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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brittany & Andy’s Wedding in Sisters Oregon

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Brittany and Andy hosted their incredibly stunning wedding at a private residence in Sister’s Oregon. I always love trips to central Oregon because it reminds me of my home state of Colorado. There are snow capped mountains, a dry desert climate, and pine trees galore. It feels like home to me. The day was pretty much perfect with close friends and family, sunshine, and an incredible party to end the night. Some highlights for me was to meet the worlds oldest cat. You think I’m exaggerating, I’m not. Brittany’s family cat is 26 years old and is in the Guinness Book of World Records! The cat even showed up for a photo (see below). There was also a toast during the reception by Brittany’s brother in law. He did a traditional Hawaiian Banzai toast with the 200 guests. It consisted of him calling”BANZAI!” and then the guests responding “BANZAI!” with their hands high in the air. I’ve never seen it before, but it was the perfect way to transition into a night of dancing under the stars.
Congrats to the happy couple! You’re made for each other!
Thank you Scott Larsen for your photography skills and help!
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tarran & Zach’s wedding sneak peek

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Suzanne & Greg’s wedding sneak peek

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Carmella & Ruth’s wedding

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Love is patient.

I recently learned about a 2004 measure in Oregon that allowed Multnomah County to issue same sex marriage licenses. Ruth and Carmella were one of over 3,000 same sex couples married that year. Debates raged, petitions were signed, and within a year, a new measure was passed defining marriage in Oregon as only between one man and one woman. This made the thousands of same sex marriage licenses invalid. Can you imagine? So much love, vulnerability, heart, strength and courage is involved in committing to one person for the rest of your life. To have gone through all that, to have felt the depth and excitement of marriage, only to have it revoked must have been devastating. I can not fathom what all those couples and their loved ones went through. Although I wasn’t linked to anyone that went through that 10 years ago, I was able to feel the aftershock of the experience and the sense of relief and security as Ruth and Carmella once again committed to one another, now with the full support of our entire country.

These two invited over their incredibly loving family and friends to witness and support their marriage on a hot and sunny July afternoon. They held the ceremony and lunch reception at their stunning home, which suited the day and them couple so well. Through lots of hugs, laughter, kind words, and some singing, these two made things official. Love is patient. And I’m thankful to learn once again that love always wins.

 

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Downey Family

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An incredibly cool and rewarding part of my job is to watch families grow over the years. I get to meet couples when they first fall in love, then I’m there documenting them as they commit to one another in marriage, then I get called out to document their growing families. Watching Shawn and Thu grow as a couple has been so fun these last few years. Now they have a one year old baby boy, Lincoln, who lights up the world around him. He is full of smiles, BIG smiles. Like, scrunch your face up and laugh as hard as you can smiles. And those teeth? To die for! I can’t get enough of his smile. He is a totally charming little guy and he is a perfect reflection of his kind, funny, and loving parents. I’m so happy for you Shawn and Thu, and your growing family! <3

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