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Hannah and Trent – Tulsa, OK

November 24, 2010

When Hannah asked me if I would have time to shoot her engagement session during my (extremely) short stay in Tulsa a few weeks ago, I did not hesitate to say yes.

Let’s see, Hannah and I go way back – her oldest brother, Matt, was my roommate, one of my best friends, and the best man at my wedding (as I was the best man at his wedding).  His beautiful and generous family pretty much “adopted” me; I spent most of Spring break, Fall break, Thanksgiving and/or Christmas with them during my college years and more.  Hannah, to say the least, is a sister to me – there was no way I would’ve said no to her request.

The session went as expected and more – the weather was beautiful and the set was gorgeous.  Hopefully these photos will do them justice.

Hannah and Trent, congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

We can’t believe that the first time we talked to Tristine about shooting her wedding was in August 2009. Time has definitely flown by very quickly! At that time, we thought, “Wow, she is way on top of things.  She’s already looking for a photographer for her end of July 2010 wedding!”.  After meeting with her, we knew that it would be a lot of fun to be a part of her wedding day.

So, Tristine’s wedding is happening this weekend, July 31st and we did this engagement shoot last Friday, July 23rd.  The reason for it is because Tristine’s fiance, Tim, has been away for work in Afghanistan.  He had just returned, I believe, a few weeks ago.  They picked Cathedral Park for the shoot location because their first date was the Portland Bridge Pedal.  Pretty sweet, right?!

Anyways, it was so much fun getting to know Tim and Tristine during their engagement session. From the way they interacted, we could tell that they were so madly in love with each other. They are both witty, funny, and very intelligent.  Tristine told us that they’d need some time to warm up to the “paparazzis”, but boy, was she joking  :-)  They looked absolutely comfortable in front of the camera.

Tim and Tristine, we can’t wait for this Saturday.  Until then, hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do.

P.S. View more of their photos on Facebook by clicking here.

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When we first met Felix and Jessica during our initial consultation, we instantly felt as though they would be people we’d want to be friends with, not just clients.  They are funny, thoughtful, and so loving to one another.  At one point, they said something along the lines of “we love your work, so you guys just do what you think is best” and “do a few safe shots and just experiment with the rest”, two statements which are probably some of the best things a photographer could’ve asked for.

The more we got to know Felix and Jessica during their engagement session and more so at their wedding, the more we are convinced that they are really fun couple.  The wedding ceremony and reception was set at Skamania Lodge.  It had been raining in the morning so we were getting worried.  Fortunately, the sun came out during the ceremony and the rain held off until the evening!  For the weather we’ve been having in Portland, that’s kind of a big deal.  And boy, was it a great wedding!

Check out a few of the photos and a slideshow at the end of this post to see the awesomeness of the wedding.

P.S. speaking of “being friends with clients”, my lovely wife and assistant, Lindsay, panicked when we were on our way to the wedding because “oh my gosh, we forgot to bring a present!”.   Yep, we really enjoyed Felix and Jessica that much.

Watch the slideshow: