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Mandy and Avery | A North Portland Engagement Session

by Jessica Hill Photography in May, 2017

Any afternoon spent eating oysters, exploring the best murals in Portland and jumping in the river is pretty much the best afternoon ever. Not to mention spending it with two astonishingly wonderful people. Mandy and Avery are perfect for each other in every way- they laugh together all the time, bring out the best in each other and have a lot of fun together. They met while Mandy was traveling to Colorado for work and decided to make the long distance thing work. “Jumping in has always been a theme of our relationship from the start” said Avery of their love. Not surprisingly, he proposed while traveling in Ireland right before plunging into the Atlantic ocean in winter. “Will you jump in with me?” He asked- “Yes!” She replied and Splash!!! They are tying the knot this June and it’s going to be insanely magical.  Our fun adventure started at Eat : An Oyster Bar, near their home in North Portland where they like to hang. We ate raw oysters and cheered Negronis! We then explored the many incredible murals on Alberta and ended at sunset on the docks in SE Portland. There was another photographer shooting a guy dressed up as a T-rex so we posed with him and he recognized Mandy! They are mutual friends and it was hilarious. Only in Portland in all the best ways. Can’t wait for Mandy and Avery’s wedding for sure.

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Jessica Hill PhotographyMandy and Avery | A North Portland Engagement Session

Ellie and Matthieu | Paris to Portland with Love

by Jessica Hill Photography in January, 2016

I first met Ellie and Matthieu back in 2012 at an incredible wedding and we just clicked. They are kind, beautiful, creative and intelligent and I remember thinking what a great couple they made. Ellie and Matthieu first met during Ellie’s time abroad in Paris. They met at a cafe and Ellie asked Matthieu to “break” ten euros but in not-so fluent english so it actually meant to tear in half (cute right!) and from that moment on they started falling in love. Over five years, many travels and now speaking perfect French, Ellie and Matthieu are getting married this upcoming September. Because they are still traveling from Portland to Paris, they looked though these engagement images together via Skype and this is what Ellie shared with me about that moment. “He was smiling the entire time. Ear to ear. He told me they are way better than he was expecting. Thank you so much Jessica. You truly made our hearts feel warm, looking at them together. Just no words. They showed who we are and I love that. Thank you thank you.”

Receiving emails like this truly confirm my life’s work and love. Thank YOU both Ellie and Matthieu and I’m beyond excited to be documenting your first steps together as husband and wife this year and to share this with your amazing family and friends.
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Jessica Hill PhotographyEllie and Matthieu | Paris to Portland with Love

Sarah and Carter | A Winter Wedding at the Armory Portland

by Jessica Hill Photography in December, 2015

Sarah and Carter planned a festive winter wedding at the beautiful Armory Gerding Theatre with lots of personal touches, twinkle and laughter. Although their wedding took place almost year ago, there are so many timeless details and oh-so holiday inspired decor, I really wanted to post this when the season felt right… Christmas! When you find out your bride is also a professional fashion stylist, and the planner is Nora Sheils with Bridal Bliss you know the wedding is going to be on fleek! This couple is just as kind-hearted as they are beautiful and I loved how they involved their family in a lot of the overall wedding themes.Carter’s dad was an architect on the building they wed in, which added to the personal feelings of home and Sarah sparkled with family heirloom diamonds. What a gorgeous couple! The white and pinecone stunned blooms from Zest Floral with the faux fur wraps and sequin dresses looked dazzling on on the bridesmaids and the guys looked dapper in classic black tuxes. Truly a night to remember and happy one year anniversary S&C! Happy holidays everyone and hope your heart and home are warm and cozy this holiday season!

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Jessica Hill PhotographySarah and Carter | A Winter Wedding at the Armory Portland

Oregon Bride Best of 2015

by Jessica Hill Photography in December, 2015

It’s been such an incredible year and I’m so honored that Oregon Bride Magazine named me the Best Independant Photographer in Portland… again!!! I won back in 2013 and it feels so warm and fuzzy to win again. This is a two tiered voting process where the public votes first, and then vendors specific to the wedding industry vote later. From the rooftops I shout… “Thank You All!” I couldn’t have done it without your support and votes and you guys mean the world to me. As you know, I live, eat, breath and dream wedding photography and I feel extremely passionate about this incredible industry. It’s a true joy to be celebrated in this way. Much love and Happy Holidays!

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

A pic of my husband Evan and I right after the award ceremony! 

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Jessica Hill PhotographyOregon Bride Best of 2015

Michelle and Chris | A Portland Oregon Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography in April, 2015

When you first meet Michelle and Chris, you can’t help but notice how so full of love, kindness, joy and adventure they have together and for others! Michelle and Chris fell in love among the castles of Germany and Chris proposed on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, so I knew these photos would be something epic! The engagement session started as a fun day along Mississippi with a beer/photo stop at Prost! a classic German beer spot, and then our day turned to evening and a magical adventure happened all around Portland! We headed to the East Bank Esplanade, the new SE Portland mural “Everything is Everything” (Which inspired me to then listen to that song by Lauren Hill and the Fugees from the way back! SO good! ) and then to their awesome neighborhood around the Alberta Arts area to hang with their cute pup, Charlie.

They are going to be saying their I Do’s on the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii on the shores of the Kealakekua Bay. I’m SO very honored to be documenting this next huge adventure in their lives and couldn’t be more excited for them!

 

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Jessica Hill PhotographyMichelle and Chris | A Portland Oregon Engagement

Emily and Shane | Hoyt Arboretum and Ned Ludd Winter Wedding

by Jessica Hill Photography in January, 2015

“Like a river flows surely to the sea Darling so it goes some things are meant to be take my hand, take my whole life too for I can’t help falling in love with you.” Can’t Help Falling In Love With You by Elvis Presley

Wedding Ceremony Location: Hoyt Arboretum Redwood Deck
Ceremony Dinner Location: Ned Ludd’s Elder Hall 
Wedding Dress Designer: J Crew
Brides Shoes: Cole Haan
Men’s Suit: J Crew 
Groom’s Ring: Bario Neal Jewelry 
Bride’s Rings: Kristin Coffin
Makeup and Hair: Lisette Murphy 
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Jessica Hill PhotographyEmily and Shane | Hoyt Arboretum and Ned Ludd Winter Wedding

Jessica and Aidan | A Lake Oswego Wedding

by Jessica Hill Photography in January, 2015

Aidan and Jessica are truly a match made in the skies. Having proposed in a hot air balloon, this couple loves adventure, travel and embracing life together. To hear a list of their many journeys, it almost sounds like a choose your own adventure novel! Africa, Germany, South America, Myanmar, Indonesia, and beyond. It was such a great time hearing some of their stories, meeting their families and friends from around the world and getting to know this wonderful couple at their July 25 wedding at Lake Oswego’s Foundry. With coordination from Elizabeth at Bridal Bliss and flowers from Jordan at Blum, this was a perfect love story. Complete with a light rain shower during their ceremony on the river, a truly unforgettable moment. Congrats Jess and Aidan and thank you for choosing me to document this great adventure for you both! Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-001 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-002 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-003 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-006 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-005 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-004 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-009 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-010 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-007 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-008Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-011 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-012 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-013 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-014Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-016 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-017 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-018 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-019 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-020Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-021 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-022 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-023 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-024 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-025Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-026 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-028 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-027 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-031Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-032 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-034Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-033 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-035 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-036 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-037 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-038 dad-daughterLake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-039 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-040 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-041 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-042 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-Photos-043

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Jessica Hill PhotographyJessica and Aidan | A Lake Oswego Wedding

Leonidas Baby Shower!

by Jessica Hill Photography in November, 2014

Yeah for baby Leonidas! John and Julieth are a beautiful and kind couple who are expecting soon and with that comes a shower celebration for both the ladies and the gents!  With incredible styling and coordination for both showers from Nora with Bridal Bliss,  both nights were nothing short of perfection! The ladies gourmet dinner party was breathtaking in a gorgeous white tabletop with exquisite blooms from Zest Floral and a delicious menu from Art of Catering. The ladies had a baby shower to remember! Congrats Julieth and thank you Mary!

The fun guys night celebrated John’s new to-be fatherhood by taking a the Double Decker PDX bus around Portland for a night. With a bar stop at Circa 33, the gentlemen enjoyed cocktails, beer, parlor games and of course, a bottle chugging contest. they followed the night up with an excellent dinner at chef Jason French’s restaurant, Ned Ludd. (One of my personal faves!) SO much fun. Thanks Mark for documenting and congrats John!

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Jessica Hill PhotographyLeonidas Baby Shower!