Every photographer in Portland has shot this great space at the Ace Hotel… it was made for my kind. What I am hoping to bring to the front in this image is that my couples are not required to be on point for the entire portrait session on the wedding day. I want every couple to have a few minutes to themselves without my interference… they need some time away from the crowd to marvel at their new beginnings… face time without the rest of us in the way.
Grandmas usually make me laugh out loud… they are almost always up to something. One of the best parts of many weddings is the gathering of the generations… I love to watch the play unfold and hardly anyone colors inside the lines. I miss my own people so I guess I am just more open to enjoying other people’s people.
Nicole and her mother had started to rearrange her errant veil when her grandmother started making trouble… makes me laugh to see it!
I have run this image only as color before and this morning’s decision to look at it in black and white was a chance to see it more clearly… away from the bright flowers and the dress pastels. It’s all about the relationships.
I realize that this is from a wedding I shot just a few days ago but I already know that it will be a favorite image of mine for a long time. Getting to know Elena and Leigh has been a rare treat… they fit each other to perfection. Maybe it’s a little because they have known each other for 14 years but I think it’s more that they are complete equals in the relationship. The wedding day was stellar… the flavor of it sweet and simple. I am so very happy to have been a part of it.
The cast and crew get a lot of credit, too. Running the show, clipboards in hand, Samantha and Krissa from Soiree. Solabee crafted a welcome fresh take on decorating the fireplace on the Ecotrust roof and Simpatica put on a marvelous spread for all, even with the monster stair climb in the mix. ;0)
Come talk to me about your wedding plans… I’d be happy to tell you what I know.