The moment Allison put on her dress was a magical moment for everyone in the room. Immediately the bridesmaids’ mouths hit the floor in awe of her pure beauty and after a few quiet moments, there was an eruption of the loudest screaming of excitement ever. It was one of the best reactions we have ever seen and right then, we knew this was going to be an amazing day.
Allison and Shane held their wedding ceremony in a beautiful old church in North Portland. One of our favorite moments was being able to capture Allison having a quiet moment with her dad before walking down the aisle. He was an emotional father and when he saw Allison in her dress, he fondly credited Allison’s mom for raising his beautiful daughter.
Following their touching wedding ceremony we headed out to their wedding reception at The Arista Ballroom on one of Portland’s hippest streets, Hawthorne Blvd. Allison’s family is originally from the south and have that classic southern charm that we love being around. Given that and the fact that their wedding was so close to Mardi Gras, it was only natural to thrown in a little New Orleans style, complete with bright colored umbrellas and beaded necklaces. It was an electric night that we will remember for a long time. Cheers Allison and Shane!
Photographers: Daniel Stark Photography
Church: Grace Memorial Episcopal/Officiants: Rev. Stephen Schneider, Rev. Esme Culver
Reception: The Arista Ballroom (All inclusive: Caterer, Music, Linens)
Decor: Barclay Event Rentals
Florist: Bohemian Bouquet
Bridal Brooch Bouquet: Jessica Picken (bridesmaid; brooches added by friends and family)
Host Hotel: Hotel Monaco
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom- Xscape
Wedding Gown: Charlottes Weddings and More
Hair/Make Up: Melissa Millikan from Richard Herrera
wow, i love your images, they looks great
Holey Smoley — these photos are absolutely fantastic. Great work!! Many brides and grooms will continue to contact you because your work is exceptional. Way to go!
Your imagery is inspiring and mesmerizing!
This is stunning.
Not only was it magical when Allison put on her dress … so are all of your photographs magical. Very nice.
That first image is amazing — it paints a thousand words of a beautiful wedding story.
Great photography, I especially like your party shots, wild and colourful.
Very creative shots – love them !,
Love these shots and love the fact that you shoot available light!!
Great imagery – you captured every emotion possible for a wedding day. Kudos.
Love how you captured the new Orleans style with the bright colored umbrellas and beaded necklaces. Absolutely electric!
The color just pops, I love it!!
I love your photography. That first image paints more than 1000 words .. it paints >5,000!
Such a great capture of a very fun and loving reception — love the colors and angles. Very, very nice.
Fantastic wedding imagery and I especially lover the shots in the beautiful old church in North Portland.
love the pictures, they are amazing