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  • Allison + Nathan

    Allison and Nathan. So many amazing details and aspects that went into this day. Alli planned this day to the tee- ten hours spent into handmaking her garters, vases and frames collected and repainted, sequined tableclothes from her aunt- she wore perfume that her and Nathan picked out together. All of these details didn't go unnoticed. I am honored, truly, to have been a part of this.

    Thank you so much to my dear friend Jenny for comin' along. Many of her frames are below.

    Ceremony Venue: The AcademyReception Venue: Adrianna Hill Grand BallroomSecond Shooter: Jenny LinquistWedding Dress: Charlotte's Weddings and MoreFlorist: Good Seed FloralBakery: Wicked Delights, DJ: Joey EdwardsVideographer: Ariane Kunze

  • Heidi + Daniel Get Married In Bend

    It was pouring down rain exactly 24 hours prior to Heidi and Daniel's wedding. The rehearsal took over two hours because they practiced outside in the field as well as inside their barn space. We prayed and hoped that the weather would hold out, because these two were getting married outside no matter what.

    The morning of the wedding day was as beautiful as it could get. Central Oregon is a breathtaking place- I had never been to Bend and so wished that I had extra time to explore more afterwards. Heidi is a dear friend and I was glad to be able to spend a relaxing morning with her and the girls. The boys according to David, my second shooter, were a riot. I knew the day would be a memorable one.

    Heidi and Daniel opted out of a first look and I knew they were both anxious to get things started. Finally, the guests were seated and the family started walking down. We weren't halfway through the wedding party when the power went out and the music stopped. 

    I felt a drop.

    I looked at Daniel.

    Then someone yelled, "Everyone to the barn!"

    The clouds had made their way right over the ceremony spot. Someone said that we were having the wedding in the barn. Somewhere else I heard that we were waiting for the rain to pass. Golf carts were going back and forth from the field for the elderly. The video guys moved all their equipment inside and started setting it up for the barn. I saw the communion necessities being passed and someone saying, "We're nixing this to make the ceremony shorter." It was finally decided that we were going to give Heidi that outdoor wedding she wanted. So we waited.

    The wait wasn't so long, as the chaos made the time pass quickly. When the rain had finally made its way past us, everyone started for the field again. This time chairs were only brought down for grandparents and everyone stood. All of this anticipation was starting to build up.

    The music started and we started the ceremony for the second time. As soon as Heidi was in sight-- amongst the soft, beautiful music-- everyone cheered and clapped. I looked at Daniel and he was in tears. I looked at Heidi, looking ever so beautiful, sobbing uncontrollably.

    It was one of the most beautiful moments I've ever witnessed in my life.

    The ceremony was wonderful. Heidi and Daniel went through with communion and each row was invited to the front. It was incredible to feel that sense of community in that moment.

    It is needless to say that the rest of the evening was as epic as you'd expect.

    Thank you, Heidi and Daniel... for changing my perspective.

    Be sure to check out their incredible wedding film done by Maxwell Monty, here.

    Venue: Shadow Ranch: Bend, Oregon Second Shooter: David Mendoza III, Wedding Dress: from A Bride to Remember, Florist: Flowers by Deanna, Videographer: Maxwell Monty, Cafe Bakery: The Cake Lady

  • Jennah + Shane Part 2

    I remember last Spring hanging out with Jennah over coffee or something and she had told me that she had started dating Shane. I was ecstatic for her and knew that when I got back from my study abroad program that fall, she would more than likely be engaged. What do you know? I was right ;) These two have been through thick and thin and this marriage was meant to be.

    Jennah and Shane were married at a family friend's gorgeous estate. It was the most perfect venue for the two of them. I loved being able to share and document my friends' long-anticipated day. So thankful for these two and their presence in my life. 

    After getting married, they drove across the country to move into their new home in upstate New York. Right after that they left for their European honeymoon adventure, of which I was extremely envious of. Then they got back to the states and officially "moved-in" and where Jennah has started pursuing her law degree at Syracuse. Are these two crazy? Yes. Are they ambitious? Extremely.

    I'm headed to New York for the next few days and will get to visit them and see their new home and adorable puppy. It's going to be a great last summer adventure!

    If you missed it, I blogged part one of Jennah and Shane's wedding weekend yesterday here

    Location: Central Point, OR, Venue: Private Estate, Wedding Planner: Lauren Fair, Caterer: 2 Good Cookin' Chicks, Florist: Aviva Floral, Videography: Fourth & Oak, DJ: Richard Templeton, Dress: David's Bridal

  • Jennah + Shane Part 1

    Jennah and Shane were extremely welcoming and so were their families, treating us just like their own friends and family. Shane's mom put together a beautiful rehearsal dinner in their own backyard. There were kids running around, grass stains I'm sure, custom designed t-shirts, laughs, slideshows and memories. The night was so warm, the light was so warm and I felt blessed to be there. Stay tuned for their wedding which is hittin' up the blog tomorrow :)