Seriously. These two are AMAZING.
The first time I met Stephanie and Ty, we all got up super early and drove out to Cascade Locks to capture a sunrise engagement session at a little hidden island out there. It’s one of many of my secret spots, and I won’t share unless you ask nicely.
My team and I arrived at the Aerie out in Oregon City, we immediately jumped into action and started capturing all of the details that we could. That meant stealing the dress and sneaking it outside without Ty getting a chance to see any of it.
One of the best parts of having an associate shooter, is that when I am in there having a blast with the ladies getting ready.
Bill is in there with the boys doing the same thing.
Since they decided to save the first look for the ceremony, we hung out a little bit outside and got some of the gals before everything happened.
The ceremony itself was held in the gardens right behind the clubhouse. It has a great arbor, and the sun doesn’t make it scorching hot in the summertime.
The ceremony was short and sweet as I feel these two were ready to PARTY! But, we didn’t let them do that yet. First, they had to survive the formal images. Of course, we don’t make them boring; we have a little fun with them as well.
We also snuck the couple off to take a breather before going right back into the reception.
Following our rule of not photographing people when they eat (no one wants that), we picked right back up at the toasts.
I love listening to the toasts, we get so much more insight on our clients with these. AND we get to hear some awesome stories.
Dances are always full of sweet moments.
And the cake, I tend to try to cheer on some cake in the face, but most people behave (like they should).
The Aerie has some wonderful spots for your couples portraits. First, the fountain.
And then the tunnel! I didn’t even know they had a tunnel! They even let you sign it!
Back at the reception, the party was getting crazy. Lots of fun on the dance floor inside, while other were enjoying the perfect summer night outside.
And the perfect exit for a summer night? Sparklers of course!
Congratulations again to these two! I wish them all the happiness!
Amazing vendors of the day:
- Venue: The Aerie at Eagle Landing
- Coordinator: Chelsea Hutchison @ The Aerie
- Videographer: Dane Casperson
- Florist: Wendy with Lush Floral Design
- DJ: Lynn Winkel with Media Jockeys
- Bakery: Simply Sweets