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AMANDA + REED | JASPER HOUSE FARM WEDDING

It’s a real bonus when a wedding is as fun to attend as it looks like it may have been in the pictures. Reed and Amanda know how to show a photographer a good time, and their wedding was most certainly fun to attend. The venue, the food, the girls, the boys, the Polaroid photobooth… everything was a pleasure to photograph. In this line of work, gracious hosts are to be appreciated and go a long way in creating a great creative space for the photographers. I personally go out of my way to make clients and guests feel comfortable and taken care of, so when the tables are turned and I am on the receiving end of that sort of attentiveness, it says a lot about the couple and their respective families. This is also one of my new favorite local venues. I could explore for 2-3 more weddings and not come close to exhausting all of the location possibilities. Double bonus, when your second shooter is short enough to hide behind the bride & groom during the first kiss on the hill. 🙂

We shot in L.A. for their engagement session, and it fueled the jealousy I feel towards my SOCal photographer friends. That light is just something special. Don’t get me wrong, I have no desire to leave the PNW, Oregon is home forever, it’s just hard to have the knowledge of the glorious, smog-fueled sunsets and unique light without feeling at least a twinge of green. Speaking of green, we walked the UCLA campus as I wore my Oregon Ducks shirt… the way it should be. #GoDucks  Griffith Observatory, the Venice Canals, and amazing food. I’m ok with going back whenever someone wants to bring me.

Enjoy this classy couple, and their classy wedding. Big thanks to Brie Mullin for shooting with me, and generally making me look bad by being cooler.

Words of Advice from the Bride: Stay true to what you want. It’s your day and it only comes once, so don’t forget to make the choices that will make you happy.

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VENUE: Jasper House Farm

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  • Sheri Morris - This wedding venue is so beautiful! It has an amazing contrast of color and comfort and the owners are amazing to work with and sooo helpful!

  • Sheri Morris - These pictures are so well done – I didn’t want it to end! They really tell the story of THEE day – and it was special!!

  • Oregon Ceremonies - Nice photos, Jay, as always! I look forward to working with you again at Jasper House Farms July 18!

SARAH + L.A. | PHOTOGRAPHER IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

There are some people the internet brings your way that just seem to stick around, for whatever reason. I like that. The interwebzz have a tendency to promote the short-term. The instant. The free, no investment. I think it’s nice to make a potentially impersonal tool into a way to cultivate relationships. My best friend is in Canada, one of my other closest friends moved across the country for years, I’ve met good friends through sites like Flickr and Facebook. You can meet people through other people, who happen to be FB friends with so-and so’s and make them your own friends. That is exactly what happened with Sarah… friend of a friend.

I met up with Sarah while I was in LA for an engagement session, just for fun. Sarah is a photographer, and seeing as how we both love photography, there was as much nerdy chatting as there was shooting (which I am always down for). Tiger shirt + LA sun + someone willing to climb anything = recipe for success.

P.S. We also met a very nice Scottish couple on their honeymoon, snapping Myspace pics of themselves, so I offered to take a few for them on their camera, and mine. I didn’t ask for anything, and I sent them for free… I told them it was my belated wedding gift 😉  Who knows, maybe the internet will strike again, and get me some friends in Scotland.

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  • Wyn Wiley - this set rocks jay! and a cat shirt. what could be better? 🙂

  • Jay Eads - tigers make the world go ’round!!!

  • Meredith Adams - your post processing is pretty dang killer. these shots are great!

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