Melissa and Ethan were married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Portland and had their wedding reception at The World Forestry Center- those are the facts- but the photos tell more than that. . . a wedding day full of love and laughter and so much happiness.  What an incredible wedding to get to witness at photograph.  How beautiful to see the light shining through the windows at St. Patrick’s as they exchanged their vows, and how moving to hear one of the brides’ dearest friend’s singing Ave Maria during the ceremony.

The reception at The World Forestry Center was so much fun- including a Bollywood dance with the bride and her friends breaking it down.  Adorable!
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These two are getting married at Springhill Pavilion this summer.  They are funny and silly and this was one fun engagement session all around the snowy hills of Bozeman.

 

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I got to take Melissa and Ethan’s engagement photos this past weekend in Sellwood Riverfront park in Southeast Portland.  I love the tall trees and the river access at this beautiful park.  I have known that this would be a beautiful spot for wedding or engagement photos but haven’t gotten a chance to photograph their until this past weekend.

 

The weather was sun mixed with mist mixed with a good downpour, and these two seasoned Portlanders weren’t phased by it- so it made from some really beautiful light, laughter and in the end, some really fun engagement photos.

 

Thank you Ethan and Melissa for choosing me as your photographer and here’s a few favorites from the session!  I can’t wait for your wedding.

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My first wedding in Portland. . . and it couldn’t have been any better.  Rebecca and Kevin, two incredibly talented, creative and lovely people invited me to photograph their wedding ceremony and celebration block party.  The sun was shining, the happy tears were flowing, the breeze was blowing and. . . a pumpkin was smashed :)

 

Here’s a little bit of the story of this day of love and celebration

 

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