Almost two years ago, my cousin, Torie, bought a gift certificate from me for her friends, Abbey & Clinton, so they could do a couple's photo session with me. Fun! Well, somewhere along the way, they got engaged (complete with a helicopter ride up the McKenzie River, champagne and a gorgeous ring!) So, their session with me turned into an engagement session. Yay! I love engagement sessions! I had a wonderful time taking engagement photos of Abbey & Clinton and their dog Aero too. I immediately felt comfortable with them, like we were old friends. We took photos until it was dark, with them in a boat on a private lagoon. It was beautiful.
Not long after their engagement photos, we were all at Torie's wedding when Abbey came up to me & asked me to photograph their wedding. I was so flattered! You see, even a year ago, I was still sort of nervous about wedding photography. The days are very long and the pressure of getting every...single...shot?! Phew! It made me nervous. Did I say any of this? Haha! No way! I think it was more like, "Really?! Okay! Awesome! Yay!"
Over the next 11 months, Abbey & Clinton planned the most beautiful wedding at Sarver Winery here in Oregon, just outside Eugene. The wedding was absolutely perfect! I mean it. The weather was great, the location was gorgeous, Abbey looked amazing in her dress, Clinton looked handsome in his suit, the first look between Abbey & her dad was enough to make us all cry and...there was a horse in the wedding! A real horse! Abbey's horse and dog were both part of the wedding, which I loved. You could just feel the love these two have for each other and the love they have for their friends and family. I cam away from the day feeling very happy.
I am honored they picked me to capture their wedding day. Special thanks to my second shooter, Jamie, for being another set of photographer eyes and capturing so many wonderful detail shots while I ran around like a crazy woman. Go team!
I hope you all enjoy these photos, which are just a small sample of all of the amazing moments that took place on their wedding day. Enjoy!
11/11/2015 02:59:44 pm
OH MY GOODNESS. I adore this!!!! I especially love that he stayed turned around until she got up to the front of the aisle, and his FAAAAAACE. Ahhhh. Such good story-telling here.
11/12/2015 01:03:07 pm
What a fun wedding!
2/20/2017 12:34:00 pm
What gorgeous colors! I love the ring shot with the wine corks.
2/20/2017 12:44:19 pm
So much emotion! I love it!
2/20/2017 12:50:30 pm
These are gorgeous pictures.. you're an amazing photographer.
2/20/2017 02:26:05 pm
These are such lovely wedding photos you have done an amazing job :)
2/20/2017 07:24:12 pm
This vineyard wedding is beautiful! I lived in Portland for over a year and I never ventured to Eugene -- I wish I had! You did a great job capturing their special day!
2/20/2017 08:37:51 pm
Such a beautiful Eugene, Oregon wedding! You photographed this beautiful! All of the emotion you captured made me feel like I was there! Gorgeous work!
2/21/2017 07:19:21 am
What a beautiful day and her tattoo is so cool!
2/21/2017 08:25:41 am
So many emotions in these pics. Just love them! You are such an amazing wedding photographer in Eugene, Oregon!
2/21/2017 10:14:09 am
Beautiful and I love the addition of the horse! If I'm ever looking for a Eugene Oregon wedding photographer I will be contacting you!
2/21/2017 05:48:58 pm
You did an amazing job capturing their day. They look so happy and for some reason seeing men cry at their wedding tugs at my heartstrings.
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