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Molly & Matthew
An Inspired Elopement in Downtown Portland

So honored to have this edgy elopement inspiration photoshoot featured on the very hip wedding blog Whimsically wed! This bold and magnetic elopement was inspired by the classic architecture of downtown Portland mixed with the grit of the city. Because Portland is becoming such a fun wedding destination, I wanted to highlight the unique urban architecture of historic downtown Portland. It became an incredibly unique photo session between all the fun backdrops such as the psychic readings sign and rooftop dance session. (dip baby dip!) We highlighted the evening sunlight and the cities’ outstanding architecture against the sky along with Molly’s unique emerald velvet dress and sexy leather coat and Matthew’s tweed Jcrew jacket and smooth moves. Thank you Brenna Burnett for floral styling and Biancar for hair and makeup. Inquire for elopement packages.

Jessica Hill PhotographyMolly & Matthew | An Inspired Elopement in Downtown Portland
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Hannah and Jacob
An Indigo and Bluehour Portland Wedding

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!

Jessica Hill PhotographyHannah and Jacob | An Indigo and Bluehour Portland Wedding
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Ellie and Matthieu
A Bridal Veil Falls Elopement

Je t’aimerai toujours. I love you forever. The sound of the waterfall in the background, surrounded with a huddle of their closest family and vowing to love each other forever in French, this is their story. Ellie and Matthieu have the kind of love that spans continents, from North America to Europe. They originally met in Paris, where Ellie was studying abroad and now reside in Portland. They adventured the world together and realized that they had something real. Matthieu proposed and the adventure of their lifetime continued. I had the pleasure of photographing Ellie’s brother’s beautiful wedding back in 2012 and that’s where I met both Ellie and Matthieu and their family. You could already see that they were perfect together, a gorgeous couple and oh-so in love, so I was beyond elated and honored to photograph their engagements and then their wedding ceremony elopement this April at the base of the majestic Bridal Veil Falls with a park picnic reception. Ellie wore a stunning Claire LaFaye dress and Brenna Burnett created the stunning bouquet and boutonnières. I especially loved that Ellie got ready in the woods, at the trailhead parking lot. (Yes folks- she’s that classy and laid back at the same time!) They will be celebrating with extended family and friends at their wedding reception this September.

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Jessica Hill PhotographyEllie and Matthieu | A Bridal Veil Falls Elopement
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Anna and Steve
A Lake Oswego Home Wedding

Anna and Steve’s day was joyous, spiritual and simply beautiful. After being neighbors in Sellwood for awhile, this couple connected for all the right reasons. Greeting a perfect day on Oswego Lake, Anna and Steve had an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception at a private family residence. With amazing planning from Encore Events, organic and stunning florals from Botanica, and incredible food from Classic Traditions Catering, the backyard was transformed into a magical garden party space with dining and dancing that lasted into the night beneath the new moon. So many congratulations to this kind and wonderful couple! Lake-Oswego-Wedding-001 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-002 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-003 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-004 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-005 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-006 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-007 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-008 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-009 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-014Lake-Oswego-Weddings--1Lake-Oswego-Wedding-010Lake-Oswego-Wedding-011Lake-Oswego-Wedding-013Lake-Oswego-Wedding-015 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-020 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-017 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-018 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-019 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-021 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-022 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-023Lake-Oswego-Wedding-024 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-025 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-028 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-030 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-031 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-027 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-032 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-033 Lake-Oswego-Wedding-034

 

 

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Jessica Hill PhotographyAnna and Steve | A Lake Oswego Home Wedding
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Ceci and Charlie
A Redwood Deck and Meadow Wedding

Ceci and Charlie are both professional racquetball players and met in the racquetball community at a tournament. At the time, Ceci lived in Mexico with her family and Charlie lived next door to me. After about a year or so of long distance, Ceci moved in with Charlie and we became instant friends, and Ceci became my spanish tutor! Muchas Gracias Amiga! I loved receiving the happy text that they got engaged! This gorgeous, laid-back and adventure-seeking couple wed beneath a grove of Redwoods at the Hoyt Arboretum in Forest Park. Ceci wore a stunning Nicole Miller gown from Portland’s English Department, natural makeup and hair from Contour Makeup Art and a flower crown made by family friends. Charlie has Hawaiian ancestry, which they honored with fresh plumeria leis. Surrounded with wildflowers, their reception followed in the meadow with delicious food from Crave Catering, dancing, guitar playing, and lots of merriment. So happy for this amazing pair!


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Jessica Hill PhotographyCeci and Charlie | A Redwood Deck and Meadow Wedding
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Gina and Jesse
Oaks Pioneer Church and Andina Restaurant Wedding

“I want to walk with you on a cloudy day, in fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high. Come away with me and we’ll kiss on a mountaintop.” Come Away With Me by Nora Jones

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Jessica Hill PhotographyGina and Jesse | Oaks Pioneer Church and Andina Restaurant Wedding
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Emily and Shane
Hoyt Arboretum and Ned Ludd Winter Wedding

“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 
Jessica Hill PhotographyEmily and Shane | Hoyt Arboretum and Ned Ludd Winter Wedding
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Mai and Jason
A Blue Hour Portland Wedding Reception

A darling frenchie named Mean Joe Green, a gorgeous couple, a rooftop and Bluehour Restaurant? What could be better? Mai and Jason celebrated their Santorini, Greece wedding with immediate family and friends in Portland, Mai’s hometown. Surrounded with kindness, and love, the couple relived their gorgeous wedding day through images, and stories and many of those who couldn’t celebrate with them, did have an amazing night to remember. Bluehour was decorated for the holiday season, which made the ambiance that much more perfect. Thanks for inviting me to document your intimate and wonderful Portland celebration. xo

Reception dinner location: Blue Hour

Bride’s Dress: Lazaro

Groom’s Suit: Moods of Norway

Groom’s Shoes: Magnanni

Floral: Form and Line

Makeup and Hair: Kirstie Wight Makeup Artist

Pianist: Jean-Pierre Garau

 

Jessica Hill PhotographyMai and Jason | A Blue Hour Portland Wedding Reception
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Laurie and Renee
Hip Chicks do Wine Wedding

I’ll be your dream, I’ll be your wish, I’ll be your fantasy, I’ll be your hope, I’ll be your love, Be everything that you need. Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

Getting Ready Location: Couple’s Home
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Hip Chicks do Wine Urban Winery
Wedding Dress Designer and boutique: David’s Bridal 
Hair-Rene Vargas/Makeup-Krista Wilson
Officiant: Daria Eliuk
Coordinator: Darcy Kochis
Jessica Hill PhotographyLaurie and Renee | Hip Chicks do Wine Wedding