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Maxwell and Crystal, Meet the Coles, The Ballroom at Church Street

I was so excited to capture wedding memories in Florida for a very sweet, talented and genuine couple. Max and Crystal have been together for eight years – they were high school sweeties! They were sitting next to each other in one of their classes and their story quickly began. Now their journey gets a beautiful new chapter as husband and wife! They were married at the beautiful Ballroom at Church Street in Orlando. It’s one of those timeless locations that can take you back in time and I love the dramatic feeling the venue has. The details at the wedding were beautiful and glamourous with a vintage twist everywhere you turned. I was really in awe of the thumbprint guestbook that Crystal illustrated herself of a champagne bottle. Crystal, get your Etsy account going if you haven’t already! These two are head over heels for each other and I loved seeing them so relaxed and blissful on their wedding day. I wish you a lifetime of laughter and love – you deserve it all and so much more!

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 theĀ  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. šŸ™‚

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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 homeĀ – 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 beautifulĀ 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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