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On your wedding day you will be spending about 85-90% of your entire day with your photographer by your side. They will be guiding you through every step of the day! You want someone there you trust, who is organized, and who you can have fun with!

When you love your photographer and get along with them really well you can let your guard down around them. You can crack silly jokes and laugh and have fun! In doing so, you end up with not only amazing and genuine photos, but you'll have an even better experience!

When you've taken the time to get to know the person photographing you, they will know and understand your specific needs and wants. They will know the best way to capture you and bring out your best smiles, laughs, and natural emotions. Plus who doesn't love making new friends?!

Layne + Casey: A Winter Wedding at the Zenith Vineyard

May 2, 2022

This winter wedding at the Zenith Vineyard was the perfect way to kick off a brand new year! Layne and Casey are such sweet, down-to earth people who are simply crazy about each other. They way they smile at each other just lit me up! I loved getting to meet their families and spend this special day with them at this elegant place!

The Zenith Vineyard is such a STUNNING venue. My husband, Anthony, and I had this chosen as one of the top venues we wanted for our own wedding years ago. The gorgeous fountain out front, the giant chandeliers in the ballroom and a balcony lined bridal suite are just a few of the elegant touches. This wintery, wine themed reception filled this space so beautifully. Bouquets of pure greenery added a layer of depth and fresh color. Even though we’re in the middle of winter here in Oregon, you couldn’t have guessed it on this day! We got so lucky with clear skies and sunshine and we were able to do all of their portraits outside! Of course, we planned ahead for the worse just in case. But it was all smiles and excitement when we saw the sunshine and felt the warmth! I even braved running around without a jacket on during portraits and loved every minute of it.

The Wedding Day

Layne and Casey have some of the best friends and family! One of my favorite moments of the day was meeting and watching Layne with her sister, Quinn, who is her best friend. They are so sweet together! Even though Quinn wasn’t able to tell us, you could see the sparkle of excitement in her eyes for her sister! What an absolute joy she is and how happy she was for Layne! I also absolutely loved how Casey had his sister included as a groomswoman! These families so cherish each other and you could FEEL it all throughout this day.

Layne and Casey were an absolute DREAM to work with! They’re such a laid-back, easy going, up for anything kind of couple and put their full trust and faith in me. I am so thankful our paths crossed and that I was chosen to capture this precious day at the Zenith Vineyard. A perfect winter day for a well deserving couple! I wish them both a lifetime of fun, adventure, laughter, and love together.


The amazing vendor team!

Venue: Zenith Vineyard http://www.zenithvineyard.com/

Florist: Poseyland https://www.poseyland.com/

Hair and Makeup: Sister’s Salon, McMinnville

Dress: David’s Bridal http://davidsbridal.com

Caterer: Willaby’s https://willabyscatering.com/

Cake/Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/

DJ: Noteworthy DJ’s https://www.noteworthydjs.com/

Love vineyard weddings? You’ll fall in love with Shannon and Brenden’s wedding at Aurora Colony Vineyards! https://joniloraine.me/2021/09/15/an-aurora-colony-vineyard-wedding/


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