Monthly Archives: January 2012
Krystle and Michael are my kind of crazy, and I mean that in the very best sort of way. I wish there was a way to show the height and depth of their fun natures, we’ll just have to settle for the epic caveman-carry images 😉
Could it get any better than having Benj Haisch for back to back weddings? This day he shot with me, the next day, I shot with him. And I have to say… I was worried about a repeat of the kidney stone hospial adventure the last time we shot together 🙂 Thankfully, it all went perfectly. Of course… I do have another kidney stone hospital story in an upcoming blog post. Figures.
I’m not usually a sucker for details, but I couldn’t resist what Krystle and her mom put together… plus they had a lemonade stand. If your wedding has lemonade, it’s alright in my book. Enjoy thier day, and give in to the crazy. Thanks to Lydia from Ever Ours for featuring their day, you can see her post HERE. Lydia is the best. It’s just science.
I loved everything about the day, and Krystle + Michael. Plus, if you get a chance, take a look at Krystle’s Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/krystlewahn
Time is a funny thing. Some days I review past jobs and envy my own creativity. It’s also easy to look back and have an overly critical view of your work, forgetting to take into account the learning curve. Sometimes it gives me additional perspective, and other times I find myself idealizing the past… the “good ole days syndrome.” I’ve decided it would be fun to go back through weddings past and start blogging them, like I do now. I anticipate experiencing all of the responses above, and maybe some new ones… who knows. It’s a learning exercise for myself, hoping to hone storytelling skills, look for images that are repeated too often, to just have a better awareness of what I do at weddings. Just some real talk folks. New Year, new outlook. That’s the plan 🙂
I love Tiffany and McKenzie’s wedding at the Scottish Rite Center in Portland. Seeing as how they are both artists, they went to great lengths to make their day unique, and just the way they wanted it… which is always the best. The hair, the makeup, the clothes, the music McKenzie composed for the wedding, even the way the ceremony was structured… everything was uniquely “them.” This includes the 5 and a half hours of portraits we did the day of, which any of you who know me get how much of a dream that is for me, personally. Enjoy their day, in all its unique glory.
Marriage is a shared journey that, if you’re lucky, ends exactly where it begins, though it lasts a lifetime. Those are the words that popped into my head as I watched Felicia and Randy walk the labyrinth at The Grotto in Portland. I was already feeling reflective, with my own 13 year anniversary coming up, but something about these two walking the meditative labryrinth really stuck with me. The best marriages end where they begin… two people in love. Walk in circles or go a thousand miles, live in the same town your whole life or travel the world; as long as you are together, it’s a journey worth taking.
We had fun every minute of the engagement and wedding. The wedding was one giant party, and I mean, how do you beat lechon baboy (whole roasted pig) and a live funk band?? Felicia and Randy, you are fantastic… I wish you the longest of happy marriages, whether you journey far or stay close to home, I hope you end up right where you started.