Lindsay & David's Southern Oregon Wedding

David and Lindsay had a beautiful perfect fall wedding day at Del Rio Vineyards.  It was the perfect sunny Southern Oregon day and was full of so many great moments.  They included their sweet pup Josie as part of their day she was even there for their first look.  I have the blessing to not only call these two clients but also really good friends.  I'm so happy for them and was honored to document the day along with them.  I loved Lindsay's idea for a travel themed wedding as they both have a passion for travel and have been on many fun trips around the globe together.  Penny and Lulu always have amazing floral designs and Lindsay's bridal bouquet was to die for!  So excited to see what these two have in store for the future and their next big trip! 

Venue Del Rio Vineyards | Floral: Penny and Lulu | DJ: Richard Templeton | Videographer: Sean Thomas | Photography: Olivia Leigh Photography | Assistant and 2nd Shooter: Annabel May Photoart| Groom's Attire: Suit Supply | Bridal Boutique: Beausoleil Bridal Boutique | Hair: Heather Boening | Hair Piece: Beyond the Briar | Invites: Etsy | Wedding Cake: Sugar Lips Bakery | Catering: Rosarios | 

Christine and Brandon -Southern Oregon Couples and Wedding Photography

When Christine and Brandon decided to tie the knot, they hoped to get married on this stunning mountain range, but opted for a private estate wedding on her parent's property at Rock Creek Meadows instead. Their day was perfect, but having this separate session allowed us to capture the mountaintop feel they had dreamed of, after their wedding ceremony. This was a very intimate after session, that provided time to enjoy the views and breathe the fresh air! Christine was a relaxed bride (although she was already a wife here!), and her makeup, jewelry, and stunning gown made it feel very bridal, while also being appropriate for the outdoors. They are so in love, and it was a true joy to make the trek up this mountainside to witness their joy.

An after session is the perfect fit for a couple who has a small, intimate wedding, and wants a different backdrop for more wedding photos, or for a couple who has a limited timeline on the day-of. It's a great way to also do separate bridal photos, as well, in a special location that's different than your ceremony. It also allows you to be a bit more relaxed, because the inevitable stresses that can come with a wedding day can make it harder to focus and take in the moment. Christine is a wonderfully talented photographer at Christine Sarah Photography, and also a dear friend. I love all of her fun, creative ideas, and felt so humbled that she chose me to photograph her and Brandon on both their wedding day and this special shoot. 

Leah and Gareth's Wedding in Maui | Destination and Travel Photographers

“For me the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars." -Joanne Harris

It's a special treat when I get to travel for a wedding, and Leah and Gareth picked the perfect place for their destination wedding: Maui! Besides being a stunning vacation spot, Maui has a special place in their lives, and the lives of their family. Leah grew up traveling to Maui, and stayed often at the venue they chose for their ceremony.  Their venue, Puamana Vacations, is located in the beautiful region of Lahaina in West Maui. I immediately fell in love with the lush greenery, and the tropical views, and couldn't wait to use the locations around the property for their photos. 

The day of their ceremony was incredibly special. They thought through every detail imaginable, and all the special touches made their day feel very personable. I loved the signature cocktail menu that was written on a giant leaf, and the little pineapples atop each menu! The carefully decorated tablescapes really set the scene for the celebratory toasts and elegant cake. Everyone who attended their ceremony and reception clearly loved this precious couple, and I felt so welcomed as the photographer. Leah chose vibrant red bridesmaid dresses, and they really captured the feel of the islands. Thanks to this darling pair for allowing me such an honor; I wish you both years and years of love and happiness!

Vendors:

Venue: Puamana Vacations
Planning and design: Nicole at Celebrations Maui
Catering: Celebrations Maui
Beauty by Trisha -  beautybytrisha.com 
DJ: Scott at Maui DJ Services 
Tablerunners & napkins  - Mandy at the Adorn Company
Fire dancer:  Joey
Floral: Teresa Sena Florals
Calligraphy and all signs: Miss B Calligraphy
Wedding arch: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals 
Lighting: Epic Lighting
Tableware: Set Maui
Tables, chairs, and linens: Island Rents 
Photography: Olivia Leigh Photography