Mia and Chris and I met at a wine-tasting event WAY back in the day right around the time when Chris proposed! We photographed their apple-orchard inspired engagement session back in 2012 and had a blast together. Since then so much has happened, marriage, houses, careers (Mia is the manager at the Pearl Anthropologie!) and Mia and Chris welcomed their sweet baby girl Ceci into this wonderful world! Was so honored to photograph their sweet family along with their pups at their stylish home in NE Portland. I especially loved the Jonathan Adler couch! (Yes please) and Ceci’s hip and bright nursery. Their older pup passed very soon after these photos were taken so I’m very humbled to have photographed that sweet pup. So much love for this kind, stylish and creative family!
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!
Gosh- what can I even say about these two magical people!? Amanda and Lane and I all met up at The Vintages, a very hip vintage RV resort in wine country for a fun afternoon spent biking, making 1927 S’mores and dancing in meadows. After meeting Amanda at a backyard party after both photographing weddings, we instantly bonded and started working together. Amanda and Lane met and fell in love on a weekend holiday at The Vintages early in their relationship, so it made the engagement session extra special. (awe!) Many of you may recognize her as our talented studio manager & photographer at our awesome sister studio; A Lovely Day Photography! Their fun love and witty jokes had the Glitch Video team and I laughing all the way. (Click here to see their cool engagement video!) Their wedding this month at Union Pine going to be incredible and I can’t wait to document their wedding story!!!
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!
Imagine soft piano music playing beneath twinkly lights, fresh greenery and white flowers in abundance from Liz Rusnac all among some of the coolest architecture you’ve ever seen at the Armory Portland Center Stage. In walk the newlyweds Kelsey and Drew looking timelessly elegant and delightfully happy in a gorgeous modern wedding dress from The White Dress and classic black Tux custom made from Wildwood & Company . Complete with a caricature artist creating personal sketches of the guests to take home, to a posh wedding cigar bar and dreamiest cake from Dream Cakes, the amazing Catherine with Bridal Bliss, made sure this wedding was executed flawlessly! Art of Catering was the award-winning team to cater the event and live band made the dance floor poppin’ all night! This was a classic Portland wedding with an elegant yet relaxed vibe and I’m so honored to have documented this stunner of a wedding day! Thank you Kelsey and Drew!
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!
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!
I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah quite a few years ago at Callie and Andy’s 2012 wedding, as she was a bridesmaid. I instantly smiled when I met Sarah as she’s super funny, kind and gorgeous. I remember seeing Jason and Sarah swirl and spin together that night on the dance floor while laughing all the way and that still sums their love. They laugh together. A lot. Their wedding was all of that laughter and love all rolled into one insanely gorgeous and fun summer wedding at Maysara Vineyards. The flowers… just wow! Kim with Swoon Floral Design made the winery into a magical garden with pink and magenta blooms everywhere. The chuppah was magnificent and so was the cobblestone stairwell lined with greens. Megan with Bridal Bliss coordinated perfectly while White Pepper catering made a menu to remember! Dream Cakes and Chad Dowling DJ helped to complete the evening with wonderful cake and music; still smiling while remembering dancing with my camera to Despacito;) It was a night to remember in a stunning location with a gorgeous couple. Thank you SO much for choosing me to document your dream wedding!