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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.

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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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lilly and Jun, Ainsworth House, October 18, 2014

To see more of Lilly and Jun's images, CLICK HERE

We returned to Portland last weekend to our favorite venue, our favorite officiant, a new favorite caterer and all the flowers, cake and festivities that go along with it.  

We went to the Ainsworth House and Gardens in Oregon City to photograph the wedding of Lilly and Jun.

Lilly was beautiful and glowing in her beautiful dress.  They made quite a lovely couple.  The ceremony was officiated by Fr. Kevin Yell who also happens to be the proprietor of the house.

The festivities following the ceremony were MC'd by Andrew of Stumptown DJs.  The meal was catered by Mississippi Delta BBQ, the brisket was melt in your mouth delicious btw.  The cake? didn't get their contact information.  It was a chocolate cake covered in fondant and accessorized with cupcakes.  Looked tasty.

And they partied on into the night, . . . 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

To see more of Michelle and Manny's images, CLICK HERE

Down a country road, nestled amongst the hills northwest of Dallas Oregon is the BeckenRidge Vineyard owned and managed by Becky and Ken Jacroux.  This was the site of the marriage celebration of Michelle and Manny last Saturday afternoon.

Turns out the on -gain-off-again moods of our Oregon climate turned in the nick of time.  We had dry seats for the ceremony - but just barely. There was just enough time to create some romantic images of Michelle and Manny in the vineyard and then we moved to the expansive covered patio (which is also available for ceremonies) that overlooks the valley for formals and a few more romantic shots prior to the ceremony.

The ceremony was performed by Anthony Behrens, The Wedding Judge. The grounds were manicured magnificence, Michelle and Manny were beautiful together and their family and friends were enthusiastic and loving.  The lovely flowers were provided by Marsha Mackie at the Garden Path Flower Shop.

Happy Wedding Day!  Rain means good luck anyway, right? especially during a fall wedding in Oregon!

Monday, September 22, 2014

To see more of Meagan and Franks images CLICK HERE

What a glorious day on the Oregon Coast! Everything was right. Just the right weather, The perfect location, an exceptional gathering of family and friends (I wanted to adopt them all!) And, you guessed it, the perfect couple.  Did we have fun or what!

Meagan and Frank were married on Saturday September 20th at the Heceta Light house Bed and Breakfast.  This historic house is the original assistant light keepers residence for the Heceta Light Station.  It is amazing.  The views and the hiking opportunities are phenomenal.  Stephen, the InnKeeper was an exceptional host

Meagan and Frank got dressed in the B&B and then we ran around taking lots of great pictures around the house, on the bed in the tub, on the grounds, down at the beach.  They were so great to work with that it was like a wedding day photography play date. 

Did I mention that they flew all the way here from England to get married? Know what else was super cool? I got to marry them!  After a very sedate and solemn ceremony (yah right) with beautiful music provided by Celia Canty of Heavenly Harps, everyone retired to the front lawn where appetizers were served as a prelude to a fantastic meal prepped and served by Stephen and Michelle Bursey, owners of Ona Restaurant in Yachats Oregon, and their staff.

The cake was provided by Sweet Magnolia Bakery in Florence. I saw many of the guests going back to the cake table to make sure they got to taste each flavor.

Well, thank you Meagan and Frank and all the vendors that made this day possible, it was a good one!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

To see more of Rebecca and Jordan's images, CLICK HERE

At least it didn't rain, . . .

Actually it was a beautiful day on the Oregon Coast, not too hot, not too cold, nice overcast skies to make for shadowless wonderful photography and there just happened to be a wedding!

Rebecca and Jordan got married last Saturday on the beach below the bluffs at The Inn at Otter Crest.
It was nice to be back at the Inn after several years.  It has all the elements for a beautiful beach wedding; sand and surf, driftwood and a stream with a waterfall.

The wedding was attended by a great gathering of family, friends, college buddies, seagulls and a whale or two while Christian, a college buddy, delivered a great ceremony,

After the official duties were performed we all climbed up the bluff for lawn games and great brews.

The meal was provided by The Lodge at Otter Crest.  Thank you Chris and your crew, for a great facility and a great meal. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

To view more of Ashley and Jesse's images CLICK HERE

A & J were married  last Saturday in the beautiful meadow at the Pudding River Rod and Gun Club. There guests included lots of family, friends, and two dogs.  It was an exciting day and an outrageous party. I mean we had it ALL; a Beautiful expressive Bride, a Groom that worshipped his Bride, great people, great food, great beer, great music, a food fight, a cannon relegating grandma's ashes to the cosmos and the aforementioned dogs, What a day!  Whew, . . .

Thursday, August 14, 2014

To see more of Lina and Shane's  images CLICK HERE

Whodathought? a beautiful multi ethic celebration of marriage in Florence Oregon?

This was it! wonderful weather, incredible family, delicious food, a traditional Chinese as well as a tastefully outrageous traditional western ceremony.  What a good day to be a wedding photographer in Florence.

We started out at Lina and Shane's house for preps, some romantics, some family photos and then a beautiful Chinese ceremony officiated by Lina's father.   After the ceremony we photographed  more family before setting out for Old Town Florence. The second ceremony was performed by Scott, a friend of Lina and Shane and was very memorable, in a good way.

After the ceremony on the river we walked across the street to Spice in Florence, a unique and wonderful Old Town Florence restaurant, for a delicious meal.

The party, the cognac, the laughter and the love lasted long into the might.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

 To see more of Amie & Chuck's images, CLICK HERE

Amie and Chuck, they're not in Kansas anymore.  If I had to pick a wonderful and magical spot on the Oregon Coast for a wedding I could not think of a better place than Harris Beach.  What a perfect day it was.  It started a little 'iffy' with all the fog in the morning but it was a gloriously sunny day in time for the wedding ceremony.

Amie and Chuck had an intimate gathering of family to witness their exchange of vow and rings. There were tears, laughter and a lot of fun on the beach. There reception was in a residence named 'Whale's Way' with a beautiful view of the beach. 

Great day guys! enjoy the rest of your stay in Oregon and keep on celebrating every single moment!