Callie and James | Weddings | Oregon Fine Art Photography

People often ask me about photographing friends and family...I admit, it is a bit nerve-wracking when the subjects are close friends (as this bride and groom are), but I mostly feel honored they would entrust such an important task to me. A wedding is an irreplaceable day, filled with the people you love, celebrating one of the biggest moments in your life! It’s no small thing that I get to document these beautiful days, and I feel so lucky every single time! Callie and James are dear friends who celebrated their wedding at the stunning Orchard Home Bed and Breakfast. This beautiful venue is so charming, and I loved what Callie said about her color and dress choices, "I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to pick their own dresses, and the groomsmen, their own suits, so I went with a palette of blushes, grays, and beiges. I wanted the flowers to be loose and textured, so we included things like olive leaf, Dusty Miller, and fresh lavender.” Florist Jeanie Payne perfectly caught her vision for a mix of delicate and rustic, and the bouquets were unique and lovely. This wedding was not only gorgeous and full of so much fun (the groom surprised the bride by serenading her to "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith), it was also meaningful to be alongside such treasured friends on their big day. Congratulations, Callie and James, on your incredible day!

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Wedding Films: Lotus Motion Pictures Coordinators, Stylists, & Flowers: Jeanie Payne | Venue: Orchard Home B & B | Catering: Confident Catering | 2nd Photographer: Lacie Lauree Photography | Cakes: Koren Collier

Kelsey and Ben | Fine Art Southern Oregon Wedding Photography

Photography: Olivia Leigh Photography | Florals: Safeway | Catering: Frau Kemmling | Wedding Coordinator:  D'Anne Lenford | Band & DJ: Joel Simpson | Hair: Sara Schneider Dragonfly Salon | Makeup: Diane Johnsen| Venue: Bingham Knoll Campus | Dress: Essence of Australia | Gown Boutique: La Panache Pasadena California | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal | Groom's Suit: Men's Warehouse | Second Photographer: Gabriela Ines

This day was filled with so many answered prayers, happy moments, and tear-filled joy. Kelsey was a radiant and down-to-earth bride, simply overflowing with excitement to begin her married life. "Ben and I met at his cousin's wedding in Washington. I had decided to go at the last minute, with my mom. At the reception, my mom and I were dancing when Ben cut in to introduce himself. Little did I know that his cousin had dared him to do so! We ended up talking the rest of the night, exchanged numbers, and then dated long distance for the summer before I moved out to New York where he was going to school.” Their dreamy wedding day, resplendent with gorgeous greenery and loads of perfect roses, had been dreamt about for a long time.  "Because we met at a really fun wedding, I wanted ours to be the same”, explained Kelsey, "My vision for our wedding was to have it to be all about the atmosphere, the food, and of course, the dancing. I've lived in Jacksonville most of my life and I used to run around Bigham Knoll, hoping that one day I could be married there. As soon as Ben proposed I called to reserve the space. With the Oregon weather being so unpredictable, we opted to do the service outside and the reception inside. I didn't want weather to keep people from getting on the dance floor! There had been a lot of forest fires in the months leading up to our wedding and the valley was very hazy right up until the week of our wedding. I had been so excited to show off beautiful Southern Oregon to all our guests, and my heart sank when I landed at the Medford Airport and saw all the smoke. Thankfully, a huge answer to prayer came in the form of strong winds the week of the wedding that pushed all the smoke out temporarily! Our ceremony and reception were exactly as I wanted them to be and once it was all over Ben and I had the fullest hearts after spending the evening with our friends and family”. Kelsey had lost her mom prior to her wedding day, so she remembered her in a very sweet way, adding, "One of the most memorable parts of the ceremony for me was opening a note that my mom had written me prior to her passing. One of her friends stitched the note onto a cloth and I carried it with me down the aisle.” 

A perfect day for this beautiful couple...I wish them all the happiness and love in the world, and am so grateful they chose me to document their ceremony!

Natalie & Brian | Oregon Fine Art Weddings

Photography: Olivia Leigh Photography | Florals: New Seasons | Cake: Market of Choice Bakery | Rentals: Motif Events | Catering: AZ Catering | Bride's Hair And Makeup: Janice Moon  | Venue: Grizzly Peak Winery

A radiant bride, pretty hues of blush and yellow, and just a touch of sparkle...all the makings of the perfect day. And what a perfect day it was, with the sun peeking out for Natalie and Brian’s wedding day. This stunning couple met on and have been making their long distance relationship work even though they were in different cities. They were so wonderful to work with, and their day was filled with authenticity, memories, and so many smiles. I’m over-the-moon with happiness for them to settle into newlywed life in the same city!

Enjoy this images of their day...I hope I captured just a snippet of the joy and love that was shared. It was such an honor to be their photographer! For vendor information, please scroll to the bottom.