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 

 

Troutdale House Wedding: Nicholas and Rebecca

Having known Nick for many years, it was truly a special privilege to have a "front row" seat at their wedding. The celebration took place at the Troutdale House just down the street from Troutdale's quaint downtown strip. Despite the January chill, these two love birds braved the cold with warm smiles and thankful hearts.

Hood River Best Western Wedding: Rob + Brooke

   This wedding at Best Western Hood River was personally so refreshing for me. It was a reminder of why I shoot weddings in the first place. Yes, the schedule was way off, the rain was coming in torrents, and our portrait time was squished into 20 minutes. But despite all these discouraging odds, looking through the photos afterwards, I cried. I'm not a perfect wedding photographer, but what I saw in front of me were tangible, hit-you-to-core moments of love. Relationships of love are the foundation of society- and getting a front row view of this family's love for each other was an incredible privilege. 

Brooke and Rob have a powerful bond, and with all they've endured these past few months this wedding was a beacon of hope.   But before I bore you with the inner ramblings of my head- I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves.