Saturday, December 29, 2007

Kevin & Ashley ~ 12.14.07

Kevin and Ashley are so very sweet! Sweet people on their own and even sweeter when together. Josh and I loved working with them on their engagement shoot this past fall and during their wedding. They were married a couple weeks ago on December 14th down near Independence Oregon at the Green Villa Barn. We had never been there, but were pleasantly surprised at how large the venue was. Kevin and Ashley managed to fill the place with tons of close friends and family.

One of the best moments of the day (for us) was when Ashley was ready to see Kevin for the first time so we could take some photos before the sun set. I approached Kevin and asked if he was ready to see his bride and he looked at me and said "I get to see her now? Really?" He forgot that we were going to do photos before the ceremony as we often do. His look of excitement was so great in that moment. We walked around the property and had some fun with photos in a nearby field as Kevin swung Ashley around in his arms. The ceremony came next. It was powerful and romantic as they became husband and wife. Again, I caught myself tearing up. It's so moving to see two people join their lives together who love and care for each other as much as these two do.

The night was topped off with a giant bucket of rice being dumped on the bride and groom. :) It was quite the send off as they left on their honeymoon.

Did I mention all of Ashley's bridesmaids looked awesome in black and white dresses with red stiletto heels! I loved the look and they were so awesome to fight the cold with us outside for a couple photos before the sun went down.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Michael & Trisha ~ 12.01.07

We had the pleasure of photographing Michael and Trisha's wedding just a few weeks back. They flew us down to Riverside California and it was so great to get out and see new places and meet new people! Everyone invited us in and we felt like we were apart of the family from the moment we met everyone.

Since we had not met in person yet, we were so happy with how warm and kind Trisha and Michael were to us and to eachother. It made it so easy and fun to work with them.

We started off the wedding at Trisha's family's house photographing the ladies getting ready. We were so blown away by Trisha's beautiful dress. Josh and I spent a good 15 minutes photographing it before the day even got started :) Josh then met up with the guys at the church. Trisha and Michael chose not to see each other before the ceremony which made for a powerful moment as Trisha's dad walked her down the aisle. I try not to cry (makes it hard to see when photographing), but it gets so hard sometimes when you witness such amazing moments in people's lives. (have I mentioned lately how much we LOVE what we do!) This wasn't the first time they had me choking up, the whole day was full of love and great moments.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mike & Ashley's engagement

From the looks of these photos, it is hard to believe that we took these less than 2 weeks ago at the Oregon Coast! Yes, these were taken in November at the Oregon Coast! We couldn't have had better weather for the day. We had a great time traveling around Newport and seeing the best the city has to offer. We went to the docks on the bayfront, snapped some shots on the bridge, walked out on the jettys, went to the lighthouse and finished at the cobblestone beach. It was an eventful photo shoot to say the least!

Mike and Ashley are such a sweet couple. They met and fell instantly in love with one another. Ashley told us that she "just knew" Mike was going to be her husband when they first met. They truly love each other and it will be wonderful to join them on their wedding day this next summer at the Oregon Garden just east of Salem.

In case you were wondering, Mike recently joined the Army. In honor of his commitment to our country, he wore his uniform for a couple photos.

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