Archive for September, 2011

Derek and Autumn have been married for 5 years.  You’re probably wondering why the following images showcase a beautiful bride and groom? Well, because Autumn made the decision to have new photos taken of them so she can make a wall display.  I found this inspiring.  #1, because (I can’t lie), she is 5 yrs post wedding and IN HER WEDDING DRESS.  Yes, I was hatin’ on her just a wee bit.  #2, big confession here from a wedding photographer…my husband and I did not have real wedding photos taken of us on our wedding day.  *GASP*  To this day, I’ve regretted this.  It’s a long story, but ultimately, it involves a destination wedding, NO professional photographer (this is where the long story lies), and being left with snapshots of our wedding day.  Now, don’t think I’m knocking those snapshots.  I truly treasure them.  They are very special to me and can still induce a tear or two!  What I regret though, is returning home and not hiring a photographer to photograph us in our formals.  I meant to.  This was 9 years ago.  Up until now, I’ve used this as a lesson to those looking for a (trustworthy!) photographer (who will show up on your day and photograph you!) and how you don’t want to look back 9 years later and have any regrets.  After meeting this stunning couple last night, I was truly inspired.  Next year when we hit 10 married years, I think I will follow Derek and Autumn’s example <3 (…setting down the cookie I have in my hand now.  That dress WILL fit next year!)

These two were amazing: willing to do anything as long as the result was a rockin’ image of them (I LOVE couples like this!)  This session was a collaborative effort with my dear friend, Jenica Lemmons of Lemon Drops Photography.  Love that girl.  I can ramble on forever, so I’ll end this now and let you see the results of our evening together.  Enjoy!

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area

Wedding Photographer, Portland Metro Area