Not even a chewed up bridal shoe could stop Jackie and Sean from being so wildly in love on their big day! More on that in a second…
This gorgeous red head and her handsome bearded groom were married at her parent’s [stunning] property. Jackie grew up here and it’s fun to think I visited the location when I was just a little kid! Jackie’s best friend is also my sister, so I’ve known this beautiful red head most of my life. It was exciting to hear she was tying the knot this year. I had not met Sean until the big day, but from what I heard about him, mixed with seeing the way he treats his love, I know they are perfect together. They laugh so much together, which is something I treasure in love. They also are very appreciative and grateful. You can see how much they treasure one another and their relationship. It was exciting to see Jackie in love. Truly in love. And to see her loved by Sean.
Now for the not-so-romantic details. I showed up to snap some getting ready photos to find Jackie in a bit of a worried state. She just found out her family dog – Jack – ate her shoes. ATE them up! Jackie and my sister spent weeks searching high and low for the perfect shoes for her big day, so this was a pretty big shock, especially only only hours from the ceremony. We quickly walked over to Nordstrom Rack and they saved the day by being open and having a great stand in pair of shoes. The best part was Jackie seeing the culprit for the first time that day. He knew he did something wrong and pouted and wandered away from everyone. I was able to snap a photo with Jack and his chewing project while he was still clearly ashamed of what he did. How sweet is his face. He recovered just fine and celebrated along with the rest of us.
So excited for you Jackie and Sean! Enjoy every second, you both deserve it.
I truly hope all you Portlanders were out enjoying this last weekend as much as I was. It was so beautiful and sunny. It almost felt like the sun was sending us off into the dark rainy season with one last beautiful hoorah. Now that we are all back to work, I need to share Kim and Justin’s wedding with you. It was a stellar wedding with a sweet (and so adorably photogenic) couple. Kim and Justin were really low key and wanted to simply enjoy their friends and family while hosting a rad party, They wanted to avoid the normal craziness that sometimes comes with planning and executing a wedding. With some scheduling, a great coordinator and some helpful friends and family, we all created a sweet day for this couple. They got ready for the day at the Heathman Hotel downtown. Lacy went in search of a nice place to take photos and found the library. It was the perfect fit for Kim, seeing as she is an authorWe snapped some photos there and then headed out to Washington Park and the Hoyt Arboretum for more photos and the ceremony. One of my favorite photos from this entire last summer is the wedding party, family and some additional friends mixed in and spread out over the hillside at the Arboretum with Kim and Justin kissing in the middle. It made for a nice casual, playful and scenic photo with all their favorite people. Kim brought the idea for that photo up and I loved making it happen and seeing the result. The day ended up at Union Pine in SE. A really cool spot to host parties. It has a few levels and separated rooms, yet it feels open. The architecture and layout is great for events and weddings. Along with the help of Jocelyn (Ella Events), Kim and Justin rented taxidermy and decorated the reception with it. LOVED it. It looked so good, that I thought it was already a part of the space. It all fit together so nicely.
I was so thankful to have met sweet Kim and Justin. They were so kind, fun and easy to photograph. They take exceptional care of one another and truly love each other. You can see it and feel it when you’re around them. Loved this day and love these photos.
Came across this video today and wanted to share it. It is just a part of what I experience and work with now at every wedding. I would love to see guests be more respectful of my job and watch for my placement and be cautious not to walk into my view. I would also love for guests to be present at weddings. Yes, put your camera down and enjoy special moments without your camera or phone. It has a greater impact in your heart, I promise! There are so many photos and videos being taken at every wedding, from every angle… take a second to live in the moment. Know that it will be captured by someone else. Be present, love your friends and family while they are right there in front of you. These moments only happen once.