October 14, 2020
This beautiful small wedding for Brittney and Drew was absolutely incredible! This Portland temple is stunning and I was so excited to find myself back here again to photograph the gorgeous bride and groom! It was march this year when I photographed my first temple wedding here and just like the first time, I was so blown away. Not only is this marble building massive and breathtaking, the landscaping and grounds were equally stunning! So well manicured and SO MUCH COLOR! There was also snow among the cherry blossom trees last time we were here so it was fun to see it in a different season.
How it happened
Brittney and Drew had planned to have their temple ceremony on 10/10/2020 but the availability didn’t quite work out. They ended up with a ceremony time of 8am on 10/9/2020 and it actually worked quite well! We ended up with incredible weather right before it poured all weekend. The bride’s mom, Shelly called me to see if I was available to come and photograph them coming out of the Portland temple after their ceremony and capturing some family portraits and portraits of the bride and groom. Just like the last temple wedding, which happened exactly the same way, I happened to be available that morning and jumped at the chance to shoot here again! They are also family of the previous wedding here so I had met Shelly before and remembered me for her daughter’s wedding. I was so honored!
The bride and groom
Brittney and Drew were just about the CUTEST things as they came out of this temple! All smiles and grins and Drew stealing kisses at any point he could. Who would blame him, just LOOK at his bride! Brittney’s dress floored me. It is so stunning and elegant and I squealed a little unbustling it to lay it fully down. Wow! Not only was she gorgeous in her dress, her shoes put it over the top! I was so obsessed with these pale powder blue heels with the little gold clips around the edges!
There was so much joy in this short time I spent with Brittney and Drew and their families that could be there for this moment. What a blessing it was to witness and be a part of! I find it so amazing that I was available for Becca and Chris at this same temple in March and again now for this beautiful couple! That pond surrounded by what feels like a colorful garden always gets me. All these colors give me LIFE! Then the fountain in front of this breathtaking building, I loved every second of this day! Congrats, Brittney and Drew! May you have a lifetime of love and laughter together.
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