Zenith Vineyard Wedding: Kelli + Logan

Zenith Vineyard is nestled in rolling wine country just outside Salem, and was the green oasis where Kelli and Logan celebrated their wedding vows surrounded by family and friends. Kelli and Logan were remarkably easy going, and game for anything as we explored the grounds during their golden hour photos. It was clear they simply enjoyed the presence of the other, and were soaking in every minute of this incredibly beautiful day.

Kelly and Logan, I was particularly impressed by your others-focused attitude during your wedding. I remember over drinks Kelli described her desire that her wedding would be a day where her guests were able to really enjoy themselves. When mom had her unexpected hospital visit, both of you focused on her needs verses your own and honoring Cody as ring bearer definitely made my day ;) Thank you for the privilege of capturing your wedding- we were so delighted to have a "front-row" seat as your 8-18-18 day unfolded! 
 

These are just a smattering of images from your wedding- enjoy! 
 

 

 

Many thanks to Melissa Babasin for second shooting, at 8 months preggo I couldn't have done this without you! Who would have guessed baby would be here less than a week later! You were an absolute rockstar :D 

Hair/makeup: Blossom & Beauty
Venue: Zenith Vineyard Weddings
Catering/Coordinating: Willaby's
Cake: Lux Sucre
Photography: Portland wedding photographer Christa Taylor 

 

Langdon Farms Wedding: Derek + Erika

It was a perfect day to get married at Langdon farms, not a cloud in the sky and that's saying something for June in the Northwest ;) It was just the perfect day. Derek and Erika are some of the most other-focused people you could meet. They genuinely seek to care for and serve those around them, and none more so than Derek for his bride. From the first moments I spoke with him on the phone I knew he was a servant-leader as evidenced by the fact that he shouldered much of the wedding planning prior. The way they compliment each other, I am confident they will have a marriage that will only grow more beautiful with time. 

Hair/Makeup: Ashley Halligan, Em Salon & Spa 
Gown: Bridal Exclusives, Tigard
Venue: Langdon Farms, Coordination: Lisa Armichardy
DJ: Michael Trevino
Photography: Portland Wedding and fashion photographer Christa-Taylor

Jenkins Estate Engagement: Olivia + Russell

Jenkins Estate is a 68 acre property once belonging to an elite Portland couple and now is open year round for guests to visit as part of Tualatin Parks and Rec. This particular engagement session was really inspiring for me as Olivia wanted something more fashion-forward and I love when brides give me free-reign to really create something unique. Needless to say, I was very excited to put this beautiful emerald gown together and try something new- SMOKE BOMBS. Super fun effect and it was Olivia's idea (I'm telling you, I have the best clients). 

 Olivia and Russell, you guys were so fun to spend the afternoon with- I love that you are investing in memories, taking risks and I can't wait to see the images from your wedding! Woohoo! 

 

Jenkins Estate engagement photography by Portland wedding photographer Christa Taylor