Why you should love your photographer...

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?!

Marissa + Josh: A June Wedding at Aspen Lakes Golf Course

July 2, 2022

Breathtaking mountain views surround this gorgeous venue. Aspen Lakes golf course is nestled in the scenic town of Sisters, Oregon. It was the absolute perfect setting for Marissa and Josh to tie the knot! This beautiful, intimate wedding was such a joy to be part of.

How We Met

Marissa and Josh are one of the sweetest, easy going couples! I’ve known Josh for a while when we met while he was working for a camera shop I would often frequent. They since have moved and I was SO honored when he reached out to me to photograph their wedding. Their engagement session on the coast was SO much fun and getting to know them as a couple was priceless! They are so sweet with each other and you can visibly see how much they have for one another. I couldn’t wait for their special day!

The Wedding Day

This wedding had a little touch of Hawaii! Marissa’s family is from there so they had gorgeous leis and little Hawaiian treats for their guests. Some of her family travelled from Hawaii to witness them exchange their vows and it was precious! It may have been a smaller, more intimate wedding. But the love from their friends and family filled this whole place! One of my favorite parts was getting to capture Marissa and Josh’s love with these gorgeous mountain views in the background. This place was breathtaking, almost as much as these two! They looked absolutely stunning and rocked their portraits!

They left with a super sweet flower petal send off. A perfect way to end a perfect day. I wish you both so much love and happiness in your new journey! I hope to be able to capture more life events for you in the future!

The vendor team:

Venue: Aspen Lakes Golf Course https://www.aspenlakes.com/

Photographer: Me! Joni Loraine Photographer http://joniloraine.me

Hair + Makeup: Classic Beauty by Heather – IG: Central Oregon Bridal Beauty https://www.facebook.com/classicbeautybyheather

Florist: Tracy Curtis – Woodland Floral https://www.woodlandfloral.com/

Cake: Chalk to Flour https://www.chalktoflour.com/


Love gorgeous scenery? Take a look at Weslie + Zach’s wedding at Aurora Colony Vineyards! https://joniloraine.me/2022/06/21/a-spring-wedding-at-aurora-colony-vineyard/

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