Wedding

Jessica and Bradley
An Evergreen Portland Wedding

Jessica and Bradley wed on a gorgeous day in spring of this year.  This intelligent and stylish couple had a wedding night to remember and I absolutely loved the color palette and decor they chose which incorporates golds, pinks, Himalayan sea salt, succulents and candlelight at the stunning Evergreen Event Space in Portland! The wonderful Katie Wilgus with Gather Events coordinated the day while Briar and Ivy created the stunning florals. The bridesmaids all held wreaths, which was a unique and elegant detail. Jessica had pretty and natural makeup and hair by Cassandra Kennedy Beauty and her incredible dress was from Daughters of Simone. The guests dined on delicious food from the award-winning team at White Pepper catering. Jessica and Bradley opted for the talented Essentials band over a dj, which makes for a classy and fun evening of dancing and party! The traditional jewish hora dance done to live music was especially memorable and hilariously fun to document! A fun and classy wedding with low-key vibes – yes please! Thanks Jessica and Bradley for choosing me to document your day! 

Jessica Hill PhotographyJessica and Bradley | An Evergreen Portland Wedding
Features

Voted Best Photographer in Portland by Oregon Bride Magazine!!!

Hearing my name being called at Oregon Bride Magazine’s big award night at the Porter Hotel this past June was honestly a shock. I knew I was nominated and that was quite an honor in and of itself, but to win… WOW! I almost fainted for a sec (for real you can watch the footage on my Instagram best of story!) Thanks to ALL of you amazing clients, vendors, family and friends who have supported me over the years! I’m constantly pushing myself to do more with my art and business and it feels nice to have all the hard work and dedication be awarded. Congrats to my awesome team of bossbabes over at A Lovely Day Photography for the top three nomination as well!!! Wahoooo!!!

Jessica Hill PhotographyVoted Best Photographer in Portland by Oregon Bride Magazine!!!
Wedding

Julie and Dylan
A Portland Golf and Country Club Wedding

Is there anything prettier than a spring wedding? I love classic country club weddings for that elegant town and country vibe that can only be achieved at the best venues. Columbia Edgewater Country Club is gem of a location tucked away in the industrial Columbia River area, this country club is surrounded by English gardens, sweeping views and great patios. Julie and Dylan actually wed in Hawaii in a personal and intimate elopement and later celebrated with their extended family and friends here in Portland, complete with another ceremony to include Dylan’s darling daughter, Charlie. Julie’s stunning dress was designed by Lian Carlo, with elegant hair and makeup by Kirstie Wight Makeup and the timeless bouquets from Jordan at Blum Design in Flowers. The party was fun with all ages on the dance floor and mad beats from DJ Royal. Thanks so much Julie and Dylan for choosing me to document your gorgeous Portland wedding celebration!

Jessica Hill PhotographyJulie and Dylan | A Portland Golf and Country Club Wedding
Family

The Johnson Family
A Day in the Life at Home

Michelle, Alex, Leo and Ray are the cutest and kindest. I met Michelle a loooonnnnngggg time ago when she was at Oblation and of course… wedding industry so we met at a bridal show! After finding out that our home roots are also in Michigan and specifically, Ann Arbor we became friends and I actually photographed Michelle and Alex’s two year wedding anniversary photos long before the kiddos came along! Michelle now co-owns a great book binding company called Hitched Strung Stitched in town. After not seeing her in many moons, we ended up in a magical pre-natal yoga class together at Yoga Pearl! I was so happy and honored to be invited to their new home to photograph their sweet family. Leo is a cutie and such a good big brother to baby Ray! Alex and Michelle are great parents and even grandma and grandpa were able to jump in for a few photos! I love photographing families at home, in the familiar, the cozy and comfortable and gettin real moments rather than staged all too perfect traditional family portraits. The messy hair, the barefeet and the wildness of the days that make up the years that make up this beautiful life. Thank you Johnson family and much love!

Jessica Hill PhotographyThe Johnson Family | A Day in the Life at Home
Engagement

Hailey and Josh
A Mt Tabor and Portland Cityscape Engagement

Wow. Mt. Tabor views, sunset at the waterfront, and a tiny Mt. Hood sneak peek. I loved this engagement photo shoot! Hailey and Josh are getting married this autumn surrounded with their nearest and dearest and I couldn’t be more happy for this kind and beautiful couple. Thank you Hailey and Josh! 

Jessica Hill PhotographyHailey and Josh | A Mt Tabor and Portland Cityscape Engagement
Wedding

Jen and Vic
A Portland Art Museum Wedding

Jen and Vic evoke grace and style and they light up every room they walk into. I was honored to capture this beautiful couple this summer at their dream wedding taking place in Portland. The traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony took place at a private home, with the nuptials at the gorgeous St. Mary’s Cathedral and the reception at the ever-timeless Portland Art Museum. The style was on point with Jen’s stunning Monique Lhuillier dress and Vic’s elegant Tom Ford tux. We captured the wedding party at Fields park in NW Portland and around the grounds at the museum with an emphasis on romance and modernity. The immaculate reception space was dripping with orchids and roses created by Jordan at Blum Design in Flowers and the delicious food was catered by the A plus team at Art of Catering. The cake… honestly a work of art made by creative forces at Dream Cakes and it truly was a cake of dreams at 5 tiers!  I loved documenting the mix of colors and traditions and the endless array of stunning details. The couple treated the guests to the incredible beats of the one and only DJ Turbulence and it was a non-stop dance party and a night to remember. Congratulations Jen and Vic!
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Jessica Hill PhotographyJen and Vic | A Portland Art Museum Wedding
Engagement

Sarah and Jason
A Pacific Northwest Engagement

I’ve been playing catch up with the blog as of late and this is one of the shoots I’ve been dying to get up. Sarah and Jason and I all met at Callie and Andy’s glorious wedding back in 2012. All at once, charming, striking and thoughtful, Sarah and Jason are a couple you remember. So naturally I was honored to hear from them as they are planning their 2017 wedding in Oregon’s wine country. We had fun galavanting around NW, including Forest Park and NW 23rd with a coffee stop at Barista. We all skipped through the forest with moss at our heels. (literally!) We met up early to get some nice light and I love the magic we made. Hope you do too. Can’t wait for Sarah and Jason’s wedding next July. xonw23-photos-portland-oregon-001 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-002 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-003 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-004 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-005 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-006 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-007 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-008 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-009 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-010 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-011nw23-photos-portland-oregon-012nw23-photos-portland-oregon-013nw23-photos-portland-oregon-014nw23-photos-portland-oregon-015nw23-photos-portland-oregon-016nw23-photos-portland-oregon-017nw23-photos-portland-oregon-018nw23-photos-portland-oregon-019nw23-photos-portland-oregon-020nw23-photos-portland-oregon-021

Jessica Hill PhotographySarah and Jason | A Pacific Northwest Engagement
Wedding

Elizabeth and Tim
An Old Church and Left Bank Portland Wedding

Imagine dancing to incredible live music beneath dazzling ivy while sipping a delicious glass of wine and nibbling fresh farm to table food. This was just a little of the magic of Elizabeth and Tim’s gorgeous wedding. Held in March over the St. Patrick’s day weekend as a nod to their shared Irish heritage, Elizabeth and Tim’s wedding was formal, yet laid back, fun and filled with personal details for each guest that only the top wedding planners at Bridal Bliss in Portland could dream up, including a wandering oyster bar and individual cakes by Dream Cakes for each guest! The heartfelt ceremony was held at Portland’s Old Church with the reception at the Left Bank Annex. Elizabeth looked stunning in her Pronovias dress from Anna’s Bridal with hair and makeup from Face Body Beauty and Tim looked dapper in his tux from the Black Tux. The stunning florals were created with love by the talented team at Zest and the delicious food was catered by Devil’s Food Catering. During dinner, a surprise team of Irish dancers took the stage and gave everyone a show during dinner. The party lasted all night with the high-energy band, Precious Byrd. So many good memories were made and I was beyond honored to document Elizabeth and Tim’s epic wedding weekend!
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Jessica Hill PhotographyElizabeth and Tim | An Old Church and Left Bank Portland Wedding
Wedding

Elizabeth and Tim
A Plaza Del Toro Rehearsal Dinner

Delicious food in a stunning space, flower crowns for all the ladies created by Blum and wine o plenty! Elizabeth and Tim hosted the rehearsal dinner event of the year at Portland’s Plaza Del Toro, a unique event space located in the SE industrial area. Elizabeth and I go waaaayyy back to 2009 when she worked at New and Blue, a wedding boutique in the Pearl. Now, a lead coordinator with the amazing Bridal Bliss team, she’s a dynamic and creative planner, a beautiful and brave woman and a good friend. Tim is an intelligent & great guy, a talented musician and E&T have that kind of love you can actually feel when they look at each other. They light up every room they walk into and are a fun couple; perfect for each other. I’m so honored to have been there to document the moments that made up their gorgeous spring St. Patrick’s wedding weekend, inspired by their Irish heritage. Truly happy for these guys and their adventure together! plaza-del-toro-weddings-012plaza-del-toro-weddings-002 plaza-del-toro-weddings-003 plaza-del-toro-weddings-004 plaza-del-toro-weddings-005 plaza-del-toro-weddings-006 plaza-del-toro-weddings-007 plaza-del-toro-weddings-008 plaza-del-toro-weddings-009 plaza-del-toro-weddings-010 plaza-del-toro-weddings-011plaza-del-toro-weddings-013 plaza-del-toro-weddings-014 plaza-del-toro-weddings-015 plaza-del-toro-weddings-016

Jessica Hill PhotographyElizabeth and Tim | A Plaza Del Toro Rehearsal Dinner