Laney and Travis are just plain fantastic. Kind souls, a blast to work with, laid back, not to mention Laney’s brothers are long-time friends and clients. For their engagement session, we leisurely wandered downtown Portland, just in between downpours. We constantly looked up, so, i suppose it was a leisurely-with-a-purpose-pace? Luck favors the engaged i suppose 🙂 Even though this is mainly a wedding post, I wanted to include a bit of Downtown PDX flavor into things since it is one of my favorite places to shoot.
It’s a joy to continue relationships and grow them within families… it’s one of my very favorite parts of the job. I feel it allows me to more completely understand my subjects, and appreciate the subtle nuances that would likely be missed, had I not spent time laughing and listening and trying to outrun the rain and hit the only clear skies. Which we did the day of their wedding, also. I’m telling you, these two must have some sort of deal with the clouds. Genuineness is my favorite of their qualities, and I tried to reflect that in the images. From the plate of baby carrots as they kissed post-ceremony (not staged, just happened, thanks for finding interesting light all on your own!), the giggles, and the overall silliness of the reception… I just wanted the images to feel comfortable. The wedding was a true family affair, with siblings in the bridal party, grandpa and brother as officiants, and either four or five pregnant bridesmaids. Long live family.