Gabby & Stephen - Wedding - Plaza Del Toro, Portland, Oregon

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These two lovely humans moved to Portland from New York not so long ago & I'm sure glad they did. It was a pleasure documenting their beautiful wedding at Plaza Del Toro in Portland. Plaza Del Toro is an event space owned by chef John Gorham, who is responsible for a number of other amazing Portland restaurants (so the food was amazing, of course). PDX brought the PNW vibes in early June & it was perfect. 

Venue and Catering: Plaza del Toro

Planning, design & DJ: Adornment Events

Flowers: Hilary Horvath Flowers

HMUA: Blow & Go

Chuppah: Chuppah Studio

Dress: Lena Medoyeff Bridal

 

Janine & Robin - Couple's Session - Columbia River Gorge

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Janine & Robin were traveling to Portland & wanted to a portrait session at the Columbia River Gorge as a keepsake of their trip. First we made a quick stop at the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint for a few shots overlooking the gorge. Then we headed to beautiful Latourell Falls. This lovely couple plus those falls... it feels a little bit like cheating.

Janessa & Charles - Wedding - Riverview Restaurant, Troutdale, Oregon

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I loved this wedding on a lot of levels. Janessa & Charles (aka Chuck) are fellow ex-pats of Chicago that now live in Portland. Janessa & I both worked in the wedding industry in Chicago, but I hadn't officially met her or Chuck, a former wedding photographer himself, until here in Portland. Now they feel like old friends. Janessa owned her own floral business in Chicago, which you can probably tell from the amazing florals she had courtesy of Botanica Floral Design

Just a beautiful wedding of two terrific people on a perfectly PNW crisp fall day.

Italia

Ahh... Italia.

It's been too many years since I've been back to the land of my ancestry. This trip was wonderful, though too short. My wife & I spent a week in Northern Italy (Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige & Lombardy regions) with stops in Venice, Murano, Verona, the Valpolicella wine region, Lago di Garda (Lake Garda) & Treviso. Amongst the places we stayed included lovely Airbnb lodgings in the most charming & picturesque little towns of San Pietro in Cariano & Pregasina. It was the Italy of our dreams. 

The photos just scratch the surface & honestly can't properly capture the old world beauty & allure of Italy. And there were many moments & vistas I had to just capture in my minds eye. 

I said this in my last post, but I'll say it again: if anyone wants me to document their wedding or elopement in Italy, please get in touch. 

Ti amo Italia.

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