Amanda and Greg held their wedding on July 4th in one of Lake Oswego’s many lovely, woodsy parks. The reception followed at Stickmen Brewery & Skewery (an awesome restaurant to discover), where the wedding party and all their guests gathered on the patio and enjoyed dinner overlooking the lake. Here are some of our favorite photos from that day.
I love shooting for Barron’s. They give me a lot of freedom to do interesting portraits of what could typically be potentially boring subject. Let’s face it, shooting in a financial office is not exactly knock your socks off exciting even though shooting people in ties is one of my favorite things to photograph (I’m being dead serious!). Anyway, I love shooting the Mutual Funds profiles because they like the image to tell a little bit more about the person in the photo than just a typical portrait. For example, the last one I shot, our subject was an avid tennis player so we shot him on the rooftop tennis court at the MAC in downtown Portland.
So for this image, I first set out to find out some more about Guy Pope. It turns out he was a lover of the outdoors and spent a lot of time running in Forest Park in Portland. So I went on a little hike to find a cool spot. I thought shooting him in a suit in the middle of the forest would be a good contrast to the typical office photo, yet still be professional. The hardest part of this shoot was packing all the equipment up the trail. I used a beauty dish on a boom for the main light and a 30 degree grid on the back light to try and mimic the sun that was coming in and out of the trees at the same angle. Here is a behind the scenes shot:
I like how it turned out and am always happy with having a huge photo in the pages of a national magazine.
On Saturday, we shot Jenny and Tin’s wedding at St. Stephen’s in SE Portland, followed by pictures at Laurelhurst Park and the downtown park blocks. Here are a few of our favorites, especially the fun-yet-moody group photo of the bridal party. To see more, visit Jenny and Tin’s sneak peek album.
If you’ve never been to the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion in North Portland, you should pay this place a visit. We shot Kari and Scott’s wedding there last weekend and were blown away by the beauty of this historic place. Here are some of our favorites.
Our last wedding was a fun one in the country. Jodi and Jaime were married in this open field outside the Mazama Ranch House. This location is remote and beautiful, tucked away in between mountains on the eastern side of the North Cascades National Park. Here are our favorites.