Back in 2013, I met Kathy at A Country Bridal Affair and soon afterwards she booked me for her July 19, 2014 wedding to her sweetie Calvin! We met up a couple of times to discuss their gorgeous day and also to take their engagement photos at Cedar Springs Country Estate, a local Sandy, Oregon wedding venue where I love to work. In an added twist, it turns out that not only did Sandi (my friend and fellow photographer, Alpaca mentor, and owner of Cedar Springs) take Calvin’s senior photos a few years back (in that same awesome tree where I took their bridal photos), but she also purchased the Cedar Springs site from Calvin’s family, who had homesteaded the property, many years ago!
Calvin and Kathy are simply amazing together. The energy of their love is evident all around them. Their ceremony was so touching, and the smiles and happiness that pours through in these photos is absolutely genuine. Couples like them make my job easy. They also really put on a great party. No stone was left unturned with details, and DIY touches on everything from custom labels on the dress hangers to the thumbprint tree that they signed with a heart during the wedding ceremony.
Some great wedding vendors came together to help make this day a success. The bride’s hair and makeup was done by the lovely Amanda of Amanda Fox Styles HMU, and as soon as the preview reel is ready I will link to their wedding video done by Bryan McMullin at NW Film Co. who was fantastic to work with and who I highly recommend! The day was flawlessly coordinated by Keri with Cedar Springs who not only decorated everything beautifully but also kept every last detail running smoothly. As I mentioned before all the breathtaking decorative touches were the bride’s handiwork, and the Groom made the delicious pies on the dessert table (amazing!) The reception was bartended by The Beer Den, a local ale house in Sandy, Oregon that features unique and delicious beers. I will link to the catering, floral, DJ, and any others I may be missing as the info comes in :)
Congratulations Kathy and Calvin! Here’s to an amazing life together!