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Eeeeee!  I was so excited to photograph this wedding!  Michelle is the youngest of 3 siblings… the last of the 3 to get married in the past 5 years… AND I was there to photograph all 3 of their weddings (See their weddings here Kim & AlanBobby & Molly)!  It makes me so happy to have been able to capture the day for these two… I knew their wedding was going to be gorgeous and fun.  We flew out to NC from Portland and then drove down to Charleston for the weekend festivities.  During the weekend we also photographed their rehearsal dinner, manned the photobooth, and did an adorable family shoot for Kim & Alan (the first of the siblings’ weddings that I photographed!) so be sure to check back here over the coming days to see more of those!

First… here’s a slideshow of a TON of my favorite photos from their wedding day… Watch it for the full story!  Then scroll down to see a lot of my personal favorites from the wedding day.

 

Okay, now for some of my top favorite shots from the day!  Ryan and Michelle started their day at separate houses on Isle of Palms in Charleston, SC where they got ready with their wedding parties, then everyone headed over to Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens for the ceremony and reception festivities.  They were married in front of the gorgeous plantation home, surrounded by the gardens, and then partied all night at the Cotton Dock by the waterfront.  It was the most beautiful and unique venue!  Be sure to check back here soon to see more images from their photobooth and rehearsal dinner!

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Vendors:

Venue – Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens – Charleston, SC

Wedding Planner – Holly Simpson – A Charelston Event

Hair & Makeup – Jill McCabe – Allure Salon

Florals – Debbie Mock – Country & Lace

 

Officiant – Greg Mason

Ceremony Musician – Sean Trainor

Photography – Crystal Genes Photography

Videography –  Nowsay Films

Catering & Bar Service – Relish

DJ  Entertainment & Transportation – Burt Lawson – Finger Snap

Rentals – Snyders

Cake – Publix

Lighting & Draping – Charleston Uplighting

 

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Another beautiful fall day in Cathedral Park! For this family session we played in the leaves and hung out in the grass. I loved these girls coordinating their cardigans. These four obviously have a lot of love for each other, and it really shows in their photos. Here are some of my favorites from the session:

 

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Paul & Jeanine were married in Jeanine’s sister’s gorgeous back yard in southwest Portland.  It was a beautiful day and the tree they were married under was so sweet.  They were married a little earlier in the day than many of our ceremonies, with a little brighter sunlight, which was a fun change to work with.  The shadows from the tree they were under allowed for a little more dappled and interesting moody lighting.  It was such a relaxed afternoon and all the guests were such a pleasure to be around and work with!  Paul & Jeanine are just the cutest!  They started with a first look in the greenhouse, and then went right into their ceremony.  They didn’t want many of the traditional wedding events, but really wanted to focus on the ceremony and a relaxed gathering of their closest friends and family, which I loved.  We had a chance to photograph a few of the families around the back yard too!  I wish them all the best and many happy years!

Watch their slideshow below for a full story of the day and then scroll down to see a few of my favorite images from the day!

 

 

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The Buckner family wanted to get some family portraits done before their second little one arrived!  We headed to Cathedral Park in North Portland for some quick shots of this growing family. My personal favorite is the first one, love dad kissing baby bump and mom kissing big brother!

 

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