Saturday, November 28, 2009

SNEAK PEEK! Laurel + Matt's engagement

Katie & Josh's Mount Hood wedding

Katie and Josh were married on top of Mount Hood this past summer. Their ceremony was one of the most intimate, personal and emotional ceremonies I have ever been to. They had 9 people in attendance. They stood in a circle and each person had an opportunity to speak about the couple, give them advice, sing or read something they wrote. Tears were flowing as their families joined and celebrated this lovely couple. It was an amazing moment and I'm thankful we were invited to document it. After the ceremony, we all headed across the highway to Mount Hood Ski Bowl for some fun. Josh and I rode up in front of the bride and groom, and then waited at the bottom of the slope for them to ride down the alpine slide. Everyone dressed up in silly outfits to make the day a little more fun. Here is a selection of our favorite shots from the day...

Brenna's portrait shoot

Here is yet another couple that has kept in touch over the years. I photographed Megan and Larry's engagement and wedding a couple years back. Now they have sweet little Brenna in their family. I photographed Brenna at a few months old so it was quite a shock to see how grown up she is in just over a year! We headed over to Laurelhurst Park just in time to capture some leaves before they were all swept away. Brenna was so great despite the cold weather, she kept smiling and loved playing with the colorful leaves.

Matt & Anna's engagement

Matt and I go waaayy back. Matt lived up the street from me since I was 6 years old. We went to school together from first grade up through graduating high school. Matt is a talented artist and we spent many an afternoon in the same art classes. Thank goodness for online sites like Facebook that can connect you with friends and classmates. Matt moved up here to Oregon and saw that I was a wedding photographer on my profile. He contacted me as soon as he proposed to Anna this summer and now I get to photograph their wedding next summer! For the shoot we walked around Washington Park and finished at the Union Station where our office is. Can't wait for the wedding, It'll be fun to catch up with old friends and classmates.

Zogas maternity shoot

I just love these two and can't wait to meet their little boy! Lindsay and John go way back with me. I first met them just after my first summer of weddings. I shot their wedding in 2006 and have stayed in touch with them ever since. I have told them, but their wedding is definitely one of my top 5 all time favorites! Now that I've been in the wedding business over over 5 years, I'm starting to see all of my couples progress from engagement, wedding and now pregnancy and babies! I love watching my couples grow together in their love and start families. Here are some shots from Lindsay and Johns maternity shoot. Can't wait to photograph little Oliver!