CARRIE AND TONY
We wanted to introduce our journalistic style, with one of our favorite weddings. Carrie and Tony’s wedding was what we call a Portland Wedding. It was a celebration that broke the rules - in a good way! They walked down the isle as a couple and walked off as husband and wife. There were no bridesmaids, no best man - just Carrie and Tony sharing and professing their love to the most intimate of family and friends.
This gallery is meant to take you on an adventure. As you enjoy their story pay attention to the colors and the aesthetic that brigs their story to life through these photographs. Carrie and Tony both got ready in a warehouse like building, with Carrie’s best friend helping them with her makeup. With a translucent roof the warehouse had a surprisingly gorgeous soft light - and we tried to make the most of it during the ‘getting ready’ shoot.
As you look at the pictures as a whole you will realize that the photos change when going through the soft lighting of the shed to the hard light of noon, to the golden hour as the sunlight begins to fade. However, as you scroll through these pictures you will see a complementing aesthetic that can seamlessly and beautifully fit into one album.
The officiant - Carrie’s sister, had tears streaking down her cheeks as the couple made their way towards the isle. As they reached the isle and started walking down, there were whistles and cheers and claps. We could feel the warmth and love of the crowd that supported these two amazing people - their smiles had just gotten a little wider. It was… simply, uniquely, beautiful. The officiant did have to stop several times to gather herself as she just couldn’t stop crying - we loved every moment!
A few words of wisdom from Tony’s father and some cheerful banter from Carrie’s sisters, warm hugs from friends and loved ones, these are the small moments we love to capture. Each of these moments tell a story of its own. The kids at play reminds us of our first weddings we went to at their age, it seems like a lifetime ago but before too long it was us who were getting married - now that day still feels like yesterday. Oh and someone brought a pinata painted like Carrie and Tony - crazy cool!
Before long it was time for the sunset shoot, we snuck away and took the couple for some intimate shots photographing them by themselves for the first time as husband and wife. Since this gallery was mainly for showing our journalistic style, we decided the sunset shots were not necessarily needed. We did however, post a few shots to give you an idea, but we’ll leave the rest to your imagination!