When Mariessa told me she was getting married out by Sunset Falls out in Yacolt, WA I got super excited. I grew up going to that area with my friends to go swimming, hiking, and camping, and I currently live a very short ways away.
I put the address into my GPS and headed into the great dark area. I call it dark because there is no phone service there and the GPS services kinda, sorta know their way out there.
Kelsey’s Grandfather pulled me aside with tears in his eyes. He was wearing sunglasses, but you could see the glossiness of tears through the tint. Kelsey grew up coming to this house and telling him that she was going to get married there. Under that tree shaped like a heart in his field.
And that is precisely what she did.
That dress that you spent hours in the dress shop looking for is now being relegated to the back of your closet. But what else can you do with it? Well, let me tell you……
Love notes, sweet gifts, and lots of tears. And that was before the ceremony at Matt and Bailee’s wedding at the Hostess House in Vancouver, WA at the beginning of Augu
A quick sneak peek at the super fun wedding of Mariesa and Sean at an amazing property out by Sunset Falls in Yacolt, WA. Congratulations you two! I hope you and Flynn have a wonderful time camping and I can’t wait to dig into editing all of your images!
Trisha and James had a wonderful wedding celebrated with friends and family at Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro, OR.
James waited for Tricia along on of the tree lined paths to see her in her dress for the first time. I love doing first looks, it gives the couples a sweet moment to enjoy each other before the craziness of the day begins.
With my love of waterfalls, Silver Falls Park had always been on my list of places to visit. Since I started photographing weddings four years ago, it has been harder and harder for me to head out and just cover landscapes. Luckily, I have amazing clients that allow me to capture both landscapes and weddings at the same time!
When the couple wants to meet me in a brewery, hikes in a thunderstorm for their engagement session and bribes me to go to the beach, I know they are my type of people.
Multnomah Falls on my list of dream venues to shoot at, and Katie and Christian helped me achieve that dream!
My assistant Eleanor and I arrived at a surprisingly open parking lot and made our way over to the historic lodge. Inside, we were able to go where more tourists can not, the attic.
It had a curtained balcony opening to the dining, room, a marvelous old fireplace, and my favorite, a triangular window that ran along the roof slope outside.
The ceremony took place in the plaza a little farther back than the falls itself. We could see the top of the falls from there but otherwise were surrounded by the gorgeous trees that we have here in the Pacific northwest.