{Kate + Erick} Bend, Oregon Wedding Engagement Photography Session

August 7th, 2014 : Engagements

We did this creatively swank engagement shoot with {Kate + Erick} recently at one of our favorite wedding venues in Bend to photograph, Brasada Ranch.  As a photographer, I don’t think I’ll ever feel like we’ve exhausted the different angles and compositions of any venue as it always seems like there’s always fun, new areas everywhere we look!  This was apparent as we checked out the yoga studio with the super cool metal barn door and the gym facility with the lava rock fireplace!  We wish you the most wonderful wedding in Hawaii coming up!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Lindsay + Justin} Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Oregon Wedding Photography

August 7th, 2014 : Weddings

An absolutely perfect day for {Lindsay + Justin}’s wedding was marked with friends and family at the beautiful and very European, Tuscany influenced Pronghorn Resort.  These two get the added bragging rights of being the first couple to get married on Pronghorn’s new island venue surrounded by water (and swans) and accessible by this very European looking bridge.  For Lindsay’s engagement session she wrote a wonderful letter to Justin and I thought that it would be nice to add it again to their wedding post as Lindsay makes reference to her wedding day that would happen a year later.  Enjoy!

Justin,

I remember when I first met you at First Friday and you bought me a cupcake at one of the street booths. I knew right then and there that you were and still are a giving person. Do you remember the first letter we wrote to each other? It is when we both said I love you. That moment is when I knew you were the one.  You have made me become a better person. You made me love myself in a way that I haven’t before. You are so honest and loving. You are my team member. You are my best friend.

I can’t wait for our first look at our wedding. I can’t wait till you get to see me in my gown and I get to see you so handsome in your attire and we just have a moment. We have this moment where we know this is forever and we are doing this. It is actually here.  I can’t wait to kiss you as your wife. I am so honored that I get to be your wife. I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else. You are my one and only.

I love you very much, forever and always,

Lindsay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Every wedding takes a huge amount of planning and we’d like to thank these vendors who are fantastic:

Pronhorn!

Wedding coordinator:  Ashley Chastain-(who did one of the best jobs we’ve ever seen by a coordinator!)

DJ: Dave Clemens!!

 

 

 

{Annie + Anthony} Portland, Oregon 10th Wedding Anniversary Party Photography

August 4th, 2014 : Uncategorized

{Annie + Anthony} held their 10 year wedding anniversary at a venue know as “The Cleaners” within the Ace Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon and all I can say is, Annie you out did yourself as the details made this place absolutely magical.  This day was to be a special celebration of their commitment to one another with the help of all those special people who’ve made an impact in their life.  From where each has been to how they’ve pushed each other to grow as individuals, as well as together, this couple exemplifies what love is about in my opinion…they’re always striving to help each other.  I’ve gotten to know Annie & Anthony in the last year and learned that their desire to help is what truly propelled them in the last 10 years to attain many of the dreams they’ve set together and this to me is the true meaning of inspiration.  From the support of family and friends I witnessed at this gala, it would suffice to say that they’ve all been inspired by Annie & Anthony’s passion and love of life.  Wendy and I look forward to continued friendship with you both and thanks for always inspiring!  Dream big or go home!

 

 

It’s always fantastic working with a top notch crew of vendors today and as such I’d like to give them credit:

Venue: The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel
Event Coordinator: Meghan O’Brien, Bridal Bliss
Catering and Bar: Clyde Common
Floral: Zest Floral
Videographer Marc and crew at Moving Pictures
DJ/Music: DJ Zimmie
Cake: Laurie’s Cakes
Hair/Makeup: Janelle Hayden Hair & Makeup
Dress: Herve Leger/ Shoes Jimmy Choo
Other Vendors: Say What Paper & Events for paper suite, Ruby Jewel for Ice Cream Cart, Blissfully Sweet for S’mores Bar, Blue Bus Creatives for Photo Booth, Hill Family Estate for Wine

{Sean + Jessica} Elk Lake Resort, Bend, Oregon Wedding Photography

July 28th, 2014 : Weddings

A beautiful day up at Elk Lake Resort surrounded by the Cascade Mountain Range near Bend, Oregon and your family/friends is all you need for an amazing wedding setting and this was truly the case for {Jessica + Sean’s} wedding!  Some details that stand out is the fact that Sean’s best man and friend Tom was not able to make it because he was having a baby, so Tom’s father Don stood in for him, (and read a tear jerking toast letter in the process)! A photo of Tom’s head and a pic of Tom and his wife was brought to the wedding so theoretically they we’re there!  Also, I think it’s easy to say that I saw the best father/daughter dance to date as Jessica’s father Randy danced to not one but three songs and ripped it up on the floor with his daughter, (Thanks Randy as I will sooo be doing that when my daughter Shelby get’s hitched some day!)  As sunset came one, I knew these two would be ready for some fun after our crazy engagement session in the snow last winter, (I’m sure they remember my impromptu back flip trip in the white stuff while holding my gear eh guys?), so I was super excited they we’re game for some play time on the standup paddle board in their wedding duds.  Thanks you two for a memorable wedding and continued friendship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Ali + Robby} Bend, Oregon Wedding Engagement Photography Session

July 28th, 2014 : Engagements

I had a fantastic engagement session with Ali + Robby in Bend, Oregon when we made our way through the Old Mill District and into downtown Bend.  Wendy and I can’t wait to photograph your special day coming up next month at Black Butte Ranch and meet all your family & friends.  Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Brooke + Patrick} Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, Oregon Wedding Photography

July 9th, 2014 : Weddings

We first met {Brooke + Patrick} while up in Seattle for their engagement session.  They had recently bought a really cool old house and we’re in the process of renovating it and that day Patrick was in a 5′ deep hole, (that use to be their porch) and was dealing with some drainage issues…..   I learned more than anything about them that day that these two will be there to support each other through thick and thin!!

Fast forward to their sunny wedding at Black Butte Ranch and it was a whole new world as this place has amazing views of the Cascade range and Phalarope Lake.  The support of their friends and family was evident as I think there were at least 20+ different areas of the country (and abroad) recognized.  They even had their yellow lab Dublin and Bear there to back them up during the ceremony/reception and being a dog lover I’m always excited to see the pooches representing.  Wendy and I were honored to be at your wedding and we hope you enjoy these images!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much thanks to all the wonderful vendors we worked with at this wedding, including:

Black Butte Ranch’s: Jennifer Engle and Esther Moore

Floral:  Flowers By Deanna

Cake:  The Cake Lady

Band:  Pressure Point

Wine Barrels:  Illuminate Your Night

Officiant:  Jean Maurer

Other Rentals:  Paper Bloom