Marriage is about partnership.
It’s also about love, and passion, and trust and a lot of other things, but partnership embodies it all.
If you plan on spending the rest of your life with someone, you want to be able to get along. To feel at ease together. To mesh.
Sarah and Matt do just that.
They are partners in crime, without the crime part. I get the chance to observe a lot of different relationships, and this one is pretty darn perfect. I could instantly tell how being with each other made Matt and Sarah calmer, happier, and more relaxed. Throughout their wedding, they were always on the same page, and always together.
It was immediately clear to me that they are going to have a fantastic life together.
Sarah and Matt were married on July 23, 2011 at the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion in Northeast Portland. It was a stunning venue and I would highly recommend checking it out if you are looking for a great place to get married!
I started the day early with Sarah, her mom, and her bridesmaids at Dosha salon off of SE Hawthorne.
Once everyone’s hair was done, we headed back over to Sarah’s dad’s house, to photograph details and do makeup! Sarah got her beautiful dress at Charlotte’s Bridal in Beaverton.
Once they were both ready, I led Sarah and Matt out to the back porch to do their first look and portrait session!
Then we went back inside for a few shots before the ceremony began – they were so calm!
By this point, everyone was starving, and dinner began! Everything (including the cake) was gluten free and delicious. The Queen Anne staff did all the catering, and the cake was made by Sweetpea Baking Company.
And then it was time for toasts! The first one was sweet, the second one was hilarious, the third one was emotional, the fourth one was silly, and the last one was inappropriate! I had a great time catching Sarah and Matt’s reactions to their friends’ words.
Congratulations Sarah and Matt! I had an amazing time getting to know you both! Your wedding was a blast and you planned it perfectly. I hope you had an amazing time on your honeymoon in Mexico, and I wish you the best of luck for years and years to come! Thank you for giving me the honor of being your wedding photographer!