Stephanie & Lew – Villa Tre Grazie

Stephanie & Lew – Villa Tre Grazie

Adventure weddings with a tight group of best friends and family spread out over several days are truly some of the most meaningful experiences we've seen. With the right location, you can have a celebration that can be mind-blowingly unique, adventurous, and life-changing. And with smart planning, it can be financially possible. Stephanie and Lew invited 20 of their best friends and close family to one of the most gorgeous and charming hidden countryside villas called Villa Tre Grazie. They...

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Kathleen & Sean – Tin Roof Barn

Kathleen & Sean – Tin Roof Barn

Every time we reflect back on Kathleen and Sean's wedding we experience some of the most meaningful feelings. The way Kathleen and Sean marinate in their beautiful awareness of time and the people surrounding them is absolutely profound. The opportunity they took to express love and joy in every moment literally is the priority of all priorities. They planned their wedding with such thought yet also mature trust in letting things unfold as they will. The charming setting of the Tin Roof Barn...

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Heather & Don – Cannon Beach

Heather & Don – Cannon Beach

Getting married at Surfsand Resort on the Oregon Coast at Cannon Beach on a warm summer day is absolutely marvelous. The expansive views of the distant ocean, far-reaching sandy beaches, and salt of the sea in the air invite the best of feelings. Having all of your guests sit outside on chairs, feet in the sand with a gentle breeze is such a lovely setting (growing solution for COVID with a small group, setting up chairs safely apart with the gentle wind). Heather, having a theatre background...

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Radhika & Shilpin – Portland Art Museum

Radhika & Shilpin – Portland Art Museum

Radhika and Shilpin’s wedding was pretty much a dream within a dream. Pinks that ignite your eyes and blues that make you drown in wonder. “Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa.  Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner. For them, food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the heart. ‘Amore’ or ‘Pyar’ makes everyone a poet.” – Gregory David Roberts. After 20 hrs of non-stop...

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Liz & Laurence – Exchange Ballroom

Liz & Laurence – Exchange Ballroom

Liz and Laurence live in Hartford, Connecticut so planning their destination wedding in Portland Oregon relied on many experienced vendors from Portland. One of the most important vendors for them was finding The Exchange Ballroom and Cascade Rooftop atop the Eastside Exchange Building. It was perfect for the size and dynamic of their wedding, especially with Portland’s best catering and events company, Vibrant Table Catering & Events, who provided them with exceptional design, production,...

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Francis & Greg – Portland

Francis & Greg – Portland

Francis and Greg know how to play and are willing to dive into any situation and make it their own. This chemistry to "invent" within their relationship is absolutely genius and beautiful. It really doesn't matter where they are, they just make magic happen. When we stepped near this fountain in Fernhill Park and the water spontaneously turned on spraying all of us, they just dove into it. And this was the beginning of their "engagement photo shoot" which means they were drenched with water...

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Ava & Michael – Youngberg Hill

Ava & Michael – Youngberg Hill

When we heard Ava and Michael recently hiked 14 miles at the grand canyon,18 miles down the Zion Narrows, visited SE Asia, Portugal/Spain, and love to create new experiences and learn about different cultures, we knew we were in for a real adventure. Our experience with them began with a lifestyle engagement photo session in their hometown, Chicago. It was then we learned about how much they listen, communicate and trust each other and their deep love for family and friends. We immediately...

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Stephanie & Lew – Mt Vernon – Colorado

Stephanie & Lew – Mt Vernon – Colorado

Stephanie and Lew's beautiful Mount Vernon Country Club wedding was the beginning of a grand journey from Denver, Colorado to Umbria, Italy at Villa Tre Grazie. During our first phone call with them, they told us they love how we capture both emotion and art in our photography. They wanted photographers who would give them the freedom to be themselves and completely connect with their family and friends. When we heard these thoughts we immediately knew we were on the same page and they would...

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Ava & Michael – Chicago

Ava & Michael – Chicago

Exploring a date with Ava and Michael while adventuring along the Chicago River Walk was a great way to get to know them and capture some inspirational photos for their upcoming wedding at Youngberg Hill Winery. They had a beautiful June day together enjoying the magnificent backdrop of the historical cityscape of Chicago. The river walk offers fantastic architecture to explore with photography: under bridges, greenways, and endless restaurants. Chicago is second to Amsterdam to having the...

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Caroline & Will – Cafe Brauer – Chicago

Caroline & Will – Cafe Brauer – Chicago

Caroline and Will started off their Chicago weekend wedding celebration with pretty much the most unforgettable welcome dinner we've ever seen. They invited all of their family and friends to meet at The iO Theater. They began in the outside back cocktail area that has a massive brick wall and space for large gatherings before everyone headed into the theatre. Caroline and Will have some fabulous friends who happen to be quite articulate, so they opened the stage up for fun toasts while...

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