Wedding photography of a couple on the beach in sand dunes at Manzanita on the Oregon Coast

A Forested Oregon Coast Wedding

A couple is married at manzanita on the oregon coast. They pose in sand dunes photography.
Wedding photography of a couple on the beach in sand dunes at Manzanita on the Oregon Coast

Matt and Britta held their ceremony in the lush dark green forests of the Oregon coastline. I really love the versatility of the Oregon coast. One moment you can be in a mossy old growth forest, and with a five minute walk, you can arrive at a gently sloping dune filled beach nestled between large rocky cliffs. The Oregon coastline is always one of my first suggestions for clients traveling from outside of Oregon who contact me looking for elopements with dramatic backdrops. Nothing beats the unique formations found on Pacific Northwest beaches.

Colorful sunsets can be few and far in between on Oregon beaches, but when they happen, there is nothing quite like them. Everything is bathed in glowing reds, oranges, and purples.

For more PNW weddings: Seattle Garden Wedding

For more from the Oregon Coast try here: Manzanita Cliffs Engagement


Photography of a couple during their wedding at Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs

Dreamy Garden of the Gods Colorado Elopement

Photography of a couple during their wedding at Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs

Tessa and Blake’s Garden of the Gods day after adventure photography session is what dreams are made of. We captured sweet intimate moments between the two as we explored the stunning red rocks of Colorado’s high desert.

Photography of a couple during their wedding at Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs
Photography of a couple during their wedding at Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs

We had quick moments of a sunset. The best end to a romantic day.

Want more? Check out Tessa and Blake’s wedding day: Colorado Winter Wedding


Golden and Bright Colorado Winter Wedding

Tessa and Blake’s Wedding cake was specially made to match the lace of her dress by Tessa’s mother Kim Bishop and the ladies of Michelle’s Bakery in Round Rock, Texas. It is definitely a favorite cake from the 2021 season.

Tess and Blake had an unusually warm wedding day in November at Black Forest by Wedgewood just outside of Colorado Springs.

We were blessed with lots of golden and bright light for their special day.

They said their, “I do!” overlooking a stunning evergreen forest in the mountains.

Wedding photography of a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Black Forest by Wedgewood in Colorado Springs.
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Guests mingled and danced the night away inside the reception hall.

The couple took time to dance with all of their family and friends.

As the evening drew to a close, the glow sticks came out and the dance party really began.

For the Colorado Pre-Wedding Session look here: Garden of the Gods Pre-Wedding Session

For more travel weddings try here: Portugal the Wedding and here: Seattle Summer Wedding


Seattle Summer Wedding at the Corson

The Bremer’s had thier wedding on a beautiful June day in Seattle, Washington. Their closest family and friends gathered amongst the lush garden walls of the Corson Building to celebrate their love.


A Colorful Fall Backyard Portland Wedding

A Fall Backyard Portland Wedding.

Ash and Elise had a beautiful and intimate September backyard wedding at a family home in downtown Portland.

Florals from Coy and Co. really brought all the vibrant fall vibes with pops of oranges and reds.

Want more Oregon Weddings? Try here: Forested Oregon Wedding


Wedding photography of a couple outdoors dancing

A Romantic Oregon Winery Wedding

Fran and Jeff decided to have their wedding ceremony in the sunny rolling hills of Newberg, Oregon. Their closest friends and family were there to help witness their vows on this beautiful August day.

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It was a bright and beautiful day at Flaneur Winery with Fran and Jeff.

After some sweet time together walking the winery hills the bride and groom rejoined their guests to taste some wine.

Wedding photography of a couple outdoors dancing

Bride and groom during golden hour at field near Herdade da Matinha portugal

Portugal the Wedding

Kyle and Lisa’s Wedding in the Portugese Country Side.

Portugal the Wedding

 

 

I spent three weeks in Portugal following Kyle and Lisa, documenting their wedding and travels through this gorgeous country. We spent time in Lisbon and Lagos, before making our way to the beautifully eclectic Herdade da Matinha.

Coastline of Lisbon Portugal
Couple stares out castle window in Lisbon Portugal
Couple dances in waves at beach in lagos portugal
Couple kisses in castle window in Lisbon Portugal
Bride sits on groom's lap in Castelo de S. Jorge Sao Jorge Castle in Lisbon Portugal
Bride sits on groom's lap in Castelo de S. Jorge Sao Jorge Castle in Lisbon Portugal
Wedding Dress at Herdade da Matinha
Suit and shoes at Herdade da Matinha Portugal
Interior of Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal

Their reception was held at the stunning Restaurante Alento

Restaurante Alento Portugal
Reception dinner at Thier reception was held the stunning Restaurante Alento Portugal
Reception Dinner at Thier reception was held the stunning Restaurante Alento Portugal
Soup for Reception Dinner at Thier reception was held the stunning Restaurante Alento Portugal
Wild Coastline in Lagos Portugal
Small fisherman's cottage on Coast line in Lagos Portugal

A morning at Herdade da Matinha

I spent a relaxed, easygoing, morning with Kyle and Lisa. Because of their small wedding size, they were able to focus on the little moments, and I had ample opportunity to capture the details.

Sweet Note from grandma portugal wedding
Bride kisses flower girl morning of her wedding in Portugal
Bride puts on earings morning of her wedding in Portugal
Interior of Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Writing Vows Herdade da Matinha Portugal wedding
Bridal detail shots Herdade da Matinha Portugal
Groomsmen toast at Herdade da Matinha before wedding
Ring detail shot on fern flower bouquet
Interior of Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Groomsmen get ready inside room at Herdade da Matinha Portugal
Groomsmen get ready inside room at Herdade da Matinha Portugal
Bridesmaid getting ready at Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Bridal party pops champagne at Interior of Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
robes hanging while bridesmaids get ready at Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Bridal party pops champagne at Interior of Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Mother helps daughter into dress at Interior of Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Exterior of bridal suite at Herdade da Matinha portugal
Detail shot of ring Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Bridesmaids gather around bride at Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Bridesmaids gather around bride at Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal
Groom has a drink outside Herdade da Matinha
Bride sits on grooms lap outside Herdade da Matinha bridal suite portugal

Kyle and Lisa were married under a beautiful grove of cork trees.

Red alter rug wedding at Herdade da Matinha portugal
Family under cork trees after wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal
Mother walks son down aisle under cork trees at wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal
First kiss under cork trees at wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal
Bride dances down aisle under cork trees at wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal
Bride smiles in front of olive trees at wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal
Bride and groom give gift to flower girl in front of olive trees at wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal
Bride and groom in front of old home at wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal
Bride and groom in front of cork trees at wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal

Golden hour shoots are my favortie time with couples. It’s a moment away from all the madness of a wedding to slow down and watch the sunset together.

Bride and groom during golden hour at field near Herdade da Matinha portugal
Bride and groom in front of old home at wedding Herdade da Matinha portugal
Bride and groom during golden hour at field near Herdade da Matinha portugal
Bride and groom during golden hour at field near Herdade da Matinha portugal

Looking for more travel weddings? Try here: Colorado Winter Wedding or here: Summer Seatle Wedding

Looking for more Pre-Wedding sessions? Try here: Garden of the Gods Pre-Wedding Session


Abiqua Falls oregon elopement

Abiqua Falls Elopement

Mixed race Married couple shares first kiss at abiqua falls
Abiqua Falls elopement
Abiqua Falls Styled elopement
Abiqua Falls Wedding
Abiqua Falls oregon elopement
Abiqua falls elopement oregon first kiss

Want more Oregon Waterfalls? Try here: Latourell Engagement

Oregon wedding fan? Try this: Forested Oregon Coast Wedding