Daniel Stark Photography | Engagement shoot, Portland Oregon

I recently photographed an engagement shoot at an awesome location in Portland, the Kennedy School. It’s notorious for being very low lit and orange-ish lighting but we took full advantage of it.

Portland Oregon and San Francisco based wedding photographer, Daniel Stark

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Yvonne Dunnington - February 18, 2011 - 10:03 pm

Absolutely fantastic imagery! Thanks for sharing@

Kris - February 20, 2011 - 1:45 am

Beautiful images, great use of light

dave - February 20, 2011 - 2:34 pm


Wilma - February 23, 2011 - 11:54 pm

Brilliant use of light. All of your images are outstanding and great. Thanks so much for sharing your exceptional talent with the rest of us.

Paula Lucas - February 24, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Breath taking imagery and color contrasts. The first two are my very favorite.

Madeline Jutras - February 25, 2011 - 9:41 pm

Daniel … your photography abilities just shine through in this post. Awesome!

Robert Speck - March 1, 2011 - 10:21 pm

Amazing work!! I can’t even pick a favorite. They are all great. Congrats on such a beautiful blog posting.

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:07 am

Spectacular photography — love how you work with the light.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:03 am

Oh the lighting is just magnificent! Beautiful work.

Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer - March 11, 2011 - 4:07 pm

Thank you all for the comments! Cheers!

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:16 pm

Beautiful … you worked brilliantly with the lighting.

Paul Cunningham - March 14, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Stunning photography. Your last image is my very favorite … and that was really hard to pick. Everything is gorgeous — the lighting, the angles, etc.

Martin Tavares - March 18, 2011 - 9:29 am

Spectacular imagery and use of light. I’m in awe.

Michelle from wedding photographer - March 22, 2011 - 10:55 am

Wow..these pictures are amazingly irresistible to look at..it makes the pictures more beautiful and sweet to look at.

The way the shots look, this is a work of art..one look of it and it catches all your attention.

Julis - March 22, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Man, I agree with Michelle — amazing!

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:53 pm

I agree with Dave … Wow! Extraordinary imagery … and the lighting is just right. Kudos!

Jacqui - March 29, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Ditto on everybody’s comments. Stunning work. Kudos to you.

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 12:54 am

Gorgeous and stunning imagery.

Robert Tyler - April 3, 2011 - 8:11 pm

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Teresa Beklamy - April 9, 2011 - 12:01 am

The way you work with the lighting is spectacular. I really appreciate the talent you displayed in this post. Very, very nice.

Ice Hotel Wedding -32

Ice Hotel Wedding

Im back to tell the of the Ice Hotel , north of the artic circle in Kiruna Northern Sweden .¬† The destination wedding for a Scottish couple was held in early January , the Ice Hotel must be the ultimate place for a winter wedding.¬† I prepared for everything¬† like usual … but nothing can prepare you for minus¬† 32 , it made the problem of only having daylight for less than an hour very easy.¬† I knew it was cold when I saw the huskies shivering !¬† … the photo very below of my eyebrow and eyelash¬† was from being outside¬† for just 5 minutes , I came back with frostbite of the index finger¬† my left hand thumb and the tip of my nose from pressing against the D3 .¬† Dont feel sorry for me though Sam the bride just had her wedding dress¬† and I had 5 layers of clothes on with two pairs of gloves .¬†¬† Inside the church the temperature a cosy minus 20¬† and the hotel itself a warm minus 10 .

To see more photos  of the ice hotel rooms  visit my blog    www.ianjohnsonphoto.com/blog

for the record Im the one of the left.

Teresa Beklamy - February 18, 2011 - 10:36 am

Spectacular and amazing photography. Brr … hope you didn’t get too cold.

Wilma - February 23, 2011 - 11:56 pm

Out of this world photography. Kudos to you — your talent/skill shines through. Don’t ever stop displaying your fantastic photography.

Peterborough Photography - February 24, 2011 - 5:13 pm

great venue some nice shots in hard conditions. I love the Ice Hotel, had some great times, getting up early to take some craking photos.

Thanks for letting us see your photography.


Paula Lucas - February 24, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Your third last shot is amazing … a true work of art. Love your sense of humor clarifying that you were the photo on the left.

Fritz Photography - February 24, 2011 - 10:23 pm

What a refreshing antithesis to sunny tropical wedding photography! I especially love the empty chapel during the ceremony; apparently their friends and family would have preferred having the wedding in the tropics….

Madeline Jutras - February 25, 2011 - 9:44 pm

I can clearly understand why you are the best of the best … to be a part of this magnificent portfolio of the top photographers in the world. Such amazing imagery … but not only that … you went with the flow … in the coldest place on earth with no complaints … even after some frost bite. You rock! Your are exceptional! Don’t ever stop posting.

Daniel Stark Photography - February 28, 2011 - 1:52 pm

I would love to photograph here! These are great!

Robert Speck - March 1, 2011 - 10:23 pm

Absolutely outstanding and inspiring work, Ian. I look so forward to seeing more of your work.

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:08 am

Awesome imagery. You are really a trooper in those -32 temperatures.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:04 am

Man, did you ever capture the moment two-fold, three-fold, etc. Brilliant photography.

Dany - March 9, 2011 - 11:10 pm

Simply awesome!

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:18 pm

The ice blue you captured is mesmerizing. I could view these photos forever.

Paul Cunningham - March 14, 2011 - 11:16 pm

Ian … outstanding and phenomenal photography. Kudos to you!

melbourne wedding photography - March 15, 2011 - 5:51 pm

A stunning collection of wedding but they are more colorful and modernized.Thanks

Martin Tavares - March 18, 2011 - 9:30 am

A true work of art of a great photographer, trudging through the snow and cold. These shots are spectacular.

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:54 pm

Wow! Outstanding and fabulous imagery! You really rock.

Jacqui - March 29, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Sensational photos. Such extreme weather conditions … yet you managed to put together such brilliant work. Very, very nice.

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 12:57 am

Magnificent and splendid photography. This really appeals to me as an artist as well … no matter how harsh the conditions may be, you manage to capture exceptional images. I am right behind you all the way. Looking forward to much more soon.

Johnny Tran - April 5, 2011 - 11:28 am

Wow, what a cool wedding! Pun intended! Looks so cold though. Nice photos.

Teresa Beklamy - April 9, 2011 - 12:03 am

That first image should win an award. I keep coming back to your blog and it is like new imagery over and over again. Fantastic photography — don’t ever stop.

Kent Wedding Photographer - November 20, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Stunning location for a wedding, and beautiful images to do it justice!

Evi & Panagiotis Greek wedding and Budapest shooting !

¬†This is one¬†of my favorite wedding for 2010.We had everything…good looking groom,georgeous bride lots of traditions an¬†d pj shots and next day shooting in Budapest Hungary.

The only setback was the temperature there…-4 celcius and snowing…brrrrrr !!!

But if  i was back in time i will do it again even if temp its even lower.LOL

Barrie Downie - February 17, 2011 - 4:05 am

Great choice of locations and lighting Nik, beautiful work.

Antonis Georgiadis - February 17, 2011 - 4:07 am

Very good and courageous work, Nik!

Miranda Isber - February 17, 2011 - 8:28 am

What a gorgeous selection of photos. Stunning.

Nik Pekridis - February 18, 2011 - 1:50 am

yes indeed Antonis…lol
Thanks Barrie…remember to vote next year at swpp lol

matrimonial sites - February 18, 2011 - 3:20 am

What an awesome photos. Beautiful venue. Great Job. Too good.

Sotiris Stampoulidis - February 18, 2011 - 8:56 am

Very nice images Nik. Beautiful lighting.

Nik Pekridis - February 18, 2011 - 10:31 am

Thanks Sotiri…we all getting better and better

Teresa Beklamy - February 18, 2011 - 10:39 am

The very first and the very last photos just take my breath away. Awesome.

Nik Pekridis - February 18, 2011 - 10:41 am

thanks Teresa

Adrian Wood Photography - February 19, 2011 - 3:34 am

Hi Nik…Another cracking job….Love the lighting and post production of skin tones and mood….Cool

Wilma - February 23, 2011 - 11:58 pm

OMG!!! Nik, you have done it again!!! These images are spectacular. You are an amazing photographer. Love your work.

Nik Pekridis - February 24, 2011 - 1:47 am

i love that you love…lol

Paula Lucas - February 24, 2011 - 10:18 pm

That last image is post card perfect — absolutely stunning. And all of the rest are beautiful too.

Madeline Jutras - February 25, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Nik … just when I think you can’t top your last blog, you prove me wrong. Absolutely magnificent imagery! I love viewing your posts. Don’t ever stop. Madeline

Nik Pekridis - February 26, 2011 - 2:22 am

Paul & Madeline….thank you a lot

Daniel Stark Photography - Portland Oregon - February 28, 2011 - 1:53 pm

These are awesome–really cool post work.

Robert Speck - March 1, 2011 - 10:26 pm

Outstanding imagery. Really like your third last photograph. Stunning.

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:10 am

You define art photography. Beautiful work.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:06 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous photography. It just takes my breath away.

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:21 pm

These images are outstanding — simply awesome. My favs are the very 1st and the very last … and that was hard to do. They are all great.

Paul Cunningham - March 14, 2011 - 11:18 pm

All of your work is exceptional, but this tops the top of tops … the lighting, the angles (both the black and white and color shots). Beautiful — you should be published worldwide.

Martin Tavares - March 18, 2011 - 9:32 am

Brilliant … just brilliant. You rock!

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:56 pm

I REALLY love this site. Your talent is evident in every posting.

Jacqui - March 29, 2011 - 12:43 pm

I keep coming back to appreciate the talent and beauty in these pictures. Simply gorgeous – they deserve to be hung in very prominent places.

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 12:59 am

Magnificent photography over and over again. You just shine!

AV PHOTOGRAPHY - January 20, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Amazing work…really!!

looking foward to see in next workshop in Italy!!



The wedding of Melissa & Jason at le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford, England

Jason & Melissa’s fabulous wedding at Le Manoir.

Le Manoir, nestled in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir has been delighting guests since 1984. A year later it was awarded two Michelin stars, which it has now held for a remarkable 27 years.
Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards, Le Manoir enjoys an idyllic setting. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegtable and herb gardens that provide the kitchen with ultra-fresh, and often exotic, produce that helps keep the kitchens at the cutting edge of taste.

Photography by Barrie Downie Studios

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Jaimie Dee - Atlanta Wedding Photographer - February 16, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Wow! What stunning beautiful photographs! ūüôā

Alexandria Kokostatis - February 16, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Absolutely fantastic images — the lighting, the clarity, the beauty!

Miranda Isber - February 16, 2011 - 9:21 pm

Photo #3 is just out of this world! A true picture of art. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us.

Teresa Beklamy - February 17, 2011 - 8:31 am

Spectacular images — all of them. Kudos!

Wedding Photographer Suffolk - February 18, 2011 - 5:54 am

I love the indoor avaliable light shot of the bride, excellent eye!

Yvonne Dunnington - February 18, 2011 - 10:40 am

The third and the fourth images are just out of this world. Beyond beauty!

melbourne wedding photography - February 23, 2011 - 8:45 pm

I like old castle and surrounding landscapes. Celebrating wedding there is expensive but worth to do that.Thanks

Wilma - February 24, 2011 - 12:00 am

Absolutely adore Photo #3, but have to admit that I love them all. Your work is exceptional … and I firmly believe that you are the best of the best … exactly why you are featured on the Best of Wedding Photography website.

Nora Robinson - February 24, 2011 - 10:21 pm

What an angelic and beautiful image of the bride in the 3rd last photo … the lighting is perfect.

Maia Chase - February 25, 2011 - 9:48 pm

I love your work … I can’t believe that it gets better and better every time I view your imagery. You really rock!

Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer - February 28, 2011 - 1:54 pm

great lighting and I really dig the poses. nice work!

Robert Speck - March 1, 2011 - 10:27 pm

Awesome work! Thanks so much for all the inspiration your share with the rest of us newbies.

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:11 am

You keep inspiring me. Fantastic imagery.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:07 am

I am really enjoying your photography. That third image just knocks my socks off. How beautiful.

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:22 pm

I have to agree with Shauna. Photo 3 is breathtaking.

Dan Henry - March 14, 2011 - 10:47 pm

I completely agree with Miranda. Picture # 3 is simply awesome!! Picture #4 as well.. It’s awesome! It’s a Walk to Remember!!! Both of you look really good with each other and kudos to the photographer for making it look so beautiful! Keep up the good work!!

Matthew Lee - March 14, 2011 - 11:20 pm

Number 3 is a work of fine art (as are all of these images). Your work should be posted everywhere. Magnificent.

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:56 pm

Amazing … just amazing imagery.

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 1:01 am

Brilliant imagery. Truth to tell, I cannot pick a favorite … as all of your images are great! Keep on sharing with the rest of us. Your are truly inspirational.

{rachel + dave}

Hey there…it’s the Vue Chicks! The past few weeks we’ve been tip-toeing, gallivanting, and meandering our way through 2010’s archives! Rachel and Dave’s wedding was one of our favorites…the evening was energizing and utterly intoxicating {figuratively, not literally!}

Abigail Winters - February 11, 2011 - 12:13 pm

Wow … another great photographer on BOWP! I just love the photo of the anticipation and joy you caught on Dave’s face while he waited for his bride to come down the stairs.

Alexandria Kokostatis - February 11, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Very nice wedding images. The photograph of the whole wedding party at the beach under the palm trees is brilliant!

wedding photography norwich - February 12, 2011 - 6:36 am

Great photographs. I really like the dancing photographs. Thanks for sharing.

perfektphoto - February 16, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Great detail shots. Really nice set of photos.

Miranda Isber - February 16, 2011 - 9:23 pm

Priceless and timeless — love the photo of the young girl comforting the tired little lad.

Yvonne Dunnington - February 18, 2011 - 10:41 am

Beautiful wedding. Beautiful bride. Beautiful photography.

clippingimages - February 19, 2011 - 12:08 am

outstanding photography………

Wilma - February 24, 2011 - 12:05 am

Could not stop looking at your black and white photos. They are phenomenal. Love your technique.

Genya Garrett - February 24, 2011 - 8:06 pm

Thanks everyone for such kind words!!! Hands down one of my FAV pics is Dave watching Rachel walk down the stairs!

Nora Robinson - February 24, 2011 - 10:24 pm

Such beautiful photography … especially the beautiful colors of the flowers.

Maia Chase - February 25, 2011 - 9:49 pm

Beautiful, beautiful work. You know what I love best — the images of the couple dancing … very cool!

Maia Chase - February 25, 2011 - 9:51 pm

Hmm … I received an error message so I will try again. Your work is beautiful (all of it) and my favorite photos were of the bride and groom dancing. Such fun .. such emotion.

Robert Speck - March 1, 2011 - 10:29 pm

You managed to capture so many emotions that day — the tears of joy, the pure happiness, as well as so much fun. Beautiful set of images.

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:12 am

Beautiful and talented work.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:09 am

Your work is so distinct and elegant. Thanks for blogging here. I look forward to it.

Matthew Lee - March 14, 2011 - 11:22 pm

I have heard about VUE through word of mouth, and was pleasantly happy to see you posted amongst the top photographers in the world. You deserve to be here!

laguna beach photographer - August 23, 2011 - 3:57 am

Brilliant, They are really beautiful.