You know those people who you meet once and there is an instant connection? That was how I felt when we met at our consultation. Maybe it was out love of photography, the excitement for a gorgeous fall wedding, or the fact that we think that Firefly should of NEVER been cancelled. In any case, instant friends.
Bill and I arrived at Postlewait’s Farm in Canby, OR and were in love with the fall colors, gorgeous landscape, and the awesome little saloon they had in the back.
With the recent rainstorms, Holly and Jeff were unable to use the original spot or their ceremony, so they made an amazing ceremony site under the fall trees and an aisle full of fallen leaves.
Inside the barn the girls were getting ready up stairs and the boys were on the other side downstairs. Champagne was drank, gifts were exchanged (with lots of happy tears), and many fun moments were had before we snuck them out for their first look.
We had Jeff face away on the other side of the bridge while Holly came around for their first look. The happiness in both their faces tells you how much these two love each other. One of my favorite moments for the whole day happened next. I took Holly under one of the big trees to take some bridal portraits. At this time, Jeff went over and grabbed the guitar that him and Bill had hidden in the saloon. As I am shooting, Jeff comes up from behind and serenades her with a song. So. Freaking. Sweet!
Their ceremony was gorgeous and full of tear inducing vows and laughter, my favorite!
We went back to the barn for a reception full of dancing, fun games, cake smashing into Jeff’s face, and lots of amazing friends and family surrounding the couple.
As it got darker and the rain started coming down, I headed outside and setup some lights. This makes it so much easier for my couples. No down time whilst I fiddle with my settings, and they get some time to themselves under an umbrella while Bill and I shoot their couple portraits.
The back lit rain shots are always popular, and one of the reason I love working with Bill is the light painting. We brought them over to the bridge wrapped up in Christmas lights and worked in some long exposure work while flashlights we waved around and lit up the couple.
To end the night, the guests grabbed sparklers and we all got to play outside on the patio and send the couple off under an archway of light!
Seriously gorgeous wedding, an amazing fun day, and we were so happy to be a part of it. Congratulations to you two and I can’t wait to hang out with you more.