Hi-Lo Hotel Portland Wedding | Lianne + Steph

My heart was so full after the time I spent with Li and Steph.  I spent two different days photographing their wedding celebration, their ceremony one day at the Hi-Lo Hotel in downtown Portland, and then their reception two days later at an urban space in SE Portland. 

You can see it in these photos, these two have an energy to their relationship that is tangible.  I've been a wedding photographer for ten years, and they are two of the easiest people that I've ever photographed, just get them near each other and boom.  I left their wedding feeling humbled and grateful that I was the one who got to spend two days with these two, photographing such intimate and meaningful events.  Also they had a pinata, and that is a big deal, check the pics...

Steph and Lianne, thank you so much for hiring me, nothing but wonderful working with you guys.

Bryan

Boise Family Photographer

I have so appreciated this family, they've had my back in so many ways, referring my business out as I've expanded into a new city, connecting me with their friends, building mountain bikes for me, really what more does a person (or a Bryan), need?  The answer is nothing, these guys are awesome and supportive, and I'm so grateful to have met them in Boise.

We met up in the Boise foothills for their family photos, around the Hulls Gulch Reserve area and spent an hour on a beautiful evening wandering around the trails.  The desert light and terrain were amazing and I was so inspired by it. 

This shoot also reminded me how meaningful it easy to me to photograph families.  Kids change so fast, and life passes unnervingly quickly.  Especially as a dad, taking these pictures of families that show relationships and personalities, is something that means a great deal to me and hopefully to my clients as well. 

 

 

Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Wedding | Halley + Laura

If you know western Oregon, you know McMenamins.  They have crazy locations, and by crazy, I mean crazy awesome.  Giant estates with tons of out buildings turned into cigar bars, and whisky lounges, and etc.... etc... etc....

The Cornelius Pass Roadhouse is an awesome location for a wedding (or for hanging out with your homies, as a matter of fact, it's where my son Wellington took his first steps) it has a huge, old, wooden, octagonal shaped barn, which is exactly what it sounds like and it's rad.  When I showed up for Halley and Laura's wedding a fire was lit in the wood stove, it was raining outside in typical PNW style, and the barn was super cozy, like a log cabin in the woods, it was perfect. 

There's really not a way I can describe the connection and joy that Halley and Laura share.  Their wedding day was chalked full of emotion, it was so gorgeous and real, I loved it, and constantly found myself with the tingly feeling, spinning around clicking the shutter on faces full of a wide range of emotion. 

 

Vendors:

Venue: McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Caterer: McMenamins

Dress Designer: BHLDN

Dessert: Blue Star Donuts

DJ: TomTom

Second Photographer: Sarah Danielle Photography