Looking forward to summertime, warmth and weddings. I shoot weddings in both Boise and Portland, and here’s a few of my favorite images from shoots in Boise. After shooting full time for so many years in Portland, where the light tends to have a green tint (from all of the beautiful trees and greenery), the desert light in boise is light, airy and refreshing and if I had to choose, I’d choose desert light 95% of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I love moodiness and crying in the rain, but…..also…
Bee and I go way back, we’ve both been in the photographer game for a long time, spent many years in the same town and we were even neighbors for a short stint. There is a special honor in being asked to photograph a photographers wedding, and the honor was even greater than normal on this one, because of the friendship and history my family and I share with Bee.
Even just editing these photos filled me with joy, let alone taking them. I’m so sincerely happy for these two and the beautiful love that they share. As I drove out of Hood River early on a Sunday in October, it was raining hard, the forecast showed a break in the weather, but I was skeptical. I almost called Bee to discuss a plan B, but decided that nah, we’d figure it out.
Amazingly the weather forecast was right, and as we pulled up to the location in the Columbia River Gorge, the weather broke for us….for about 30 minutes…after which we were immediately and thoroughly soaked. It was so worth it, to be out there and witness my friends be married, in such a beautiful and intimate ceremony, and the epic weather provided an incredible and moody backdrop, right up until it annihilated us :). Enough rambling, here’s the photos…
Bee and Col, thank you so much for asking me to photograph your wedding, it was so wonderful to witness and be a part of.
I was so excited about the light that we got for the sunset photos at Megan and Wes’ wedding. Their wedding was in October, and October in Portland can be a grey dull sky spitting water, or the most perfect day you’ve ever felt, and there wedding day was thankfully the latter.
The thing I appreciate about these two is there connection. It is sincere and real and was beautiful to watch from behind my camera.
Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Monaco
Getting Ready Venue: Air BNB
Wedding Venue: Coopers Hall
Hair Stylist: Dosha
Wedding Dress Boutique: Now and Forever
Florist: Honor Flowers
Videographer: Glitch Films
Caterer: Coopers Hall
Coordinator: Megan w/ Coopers Hall
Second Photographer: Emily Gigoux
Megan and Wes, thanks so much for hiring me as your wedding photographer, it’s been so wonderful working with and getting to know you both!