If you haven't seen their Cathedral Park Engagement shoot, visit it first because you'll see the first chapter in this love story there. August 23rd, however, was the final culmination of many plans and conversations. It dawned a beautiful summer morning, promising to heat up as the day progressed. Gina is both city-girl and country queen and really wanted to capture a part of both worlds in her wedding photos. Because the ceremony and reception would be held at their private estate in Camas, we decided to get ready in the C-T studio and do their "First look" downtown.
When Gina came out of the dressing room, Michael with back turned, started whistling a love song he would later sing as she walked down the aisle. Their smiles were effortless as they laughed together, finally ready to let the day unfold. Hand in hand, sunglasses on, we hit the streets and photographed around the city.
When we arrived at their home, family and friends were bustling around with the last finishing touches while guests enjoyed signature cocktails at their homemade bar. The light was just turning golden as Gina, serenaded by Michael, walked down the steps to meet him. Everyone cheered as they made a new family, eyes wet, hearts full.
Thank you Gina and Michael for entrusting me with your wedding day memories, it was certainly a delightful evening and I wish we could do it all over again. I have never laughed so hard at a wedding in my life! I got a whole new insight into who you are through your vivacious, loving, and incredibly funny family and friends. It was a night filled with music, happiness and warmth. At the end of the night I really didn't want to leave (who would with that killer band?). Thank you again- we still need to shoot with that killer car of yours Michael ;)
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