Wedding

Lei Lei & Michael
A Traditional Chinese Wedding

Lei Lei and Michael are celebrating their first year as a married couple and their wedding is one I love looking back on! It was a celebration steeped in beautiful tradition, rich color and delicious food! Before their Western marriage at the Portland Community Church, Lei Lei and Michael hosted a traditional Chinese tea ceremony with family and friends. Throughout the day, the event sported bursts of bright red symbolizing good fortune, joy, and happiness. During the ceremony Lei Lei wore an elegant gown from Charlotte’s Weddings and looked stunning. After the ceremony the large celebration was hosted at HK Cafe complete with lobster, shrimp and delicious cupcakes! The celebration continued into the night with games, speeches, and singing! Michael sang a song to Lei Lei and it was incredible! It was a magnificent night and one that no one will soon forget. Congratulations Lei Lei and Michael.

Jessica Hill PhotographyLei Lei & Michael | A Traditional Chinese Wedding
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Sheila & Michael
A Gorge Crest Vineyard Wedding

Wildflowers, deep green forests, sprawling vineyards, and views of Mount Hood? Yes please! Sheila and Michael’s wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyard really had it all, but these two only had eyes for each other. Sheila was absolutely stunning in her vintage-inspired gown and her bouquet by Blum Floral, which perfectly complimented the couple’s elegant style. Thanks to coordination from the amazing Katy with Bridal Bliss, the day ran smoothly, from Sheila and Michael’s first look to their first steps as husband and wife. Guests enjoyed vibrant and delicious food from White Pepper and lawn games (gotta love giant Jenga!) Loved the personal details, including photos of the couple at each age corresponding to the table number.  After the ceremony, the couple stole away for a little dance among the rows of vines and shared a quiet moment together to take it all in. Absolutely adored this relaxed yet elegant wedding in the mountains! Happy one year to this kind and wonderful couple!

Jessica Hill PhotographySheila & Michael | A Gorge Crest Vineyard Wedding
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Elizabeth & Tim
Bingham Estate Wedding

Wow! Elizabeth and Tim’s gorgeous wedding had all the feels (crazy laughter but mostly sweet tears) at Bingham Estate exactly a year ago! After first meeting Elizabeth and Tim during their very epic Crater Lake engagement session– I knew their wedding would be a love fest! Their wedding was like stepping onto the pages of a folktale…. only this Snow White leaned in and traded in her little cottage for a rustic estate and a gorgeous gown from Anna’s Bridal. With red brick archways overgrown in vines and wrought iron balconies, the fantastical Bingham Estate was the perfect setting for Tim and Elizabeth to declare their love among their best friends and family. Florals by Blum perfectly complimented the gorgeous grounds and old-time classic garden feel. Thanks to Nora and the Bridal Bliss team the ceremony was perfectly planned and there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience when Tim first set eyes on Elizabeth. After the ceremony Elizabeth and Tim and guests mingled on the lawn and had music by Event Team Entertainment.Then introduced into the first dance to “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal courtesy of White Pepper with a stunning cake and dessert from JaCiva’s. The remainder of the night was a whirl of dancing beneath the stars in celebration of Elizabeth and Tim’s sweet love. Many magical moments to come, Elizabeth and Tim!


Jessica Hill PhotographyElizabeth & Tim | Bingham Estate Wedding
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Ellerey & Dan
A Waverley Country Club Wedding

Wowzah! What a stunner of a wedding! Ellerey & Dan are such a fun, laid-back, intelligent and gorgeous couple and their wedding was pretty much the same! Waverley Country Club is a historic, elegant and beautiful venue on the Willamette River. Ellerey & Dan planned a super fun celebration with so many unique and imaginative details. The Llamas were such a delight (RIP Rojo!) and brought smiles to everyone’s face and the neon light- champagne escort card wall was bonkers elegant and fun! With stunning florals by Blum, perfect coordination & styling from Bridal Bliss, entertainment by Event Team, and a gorgeous 5 tier cake from Dream Cakes, this was one amazing wedding for the books! Happy 1 year anniversary Ellerey & Dan! Cheers on a lifelong adventure of laughter, joy and love!



Jessica Hill PhotographyEllerey & Dan | A Waverley Country Club Wedding
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Liz and Richard
An Old Schoolhouse Wedding

Liz and Richard’s wedding was a poetic and philosophical day filled with music, poetry and a deep love at a gorgeous vintage old school house in Oregon’s wine country. As soon as I met Richard and Liz, we became fast friends and it felt like we had known each other for years. They have that way about them- that easy going kindness. They now live in Japan as Richard is an internationally known beer brewer and Liz has her own therapy practice. (Yes- they are that cool – Just check out their Japanese Garden Engagements!) Considering Richard’s philosophy professor ordained the wedding, the depth and meaning of their 10+ year love was characterized beautifully in their ceremony and with their vows. The bride wore her grandmothers 1940’s Juliet cap veil and she had a sweet moment with her grandpa remembering her grandma’s life and I was honored to capture it. The team at CK Events were the great team behind the magic of the day. The gorgeous heirloom florals were created by Foraged Blooms, with timeless hair and makeup by Kirstie Wight Makeup team. Honoring Richard’s French heritage, the couple opted for the Croquembouche wedding cake from St. Honore. The entire day was a relaxed and surreal. Happiest one year anniversary to this sacred couple!

Jessica Hill PhotographyLiz and Richard | An Old Schoolhouse Wedding
Engagement

Merrin and Jay
A Mt. Hood & Timberline Engagement

Merrin and Jay are a sweet outdoor loving Portland couple that recently got engaged and we went up to Timberline to celebrate with stunning photos. The dash of snow on the ground and the evergreen trees were the perfect winter backdrop for their Mt. Hood engagement photos. It was a cold, yet breathtakingly beautiful day on Mt. Hood that ended with a truly memorable sunset overlooking Mt. Jefferson & the Three Sisters; Wow.  After getting nice and cold, we headed to the Skyway bar in Zigzag to warm up by the fire; This is one of their favorite places to stop on the way to the mountain and I love incorporating personal connections into the engagement photography session. These two lovelies are getting married in the spring at The Evergreen and I am beyond excited to photograph their wedding day!

Jessica Hill PhotographyMerrin and Jay | A Mt. Hood & Timberline Engagement
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Sarah and Will
A Wilsonville Barn Wedding

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!

Jessica Hill PhotographySarah and Will | A Wilsonville Barn Wedding
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Laurie and Brett
Black Butte Ranch Wedding

When Laurie was a little girl, she and her family vacationed at Black Butte Lodge every year. Along with the pool parties, sun burns, horse-back riding and bbq’s there were always the weekend weddings. Every summer Laurie and her sister would beg their parents to let them watch the beautiful bride and the handsome groom. After Laurie and Brett fell in love and when he proposed, Black Butte Lodge was the perfect venue. It was beyond magical to be documenting Laurie and Brett’s dream wedding and to hear stories from their families and friends about their love.  The weather, the view, Laurie’s incredible Vera Wang dress, flawless coordination from Bridal Bliss,  stunning flowers by Zest, and the music by Flipflop Sounds truly made for an unforgettable day.
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Jessica Hill PhotographyLaurie and Brett | Black Butte Ranch Wedding