Heather and Tam made an instant connection with me from the first phone call. They are kind and thoughtful and were so excited about planning a wedding together. They had me hooked from the start, and it was fun to work with them from start to finish.
The day unfolded beautifully at Heather’s childhood home in Roseburg Oregon. As you can see, the property is incredible. Complete with an orchard, open fields, lush green grass, a garden and some beautiful trees that kept us all cool on a hot July day. I was able to ask Heather and Tam separately what their favorite parts of the day were. Heather told me it was how the day unfolded just as she always imagined. Everything looked and felt like she hoped it would. Tam told me it was when he saw Heather for the first time. I was lucky to have been there to capture that expression on his face, see it below. Talk about love. I personally loved finding out we were only a few short weeks away from Heather’s parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. 50 YEARS!! It was a day to celebrate Heather and Tam, but also a day to celebrate a long beautiful commitment between her parents. They got to dance to their first song again in front of all the guests. So incredible.
From the start, they told me how important Tam’s son Sean was to the day and their wedding. Sean also won me over from the first time I met him. We had lunch in Portland a few months ago to talk about the wedding day plans and Sean told me he was most excited to dance. When the time came to dance, dancing is what he did. He was dedicated to that dance floor. Not only did they play and have fun, but they also brought Sean into the ceremony and Heather read him some vows. They also gifted him a pendant to wear around his neck to symbolize the day and the union of their new family.
Heather and Tam, you are so genuine, loving and thoughtful. You clearly light each other up and make one another happy. I’m thrilled to have been there on your day! Cheers to you and your new family. Keep on dancing Sean!
Special Thanks to the talented Scott Larsen
for second shooting this day with me!