It is always a special honor to have the opportunity to photograph a friend’s wedding, and Mike & Ellen’s wedding weekend in Hood River, Oregon was no exception! I’ve know Mike and Ellen since 2005 when I was tromping around in the woods as a Naturalist in Vail, Colorado. They are a special couple and it was truly, so wonderful to be there for such a fabulous occasion!
The wedding was filled with personal touches and local details, such as fresh local berries in their champaign and bridal bouquets. Friends and family all pitched in to make the day a special one. Ellen’s friend made her dress, another friend designed the flower arrangements, Mike’s friend made the cake, and one of their friends even brought some home brew beer! The entire event took place on a most spectacular day, at the quaint Lakecliff Bed & Breakfast in Hood River, OR, overlooking the spectacular Hood River Gorge. It could not have been more picturesque- another perfect day with a perfect couple! They said their touching vows, which even made me shed a tear or two behind the camera, as the sun sank to the west and cast a romantic glow over the valley. The reception took place not but 100 feet away, outside, under some bulb lights and a starry sky (after just a slight sprinkle). There was eating, dancing and toasting galore! Enjoy!