Monday, September 26, 2005

To Garter or not.....

Here is a fun three part series during a garter removal... Enjoy!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Nickie and Joe

This Saturday I shot Nickie and Joe's wedding at The Courtyard Marriott up on the Columbia in Portland. This Marriott allows you to have a wedding and reception outdoors and all in a beautifully courtyard that has a gazebo and views of mountains and boats on the Columbia. I was impressed with how easy going this locations was. Below are some shots from Sat.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Timberline Lodge (venue spotlight)

There is no better destination wedding spot close to Portland. I do have to admit I am biased because Erica and I were married up at the Lodge.

What fun it is to bring out of town guests up to the lodge and show them why you love living here. Most of the weddings happen in the Summer, but I have done some great cozy winter weddings too. You can even get hitched at Silcox Hut where you have to get driven up in a Snow Cat.

Here are soem Summer pics from a recent wedding at the Lodge...


Thursday, September 22, 2005

8mm movies!

Remember old home movies of you as a kid? You also see it on MTV. It's 8mm movies. And we can now shoot it at your wedding!

We have been shooting 8mm film at weddings for an instant nostalgic look to your wedding video. See a quick example movie clip from a Wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes by clicking here.

The movie will load if you have windows media player installed. It is about 8 MB so it shouldn't take too long to load on a fastish connection.

If you are interested in 8mm or digital video of your wedding, let us know and we can show you what we can do to get you a fun, fast paced documentary style movie of your wedding day.


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Engagement sessions at the waterfront

I have really been enjoying shooting engagement shoots at onthe East Side esplanade. We offer engagement shoots for free to all of our brides and grooms because we feel that getting to know them really helps on the wedding day. It really relaxes our couples to have a feel for how we are going to handle the photography on their wedding day.

The Esplinade offers grasses, parklike settings, water views, and city views. There aren't many locations that have such a variety of Portland backdrops. Here are a couple more images from yesterday.


Monday, September 19, 2005

Meeting before the ceremony?

Something to consider... We often suggest that our couples meet before the ceremony.
While we would never force you to see each other before the ceremony, it does allow for more and better formal images, as well as moments like this.....


Documentary Portrait Sessions

I had the opportunity this summer to do a documentary photo session for a family of 6 at the Oregon Coast. We spent about 8 hours shooting all the fun things they like to do in the area and we are putting together our fine art books for each of the Children. If you haven't seen one of our books click on the link to see an example. I have never gotten so many great portraits in one session (I took over 2000 images!) Below are a few shots from the session.


Sunday, September 18, 2005

Chair Covers

I really like chair covers at weddings. They are an extra cost, but the difference they make in a room, or even out side is amazing. See this photo from Cindy and Gabe and the Abernethy Center (Oregon City) 9-17-05

9-17-05 Cindy and Gabe

This Saturday we were at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City. Cindy and gabe were married outdoors in the Veiled garden, and had their reception in the ballroom. The weather is still holding out. We are hoping for the same next Sat when we will be at The Courtyard Mariott on the Columbia River.

Soren shot the stills and Emily shot the video for Cindy and Gabe.
We love working video and stills together because we blend the video and stills together into the DVD.

Thanks to the Abernethy center for an elegant evening!