To Katie + Brian, From Mom + Dad Michel; Wedding Photography Broken Top Club, Bend Oregon

September 9th, 2010 : Letter Series, Weddings

Dear Brian & Katie,

Every parent’s dream is for their children to grow up to be responsible, happy, loving adults. The two of you as individuals have achieved that and so much more. You are both blessed with families who love and support you and close friends with whom you have shared experiences of laughter and joy. As a couple you have something very special.

We were honored that you chose Bend for your wedding. Based on the many family members and friends that made the long journey to celebrate with you at the events leading up to and including your beautiful wedding day, it is clear that you cherish the importance of family and wonderful friendships that will last a lifetime.

We see the respect and trust you have for each other and know that it will provide the foundation for the unconditional love you share. As you start the next chapter of your adventure together as life partners, enjoy the journey every day and never hesitate to say how much you love each other.

Live well, Laugh often and Love much.

Mom & Dad Michel


Katie + Brian,

What started out as rain turned into the most shooting spectacular weather for your special day.  It was like the universe knew it was time and parted rain, clouds and let the sun shine for you.  It was a such a pleasure to work with you, capture the amazing details of the day and meet your closest friends and family.  We had a blast!

All the best,

B + W

Special thanks to all the vendors:
Venue/Catering/Bar: Broken Top Club
Cake: The Cake Lady
Florist:  Donner Flower Shop
DJ: Killer Whale Audio
Hair/Makeup: Anjou Spa

The sun blasted through the windows on the other side of this glass ‘Broken Top’ – a perfect location for a dress.

I love this pensive moment; let the sewing ensue :)

With your proposal on the Eiffel Tower, we thought this shot was fitting :)

Your program director and helper was on the ball here!  Ha ha, this was the most adorable photo op.

Oh, the socks…we LOVED the socks!

A moment before the ceremony, everyone lined up…Katie waiting for her dad…this is special.

The peek and smile of Brian at the end of the aisle here makes this one a keeper.

Parents of the groom, wrought with emotion – super special.

Again, fantastic light…Katie, you look like a MODEL here!  You’re beautiful!

The movement and drama of this shot is fantastic.

Your getaway car…a golf cart :)  Okay, not really but this is a fun one!

The first dance dip – well done, my friends.

End of the evening sparklers to the real getaway car…your future awaits you!


3 responses to “To Katie + Brian, From Mom + Dad Michel; Wedding Photography Broken Top Club, Bend Oregon”

  1. Lisa Roseman writes:

    Incredible pictures capture the moments and emotions with intuition and vision!

  2. Keri Kay writes:

    Seriously?!?! Wow… too many favorites to list. I love how you NAILED the close-up of the rings. They are tack-sharp as they should be. And the reflections in the water… perfect.

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