Elegant, Timeless, Classic and Fun!!! Loved getting to know this couple and the fun adventure we had during their fun engagement session. The lovely Elizabeth with Bridal Bliss coordinated and Blum Florals created the AMAZING florals with gorgeous and unique details (loved the blueberry gold dish centerpieces and the hand-painted masterpiece cake by Dreamcakes) and a fun party. The sweet ceremony took place at the historic First Presbyterian Church in downtown Portland where you could actually feel the love within the rafters! The classic and beyond stunning Governor Ballroom at the Sentinel Hotel was breathtaking. As Michael twirled Ande into the night, the incredible band Precious Byrd played on and kept the party going. As you can tell this was an evening to remember and we made some magic art. Loved this day and thank you Ande and Michael for trusting me with documenting your true love story! What a night!
McKenzie and Rahul threw an absolutely incredible wedding for their family and friends! I loved working with this kind and wonderful couple for their 2017 summer wedding at the Armory Gerding Theatre. The style, the food, the music, the dancing, oh so much fun! Will with Don’t Mess with the Bride did the coordination and Marianne with Petal Passion made the gorgeous bouquets. The food from Swagat was all delicious and incorporated Rahul’s Indian Heritage. Loved Rahul’s classic blue tux with the black lapels and McKenzie’s hair and makeup from Marissa Freeman was spot on perfect. The vows were extremely touching and I personally loved that they literally danced down the aisle together! Congrats McKenzie and Rahul and I’m so happy that you found each other!
I met Paige and Tom last winter around a campfire in Sunriver, Oregon at Kellen and Ty’s gorgeous wedding and instantly knew they were lots of fun! Paige and Tom are a witty and stylish couple who met overseas and continued a relationship over years, oceans and many phone calls and decided on a simple yet elegant wedding this past spring at the stunning Exchange Ballroom. The couple had a intimate and private ceremony with only a few friends earlier that day at the courthouse. I love that they decided on a non-traditional approach to their wedding and hosted their family and friends for a wonderful dinner party and rooftop fun to celebrate their marriage! Their raw bar was one of the best I’ve seen (yes please!) and Vibrant Table really delivers on the delicious and beautiful food! Sammy’s Floral created the pretty flowers and Paige’s sweet slip dress was from Nordstrom. They included a ton of fun games including vintage arcade, darts and pool for guests to enjoy as well as a gorgeous sitting area for mingling. Needless to say, this couple brought lots of thought and love to their fun and beautiful wedding reception to the Eastside Exchange and I had a blast photographing it!
WOW! Jenna and Gregory’s wedding will definitely go down in history! Jenna and Greg wed at the gorgeous St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the historic Portland Golf Club. This sentimental, kind and fun-loving couple and I first met at their engagement session and I knew then their wedding would be incredible because of their magnetic and warm personalities! You can actually feel the love between these two with the way they look at each other, smile and touch each other and they way they light up the room together! The details were timeless elegance, with stunning florals and greenery from the talented Jordan with Blum Flowers. Nora Sheils, with Bridal Bliss provided incredible coordination and made sure everything ran perfectly and of course it did!! Anna’s bridal is where Jenna found her breathtaking dress by Hayley Paige and her shoes were from Badgely Mischka. Marc and his amazing team at Moving Pictures did the cinematography. Guests were treated with an aperitif and digestif cart along with knowledge and tastings from Multnomah Whisky Library. Family and friends danced the night away with amazing live music from the Essentials while the back patio served cuban cigars for all to try! The gorgeous five tier cake was covered in hand-made sugar flowers from Dream Cakes and topped with the bride’s grandparents cake topper, which was also used at her parent’s wedding as well. This was one of those weddings that reminds me why I love what I do so very much and this is what the wonderful mother of the bride, Kristine said about her photographic experience with me: “You have a gift that is a blessing. You, personally, made the wedding perfect for us by capturing the best day of our lives. The reason the images you capture are so moving is because the couples and the people you photograph trust and adore you. Having you behind the lens is what makes the magic happen. With much gratitude, respect and love, now and for the next 5 weddings we are looking forward to sharing with you.” This really made me cry happy tears! Beyond honored to and THANK YOU for choosing me to capture the love, energy and joy of Jenna and Greg’s wedding and I know you will cherish the memories for lifetimes!
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!
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!
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!
Will and Sarah’s barn wedding was intimate, fun and beyond memorable. It’s always an honor to receive an inquiry from a fellow photographer, and Will’s work is beautiful. Will and Sarah’s love story has brought them around the globe together to live in California and wed in Oregon, where Sarah is originally from. The family and friends of the couple came together at the Stein Boozier barn in Wilsonville, Oregon and celebrated, toasted and danced the night away. Rachel Coddington’s fresh and fun coordination and florals filled the barn with color along with the incredibly seasonal food from Verde Cocina, and DJ’s from Noteworthy DJ’s the night was one to remember. With a choreographed dance from Will to Sarah, as he’s always hated to dance, and she loves to, so he snuck out to rehearsal for months before the big day and killed it! What a sweet and memorable wedding and I’m happy to have documented all the love! Thanks Sarah and Will!
Monica and Sara have a great love and threw a huge celebration to honor it! Monica and Sara’s wedding was a joyous party at the most beautiful location at Gorge Crest Vineyard in Washington on the Columbia River. With Mt. Hood in the distance, family and friends dancing under the stars and a momentous love that moves mountains, this wedding was unforgettable in every way. Monica and Sara are a great couple as they compliment each other and have a way of making everyone around them feel welcome and comfortable. They found their gorgeous dresses at Lena Medoyeff in the Pearl and their florals were created by the talented Leah at Rockwood Urban Farm. Their wedding day coordination and rentals from the amazing Debbie at Hitched in the Hood and makeup and hair from Kassandra Sommerville. What a wedding!