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Who has missed my blog posts?!  Anyone??  If so, leave me a comment and let me know you still want to see content!  I’m still here and shooting all the weddings, just focused a bit more time to other media areas the past few months… but I’m back to catch up!  So be ready for a wave of wedding awesomeness, it’s been a great year, and it’s not over yet!  This year my season goes through December, what?!

First up we have my dear friends Gretchen and Michael.  They were married at one of my favorite places in Oregon… Lost Lake Resort and Campground, up on Mt Hood near Hood River.  It’s such a beautiful and magical place.  I met Gretchen shortly after I moved to Portland, when I did some work for Urbaca Salon, and she’s been my friend and hair artist ever since!  If you need a great salon, check out Urbaca!  I’m in love with these images, and so happy for these two.  Enjoy!

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I think Melissa & Shaun had the best weather of 2017 so far, with their gorgeous wedding at the Oregon coast.  Seriously, the day was beautiful.  Not too cold, so sunny, with blue skies and fluffy clouds.  And they looked pretty amazing themselves!  We started at Ecola State Park for their first look and a few portraits.  Melissa’s parents were there to help, and encourage crossing safety barriers and such lol:) There was so much laughter, it was great!  Then we headed to the other end of Cannon Beach for the ceremony on Tolovana Beach Wayside.  Closer to the water it was actually freezing, so I arrived to all the guests huddled together for warmth.  It was adorable.  Finally, after the ceremony everyone headed over to Morris Fireside for an intimate dinner reception in their cozy fireplace room.  Congrats you two!!!

 

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I met Brittany and Nick for the first time on their wedding day, but I knew right away that I was going to love working with them!  First of all, anyone who chooses McMenamins Kennedy School for their wedding venue automatically gets a thumbs up from me!  They were both so cheerful and friendly as soon as we met, and I was over the moon ogling over all of Brittany’s art deco details.  When she pulled out her perfume for the day, an egg shaped bottle with gold details, that perfectly fit the look of everything else, I was told that it wasn’t just a theme for the wedding day, but that this style is just who Brittany is through and through:) They had a small private ceremony in the courtyard and then tons of guests started arriving for the party.  And a party it was!  I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves:) Best wishes you two!

 

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Ceremony and Reception Venue – McMenamins Kennedy School

Catering – McMenamins Kennedy School

Cake – Rosy Cakes

Florist – Flowers by Nancy Joslin

Wedding Dress – David’s Bridal

Hair/Make-up – Lauren Olson

Photography – Crystal Genes Photography 

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Wow.  Wow wow wow.  This was my first wedding of 2017 and it couldn’t have been better!  Devyn and Jordan wanted amazing images with Latourell Falls, even if that meant jumping in, which we all practically did!  The heavy rains and snowmelt combined with extremely windy conditions meant that the falls were going to dance, and you couldn’t predict when a bucket-full would come spraying your way.  The guests were all superstars and didn’t let a little mist and cold get them down.  I love brave adventurous clients who are up for anything, even if they get cold and muddy or rip a few layers of dress.  Thanks Devyn & Jordan for trusting me to document your day!

But first, we started out at Shepperd’s Dells Falls for their first look and a few portraits…

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I hadn’t known Cait and Chris terribly long when they first booked me for their wedding, but they have since become some of my favorite people and best friends in Portland, and I have been so excited for their snowy winter wonderland wedding at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.  At least I had been hoping there would be snow… and there was!  It was so pretty!  They were planning a superhero/comic/lego/CMYK themed wedding and we had all been looking forward to seeing how it would all come together.  Here were some of my favorite details :  Cait had her dress custom made by a fabulous designer in Seattle, Wai Ching, and had the CMYK colors incorporated.  She wore earrings made out of clear lego doors and they had a lego cake topper perched on a CMYK dotted cake.  The bridesmaids wore pinup style dresses with CMYK and superhero character colored petticoats.  The bridesmaids designed their own shoes and clutches by covering them with comic book clippings, and wore flowers made from comic books in their hair.  And all the girls had custom made superhero style masks to carry instead of bouquets.  The groomsmen wore ties in corresponding colors and had cufflinks and tie clips to match with the superhero emblems.  The couple collected multi colored mugs and then sandblasted superhero emblems on them for guest favors which turned out so great!  Also, Cait is from Alaska and Chris is from Hawaii, so the snowy location seemed to cover Alaska and the Hawaiian leis and scene behind them during the ceremony covered Hawaii:) Congrats you two, much much love!

 

 

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