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You guys!  I still can’t get over how great Tara & Stephanie’s wedding at Leach Botanical Gardens in southeast Portland was this past weekend!  It was my first time shooting at that venue, but what a hidden gem right in the city!   Both Tara and Stephanie were just glowing all day, and their friends and family were the sweetest.  At one point during the reception toasts, one of the little girls (who had made herself my new best friend) came up and held onto my arm while I was shooting, it was so adorable.  Their ceremony was officiated by a Buddhist priest and had a lot of special touches that I hadn’t seen before.  And of course all of their details were beautiful… anytime a bride wears torquoise shoes I know it’s a perfect photo match for me 🙂   I wish Tara & Stephanie all the best!!!


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Ceremony & Reception Venue – Leach Botanical Gardens

Pies & Sweets – Lauretta Jeans Pie

Catering – White Pepper PDX

DJ – Event Team Entertainment

Officiant – Chozen Bay at Great Vow Monastery

Florist – New Seasons on Williams (Tyler)

Hair/Makeup – Caitlin at James Salon

Clarinet Solo – Christopher Grant

Various – Something Borrowed PDX

Bridal Gown – Nicole Miller – The English Department

Photography – Crystal Genes Photography


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  • Mitchell Yeager - Beautiful wedding. Beautiful coupleReplyCancel

  • Jean Satterfield - Thanks for sharing this beautiful day!
    The happy couple looks “0ver the moon”
    Loved Tara’s gown and the tie that Stephanie wore.
    The venue was perfect and the weather looks to be as well.
    I know there will be many other wonderful days in your lives,may your wedding be the first of manyReplyCancel

  • Margi Gregory - Bringing back such beautiful memories. What a glowing couple and glorious event!ReplyCancel

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