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Two Pioneers at Rowena Crest

The wind was up on that September day in 2000… normal, I’m sure, since Rowena Crest is high above the mighty Columbia River. We had hiked up to the crest from a sweet little private property. Ever the Oregonian requirement, everyone wore sensible shoes even if they carried a party pair.

There was a slightly sheltered circle on the bluff where the ceremony was set to happen. The barn, out in the open, was being staged as a place for a toast afterward before everyone was to hike back down to the dinner party. I remember the bright and unexpected sound of many glasses breaking as they hit the gravel and we all looked over to see the tablecloth losing the battle with the wind. It didn’t deter anyone from enjoying the festivities except for the delicate clean up… that took some patience.

After the toasts, while the crowd started down to the party, we took some sun drenched minutes and played with the wind in front of the camera… it was a treat to see them relax so thoroughly in each other’s company.

Dawn and Jenna were pioneers ahead of their time in this lovely wedding outing but they were so perfectly paired I can’t imagine anyone saying nay to them. They met as bike messengers… a very Portland sort of beginning. After the wedding, they packed up and moved to sunnier Colorado and they have been missed here, no doubt.

As a side note, I have been pulling some old favorites from my film archives because I finally have some software worthy of making scrumptious scans. It is almost like having an actual darkroom again. ;0)

Random Favorites… All in One Folio

This week’s post will be a little out of the established pattern…. hope you won’t mind. I have just started to refine my mobile site for those of you who live on your phones and tablets. Seems like anything that makes the looking easier has got to be a good thing, right? To that end, I am also including a new folder of random favorites in my Wedding Portfolio on this blog.

If you visit here from time to time, I am sure you will recognize many of these images but I think some of the new visitors might welcome a chance to see some of these without having to dig through the archives.

So grab a cup of coffee and come wander through a lot of pictures. Let me know if you have any questions… every one of these has a story behind it even if it’s just a small one. ;0) Continue reading