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!
Mandy and Avery’s wedding at the Evergreen in Portland was beyond words marvelous! They jumped into the Willamette river during their engagement photos, so I had no doubts that their wedding would be equally as adventurous and amazing! Oh- and it was!!!!! The background for getting ready is at the swoon-worthy Hotel Eastlund where we also did their first look and some fun wedding party photos with pretty hair and makeup by Bri Ellis. I love large wedding parties that are up for a “Vanity Fair” style photo- Such a stylish and fun way to capture everyone- especially with the bride’s stunn-ing Monique Lhuillier and the ladies in their floor length rose gold gowns and the groom and his guys looking good in custom light grey suits! SO stylish! The ceremony was emotional and sweet and took place beneath a handmade copper arch. During dinner Mandy’s mom surprised the entire audience with a bagpiper in honor of their Scottish grandmother who recently passed. It was such a kind and unique gift! With the legendary Reggie Houston band starting the evening, a Pip’s donut truck right outside for late night snacks and great lighting by Greenlight Creative, this was truly a party to remember! I was lucky to work with lots of crazy talented vendors, including on point coordinating by Leann with Ginger and You Events, and catering by White Pepper. Not only delicious, but also oh so beautiful! And the flowers… WOW the event space was literally dripping in flowers and ivy, and I loved the organic and natural quality that Jodi at Stemm floral created! Please see all the beauty for yourself and thank you so much Avery and Mandy for trusting me to capture your incredible and crazy love story in all of it’s amazing glory!!! xo
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!
Hanna and Jacob emanate goodness. They laugh a lot together, ask a lot of questions and truly make this world a better place. For real, he is a brain surgeon and she is a researcher for childhood developmental disorders. Needless to say after getting to know them better during their oh so fun urban engagement shoot I was beyond honored to photograph their classic and elegant wedding day. With a ceremony and reception at the award-winning Blue Hour restaurant the vibe was timeless class with a modern touch and I loved every detail! Spot-on coordination from Molli and her team at Soiree Wedding Planning, stunning blooms and beautiful Chuppah from Zest Flowers and a classic cake from Dream Cakes. This wedding was so pretty to photograph and filled with so much joy! Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your amazing wedding Hanna and Jacob!
Vi and Alex are the kind of people that feel like old friends right when you meet them. From the Departure rooftop at the Nines in downtown Portland to the SE industrial docks, they made Portland shine a little brighter and look a little hotter. Literally, it was the hottest day of the summer and these two still smiled, laughed and looked incredible! I’m so elated to be photographing their wedding this weekend at the elegant Oregon Golf Club!
Imagine strolling along the french countryside on a late summer eve to find the most beautiful of antique barns. Now imagine attending a stunning dinner party in that barn surrounded with friends, wine, music, candlelight and happiness all celebrating true love. A dream day for sure; which is exactly what Ellie and Matthieu’s wedding was! After meeting in Paris, this kind and enchanting couple fell in love and had an intimate elopement beneath Bridal Veil Falls in Spring with family. To celebrate their marriage, complete with their closest family and friends, Ellie and Matthieu toasted, danced and dined beneath the stars. With a beautiful reception at the historic Stein Boozier barn with french wines, delicious food by Devil’s Food Catering, great music from Event Team Entertainment, and gorgeous florals from Brenna Burnett Florals. The party was amazing and everyone danced in delight for this great pair. Congrats Ellie and Matthieu and much love!