Cool is an attitude. Cool is a thing you can’t really fake. Mia and Melissa were both concerned about having a camera pointed at them… the nerves were quite visible at the beginning and flared occasionally throughout their wedding day. They got married at the Jupiter Hotel which is rife with interesting spaces… it isn’t your typical wedding venue but it was perfect for them.
As the day goes by, I can tell if I’m getting the good stuff but they have no way of knowing so it’s a matter of trust. The thing that worked in our favor was that these two were inherently cool in their own relationship… I didn’t see much cheesy behavior or out of character posing. Because of that, I was able to get a very real day out of them and that is what I am here to do.
If you are looking for good storytelling photography that is laced with interesting portraits, come see me, ok? ;0)
Jenkins Estate is one of our local treasures and has been a sweet spot for weddings forever. Unlike some of the venues that drape themselves in wedding fluff, this is a lovely old summer home listed on the National Register of Historic Places… 68 acres of gently groomed gardens and walking paths surround the 1912 English hunting-lodge style of the main house. There is a stable, a carriage house and a tea house… all of them offer different moods for different seasons.The wrap around veranda on the main house is a great place to be on a summer day! As a photographer, I like that the place seems so away from everything. It’s on the edge of Beaverton but somehow seems a world away from the daily grind.
Gretchen and Jerrod shared a grand kiss in the tea house before the crowd lit into “All You Need is Love” on kazoos… a perfect Spring day!
Making plans of your own? I’d love to talk to you. ;0)