It’s been almost a year since I shot Kailee and Joey’s engagement session but it was definitely worth the wait! The day started downtown at Hotel Fifty, one of my favorite places in portland to shoot “getting ready” pictures. I had been crossing my fingers for dry weather but Portland didn’t really cooperate. Luckily, the bride and grom were a pair of troopers and with the aid of the hotel lobby, the parking garage and a big black golf umbrella we still managed to get some great ‘urban-esque’ shots.
Kailee did an amazing job on all the wedding details, accomplishing a perfect blend simplicity and elegence. After shooting downtown we headed across the river to Sellwood for a perfect and intimate ceremony at the Oaks Pioneer Church a beautifully restored 160 year old church from Oregon’s pioneer days.
The reception was just down the road at the Oaks Park Dance Pavillion and was absolutely awesome. The ring bearer wins two awards for the night: 1) best dancer, and 2) worst cup-cake thief (see below). Rex with 1st Choice DJ Entertainment did an amazing job (as he has every time I’ve worked with him) of keeping the dance floor hoppin. It didn’t take long for the ladies to ditch their shoes, which made for one of my favorite reception shots of the night, even though it was not an easy one to get crawling with my big ‘ol pregnant belly.
It was a great day – so very full of love, laughter, and fun. Kailee and Joey, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the priviledge of being a part of such a beautiful milestone in your lives.