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Portland Wedding Photographer, Luciano and Tracy, Intimate Secret Garden Wedding in Tigard

Luciano and Tracy were simply glowing from the moment I met with them both on the afternoon of their wedding day. They have been smitten with each other ever since they met in a laundromat in New York City. They started talking and Tracy mentioned she needed to install some Ikea furniture. Of course, Luciano came to the rescue and their story is really just beginning.

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They decided to have a small wedding at Tracy’s childhood home in Tigard, which is right outside of Portland, Oregon. When I first went to the house to meet Tracy and her mom a week before the wedding, I was in awe at the beautiful grounds of the home. The beautiful backyard was like a secret garden and provided the perfect amount of magic and privacy for the ceremony. The home was also such a fitting setting for the dinner and reception for Luciano and Tracy, who are so relaxed and laid back as a couple. They didn’t want any fuss or fret, just a memorable evening at home, dancing the night away with the people who mean the most to them in the world. I was so glad to be a part of their day.

I loved the details of Tracy’s dress which was from Brides for a Cause here in Portland. She paired the delicate one-shoulder dress with a floral sash. I really haven’t seen anything like it before. The sash perfectly matched her shoes and vintage earrings. Her earrings were a shade of purple which actually blended in with her unique engagement ring from Uruguay where Luciano is from. What a beautiful amethyst ring! I know she was thrilled with every detail. And when I found out that she would rock a classic red lip, I was smitten with Tracy myself! She was gorgeous and when Luciano saw her during the first look, they just hugged each other for the longest time. I loved that moment, especially since Tracy had to sneak down to the first look spot underneath a white bed sheet so that everyone near the patio wouldn’t see her!

As a final note: Since Tracy is a theatre director, that made me interested in taking more moody, cinematic shots. I even made a video of their first dance which I am still working on. Thank you both for your inspiration and making what I do so enjoyable.

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About the author Kayla Selans

I have photographed so many wonderful weddings and captured touching memories for hundreds of amazing people over the years during my portrait sessions. Each new opportunity to document another life is an exciting moment for me to make something beautiful. Everyone deserves breathtaking photos to remember their most important and beloved journeys. If you have a moment, please check out my Facebook page at facebook.com/lovelightlens to see recent updates. You can also follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/kayla or if you have a Google page, find me here.

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