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Brittney and Justin, Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer, Newberg Wine Country Wedding

Just when I feel like I’ve met the most relaxed, made for each other, lovestruck couple, then I meet the next one! Brittney and Justin were so fun to work with and I loved every moment of their very intimate wedding ceremony right outside of Newberg, Oregon. Being a Portland wedding photographer allows me to shoot in the¬† most unexpected and beautiful locations around the area, many of them being private. Their venue was no exception being the home and farm that Justin grew up on. As I was driving down winding roads and going up hills, I was more and more intrigued by the unknown place I was going to. When I arrived, the view was completely stunning. I was in awe that this family can see this landscape surrounding them all of the time. What a beautiful and peaceful place to have a wedding! Brittney and Justin were at ease and ready to celebrate their union. I truly believe that Brittney felt so free and beautiful on this day and Justin was adoring her in that gorgeous dress every minute! Thank you both for allowing me to capture these memories. Your love is ever present everywhere. ūüôā

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Surprise Vow Renewal, Chris and Ashley – Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Portland

I met Chris, Ashley and their sweet daughter Beau a few months ago. I even met them again for another photo session with grandparents a few weeks after that. (I say this was all a few months ago, but it might have been six months ago. I feel like they are good friends by now so time between our visits just seems shorter these days!) Ashley wanted to surprise Chris with a vow renewal and once I heard about this I nearly jumped off my chair. I knew she would plan it perfectly and beautifully. She blindfolded Chris at home¬†– he didn’t even see her get dressed up. They arrived at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden where myself and cellist Sonja were waiting for them in the sprinkling rain under the beautiful¬†bridge. She played very, very beautifully and Chris was truly surprised by everything!

While I gave them their space and privacy while clicking away, I did hear some of their vows and what they said to each other. It was truly touching and they are wonderful people!

I’m so glad Ashley let me in this big secret surprise. I love surprises AND this family.

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Victorian Belle Wedding, Portland, Oregon – John and Silvana

When I experience a wedding as intimate as this one, I truly feel like part of the celebration more than ever. John and Silvana made me feel welcomed and appreciated from the first time we met to discuss their wedding plans. An easy going and relaxed pair, they invited their close friends and family to their wedding at Victorian Belle. It was my first time shooting there, right at sunset, so that aided the slightly eerie feeling from this 1800s home which was filled to the brim with old relics. When I got past that feeling, there was nothing but brightness and joy from John and Silvana. Gosh, I love these two!

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