September 4th, 2014

We were so excited to work with Dara + Joel after photographing Dara’s sister’s wedding a few years back!  This dyanamic duo had a classy, colorful event with emotional flowing all day long from family, her sisters and mostly from the incredibly strong community of friends these two have developed together.  What a GREAT group of people to rely on for support and community.  Joel has a passion for landscape photography and also has a great eye (in fact his work was on the note cards for everyone as guest favors), so we knew we really needed to bring our ‘A’ game and be extra picky about light 🙂  It was a beautiful windy day with puffy white clouds at Black Butte Ranch but the clear sky gave incredible views to the mountains behind.  One of the highlights of Black Butte is the horses when they gallop in the background of a wedding there…so fun!  To top it off, Joel surprised the bride with an awesome Flash Mob style dance at the reception that made everyone laugh!  The band was one of our all time favs and again did a wonderful job keeping everyone on the dance floor…great job Precious Byrd!

Congrats you two on a beautiful day, we were thrilled to see your family again and continue to meet new friends along the way!  I hope you’ve settled into your move and are doing well…we miss you in Bend!


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Special thanks to the vendors that made this day so special for {Dara + Joel}:

Venue/Food/Bar: Black Butte Ranch
Coordination: Black Butte Ranch
Live Band: Precious Byrd
Floral: BLUM
Officiant: Vern Yamanaka
Cake: Cake Ladies
Hair/Makeup: Artistry by Angela
Rentals: Bend Party Rentals