dominique + alicia // married | lumos wine co {oregon wedding photography}

i've known Dominique and his family for a long time now but didn't get a chance to meet Alicia until i arrived in los angeles to shoot their engagement session - though it turns out we went to the same synagogue as kids in Corvallis, it is the smallest world - and i adored her right away!! they are such a beautiful couple and so much fun to hang out with and i just knew their wedding would be all kinds of amazing. Dom's family's gorgeous vineyard, Lumos Wine Company, was the most perfect setting. stunning florals, ice pops for the ceremony, tearful and heartfelt vows, a camper van photo booth, and of course, unbelievable food - Dominique is an *awesome* chef (if you are in LA, go visit him at L&E Oyster Bar) and i would have expected nothing less! also also check out the exquisite confection of a cake that Leslie (the groom's mom) made, complete with sugared flowers.

"heartbeats" played when Ali walked down the aisle... it happens to be one of my favorite songs, and it really speaks for the day better than i can. 

Megan & Nathan {Philomath Wedding Photography}

Megan and Nathan's wedding (my first in winter!) was held at the Philomath Scout Lodge in Philomath, Oregon. Christmas carols, snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, twinkling lights and poinsetta centerpieces - everything was lovely! Megan and Nathan met through friends and were together for over 5 years before they got engaged. That solidity and comfort with each other really showed throughout the entire day. The two of them, and their friends and family, were incredibly sweet and welcoming. They were also very good sports about the cold during portraits - and the wintry fog was so beautiful. It was a wonderful day and I was happy to be a part of it! To the new Mr. & Mrs. Hickman, I wish you all the love and happiness in the world!

Isn't Nathan's car awesome??! He restored it himself. I got to ride in it around the parking lot, pretty cool. ;)