Last Friday found me at Sellwood’s tiny, historic Oak’s Pioneer Church listening to one of the more personal wedding ceremonies I have heard in a long while. Lisa and Tom both spoke from the alter before the vows… they told the crowd how they met and they talked about their first couple of dates. We heard how he included her sons into their early relationship and how she did the same with his grown children. The best part, though, and the reason for this post, was when Lisa turned to the crowd and said “We could have had a big wedding… we could have invited family and friends and acquaintances but we wanted, more than anything, to share this day with you… our families and our closest friends.” It was evident to me through the rest of the evening that they were, indeed, surrounded by people who really loved them. The party was held at a beautiful home on N Ainsworth Street… crammed to the rafters with good food and happy people. The couple dancing in the living room are the lady of the house and her son… tell me that does’t look like a good time!
If you are looking for real and personal wedding photography, you might want to take a few minutes to check out my work… I’d be happy to show you around. ;0)