Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bride and Bride-To-Be Soiree

This past Saturday evening, Holly and I invited all of our 2007 couples and all of our 2008 couples for an evening of hors d'oeuvres and wedding talk. It was a chance for our 2007 couples to share their infinite wisdom regarding the wedding planning process with our 2008 couples who are in the rigors of planning their own weddings. While there were lots of wild stories, one was keenly aware of the fact that all of the hard work that goes into planning the big day is well worth all the effort.

Among all of the food that was served, some of the favorite dishes were: the bacon wrapped asparagus with fresh parmesan cheese, sausage stuffed mushrooms, goat cheese quesadillas with avocado and diced peppers, and of course the chocolate truffles. All of this coupled with some nice local wines and pomegranate flavored vodka spritzers made for a truly enjoyable evening.

Oh...and as the evening went on some very serious rounds of Guitar Hero were played. Josh led the way with rocking out on some of the more challenging songs while others gave the guitar playing experience a first chance. Rock on!!

Myra made the most wonderful dessert with a personalized keepsake for all of our 2008 couples. Myra designs and hand crafts incredibly unique hair pieces that are setting a new trend in the wedding industry.

Our siamese cats cuddling up by the fire in a trio of love

Monday, January 07, 2008

William Nobles - Six Weeks Young

This weekend I had the privilege of photographing Leah and Robert with their new born son William. Over the course of about 3 hours, William was awake, drank a bottle, slept, woke up, had a brief bath, drank a bottle, slept, and awoke again. It reminded me of how I like to spend my day. :) Here are a few of our favorites from the session. We look forward to seeing William next when he is 6 months...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Check out Style Me Pretty

For those of you in the preparation stages for a wedding, we have found a site for you! Style Me Pretty is a blog devoted to generating ideas and inspiration for creating truly unique weddings. The author, Abby Larson, outlines numerous DIY project ideas geared toward adding that personal touch of creativity and uniqueness to your wedding event. In addition, Abby and her creative team has researched numerous vendors across the United States and assembled a "best of" vendors list called The Little Black Book of Vendors. As you plan your wedding, consider utilizing these valuable resources.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

Where were you on New Years? We were out celebrating at the 17th Annual Champagne Ball! This event is truly unlike any other. Mathew Weber and his creative staff from A Swank Affair put together an outrageously fun event - quite simply Portland's best way to ring in the New Year. To view images from the event, simply click here.

We have posted some of our favorites below. We hope to see you all again for next years big event!! For those of you who have any event or wedding photography needs, please feel free to contact us directly at or call us at 503.475.3306.

Have a happy and healthy New Year.