WOW! Lindsay and Aaron didn’t really have a wedding as much as a summer festival of love! I’ve known the beautiful Lindsay since 2011 when she emailed me about a potential photography gig. As soon as I met her, she stated that our last names at the time; Hill and Hile, were only one letter off from one another and that’s why I should hire her!!! SO what did I do?… I hired her!!! BEST DECISION EVER as she has been a wonderful assistant photographer, studio manager, and now a primary at A Lovely Day Photography and a dear friend who has helped me through thick and thin. Her grace and humor always make me smile and she slays at her own awesome biz Lindsay Baca Photography! Needless to say her long-awaited wedding to Aaron (they started dating when she was 15!) was an amazing festival of fun, color, whimsy and pure joy and I’m SO honored that I was there to document it at Horning’s Hideout! Linds and Aaron really complete each other and their magical wedding was a reflection of their magical love. Linds and Aaron’s ceremony was one of the funniest I’ve ever witnessed and since Aaron is a talented musician, he surprised Lindsay with a super sweet song he wrote… Swoon!! They had several conceptual and cosmic art installations throughout including the Portal of Chromatic Bliss, of which it totally was! Rojo and Smokey the Llamas arrived during the cocktail hour as well, which made for great pics and therapeutic laughs! DJ Dan MoFunk made the dance party happen, while guests dined on yummy Tight Taco and margaritas while hula-hooping and bubble blowing. Lindsay and Aaron just celebrated their one year anniversary and recently welcomed a healthy baby boy! SO happy for them and their extraordinary love!
Lisa and Aki are a kind, cute and giggly couple and we met up back in the late winter around some iconic Portland spots, including Tanner Springs Park in the Pearl District, Trailhead Coffee and the new and iconic Dumbbell building for their colorful and playful engagement session. I first met Lisa and Aki back in 2014 while Lisa was a bridesmaid at her sister Leslie’s awesome wedding! I’m so honored to be photographing their wedding this weekend and to celebrate with these two and their awesome families!
Imagine yourself at an elegant garden party on a warm July evening. There is a slight breeze, great music from Event Team is playing softly, and the smell of sweet roses and bouquets from Forte Floral is in the air. In walks Dillon and Krystal, the happiest newlyweds with bright smiles and timeless garb! A classic tux for Dillon and a white chantilly lace dress with a long train for Krystal along with perfect makeup and hair from Kirstie Wight! Succulents & cactus decorated the tables as well as the pretty cake from Dream Cakes as a nod to the couple’s Arizona home. Cute kids played in the twinkling lights of the garden at the gorgeous Grey Gables Estate and there was so much love, joy, laughter and music in the air! Truly an unforgettable wedding to remember. Thank you so much Krystal and Dillon for choosing me to document your big day!
Nate and Alison and I met up back in the fall and had an engagement photography adventure of North Portland from the St. John’s Bridge to the incredible murals of Alberta Street to a random office lobby to final drinks and fire cuddles at Radio Room, one of the couple’s favorite date spots on Alberta. Nate and Alison brought the fun and color to this shoot and saved our rainy day with their bright love! Loved their fun animal hoodies, which represented their spirit animals, Nate’s is a grey wolf and Alison’s a tie-dye bear respectively. Hahah!!! Love this kind couple and their free-spirited and joyful love. SO looking forward to photographing their July wedding!
Kristina and Scott along with Kristina’s son Aiden, all met up on an overcast yet calm Sunday morning on the coast, where the family was enjoying a long weekend getaway. This kind couple loves nature, hiking and being outdoors with family. So much so, that they are getting married this month on top of Mt. Hood at Silcox Hut! We explored old growth forests in Ecola State Park and danced on the beach. Kristina braved the chill in a long pretty dress and Aiden did rad ninja kicks for the camera. Thank you Scott and Kristina for choosing me to document these important moments with your family from ocean coast to mountain top!
Raishelle and Riley met while they both worked together at Fred Meyer! (Or as most of us like to call it: Freddies!!) They were both in the electronics department and started having great conversations and realizing there was something magic there! When Raishelle and Riley and I talked about the possibility of shooting their engagements there, I was SO excited! Of course there are some challenges with a shopping store but I embraced them and love the results. We got permission of course and incorporated some of the awesome iconic Freddie’s magic into the session including that classic red sign, the crafts section, the outdoor garden center, and the electronics department! We finished the session with some beautiful images at Memorial Park in Wilsonville. Raishelle and Riley are kind, intelligent and a fun loving couple and I’m so excited to be photographing their wedding this summer in wine country!
It was a gorgeous summer’s day as I drove to Jenna and Greg’s family home on Sauvie Island in undeniably great light that only Sauvie Island gets. Jenna and Greg are just as kind and beautiful in person as they look and I literally had moments of the movie, The Notebook in my head as I was photographing this wonderful couple. Jenna and Greg met on the first day of medical school orientation and knew they had met someone special. They truly are soulmates and you can see it in the way they look at each other, interact and laugh. What Jenna says about Greg: “What made me fall in love with Greg first was his true happiness. It is the type of happiness that makes it worth getting up in the morning, no matter how hard the day looks. It is the type of happiness that warms you like a blanket on a cold day.” And Greg of Jenna: “I knew early on that Jenna was everything I could have ever hoped for in this world, the one girl I have been looking for all my life. And even after all this time and all the adventures we faced, I have only come to love Jenna more and more each day, growing not just as an individual, but as a couple of goobers who love each other more than we do ourselves.” WOW! What beautiful words and what a beautiful love! Beyond honored to be photographing their Portland wedding this summer!
Kellen and Ty! Gah!!! Words can’t describe the beauty!!! Sunriver is a truly magical place that has a dear spot in my heart. The light shines brighter in Sunriver and it definitely shines brighter with Kellen and Ty tying the knot! (ha- see what I did there!) Their wedding day was one of the best this winter with warm and clear blue skies and sparkling light over a fine dust of fresh snow. With the organic florals from Woodland Floral, Kellen’s dress from BHLDN and Ty’s custom suit from Collier, this couple has oh-so much grace and style. The sweet Mallory with Mint Events coordinated the day while Pressure Point played great music all night long that made for epic dance photos! I loved the personal touches they included like Kellen’s grandmother’s fur and Ty’s initialed tie clips. A special thanks to Kate Kelly for second shooting with me and Kellen and Ty- thank you! Your love, energy and soul were truly inspiring to document!
Kellen and Ty are the kind of people you meet and you feel like you’ve known for lifetimes. Their grace, style and heart are apparent right away and you immediately feel comfortable in their presence. They hosted their stunning winter wedding this past December in beautiful Bend and Sunriver Oregon. Central Oregon delivered for this sweet couple with crisp and clear bluebird days and cozy, snuggly nights. Right before the holidays, their weekend celebration included skiing Mt. Bachelor, hanging in hot tubs in Sunriver, and a downtown Bend rehearsal dinner at the legendary Deschutes Brewery. The night included a slideshow with lots of childhood and engagement photos and sweet toasts and laughs. We snuck out to the balcony and photographed some moody and romantic night photos, which I love and then all headed back to Sunriver to prep for their gorgeous wedding the following day. Stay tuned!!!