Karmen and Clark | Amity, Oregon Wedding Photography

Karmen and Clark got married last September in Amity, Oregon on a hot windy day.

And I never got the chance to blog it. But I’ve been meaning to!

It was a gorgeous day. Sure the wind and sun were a bit intense, but it was intensely beautiful. The wedding was on the side of a hill overlooking the valley and the small town of Amity below. The yellow and white theme suited everything perfectly, and did I mention Karmen’s dress? Perfection. Absolute perfection. Classy AND sassy. Perfect for Karmen.

I actually photographed Karmen’s friend Heather’s wedding in 2010, so it was nice to see a lot of familiar faces in the wedding party! We also did not one but TWO engagement sessions because it started snowing heavily during our first one, so by the time I shot their wedding I felt like Karmen, Clark and I were old pals. You can see their engagement pictures here!

Hopefully these sunny photos will get you excited about the season to come! I cannot waittt for spring and summer to arrive!

Congrats Karmen and Clark! Thank you so much for inviting me to document your day! It was stunning.

Kami and Mike | Oregon City Wedding Photography

Kami and Mike were married on June 18, 2011 in Baker Cabin Pioneer Church in Oregon City. The beautiful one-room church (built in 1894) was perfect for their intimate ceremony. It may have been a rainy Oregon day, but once inside the church guests felt cozy and welcome.

Kami wore an adorable knee-length wedding dress and carried an elegant bouquet of yellow flowers. The reception, held out on the lawn under a tent, was decorated with yellow accents, mason jars and burlap.

The couple only booked me for 3 hours, so I was only able to shoot the ceremony, portraits and the very beginning of the reception, but I had a great time anyway!

It was pouring rain when I arrived, but it quickly tapered off as the afternoon went by, allowing us plenty of time to take outdoor portraits later!

We started off with family portraits inside the church in front of the alter.

Kami’s daughter Taylor carried a bouquet very similar to hers!

After a short while, it was time for the ceremony to begin!

The ceremony was short, but very sweet!

Once they were married we headed outside to capture their newlywed emotions against the gorgeous greenery and rustic cabins on the property.

After about 45 minutes of portrait fun, we headed back into to the reception!

I was just in love with all of the carefully planned details!

Everyone seemed to be having a great time! I was sad that I had to leave so early.

Blowing bubbles! So fun.

Congratulations Kami and Mike! I had a great time photographing you on your big day! I wish you (and your daughter!) the best in life!

Caileen and Peter | Hood River Wedding Photography

Both cowboy hats and bagpipes were present at Caileen and Peter’s gorgeous wedding on March 5th at the Best Western Hood River Inn, right on the edge of the majestic Columbia river. They had a beautiful black, white and green themed event, complete with a candy “bar” (I pretty much fell in love with them when they told me this) and a sweet short ceremony directly followed by taking shots at the bar downstairs. I could instantly tell what a fun couple they were, simply from the details of the day itself.

Caileen is seriously one of the most gorgeous people I have ever seen. She’s tall, thin, beautiful and has great laugh. How could I complain? She was an incredible bride.

Her best friend’s dog hung out in the Bridal Suite while we were getting ready.

Her Aunt made all the jewelry herself! So beautiful.

The mothers, swapping stories and relaxing.

Caileen’s Pendleton roots came out when she showed me her awesome black cowboy boots that she decided to wear for the day

Meanwhile.. the men were busy watching Motorcross, or Supercross, or something along those lines (forgive me Peter, I’m not familiar with these sports!) Of course, it took them less than 5 minutes to get ready.

The guy’s shoes were like slippers inside! They looked soooo comfy!

Once everyone was ready, we headed out onto the dock for some portraits and their first look!

I loved this little spot I found up on the deck in the back of the hotel! Did you notice how beautiful both of their eyes are? They are so blue!

Caileen! Why are you so pretty?

A photo with their dog!

Caileen and Peter asked me if they could get a shot of their matching scars on their forearms. Crazy huh?

They each have adorable nieces!

It got dark quickly, but we got some fun family and wedding party pictures anyways. I love this shot!

And then it was inside for the ceremony and reception. Guest were greeted with a huge green “candy bar.” So many delicious choices!

This cake topper suits them perfectly 🙂

The ceremony lasted less than 5 minutes!

Right afterward, they headed downstairs to take a celebratory shot 🙂

Then it was back upstairs for dinner and toasts!

And cutting the cake- they were very well-behaved!

And of course, their first dance. And what did Peter do?

He took off his shoes!

They both mingled with all their guests, even the young ones 🙂

Of course, I had to take a shot of their beautiful rings.

They tossed the bouquet and the garter.

And as the night came to an end, we took just a couple more romantic portraits…

And the lights on the water were just amazing!

Congrats Peter and Caileen! Thank you so much for allowing me to share in your special day!