- posted by Jennifer
- Last weekend, Cory and I photographed Natalie and Ryan's maternity session. We photographed their wedding just a few years ago at the Old Sugar Mill. Natalie is about 36 weeks along now.
- This is one of my favorite series.
- We couldn't leave Gunner out of the photos.
- Natalie brought this sign from their home to use as a prop.
- We did photos at sunrise. And the sun was AMAZING!
- Gunner was a bit excited. :-)
- We took this photo with the idea that we'd try to do this same photo through the years as their little girl grows.
- posted by Jennifer
- In September, Cory and I traveled to Oregon to attend and photograph Kayla and Scott's wedding along the Rogue River. We arrived the day before and attended rehearsal and were able to get the lay of the land.
Photography: The Memory Journalists
Rentals & DJ: Sights and Sounds
Hair Stylist: The Nest
Alcohol: Hidden Jungle
Florist & Coordinator: Family Friend - Kim
Photo Booth: PBJ Photo
Bakery: Sweet Stuff
Caterer: Goodness Gracious Catering
- The house where the wedding took place was rented as part of a multiple house effort to raise money for the Women's Crisis Center. The rental fees were all donations. How can you go wrong with a view like this?
- Normally I'm a bit hesitant to take a dress outside...but I just couldn't resist using this old play structure. I wanted Kayla and Scott to get on top of it, but they were chicken. :-) Well that and we were told it wasn't stable.
- Back in the house, Kayla looked beautiful as she put on the final touches.
- I find that the first look by a bride in a mirror to see what she looks like is a fabulous moment to capture.
- The girls and guys were all looking smashing.
- The guys revealed their purple argyle socks....you know how much I love fun socks!
- Kayla and Scott's wedding colors were purple and green...a great way to show off the surrounding grounds.
- All the guests came in on Expedition Transportation. Check out the bears hanging off the trolley!
- Kayla and John (her dad) were all smiles as they approached the front.
- The flower girl was the cutest flower girl ever!
- With the natural flowers and greenery and trees, there wasn't a need for a lot of ceremony decor. It was perfect!
- After the ceremony we took Kayla and Scott around the grounds and picked out random spots for photos.
- We even ventured into the pastures with the horses.
- HellGate Jetboat Excursions were timely with their trips up and down the Rogue River. We made sure to give them a show.
- Kayla and her Maid of Honor. The idea behind the photo is that a great friendship doesn't end just because you get married. Your husband still has to share.
- Same goes with Scott and his Best Man. Who says you still can't share a hug amongst men?
- Kayla and her family are super DIY'ers. They made this table seating frame. I just LOVE it....I should have brought it home with me.
- A very unique cake topper. The cake reminded me of my wedding....with the topsy turvy layers.
- There was still some sunlight as Kayla and Scott started their first dance. It was a great evening and everyone had a blast. Even Cory and I made it into the photobooth a few times.
Be sure to click the below photo to start your extended sneak peek slideshow. Enjoy!
- posted by Jennifer
- Rhonda and Jack were married at their home property in Washington state in September this year. Cory and I allowed for an extra day or two and arrived in time for rehearsal festivities, and it was a good thing we did. There were fires that caused the mountain pass that we used to close literally 1/2 hour after we made it through. And it continued to open and close sporadically the next day or two.
Bakery - Cake: Christun Erwin
Nursery: Yellow Rose Nursery
Cupcakes: Mykel's Cupcake Kitchen
Hair artist: Juana Morfin
- As Cory pitched in with mowing the lawns on the riding mower, I made sure to capture as many details as possible. This wedding was a bit different than some of our others. Cory was the man walking the bride down the aisle. Rhonda is Cory's aunt.
- The theme for the wedding I'd have to say was the wonderful outdoors, nature and flowers. They used Yellow Rose Nursery for some of their large potted arrangements.
- And their wedding colors were my favorite bright colors: turquoise, pinks, yellows. Amazing attention to details. Check out these cute little bride and groom wooden statues.
- Jack created this wonderful backdrop for their ceremony and had been working on getting the yard and plants super green over several weeks.
- Rhonda pretty much planned all the DIY details. Butterflies hanging, napkins rolled and tied in colorful ribbon, bubbles set out for kids using wine glasses with colored sand. She had lots of help the days leading up to the wedding to ensure it was pulled off without a hitch. The use of Gerbera daises, my ultimate favorite flower, was fantastic.
- Meet Jack. One would never know that just hours before he was busily working away in the yard.
- And meet Rhonda. This was her reaction to seeing herself in the mirror for the first time after putting on her custom made dress. Juana did an amazing job on both Rhonda and Kayla's hair. Up-do's with feathers.
- I loved her dress. It was simple, elegant, and a bit sexy. Perfect for Rhonda!
- The nice thing about private residence weddings, is that there is NO restrictions on us photographers. I was able to circle the entire ceremony area (discreetly of course) and get some great angles that are often hard to get in more formal locations.
- As they exited during the recessional, they stopped to pull the ribbon on this sign. I thought it was a nice unique touch.
- A nice family photo. It was weird to shoot this entire wedding solo. Cory did pick up a camera during the reception, but up til now, I was it.
- The reception was super yummy with chicken in the smoker and the huge BBQ loaded up with burgers.
- Christun, a family friend, made the cakes. She is just starting up her bakery business. And I can say without a doubt, that these cakes were the funnest I've seen all year. I loved the smaller satellite cakes. Each with a unique design and flavor. And the flavors....OMG. So good!
- A good idea (food for thought for future weddings) is they even tied colored ribbons around the champagne glasses for the toast. They used yellow ribbon just for glasses that were to be for the kids for non-alcoholic sparking cider.
- Mykel's Cupcake Kitchen did the cupcakes. Once again, absolutely fabulous flavor. Simply amazing!!
- The greenery made for a perfect backdrop for their first dance.
- While it was a super hot day, we managed to get Rhonda and Jack to follow me around for a few unique photos. I'm so glad we did as the tractor pictures are some of my favorite for the whole day. Thanks for enduring the walk to the field!
Be sure to watch the extended sneak peek slideshow by clicking the below image. Caution: there is music with the slideshow, so if you're at work - be sure to turn the volume down. :-) And be sure to allow time for the slideshow to load. Enjoy!
- posted by Jennifer
- Cory and I went walking two weekends back and came across this beautiful hawk. Of course we had no cameras in hand except iPhones. Cory took this image from several yards away. Isn't he just beautiful!
- posted by Carie
- This week our Wedding Photo Wednesday post is about how much time you should allow for Bride and Groom photos on your wedding day. You can check out our other Wednesday Posts on the blog.
When we meet with potential clients, we usually run down a quicky timeline for them to get a good idea of how many hours of photography they will need on their wedding day. Jen can do one of these in just a few minutes. I am always amazed at how easily she can do this. The couple is always thrilled as it is usually the first time they have really mapped out their day on paper. One timeline item we like to explain is the length of time we want with the bride and groom for photos on their wedding day. We almost always ask for thirty minutes. Whether the couple agrees to see each other before the ceremony or not, we love to have that thirty minutes with just them to get some shots in as many different locations at and around the venue as we can fit in.
The time goes by so fast and it's barely enough to capture all that beautiful emotion between the bride and groom.
- We need that thirty minutes so we don't have to rush and can capture the love between each bride and groom. Like in the above photos of (clockwise from top left) Darleen and David laughing under a beautiful tree, Nicole and John sharing a sultry moment, Sharon and Mike smooching while a train full of voyeurs went by and Christine and Rich enjoying a moment alone together on the beach.
- The gorgeous Bride and Groom photos above are of Natalie and Ryan (top) and Noemi and Sam. These are photos we captured during our time with just the Bride and Groom on each couple's wedding day. That thirty minutes flies by and we get a lot done in that amount of time. So, don't be surprised when your photographer asks you for a chunk of time on your big day with you and your new spouse away from the rest of the festivities. You will not want to miss the opportunity for lots of shots of just you two on your special day!