We are honored to to be Preferred Photographers at Abernethy Center. We absolutely LOVE it there! Abigail’s Garden is probably our favorite spot to shoot, but the Veiled Garden, the Chapel, and the Ballroom are all awesome too. You seriously can’t take a bad picture at Abernethy. The staff is just as awesome and truly amazing at what they do. Because of this weddings at Abernethy are always smooth and stress free. You can check out their online brochure or go to their website to learn more about them.
Log House Garden is a special place for us. The owners, John and Lanora Blake, are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. They treat everyone that visits their venue like family and that’s a rare quality these days. The venue itself is always immaculate and it’s a photographers dream. There are a TON of great places for photos at Log House Garden – gardens, orchards, old barns, huge trees, you name it! We are proud to be Preferred Photographers at Log House Garden. You can visit their website to learn more about them.
Langdon Farms is amazing, plain and simple. Langdon has the perfect mix of rustic country feel and classy elegance. Old barns, the white house, amazing views, ponds, big trees, and the list goes on. There is no shortage of great places to take some truly awesome photos at Langdon. Their staff is incredible and extremely good at what they do as well. You can visit their website to see some photos (some are ours!) and learn more about this great venue.
The Sentinel Hotel is hands down our favorite indoor venue! Being on their very short list of preferred photographers is an honor. Not only is it a very unique and amazing place, but it matches our style very well too. We get to make the moody, dramatic, images we absolutely love here. With all the different rooms and architecture in this building there is no shortage of places to take great photos. On top of all this visual awesomeness, the staff is top notch and great to work with as well. And Jakes Catering? Well lets just say dinner is one of our favorite parts of the day =). Get more info at the Jakes at Sentinel website.
What can we say about Bust A Move? They rock! They are our favorite DJ’s to work with and always make receptions a blast. The owner, Frank Bratcher, is an amazing guy and has become a great friend over the years. He personally trains all of his DJ’s to make sure their style and presentation is consistent with his vision – to entertain! If you want a DJ that is personable & professional yet knows how to turn your reception into a party – these are your guys. Check out their website to learn more about them.
We love sending people to Serious Cake. Seri is an amazing person and her cakes are truly the best in Portland. We actually went under cover at one of the biggest bridal shows and tasted a whole bunch of cakes for her (tough job right?!). She wanted to see where she stood among her peers and had no way to do it herself. The results? Not even close. Seri’s cakes were so much better than everyone else’s it wasn’t even fair. She has won many awards and is very humble for how awesome she is. Check out her website and set up a tasting to see what we mean.
One of Portland’s best makeup artists. The end. Not only do they do amazing work, but they are great to work with as well. They know what it takes to make their brides look their best all day long as well as look stunning in their photographs. The owner, Nicole Wagner, is a runner so she and JD have something in common and are Facebook friends. Super nice person! If you want picture perfect makeup by the best you can check out their website to learn more about them.
If you are looking for someone to help relieve some of the stress of wedding planning, Liz from Soleil Bliss is a great choice. We met Liz at a wedding show and ended up talking to her for over half and hour. We actually had to make ourselves stop so we could check out the rest of the show! She is such a great person and super easy to talk to. We could have chatted with her all day. She also happens to be amazing at what she does and her clients love her. Take a look at her website to learn more about Soleil Bliss.
We have to be honest here – we haven’t done many weddings with Rev. Dee Richardson. BUT…she is super cool and left a lasting impression on us after the very first one. Officiants can sometimes be a bit stiff and formal but Dee is not at all. She makes everyone feel at ease and has such a great personality. She is awesome to work with and does anything she can to help with photos and timing. She is also a hugger like JD so that earns her a few extra points as well. You can check out her website to learn more about her.