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Kennon & Colin - Wedding - Plaza Del Toro

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Kennon & Colin had a lovely, intimate wedding at one of my favorite Portland venues, Plaza Del Toro. While I love the story telling that can be captured over a 7-10 hour wedding shoot, I wanted to share these photos as an example of what can be captured in far less time, for those who want to “keep it simple”.

In an hour & a half we got family photos, some portraits of the couple just outside of the venue, candids of guests & a short, but sweet & emotional ceremony. So, whether you want an all day affair with multiple locations, eloping just the two of you, or planning an intimate wedding such as this one, they can all be beautiful & I’m happy to document whatever you have planned.

Erin & Andrei - Wedding - Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard, Gaston, Oregon

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It was great to get back to the lovely Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard for another gorgeous wedding. Erin & Andrei couldn’t be sweeter & more laid back they were an absolute pleasure to work with.

I think what might first come to mind when thinking of beautiful locations in & around Portland would be the forests, waterfalls & of course, the amazing Oregon Coast, but the nearby Willamette Valley region is loaded with wonderful vineyards, as well. I’m excited to be returning again this year to Beacon Hill at least twice more this year & I’d gladly return for more.

Second Shooter: Prassede Kemp

Florals: Swoon Floral Design

Catering: Field & Vine Events

Rentals: The Party Pros

2018 - A Look Back

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Like most years, 2018 had its share of highs & lows. The highs were pretty great though. One of the highlights of my year was an amazing trip to Northern Italy with my beautiful wife. We love our daughter endlessly, but parenting is hard & it’s great find some time for ourselves… And doing so in Italy ain’t too shabby.

Weddings & other photography work took me to San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Michigan & of course, Portland & other Oregon locations. I also got back into doing family sessions, which I hadn’t done much of in awhile. As always, I’m forever grateful & honored that my wonderful clients chose me to document their big life moments.

I’m also a work-from-home dad & I try to document some adventures with our daughter each year.

I’m already excited for what 2019 has in store & I still have available dates. So, feel free to get in touch if you’re engaged, need family photos or for other photography needs. I will travel anywhere for weddings & elopements.

Thanks & have a great 2019!

p.s. In a former life, I led a band. life gets in the way & I hadn’t completed a new song in a couple of years, so I promised myself I would in 2018. I finished the song below, just under the wire & I thought I’d include it here, if you feel like having a listen while you scroll.

Lindsey & Roberto - Wedding - Mount Tabor Park & Plaza Del Toro, Portland, Oregon

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Lindsay & Roberto were an absolute joy to work with from engagement session to their amazing wedding. They had a beautiful day for their ceremony in Mount Tabor Park, with a highlight being the New Orleans style, second line parade. I could’ve done a blog post of just those photos. The reception afterward at Plaza Del Toro was also beautiful & of course, had amazing food.

Gabby & Stephen - Wedding - Plaza Del Toro, Portland, Oregon

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These two lovely humans moved to Portland from New York not so long ago & I'm sure glad they did. It was a pleasure documenting their beautiful wedding at Plaza Del Toro in Portland. Plaza Del Toro is an event space owned by chef John Gorham, who is responsible for a number of other amazing Portland restaurants (so the food was amazing, of course). PDX brought the PNW vibes in early June & it was perfect. 

Venue and Catering: Plaza del Toro

Planning, design & DJ: Adornment Events

Flowers: Hilary Horvath Flowers

HMUA: Blow & Go

Chuppah: Chuppah Studio

Dress: Lena Medoyeff Bridal