It was my pleasure to photograph Adam and Meghan at the Scappoose Creek Inn. They kept it simple and beautiful allowing all of their guests to have a fun day on the old farm. Incorporating the fine details of a wedding is one of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer. The details are what make no two weddings alike. This was no exception. They had on site brick oven pizza, doughnuts instead of cake and metal pails for the floral centerpieces, and chickens that wanted to be in almost every photo. Kerri and I had a killer time at this farm style wedding.
Some of my favorite weddings happen in small places. I'm a small town boy at heart so I always feel at home at farm wedding venues in Oregon. On this beautiful, sunny day Becky and Zach had their country wedding at The Heiser Farm in Grand Island. The old barns and wide open fields allowed for very creative photography. Thank you for choosing me as your photographer. I had a great day with you both!
It was a beautiful day for an Oregon City wedding. Jenna and Brandon's event at the Abernethy Center was awesome. The gorgeous floral work done by A Floral Affair had subtle hints of lime green that was reflected in the personalized Jones Soda everyone enjoyed. You could not ask for a more picture perfect backdrop on the grounds of Abigail's Place at the Center for a lovely ceremony. DJ Barry McGuire had the guests rockin' at the reception held at the Abernethy in the amazing outdoor venue. As day turned into starry night, the couple ended up at the gazebo for a final picture. The fortune cookies at the reception all had to say the same thing.....”it was a fantastic day”. Of course.
I had the pleasure of photographing three beautiful women in bridal gowns at The McLean House in West Linn. I offered my services to help update the photography for this beautiful venue. Built in 1927 by Dr. Edward McLean it is owned today by the City of West Linn who, in partnership with the "Friends of the McLean House, " rent the facilities for weddings and special events. I sent out a need for women with gowns, not knowing what kind of response I would get. To my surprise and excitement the response was overwhelming! The weather was perfect and we even lucked out with a full moon for a little Halloween wedding feel at the end of the day. I have to give a special thank you to Janice Morrow of Morrow's Flowers in West Linn who provided a beautiful bouquet for our brides to hold. I can highly recommend her services as a very elegant florist. Bren Minors, whose wedding I photographed on the 4th of July, did an amazing job as our hair and makeup artist. She drove up from her home in Albany for the day and created three very gorgeously distinct hair styles in a very short time. Thank you everyone, I couldn't have done this without you.
If you are planning an intimate wedding of 100 guests or less The McLean House is great. The photo opportunities are endless. As I wanted any image that I created to be able to be duplicated on a real wedding day I packed only the camera gear I would typically have at a wedding. These are a few of my favorites.