Two weeks ago, I dipped my toes into the wedding waters again. I take weddings on a case-by-case basis and for Lauren & Don? I could not refuse their amazing love story in a beautiful garden here in my backyard in SE Portland.
Lauren emailed me nearly one year ago, on November 15, 2011. She said, “I love your photos and am looking for someone outside the regular wedding photo ‘world.’ Is this something that you do, or would be interested in trying, or maybe just chatting about?”
So after the crazybusy holiday season, we met for coffee one morning at a totally cute, totally Portland cafe. And we proceeded to spend over two hours together chatting about her and Don and her life and her wedding plans. I walked to my car afterwards and said to myself, “So I guess I’ll be doing a wedding somehow!” I simply could not say no to Lauren.
As I listened to toast after toast at her reception, behind my lenses, I realized that Lauren has this effect on people. She is the most charming, down to earth, sincere, beautiful woman and you just are so lucky if you happen to cross paths with her in this lifetime. I know her new husband Don feels that way!
I promise to share more photos as they are edited.