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?!

Best Wedding Venues of 2023

December 27, 2023

The Pacific Northwest is FILLED with absolutely stunning wedding venues! If you’re getting married and on the hunt for a gorgeous setting to exchange your vows, you’ll want to consider some of these beautiful places!

The Empress Estate in Woodland, WA

The Empress Estate is a gorgeous and fairytale-like venue tucked into the wooded hillside of Woodland, Washington. With several ceremony site choices to choose from and the towering, beautiful mansion as a backdrop, you can’t go wrong here! The grounds and gardens are impeccable and the hydrangea bushes in the summer are STUNNING!

They offer all-inclusive wedding packages with full event setup, tear down, and cleaning. They come with a dedicated team of professional bussers, servers, and bartenders that provide exceptional service. This venue will also provide high-quality linens, tablecloths, and napkins. The event team at the Empress Estate is unmatched! I love working with this venue and this team. They are so dedicated to making this an incredible and seamless day for you.


Abbey Road Farm in Carlton, OR

Abbey Road Farm in Carlton, Oregon is a working 82 acre farm and bed and breakfast! This beautiful event venue is in the heart of wine country with a stunning view. It’s the perfect place for your celebrations & events up to 200 people. You can choose from a number of locations for your ceremony, all with amazing views including the Silo Garden, the Parlor Garden or the Wedding Triangle that overlooks the Trappist Abbey itself. Their coordinator team rocks and you won’t have a more beautiful surrounding whether you choose outdoors or inside their reception hall!


Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, OR

This is venue I frequently photograph and I am absolutely OBSESSED! They have the most beautiful and well cared for grounds with SO much variety for portraits! A full bridal suite is located upstairs in the white house with a groom suite downstairs. You can choose to have your ceremony on the Red Shed lawn or in the Orchard. With lush florals and breathtaking views you hardly need elaborate decor to have a stunning wedding day! The event coordinators here at Langdon Farms go above and beyond for all of their couples and always exceed expectations! They are incredible to work with and so much fun!


Mount Tom House in Harrisburg, OR

Mount Tom House was a brand new venue for me this year and I was taken back by how gorgeous and serene this location was! Tucked back deep into the wooded areas of Harrisburg, this venue was quiet and so fun to explore. I was obsessed with the draping willow tree over the little wooden bridge. The pond nestled right behind the ceremony site. All of the stone stairways that lead throughout the property. This isn’t your traditional wedding venue. This is a weekend long wedding event for all of your friends and family. This house is equipped with 6 bedrooms in a bed and breakfast atmosphere and sits on 200 acres of Oregon forest. Their team will help to create the space you dream of and do all the hosting while you enjoy your special day! This place is MAGICAL!


Aurora Colony Vineyards in Aurora, OR

This family owned vineyard and winery has one of the prettiest settings! This rustic, yet modern, wedding venue provides a unique and picturesque place to host the wedding or special event of your dreams! They can accommodate between 40 and 280 guests comfortably. The Event Center includes an outdoor amphitheater ideal for ceremonies plus an indoor reception center with both covered and uncovered patio areas. The bridal and groom suites allow you to get ready while overlooking the vineyards! Their well-kept grounds also provide a gorgeous background for portraits too!


Zenith Vineyard in Salem, OR

The Zenith Vineyard is a custom-designed wedding & event space in the stunning vineyards of Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills. They have a gorgeous ballroom with a spacious bridal suite tucked above with balconies to look out over the ballroom. The lawn overlooking the breathtaking vineyards is a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. This wedding below was taken in the winter and even then it was BEAUTIFUL! Imagine in the lush beauty and the full vineyard greenery of Spring or Summer!


Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, OR

This was also a new venue for me this year! It was so different from some of my other venues in that we were able to take portraits of the bride and groom with these epic and historical planes!! How cool is that?! This venue was gorgeous with a lodge and lawn for an outdoor ceremony. The reception space was elevated with beautiful and elegant chandeliers. Nested in between vineyards and wheat fields, the lodge adds an element of rustic charm to this innovation forward campus. The nearly 5,000-square-feet of event space and outdoor patio make it ideal for year-round events. We had a blast here! I can’t wait to capture more wedding days here in the future!


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