Surrounded by wild flowers guests gathered outside the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals. On this warm July day Kendra & Derek dash around, straightening place tags and ceremony chairs. They are about the get married and Steven and I were there to capture it.
Officated by a dear friend of the couple this ceremony was a beautiful celebration of family and love. Kendra looked amazing in her thrifted Wedding dress (LOVE) and Derek looked dashing in his forest green jacket and amazing bolo tie. The wild flowers even sprout from the ground in celebration.
After the ceremony we took Kendra and Derek on a walk around the Property. It is truly a beautiful space with open feilds and wooded areas and trails throughout. We wondered and stopped to take pictures every few minutes. I cant describe how wonderful it is to spend so much time right after a wedding ceremony with a couple. Watching the prep-ceremony anxiety and jitters fade and the blissful glee take over is amazing. I truly cherish this time and these moments I get to capture for these couples. Such a thrill. Also a thrill, seeing two garden snakes in the grass, that must be some kind of good wedding luck, I AM SURE OF IT!
Ring Details Shots!
Another favorite moment durning a wedding is durning the reception, while you are enjoying your food, I will ask you for your rings. You don't really want photos of you eating anyways! Ill take the rings for maybe 5-10 mins, pull out my macro lens and wander around the reception site looking for the perfect tiny photo locations. Lucky me at the Rice Rock and Mineral Museum there were so many cool options. Seeing as these rings are minerals it just worked perfect! The grass, the crystals, the wood and the MOSS! Just yummy pretty! enjoy....
I have said it a million times, and I'll say it a million more times, ALL WEDDINGS ARE SO UNIQUE, and that's why I love Wedding Photography so much. I get to meet so many new people and see so many unique ways to celebrate and love. Its really so special. At this particular wedding in the yard of a historical home turned museum Metal music was pumped through the speakers. Wild flowers were scattered everywhere, in all kinds of vases, new and antique. The Brides dress was a thrifted find that fit like a glove and needed next to no alternations (if thats not magic I don't know what is!)
The wildflowers were the perfect pop of color contrasting the rocks and minerals around the museum. I love all the earthy elements of this wedding. As down to earth as charming as the couple.
When Kendra brought Derek to Oregon for the first time she immediately brought him to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals. There shared love for science made this the perfect site for their first date in Oregon. Now a year later they had there wedding on the site of this memorable first date. Made so much more memorable now that it is the site of their wedding, were they said 'I do".
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Author: ELLE JAMES
Wedding & Portrait Photography
*has camera, WILL TRAVEL*