a beer there but this was our first time capturing the union of two souls at that lovely location.

The skies cleared and gave us picture perfect weather.  Family gathered from near and far as no one actually lived in Bend.  The ceremony took place in the Henry's Courtyard where we later sat by the fire and enjoyed a beer.  The reception was indoors next to the Theater.  As we were all itching to be out in that perfect weather, we escaped with Becky and Doug to Mirror Pond for more romantic pictures.  

As we post, Becky and Doug are on a 'road trip' honeymoon to Virginia,  their new home. Here's to a long and happy life together guys!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014



To see more of Shari & Joe's images, CLICK HERE

Now that we have moved to paradise (the Oregon Coast) there is not much that can get us back to old P-Town.  What with the crowds, traffic, noise and air pollution, it takes something pretty special to get us to spend a weekend in Oregon's largest city,

Shari and Joe did it.  They provided that irresistible situation that we just could not turn down.  They were married this past weekend and invited us to shoot their wedding celebration.  Shari and Joe are so much in love, their families were wonderful, the beautiful chapel at St Mary's is spectacular and the party was rocking with Nick, one of our favorite DJs from Sound Choice Entertainment playing the tunes at the Sentinel Hotel.  What a day!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014





To see more of Becky and Peter's images CLICK HERE

Becky and Peter got married last weekend and it was a wonderful event.  Actually, weddings like this are the very reason I keep coming back for more.  That and the cake, I love cake.

THEY ARE IN LOVE.  That was evident every moment of the day and after all, that is what really matters. Along with a great party, good music, a loving family an outrageous bridal party. What an adventure this day was.

The ceremony took place at the Immaculate Heart Parish a stunning and colorful catholic church on N. Williams in Portland.  It was a photographers dream.  We were able to shoot the entire ceremony using ambient light only.   

The Reception followed at the Jenkins Estate out in Beaverton.  The old barn has been converted into a rustic reception hall.  The stalls still stand and serve as small dinning rooms.  We used the lush grounds for bridal party shots and romantics.  Becky and Peter made it so easy as all we had to do was point our camera and they did the rest.  

When we left after eight hours the bride and groom were still going strong and set to dance the night away.



Monday, May 19, 2014




To see more of Michelle and John's images CLICK HERE

And the forecast called for, . . . RAIN, with a chance of nuptials.

On the day of the Wedding, . . . beautiful blue(ish) skies accented with fluffy white clouds. Thank goodness the weather guys had it all wrong!

What a wonderful day for a Wedding. Michelle and John's Celebration at the Emerald Vally Golf Resort was picture perfect! With a golf themed Ceremony including a Philosophy of the Links as applied to Marriage homily, followed by a great party, a truly unique (and again golf themed) cake, the day was a success!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014



To see more of Kristi and Joe's images, CLICK HERE

Take one couple, not to young but definitely not old who are obviously head over heels in love.
Add generous numbers of loving friends and family. Place them in a beautiful setting in a quaint historic church. What have you got?  The wonderfully sweet and loving wedding of Kristi and Joe, this past weekend, at the Historic Living Faith Fellowship Church of Redmond.