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Ceci and Charlie | A Redwood Deck and Meadow Wedding

by Jessica Hill Photography on July 31, 2015

Ceci and Charlie are both professional racquetball players and met in the racquetball community at a tournament. At the time, Ceci lived in Mexico with her family and Charlie lived next door to me. After about a year or so of long distance, Ceci moved in with Charlie and we became instant friends, and Ceci became my spanish tutor! Muchas Gracias Amiga! I loved receiving the happy text that they got engaged! This gorgeous, laid-back and adventure-seeking couple wed beneath a grove of Redwoods at the Hoyt Arboretum in Forest Park. Ceci wore a stunning Nicole Miller gown from Portland’s English Department, natural makeup and hair from Contour Makeup Art and a flower crown made by family friends. Charlie has Hawaiian ancestry, which they honored with fresh plumeria leis. Surrounded with wildflowers, their reception followed in the meadow with delicious food from Crave Catering, dancing, guitar playing, and lots of merriment. So happy for this amazing pair!


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Jessica Hill PhotographyCeci and Charlie | A Redwood Deck and Meadow Wedding

Meredith and Peter | A San Francisco Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography on July 30, 2015

Meredith and Peter have known and loved each other for almost two decades, theirs is a love that has transcended time, location and eras. I met up with this fun and amazing Bay area couple for their engagement shoot around the Sutro Baths, near the gorgeous Cliff House restaurant in San Francisco. We got to know each other over good cocktails and great conversation, finding so many things to connect about. We discovered our mutual love for the HBO show Silicon Valley and many hilarious quotes followed. “With doors that open like this… Not this..” being a fave!!! I’m beyond thrilled to be photographing their wedding in October at one of my favorite local venues, Youngberg Hill.

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Jessica Hill PhotographyMeredith and Peter | A San Francisco Engagement

Laurie and Brett | Black Butte Ranch Wedding

by Jessica Hill Photography on July 29, 2015

When Laurie was a little girl, she and her family vacationed at Black Butte Lodge every year. Along with the pool parties, sun burns, horse-back riding and bbq’s there were always the weekend weddings. Every summer Laurie and her sister would beg their parents to let them watch the beautiful bride and the handsome groom. After Laurie and Brett fell in love and when he proposed, Black Butte Lodge was the perfect venue. It was beyond magical to be documenting Laurie and Brett’s dream wedding and to hear stories from their families and friends about their love.  The weather, the view, Laurie’s incredible Vera Wang dress, flawless coordination from Bridal Bliss,  stunning flowers by Zest, and the music by Flipflop Sounds truly made for an unforgettable day.
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Jessica Hill PhotographyLaurie and Brett | Black Butte Ranch Wedding

Jessica & Nick | A Columbia River Gorge Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography on July 22, 2015

Constant, strong and loyal are a few words I would use to describe the stunning waterfalls Jess, Nick and I visited on their engagement shoot this past Spring. I would also use those same words to describe Jess and Nick’s relationship. They are just as kind and beautiful as they look and I’m so excited to share some of these whimsical moments from their fun shoot. We started in Portland in the North Industrial area and ended at Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls in the magnificent Columbia River Gorge. I loved this transition between the urban and natural. Very cool juxtaposition between the environments. Amazing hair and makeup by Sarah Abadi with Contour Makeup Art. I’m so excited for their wedding and their honeymoon, which Nick completely planned and will be a secret to Jess until they arrive! SO romantic!

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Jessica Hill PhotographyJessica & Nick | A Columbia River Gorge Engagement

Monica and Jeremy | St. Mary’s and Portland Art Museum Wedding

by Jessica Hill Photography on July 14, 2015

“Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars, place your head on my beating heart.” Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Wedding Dress boutique: AniA Collection
Hair and Makeup: Jein King
Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Men’s Suit: Hugo Boss – Groom, Men’s Warehouse – Groomsmen
Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew
Flowers: Zest Floral and Event Design
Catering: Vibrant Table Catering & Events
Rings: Judith Arnell Jewelers (hers), Blue Nile (his)
Cake: Beaverton Bakery
Music: All Wright Music
Rentals: Portland Photo Booth

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Jessica Hill PhotographyMonica and Jeremy | St. Mary’s and Portland Art Museum Wedding

Michelle and Chris | A Big Island Hawaii Wedding Weekend

by Jessica Hill Photography on June 12, 2015

“Laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night, never could be sweeter than with you. Home is wherever I’m I’m with you. ” Home by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros

Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Private Home on Kealakekua Bay; Kona Coast, Hawaii
Wedding Planner – Vintage and Lace
Bride’s Ring: VK Designs- Portland 
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Makeup/hair: Patti at Lush Salon
Catering – Mon Ami 
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Jessica Hill PhotographyMichelle and Chris | A Big Island Hawaii Wedding Weekend

Whitney and John | A Sunriver Oregon Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography on May 29, 2015

One of the first things you’ll notice about Whitney and John is how absolutely kind hearted they are. While walking down the Sunriver bridge we all noticed a woman a little downriver who had rescued her dog in the water and was soaked in all her clothes. John ran over to her and was willing to donate the actual shirt off his back for her so she wouldn’t be cold! Luckily she lived close, so all was good- But when I say “kindhearted” I’m like… For real kind-hearted!!! Whitney, John and I all met up in Sunriver at the brewery, only to soon discover they actually met at at Starbucks. She was behind the counter slinging lattes and he was ordering a coffee and hopefully a date. Many years and many adventures later, they are now officially tying the knot in August and I’m so excited for this wedding! We took a stroll along the waterfront with their pup and hung out at their vacation home on the deck. Such a relaxing and beautiful couple and a perfect afternoon in Sunriver.

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Jessica Hill PhotographyWhitney and John | A Sunriver Oregon Engagement

Nicole and Bryan | An Oregon Coast Wedding on Earth Day

by Jessica Hill Photography on May 26, 2015

“Little darling, The smiles returning to the faces, Little darling. Here comes the sun, and I say, It’s all right” Beatles- Here Comes the Sun

Ceremony Location: Ecola State Park
Reception Location: Cannon Beach Cafe 
Wedding Dress Designer and boutique: Celia Grace
Brides Shoes: Hunter Boots
Flowers: Basketcase 
Officiant: Rev. Barbara Beach Accommodations & Cocktail Hour – The Ocean Lodge

 

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Jessica Hill PhotographyNicole and Bryan | An Oregon Coast Wedding on Earth Day