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14 of 2014 – Our Favorite Wedding Photos

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

It’s that time of year. Quite possibly my favorite time of year. As each year is happening live so to speak, you don’t realize the significance of events or photos until the end of the year when you look back. It is always one of my favorite things to do.

2014 was a big year for us. Personally, I set a goal to complete 10 triathlons and accomplished that goal in October. For 2015 my personal goal is to finish an Ironman 70.3, which I will do in June. My family also had a big year in 2014. My wife gave birth to twins in November just before Thanksgiving. These were not your average twins though. My amazing wife spent her year as a surrogate for a gay couple from Israel. It’s something she has always wanted to do, so finally, she did it. We did not know them before the process started and met them in September 2013. I would now consider them family. It is an amazing experience to help a family have children. It was by no means an easy pregnancy for her, but she (and we) are so glad she did. The babies are beautiful and the Dads are going to make great parents. I look forward to seeing them grow up from afar and hopefully one day we will be able to go to Israel and visit.

Professionally, 2014 was an amazing year here at Mitchelldyer Photography and we owe that to all of our wonderful clients. I come to work everyday and never feel like I am working. That is the way it should be! We spent a lot of time in some really cool places photographing some really cool people and events this year and it is always so hard to pick our “favorites” every year. Narrowing down over 150,000 images to just a few blog posts of 14 – our favorite wedding photos, our favorite portraits and our favorite sports images is no easy task.

For today, we start with our favorite 14 wedding photos of 2014. Each of these images may or may not be our “best” but they are our favorites. It might be the location, the light, the story behind the photo, the couple, a million reasons why. Be on the lookout in the coming days for our 14 of 14 portraits and sports photos, but for now, enjoy the 14 of 14 – weddings!

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

2014 took us to Lake Tahoe twice this year. And I am glad it did. Easily one of my favorite places on earth, Lake Tahoe is beautiful. At Eric and Stephanie’s wedding in late September we were treated with an amazing sunset at the end of the evening.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

One of my favorite local venues is Mt. Hood Ski Bowl. What a cool place to have a wedding. To get there, your guests need to take a chairlift to the ceremony. But it is worth it, the view is stunning.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Plus, when it’s over, the best way to get the bottom of the mountain is the Alpine Slides! How cool is that?

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

One of my favorite moments of every wedding is when the bride and groom walk up the aisle for the first time as husband and wife. And I love this image of Jonathan and Christin. You can see the happiness everywhere.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Who cut the cheese? These guys did! I like it when weddings take on traditional with a little flair and having a cake made out of different types of cheese was a cool idea for a winery wedding.

October 17, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Timbers Army members Sunday White and Heidi Koenig get married in section 107 before the match at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Sometimes, my worlds collide and it is marvelous. Before the final Timbers match of the year, two longtime supporters decided to have a wedding with 3,500 of their closest friends in the Timbers Army. 3,500 people chanting “Lets get F*&@ing Married!” is something unique for sure. I love photos full of interesting people and emotion and this one has all of that!

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Often times I have no idea what I am going to do when I am shooting. That’s one of the things I love. Just showing up and looking around and making a cool photo with what I have in front of me. That was the case when we went downtown in between rain showers. I wanted to make a cool shot with this wedding party and the church near the Portland Art Museum worked out great.

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I love this image during the getting ready process that shows off Kasia’s hair and eyelashes and earrings, etc. A quiet moment – the calm before the storm.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Remember what I said about emotion? I love it! And this is pure happiness right here.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

A couple of my favorites are from Ashley and Oryan’s wedding at Edgefield in May. They often go there and one of their “things” is a selfie on the bench in the garden, so we recreated that for the wedding as well. Since 2014 is “The Year of the Selfie” it only seemed fitting to include it here.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Wedding Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

 

Swords. Need I say more? I also like the lighting setup in this image.

Wedding Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

I pride myself on being able to light dark venues and make great images no matter how difficult and the Treasury Ballroom is probably one of the toughest places to shoot in, but I love this image of Amber and her dad dancing. Happy people make happy photographers!

 

I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite wedding photos from 2014. Looking forward to a great 2015!

 

Forest Grove Wedding: Christin + Jonathan

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Last weekend we shot Christin and Jonathan’s autumn wedding in a century-old church in Forest Grove. See more from this wedding here in a sneak peek album.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Portland Ecotrust Wedding: Lauren + Kyle

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Here are a few of our favorite shots from Lauren and Kyle’s wedding last weekend in the Pearl District of Portland.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding: Annie + Michael

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Here are a few of our favorite photos from Annie and Michael’s wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes. To see more of this wedding, visit their sneak peek album on Facebook.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Heavenly at Lake Tahoe Wedding: Steph + Eric

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Last weekend we were lucky to have the opportunity to fly down to Lake Tahoe to shoot a beautiful wedding at Heavenly Ski Resort. The day was eventful as we started out at the base of the mountain and worked our way up via a gondola. The weather went from warm and sunny to suddenly raining and smokey due to a nearby forest fire, but that didn’t stop us from venturing outside with the bride and groom. The chaotic weather pattern gave us a stunning backdrop during sunset. To see more of Steph and Eric’s wedding, visit their sneak peek album here.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Villa Catalana Cellars Wedding: Amy + Harry

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Last weekend we shot Amy and Harry’s beautiful wedding at Villa Catalana Cellars in Oregon City. In the summer, this vineyard lends its space to the Rare Plant Research Nursery for special events, such as this one. We couldn’t have asked for a better setting or better light. The ceremony was held on a stone terrace overlooking a pond, and the reception activities went on against a beautiful sunset backdrop. Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the night.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Clark Lewis Wedding: Jessica + Ben

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Our associate photographer Tom Boyd shot this wedding at Clark Lewis Restaurant on Portland’s waterfront. Here are some of our favorite images.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Oregon Golf Club Wedding: David + Vivi

Friday, September 5th, 2014

David and Vivi didn’t let the rain stop them on their wedding day. Here are a few of our favorites from their wedding and reception at the Oregon Golf Club.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)