Hannah + Jay Engaged // Portland Art Museum Engagement Session

Hannah + Jay Engaged // Portland Art Museum Engagement Session

Hannah and Jay are getting married this week, and even though I’m woefully behind on blogging, I was determined to get their engagement session posted before their wedding! Hannah and I have known each other for nearly half our lives, after we studied abroad together. I was so excited to meet Jay and shoot their engagement session over the summer while I was down in Portland. Hannah and Jay had one of their first dates at the Portland Art Museum, so it was only fitting that they also have their engagement session there. And, before their session, they told me they had some special outfits they wanted to wear for the engagement session. And well, they’re the best special outfits I’ve ever photographed. Check them out at the end!

Hannah and Jay, I can’t wait to photograph your wedding later this week!!

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Bethany & Peter — Historic Davenport Wedding // Spokane Wedding Photographer

Bethany & Peter — Historic Davenport Wedding // Spokane Wedding Photographer

I’ve been stalling on posting Bethany & Peter’s wedding, for two reasons. First, because I’m not quite sure I have the words to describe this wonderful couple, their family and friends, and their wedding. Second, because once I hit publish, I’m done with this wedding, and it was so wonderful, so perfectly Bethany & Peter, that I’m not ready to let it go.

When Bethany first emailed me, nearly a year before their fall wedding, I knew then that I liked her. When I got to meet the two of them in person, we chatted about so many wonderful things – including their wedding – and I wish they didn’t live so far away. Then we did their engagement photos in Portland, and Bethany & I emailed back and forth quite a bit as the wedding got closer.  In February, when we went down to Portland, they even met up with us for dinner, and I now know where to grab amazing sushi in Portland. I’d have such a problem with eating out if I lived in Portland. :)

All that said, one of the things I love most about Bethany & Peter is that they made this wedding reflect themselves. They decided to have a brunch wedding at the Davenport, making it easy for all their out of town guests – themselves included – to stay nearby. They had their reception, and then we went off to the South Hill to find some beautiful fall colors and leaves, which is why they picked an October date, and they didn’t fuss about the other details. What was important to them was the people, and that was reflected in every decision they made for their wedding.

Bethany & Peter, thank you for bringing me into your lives, for making me laugh, and for trusting me with your wedding memories. Next time I make it to Portland, I’m bringing Shadow for a puppy play date. :)

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Vendors:

Venue: The Historic Davenport Hotel // Hair & Makeup: Terri Reece Studios // Dress: Elizabeth Dye // Groom’s Suit: Nordstrom // Cake: Marsell’s Cakes // String Quartet: Tedesca Quartet

Bethany & Peter — Davenport Hotel Wedding Preview // Spokane Wedding Photographer

Bethany & Peter — Davenport Hotel Wedding Preview // Spokane Wedding Photographer

You may remember Bethany & Peter from their stunning Portland engagement session. When we first met last winter, we spent almost as much time talking about travel as we spent talking about their wedding, and I knew from that moment that we’d get along great.

From the very beginning, they had a plan for their wedding photography: morning wedding at the Davenport Hotel, followed by portraits of the two of them outside in the beautiful fall colors. When the leaves started to change early this year, I was a bit worried. But it worked out perfectly, and I loved ending my 2015 wedding season with this couple.

Bethany & Peter, I can’t wait to share more photos with you!

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Venue: Historical Davenport Hotel // Hair & Makeup: Terri Reece Studios

 

Bethany & Peter // Portland Engagement Session

Bethany & Peter // Portland Engagement Session

Bethany & Peter are getting married this fall in Spokane, but they’ve been (finally) reunited in Oregon! So, when we managed to all end up in Portland at the same time in April, we did their engagement photos at one of my favorite parks – Cathedral Park – under the St. John’s bridge. I love that they’re going to have photos of them in two of their favorite cites! We picked St. John’s because of this gorgeous bridge. Portland has so many amazing bridges (and food carts) that I fall a little more in love with the city every time I visit.

The weather was more or less perfect too, even though we were worried it would rain, and the sun came out just in time for our session. The weather has been exceptionally cooperative for me this spring….I hope I didn’t just jinx myself. ;)

I cannot wait for their wedding at the Davenport this fall!

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