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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Bellissima in Pregasina, Lake Garda, Italy

I take a lot of quick portraits of my wife while we travel, but this time I did a mini-portrait session with her. We were staying at the loveliest B&B in an incredibly picturesque mountainside town in Lake Garda, Italy named Pregasina. They had a little property a short hike further up from the B&B where we had watched the sunset the night before, so we had to return for session on our 2nd night there.

Beauty on beauty. 

If anyone wanted to have me shoot their wedding or elopement in Italy, that would be swell. Grazie mille.

Valerie & William - Wedding - The Colony, Portland, Oregon

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Valerie & William's wedding was right up my alley... a super sweet & funny couple, mid-century furnishings. vintage trailers, and portraits at Cathedral Park under the coolest bridge in Portland (St, Johns Bridge). 

Venue: The Colony, St Johns