rachel + michael // married | mt pisgah arboretum {oregon wedding photography}

Rachel and Michael were married in the beautiful fairyland of Mt Pisgah Arboretum - one of my very favorite places. Needless to say the entire day was super dreamy… such a romantic, joyful, heartfelt wedding. And what a lively dance party! It was so fun to hear the revelry through the trees when we snuck away for a few more portraits after cake cutting and first dances. A definite highlight was Boka Marimba’s set at the end of the night - Michael and friends joined the band for a few songs and it was amazing!! xo

Venue: Mt Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene OR

Coordination: Your Perfect Bridesmaid

Florals: Julie Hopkins

Catering: Grit Catering

Cakes: Jodee Cakes

Band: Boka Marimba

gabby + alec // married | lakehouse at blue lake {portland wedding photography}

Gabby and Alec’s wedding was absolutely breathtaking - with bright florals against the crisp white of the reception tent and the green of their venue, it was so elegant and thoughtfully planned. These two have so much fun together - their exuberance, sense of humor, and energy basically always make them the life of the party and their wedding was no exception!

Special thanks to my wonderful 2nd shooter, Sarah Valentine Photography - some of her images are mixed in below!

Venue: Lakehouse at Blue Lake

Coordination: Pearl and Roses

Rentals: Barclay Events

Florals: Thistle and Fern

Cakes: Papa Haydn

jason + picha // married | oaks pioneer church {portland wedding photography}

Picha and Jason got married on a very June-in-Portland day as the weather ran the gamut from bright sunshine to overcast to pouring rain! The Rose Parade was the same day which made getting a cab to the church from the hotel very difficult for Picha - she was so relieved when she arrived and I could see her nervousness melt away during their first look. Oh, and can we talk about how incredible her dress is?!

I adore weddings at Oaks Pioneer Church - the space is so intimate and beautiful and the ceremony was absolutely lovely. We wrapped up portraits just in time for the rain to start and headed over to Gino’s Restaurant for their reception - amazing food and wine, what a perfect way to celebrate with their family and friends! xx

lance + lauren // married | abernethy center {portland wedding photography}

well, it’s been about 6 months of weddings and other sessions since i’ve managed to blog anything - but i’m finally able to share what i’ve been up to here! first up is Lance and Lauren’s romantic wedding in Abigail’s Garden at the Abernethy Center.

It was a gorgeous May evening wedding, so lush and green! Lauren and her mom put together the most lovely decor - deep blue chevron table runners with gold accents and candles beautifully set off the shades of pink in the florals by Arranged For You.

Lance and Lauren’s love story has been a journey with ups and downs and they’ve made it through together, and built a strong family with their sweet son Grayson. Many of their friends and family gave emotional and heartfelt toasts that truly expressed just how loved and supported these two are. It’s been so fun reliving Lauren and Lance’s wedding day to make this post. Wishing them so much happiness!!!

Venue: Abigail’s Garden at the Abernethy Center
Florist: Arranged For You
Cake: Ashley Billups with Papa Haydn
Dress: Enzoani
Suits: Calvin Klein
Accessories: Kate Spade NY
Blue suede shoes: Balenciaga
Videography: Miller Media Films (watch their AMAZING video here)

PS! If you’re engaged and looking for a great place to get married, the Abernethy Center is running a contest now through Dec 31! Enter here to win a FREE wedding venue!

james + janessa // married | urban studio {portland wedding photography}

when your friend finds the love of his life, and she's completely amazing in every way... being a part of this wedding was SO special for me. James and Janessa are such thoughtful friends and complement each other so beautifully.

photography-wise, i was pretty much in heaven with this stunning bride and groom; two spectacular dresses; bridal party in classy all-black; everyone getting ready in a light-filled condo with a great view; all that winter light, ahh i could have wandered around downtown Portland all day with them! Urban Studio felt cozy and intimate - filled with candles, hanging lights, beautiful florals, and geometric details highlighted with gold and glittery table numbers. Janessa's father and her grandfather made the most awesome arch for the ceremony, and it made a stunning focal point for the dessert table during the reception. it was a magical night!

i am indescribably happy for these two and cannot wait to see how their life together unfolds!!

  • Coordination: Your Perfect Bridesmaid
  • Getting Ready: Park West
  • Ceremony/Reception Venue: Urban Studio
  • Caterer: Pearl Catering
  • Florist: Your Perfect Blossoms
  • Videographer: Kevin Ryan
  • Dress: Anna's Bridal