Dustin & Christina’s Knoll Crest Gardens Wedding {Sandy, Oregon Wedding Photographer}

I had such a great time photographing Dustin and Christina’s elegant Country Garden wedding last weekend at Knoll Crest Gardens in Sandy, Oregon. Their color palette of royal blue, white and orange was amazing and they had the very best late September weather, warm with great colors. We had some very dramatic sunset colors towards the evening due to smoke from the nearby 36 Pit fire burning in the Mt. Hood National Forest. These two had such a fun (and willing!) wedding party, great families and set up one of the most beautiful parties I’ve ever seen. Christina herself was a vision in a cap sleeve lace gown with hair and makeup professionally done by the talented Sarahi Welton of Pure Elegance by Sarahi Welton. Her flowers, by Lora Losinger Sophisticated Floral Design were exquisite and beautiful pops of color adorned every surface. The reception and guest areas were decorated with fun props from Something Borrowed Portland and guests were treated to a wonderful dinner buffet by Maggie’s Buns Catering. A friend of the bride and her band played a couple of amazing sets of country and rock and roll classics that had even the non-dancers tapping their feet. The groom’s aunt baked a beautiful cake and Trufflehunter Restaurant catered what I’m pretty sure is the most ingenious thing I’ve ever seen at a dessert bar; a “Pie Bar.” 15 delicious pies… sadly I didn’t get to the Snickers Pie fast enough- those things went FAST! The bride and groom ended their night with a dance after tossing the garter and bouquet and I wish them all the happiness in the world as they embark on this new chapter. Congratulations Dustin and Christina! It was a pleasure working with you!

Venue: Knoll Crest Gardens, Sandy Oregon

Photography: Studio 623 Photography

Hair and Makeup: Pure Elegance by Sarahi Welton

Flowers: Sophisticated Floral Design by Lora Losinger

Catering: Maggie’s Buns

Pies: Trufflehunter Restaurant – Gresham, Oregon

Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

 

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

Knoll Crest Gardens - Sandy Oregon Wedding Photography

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Michele Gerard - September 26, 2014 - 7:44 am

Got to about picture row #3 and started crying such happy tears. Amazing. Thank you soooooo much Becky for capturing this day for my friends. I only wish I knew you when I was getting married. My photos turned out hopeless….long story. You truly are talented at what you do =)

18 month portraits {Sandy, Oregon Children’s Photographer}

I have been photographing little Ben since he was a newborn and he really does just get cuter and cuter every time I see him! Since our last session he has grown so much! He’s now walking and running and can say several words.  To get the pretty summer evening light featured in this session we pushed Ben’s session a weeeeee bit close to bedtime; and on a shot day. So all in all I’d say he did EXCELLENT given the circumstances (I’m still going to try to talk Ben’s Mom into letting me capture him playing in some leaves next month ;)) Watching babies grow is so amazing :) Enjoy your sneak peek!

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Country Family Photo Shoot {Family Portraits, Sandy, Oregon}

Last week, I opened my email to find a note from Summer asking about family photos. I won’t try to sugar coat this to save my ego, I about fell out of my chair. First of all, Summer and her family are adorable and every photographer’s dream to have a session with, second, I’ve seen her home before and had been dreaming of taking photos there, literally for years, and third (probably most importantly) she’s pretty much famous in the photographer community for her company Loopsy Daisy, which supplies hats and other newborn props that I and several others in the area use frequently.  In fact, she knows about 50 million other photographers and picked ME. So I was pretty excited :)

They did not disappoint. Her three kids (roughly the same ages as MY three kids), were perfect angels. Absolutely adorable. Mom and dad were lovely and and dad very patiently put up with all of our ideas (it’s pretty fun to “play” during a session with another artist!) Without further ado, enjoy this sneak peek. This session is bursting with cuteness :)

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Tuesday’s Session of the Week – Sandy Newborn Photographer

One of my true loves is holding and photographing newborns. It’s one clever way that I get out of some of the rules outlined here, in this hilarious article I read last week :) Lucky for me, I get to see this little guy monthly as we are doing a COMPLETE first year package with him! Woo Hoo!

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Maternity Monday – Sandy Oregon Maternity Photographer

Ashley and Mike had what just might be my most favorite maternity session of all time. The light was perfect, the location was perfect… At the time of my posting this, these two are now amazing parents to their little boy, but the excitement and anticipation that I felt at this session was so special :) What a happy season of life!

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