November 26th 2022, surrounded by their 5 children and their families Doan and Mai celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary by renewing their vows. After hundreds o f weddings, how special to be a part of this anniversary. As everyone sat down for dinner a slideshow of their life together played. Watching everyone giggle, laugh and talk over old memories it dawned on me exactly how special this occasion was. Paired down because of Covid this celebration was small but no one but Doan & Mai were there on the Wedding Day. These people that surrounded them now were direct results of the love and commitment they made to each other and now they celebrate. It was just so profound and beautiful. I will never forget being a fly on the wall durning this celebration, forever honored.
So let me get this straight, a campsite wedding where all dogs are welcome. Yes please! Kris & Aloe were married on June 3rd 2023 surrounded by their love ones and their pups. Looking back at these photos I love the expressions on the guest faces, especially durning the ceremony. Kris & Aloe's love and their love for Kris & Aloe was written all over their faces. If you are putting together a bridal party, make sure to add the people who will smile, laugh, cry and cheer you on on your special day. I remember when asking if they wanted to do more "sweetheart" photos Kris & Aloe said, "nah, not really. We really only did this wedding to celebrate with our family, please just take photos of them enjoying the campsite". And enjoined they did. Each group at the wedding had their own secluded campsite and at the wedding field there was cornhole, an art station, great food, live music and a bar made specially for the wedding. What a special day, I wont forget this one.
What a beautiful bunch of people. Kaidee and Jesse were married on 6.18.2022 at a family home surrounded by love and smiles. It was such a pleasure to be welcomed into this intimate celebration and be able to capture these moments from this special day. Perhaps my favorite part, while everyone was getting ready Kaidee's daughter, dressed and ready in her flower girl dress holding her basket, stopped me in the living room and asked for some posed photos of her for her mom. My heart just melted. She was just the sweetest and those posed photos are some of my favorites. This one is a big one! Enjoy :)
Julie and Greg invited me to photograph their wedding celebration. They threw quite a party. In the heat of the summer misters kept the crowd cool as they danced to the live music. We did very few posed shots as the couple just wanted to enjoy their party. And they really did.
Venue: Grand Lodge Mcmenamins, Forest Grove Oregon
Music: One-Eyed Kats- Blues Band