The Columbia River Gorge is known for its amazing landscapes and gorgeous summer sunsets. So when Bria and Joey contacted me to blend their wedding in with these landscapes, I was all over it!
Charity, Sara and I met them out at the Wind Mountain Ranch just outside of Stevenson, WA on the early September wedding day. We were lucky that the weather blessed us with sunny skies and some clouds to add a little bit more drama to their shots.
The families actually stayed on the property the night before as there is a fully equipped house and multiple adorable cabins to rent. I stayed in with the girls as they got ready upstairs, Charity and Sara captured the boys playing foosball and drinking some whiskey outside to relax.
The first look happened on some of the land south of the house overlooking the gorge. It was a perfect beginning for the couple and their magnificent day.
The ceremony took place while facing west and had a view of the Columbia River and the sun overhead. Perfect backdrop!
The venue also has a HUGE tent filled with everything you would need for your reception. Dances, drinks, and food were enjoyed inside.
As the sunset, we took the couple out for a few more shots of just them and a gorgeous painted sky.
The girls decided to come out and we had some fun bridesmaid shots with the vintage truck. As always, the darker it got, the more excited I was to bring out my lights and paint some unique shots to make sure that the couple could always remember how epic their day really was.
Thank you to everyone involved to make their day so amazing.
Caterer: Ahi’s Ohana Catering Band / DJ: Leslie Taylor of Pace Mobile DJ Bartender: Amanda and Farron Dowdy of The Dowdy Duo Florist: Nicole Kressel of Flourish Farms Flowers Cake: Pauline Koll of Pauline’s Country Fresh Pies Other: Inna Kravets of Inessa’s Flair (hair and makeup)
Missy Fant Photography – Portland Wedding Photographers