Friday, September 30, 2016

The Inn at Red Hills Wedding in Wine Country {Dundee, OR Wedding}

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. So a lot of rain on your wedding day, must mean it will be a long happy marriage!
Natalie and Andy got Married at the Inn at Red Hills in Dundee, Oregon. The rain poured down from the sky on this fall day. It was my second wedding after having baby Rowen just about 4 weeks prior. I knew it was going to be a great event because Natalie chose some of my favorite vendors.

The details executed by my friend Liz at Soliel Bliss Event Productions and Miss Formal Event Rentals created a romantic atmosphere and the rainy weather didn't stop us from celebrating and capturing a beautiful ceremony and reception. Many of the businesses located in the same building as the Inn were so gracious and welcoming and allowed us to take photos in their tasting rooms to keep out of the rain. We really lucked out with some super nice people and some great photo spots.

Here are some highlights from their fall wine country wedding:

Special Thanks to Grant for 2nd shooting and Donna from The Country Garden Estates for assisting me. I always appreciate having a great team to back me up! <3 p="">

Wedding Vendors List:

Flowers: Flowers exclusively by Wendy
Planning: Soliel Bliss Event Productions
Decor, Linens, Tableware: Miss Formal Event Rentals
Hair and MUA: Glam Beauty Bar
Cake: His Bakery (aka Fat Cupcake)
Wedding Dress Hanger: Simply Chic Coils
Photographer: Tara Thackeray Photography

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sail away with me;Portland Spirit Wedding {Portland Wedding Photographer}

All summer long, I worried about how I was going to shoot my last two weddings. My due date for baby # 3 was Sept. 1st and I had weddings scheduled for Sept.10th and 18th--- I know, I know I'm CRAZY! but I really love what I do.. and when I commit to something like photographing a wedding I take that commitment very seriously.. so I was determined to have my baby early and rest up as much as I could to prepare for my last two weddings of the year... and well, that's exactly what happened. Rowen was born two weeks early and I got 3 weeks to recover before shooting Mark and Shelly's wedding aboard the Portland Spirit.

Mark and Shelly were surrounded by their closest friend and family. It was beautiful and intimate with just under 40 guests. The weather was perfect. We boarded the ship on the waterfront downtown Portland. The ceremony was on the top deck and then we headed down to the main level for a reception and lunch. We sailed the Willamette and celebrated the marriage of this very happy couple. Here are some of my favorite highlights from their Portland Spirit Wedding:

And I love getting a quick pic with my clients so here goes...I look super tired and a little puffy--- but hey not bad for having a baby 3 weeks prior right? ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wedding Vendors:

Hair and MUA: Glam Bar
Venue: Portland Spirit
Wedding Dress Hanger: Simply Chic Coils
Cake: Chucks Produce