I can’t begin to explain how excited I was to shoot this wedding. First of all, we have a beautiful couple, madly in love, ready to begin life’s journey… Second, I’ve never been to Timberline Lodge in Oregon, let alone had the opportunity to photograph anyone there! And lastly, I was honored to shoot this beautiful event with someone I consider a good friend: Jenica Lemmons of Lemondrops Photography. Love her. We work so well together as a team and I just *knew* we would laugh, run crazy with our ideas and creativity and end the day exhausted, but feeling like we’ve just hung as girlfriend’s instead of feeling like we’ve just put in a day’s work! I wasn’t at all let down.
The date: March 25th, 2011
The setting: Timberline Lodge, OR and Silcox Hut at the v-e-r-y top of the resort! This was my first visit to Timberline and I was NOT disappointed! Beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. The lodge was amazing–buzzing with happiness; skiers, vacationers, families cozying up to a fire with mugs of hot chocolate. I fully plan on coming back (hopefully for another wedding!) We were transported via Snowcat to Silcox Hut. That was an experience I won’t soon forget! Imagine an amusement park ride in complete white-out conditions. Thank goodness for a fab driver who knows that mountain like no one else! When we arrived at Silcox Hut, I realized it was exactly how I’d always imagined Antarctica to be. Windy, snowy, cold as ALL GET OUT. It was 14*, without taking into account the windchill. EEK! Beautiful, but I’m really hoping the next time I get to photograph a wedding up there, it’s in July
The couple: Very much in love To me, there’s nothing more beautiful than unspoken love. The way a groom fights back tears while nervously waiting for the first glimpse of his bride; the way the bride lights up when she sees her beau in his tux; the way the anxiousness melts when they finally embrace and become oblivious to the photographers circling around. They were beautiful, romantic, elegant, and everything a bride and groom should be on their wedding day. I also need to add “brave” to that list. While we were in down jackets and cold weather gear (and still freezing our toes off!), they braved the elements in a dress and tux all for the sake of photos!! I loved them.
And now to the good stuff. A little peek at the Timberline wedding. Enjoy!
This last one is just for fun!! We all *really* wanted gorgeous, panoramic views from the top of the resort, but…Mother Nature had other plans for us that Friday! We tried our best. I was frozen and was in outdoor gear. I can only imagine how painful the cold was in a wedding gown! I wanted to post these just to show how wonderful this couple is (and how miserable the weather was! Haha!) Shooting was total guess work, being snow blind, unable to really open our eyes due to wind and driving snow, not to mention the fogged up view finder! I LOVE my job!! The experiences are truly priceless!