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These two had a trendy, downtown Portland Oregon wedding at Union/Pine, complete with all the urban vibes, margarita cheers, and THE BEST taco bar! Makenzie was STUNNING in her sleek Alexandra Grecco dress and her badass lace up boots! Definitely the hippest couple I know! We laughed, cried, and danced the night away!
Wow, words for this day are hard. Mostly because there’s so much I want to say!
I mean, how can you go wrong with a beautiful, Northern Ireland wedding along the coast? AND doing your couple pics at old ruins??!!
Anyways, let’s start with this. Bethany and I grew up together, our friendship has survived a crazy transitional life, the terrible tween years, states apart + countries apart, and into new seasons of “adult-ing” alongside each other. When she asked me to be her bridesmaid AND photographer, I was so so so honored. This gave my storytelling a whole new level. One second I was full on snapping, and the next bawling my eyes out while reading a letter she wrote me. I walked down the aisle with a bouquet, and back with a camera. It was worth every second of running around in a flowy dress to capture the moments!
Bethany and Paddy got married in the most beautiful old, stone building along the Northern Ireland coast. The day was windy as heck, but I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard while dresses & hair flew in every direction during group photos! It was pure joy through every second. Their ceremony was so true to them, i doubt there was a single dry eye there (mine included)!
it may feel like a lot to scroll through, but it feels like a story book to me, from beginning to end. It’s the documentation of one of the greatest days!
The story of this day feels so full and close to my heart! From early morning granola & coffee, mirrors spread ALL over our airbnb, tearful father & daughter first looks, ear to ear smiles walking down the aisle, wind blown hair, frolicking around old ruins, allll the way to the Irish ceili dancing late into the night!
I love you both so much! Cheers to this new season of life!
PS I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT MY SISTER WHO CRUSHED IT AT SECOND SHOOTING!!!!
this is what you need to do… rent a giant airbnb with all your closest friends and make a wedding WEEKEND. eat the best snacks, play games, take too many pics of the cute goats next door, and HECK, have an impromptu rehearsal right in the backyard. kris & lauren did that well - they chose community and people throughout their whole day (and weekend), they celebrated the “village” that had been a part of shaping both of them separately and together. it was SO beautiful.
this boho-chic wedding was not only a DREAM to shoot, but the life that fueled it was so genuine, and I believe that is what makes good images (but, the Rue De Seine wedding dress helps haha)!
there’s an energy behind these two - it’s fierce kindness and welcoming spirits, and I am SO grateful that I got to capture their day!
Mt. Vernon, WA // Maplehurst Farms
talk about a JOYFUL wedding!! BOY! jocelyn and josiah were full of all the giddy, happy feels the whole wedding day! from the first look, to walking down the aisle, to dancing late into the night... these two brought ear-to-ear grins to everyone's faces!
also, can we just give all the heart eyes to Jocelyn's BHLDN wedding dress?!?! I mean WOW. I love when brides pick something unique and true to who they are! And, yep, my jaw dropped when I saw her dress!
but really, everything about the day was so special and beautiful! the wedding the venue, the rolling oregon hills, all the faces during the ceremony, and the sunset during dinner!
so so so grateful for clients who just become the sweetest, dearest friends!! my heart is so full!
dress: BHLDN Wedding Dresses
venue: Langdom Farms, Oregon
suits: Mens Wearhouse
florals: Petal Patch
there's something so special about dreaming up a shoot and then watching it come to life. i could not be more thankful for all the wonderful, creative humans who came together to be a part of this creation! it was so fun, beautiful, and exciting to see everything piece together!
i always tell people to MAKE and CREATE when they're in a rut and feeling drained creatively. this industrial wedding shoot was just that - a catalyst for all my urban, moody dreams. it was something fun and different, and it pushed me to make photos in new ways. my heart is so full!
be sure to scroll alllllll the way to the bottom to see the amazing creatives who made this possible! plus, check out all the pics on the way down. ;)
if you're searching for the dream industrial wedding venue, or those perfect florals that just speak to you, or someone to style the most beautiful details, or an incredible make up artist, or all the other pieces that add personality to a wedding and flare to a wedding... search no further!!
VENUE: The Bindery, McMinnville, OR
FLORISTS: Uflora Planthouse
STYLIST: Totem Wedding and Events
MAKE UP: Make up by Danielle
DRESS: A & Bé bridal shop
CAKE: Abigail Davidson
PAPER GOODS: Gypset Creative
FURNITURE: Vintage meets Modern
MODELS: Ross & Sierra
this moody, romantic mcmenamins wedding was just a lovely little dream to be a part of! It was the perfect mix of industrial meets botanical. Maddie & Farai's journey together is a beautiful story, and ohhhh boy were there tons of joyful tears shed throughout the day!
we laughed through the 100 degree day, climbed fire escapes, drank the BEST beer (ohhhh mcmenamins), and shared in the fullness of their joy together!
// portland, oregon wedding
// urban mcmenamins wedding venue
wow, wow, wow, talking about the sweetest, intimate day full of close friends and celebration! Josh & Lilly had the most beautiful backyard wedding, which was basically a magical, forest-y dream!! We ate tacos, trekked through the ferns for photos, and danced late into the night!
ohhhhh california, your golden clifftops and earthy tones steal my heart every time!!! after spending the afternoon wine tasting in Sonoma, i couldn't have pictured ending the day in a more magical way! running up and down these ocean cliffs was a DREAM. We sprinted down the warm sand beach and they kissed till the sun went down. Now, that's a day well spent!
california coast elopement // Half Moon Bay
DANIEL + LIBBY
MAY 5 // 2018
Worth every second of a 10 hour driving day to hang out with these two at this AMAZING location!
Central oregon has so many little gems for eloping! there are just so many spaces with epic locations that it makes me giddy! andddd, blue sheep rock was just one of so many!
Oregon, ya keep blowing me away!!
Burgers, milkshakes, and a WHOLE lotta' love! i've always been in love with all things urban - the textures, the window light, old hardwood floors, harsh shadows. there's so much room for creativity. so, heck yes, an urban wedding is a road straight to my heart! not to mention, the most beautiful portland studio! if you're looking for a good industrial space for an intimate wedding in the pdx area, you have to check it out! this day was just a whole lotta goofy, cuddling love!
THIS STYLED ELOPEMENT SHOOT WAS MAGIC!!
So grateful for the amazing group of people who made this possible! Scroll on down through the day to see the list of these incredible creatives! It felt like we could've been anywhere - Ireland, Yosemite, Iceland - it was the dream!