Welcome to the Aaronstadt Blog

Welcome to the Aaronstadt Blog. Here you can see a sampling of 30 images from each of our recent 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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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!

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!