Monday, June 22, 2009

Jackie & Ryan

Our first Oregon wedding! Jackie & Ryan got hitched in true pacific northwest fashion, in the rain, at the McMenimen's Edgefield about 20 minutes outside of Portland.
First of all, the location: wow. Historic Edgefield is a brewery, winery, and distillery with guestrooms, hostel, restaurant, pub, golf course, movies and gift shop. In short, a one-stop destination for an incredible weekend for all their out of town guests. The property is so quirky and delightful, a true treat for photographers.

Another first, Jackie and Ryan were our first couple who wanted to see one another BEFORE the ceremony. This proved to be a great idea. The moment they first saw one another was so special. And this afforded them time to run around with us to take their photos without missing out on precious time with their guests. They actually spent most of their cocktail hour with friends and family. I'd encourage any future couple to consider the same game plan.

Bottom line: this couple has got it goin' on. They're incredibly friendly, fabulously in love, and don't mind getting a little rained on. This made them a blast to photograph. We're loving their photos and can only hope this is the vibe we'll find with all our west coast weddings.

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