Saturday, September 12, 2009

blog blurt

yeah, this isn't a real blog. i just wanted to say hello and how are ya' and put a picture up, for picture's sake. :) i have to get to bed and sleep, seeing as it's after midnight and i have a wedding in salem, oregon to shoot tomorrow. really looking forward to this one as i've never been to the location but from the looks of the website, it seems pretty magical! exciting. :) :)

i know it sounds cliche to say this, but the 4-day workweek this past week really threw me off. it just didn't feel like there were enough hours in the day to get everything done, sheesh! i'm not complaining about an extra day off, don't get me wrong- i was just hoppin' trying to tie loose ends and respond to folks and i feel as though i would probably get a C+ were i being graded- just this week. but, hey, you know. next week is fresh with no mistakes in it. i'm ready to hit it full force, as i'm gearing up to spend two weeks at the beginning of october in new york shooting 11 families and two weddings! so excited to see all those lovely people i know in the northeast.

this photo is from debra and dino's wedding about a month and a half ago, and i love it. these guys were rockstars in scoping out a location for their pre-ceremony shoot with just the two of them, and it was perfection. we got all kinds of great shots in and around this metal barn-shed! love the queen anne's lace that popped up everywhere. :)

well, i'm finally off to bed. hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ander + cassie (wedding)

WHAT!? two blog posts in one week??? what is this world coming to!

must be a christmas miracle. :) :) just a few months early.

this past saturday, i shot this awesome, extremely portland-esque wedding in the northwest section of town. beforehand, the bride, groom, and i wandered around the pearl district to take a few shots of the two of them before the ceremony:

yeah. they're pretty much in love. it's awesome.

cassie and ander met during a random encounter at powell's books, after he noticed what she was reading and walked over to strike up a conversation. i always love hearing how people end up together almost against the odds- what if one of them had decided to stay home that day?! they may never had the opportunity to meet each other, ever again. throughout their relationship, they've done a bit of transitioning and are now both enrolled in graduate school programs in another state- this wedding was such a reunion/celebration for all their family and close friends!

the groom and his siblings:

their attention to detail was so personalized-

and the location and ceremony was exactly suited to them.

all in all, everyone seemed to have a great time. :)

congratulations, guys. your wedding was SO beautiful and it was my pleasure to be a part of this incredible day!