Salem First United Methodist Church Wedding: Tyler + Gabrielle

Salem First United Methodist Church is a historic edifice that is a ideal for a wedding, and a winter wedding at that! Tyler and Gabrielle were tucked away in the recesses of the church awaiting the moment when they would soon become man and wife. Friends and family bustled about, finalizing last minute details, scuttling through the snow and laughing as the cityscape became enveloped in a blanket of snow. 

 Gabrielle, as always, didn't let the stress of the day disturb her calm demeanor. This bride was ready to be Mrs. Campbell. Looping the last of her buttons, Mom, sister and Gramma hugged her and gave Dad the stage as they prepared to walk down the aisle. 

   As the crowd turned expectantly, the grand doors opened and Gabrielle, arm on dad, walked down the aisle. Some, like me, sneaked a peek at Tyler's face, always curious to see the groom's first reaction. ;) The ceremony culminated in a special Salem First United Methodist Church Wedding tradition- the ringing of the bell. 5 times (and one for good measure) and they were official. 

Tyler and Gabrielle, thank you for the privilege of being included on this most-special of days. Every wedding is such a precious reminder of who we are in Christ and the wedding feast we have to look forward to. Thank you for being such a shining example and loving each other so beautifully. 

   Here's a few highlights from your day! 

Salem First United Methodist church wedding, First united church Salem, Salem Wedding photographer, Salem wedding photos, Winter wedding photos by Christa taylor photography. Portland wedding photographer, christa taylor shoots a salem winter wedding. 

Thank you to Amy from RosenCrown Photo
Florals: Dinstinctive Designs
Gown: Charlotte's 
Hair: Erin O'brian 

Oneonta Gorge Engagement Photos: Emily + Peter

This Oneonta Gorge Engagement Session was a perfect example of a couple who both loves adventure and loves to have to have fun. Peter and Emily are the type of people that would quickly become your best friend, warm, engaging, sincere and full of laughter. It was truly a joy to be with them for the afternoon, and as you can see from the photos- they seem to like to be with each other as well ;) 

 Oneonta Gorge did us good! 


Oneonta Gorge Engagement Photos, by Portland wedding photographer Christa Taylor. Oneonta Gorge engagement session, outside Portland Or in the Pacific Northwest, by fashion photographer Christa Taylor. 

Poplar Tree Farm: Fine Art Favorites

This Poplar Tree Farm Wedding Shoot has all of my favorite elements. Stunning location, geometric lines, beautiful couple, and fabulous clothes :) I loved working with Alex + Olivia post-wedding for this "day-after" kind of shoot. 

  I didn't have my light meter (dead battery ;) so I used my digital camera to get the proper exposure for the film shots. As usual, Photovision developed and scanned the medium format images. 

Bridal Gown: Charlotte's
Umbrella: Umbrella Heaven