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. 

whitney and justin | Southern Oregon Wedding | Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Justin and Whitney's vineyard wedding couldn't have been more beautiful.   Agate Ridge Vineyard was the perfect setting for their summer Southern Oregon Wedding.     You wouldn't know by the photos that  it was a crazy warm day but they were so graceful and wonderful to work with even in the heat!   The bride's aunt arranged all the florals and her uncle officiated the wedding.  We snuck away for a romantic sunset session in the vines.  After their speeches and dances started Justin surprised his new bride with a little love ballad alongside his groomsmen.   These two are truly sweet and wonderful together I am so grateful to have amazing clients I call friends.  

Thank you to this wonderful team of vendors!

Venue: Agate Ridge Winery | Florals: Bride's Family | Hair and Makeup: Janice Moon | Bridal Bridal Gown: Sophia Tolli | Dress Shop: Sincerely the Bride in Vancouver Washington | Bridal Accessories:  Earrings by Jamie Cota at Bohemian Jones | Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids Bridal | Bridesmaid Shoes: Lulus | Cake: Sweet Stuff | Caterer: Quality Catering | Groom's Attire: Macys | Groomsmen Attire: Macys | Second Shooting/Assistant: Lady Cascades Susanna Risser 

 

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