October 11, 2012

{Maren + Colby} Oregon Wedding Photography; Portland, Or – Private Residence


{Maren + Colby’s} private residence wedding in Portland, Oregon was transformed wholly for this event! The bamboo flooring seven hills looks amazing, and it blends well with a garden type location. If you want to install some on your homes, you can purchase it at ctmflooring.com.au. They took out huge tree so that the reception tent would fit and covered the pool to create dance floor.  Everything was perfectly themed and designed around black and white polka dots, her Jessica Simpson stilettos as the inspiration.  The floral arrangements (there were tons!) and even the handmade flower girl dresses were created by the bride’s mom (I don’t know how she did so much and was still so relaxed for the big day)!  They had a fun photo booth and one of the highlights of the evening was the spontaneous ‘flash mob’ – started by the flower girls, then the bride/groom joined…the the bridal party, etc.  What FUN!

From the very beginning, {Maren + Colby’s} bubbly personalities and fun character were a blast to be around.  We were so excited to share this journey with you!  You two are some of our biggest fans that we can now call friends.  Thanks again, we love you guys!


B + W

{Artist Series}

Our first shoot with our new baby!  Maren + Colby did it proudly 🙂

Moments after the first look…I love the connection in this shot.




{Artist Series}

THE inspiration for the entire black/white polka dot themed wedding…nothing less than Jessica Simpson shoes.

Maren chose a family heirloom to be her ‘something’ blue 🙂


Their fabulously groomed backyard became the ceremony and reception site.  They even covered the pool to create the dance floor!  #allout


My favorite shot from the whole wedding – I tear up just looking at the smiles of both Maren and her mom.

Handmade dresses by the bride’s mom, each of the many flower girls got a beautiful polka dot dress with sash to match the bride.



Tense moments before the first look!



Beautiful cake presented by The Cake Lady!







A bride and groom favorite and first kiss 🙂  We excited that this moment will be hanging on their walls in a wall art canvas to forever remember this happiness.








Love struck…those are the eyes of their first dance!

Dancing with daddy….

One of my favorites of the evening as well.  Aunt/Uncle on the right looking at mom/dad…whose looking at the bride/groom having a moment 🙂  LOVE!

One of Byron’s favorite shots from the evening!

Special thanks to the vendors that made this day possible for {Maren + Colby}:

Venue: Private Residence
Floral: Sheryl McDonald and Tim Hammerbeck
Cake: The Cake Lady
Catering/Bar: Steve Arel, O’Conners Restaurant, Multnomah Village
Dress: Anna’s Bridal, Lake Oswego
DJ: Dave Wilkins, Star Productions DJs
Pianist: Tom Grant
Officiant: Chris Lewis
Hair/Makeup: Shanda Murray and Tyra Kearney
Rentals: The Prop Shop
Photo Booth: Flash Photo Booth PDX