Svea and Blake’s wedding may have been in early January, on a day that can be cold, rainy, or even snowy, but instead the weather was sunlit and warm, and so was their wedding! The ceremony took place at Bethel Lutheran Church in NE Portland, and then moved to the legendary Crystal Ballroom on West Burnside for the reception. Many people know the Crystal Ballroom as a live-music venue and dance hotspot (everybody from Little Richard, Marvin Gaye, James Brown to the Grateful Dead have performed there); fewer know that it is a truly fabulous place for a wedding reception.
Megan and Andy’s gorgeous wedding at one of our favorite venues – Abernethy Center!
The “Getting Ready” time is the calm before the storm. Whether leisurely or rushed, the rituals of getting ready spent with parents, close friends and family represent the last moments of single life, and everyone is aware that in a few hours, a few minutes, the couple will be making a public commitment that will forever change the nature of so many long-standing relationships.
Whether religious or civil, held in an open field or a grand cathedral, the wedding ceremony combines both happy and solemn moments, in keeping with the nature of the promises the bride and groom make to each other. Our goal is to capture the feelings and often deep emotions of the ceremony – a time of contemplation and commitment that deserves thoughtful photography, before the party begins!
From country barns and tent weddings, to dazzling urban ballrooms and restaurants, the reception is where we capture the magic moments of a wedding. Every single one is different, and thats what we love about it! This is YOUR story, and your photos will tell that story in our unique combination of journalism and artistic photography.