Portland Paradise (Part 1)

Let's be honest:  Most weddings don't begin with a school bus.  (Or include totally inappropriate donuts, custom-brewed beer, a 5K, two waterfalls, stitches on the bride, pool tables, a group hike, a dalmation statue or old fire houses... but let's not get ahead of ourselves.)

This Portland wedding was as beautiful, quirky and fabulous as the newlyweds themselves (who had actually gotten married weeks earlier on a Swiss glacier.  That should tell you something.)  The out of town guests were treated to the "best of Portland" over three days of experience-the-city type festivities.  There's just no way around it, there is just WAY too much goodness for one blog post.  Consequently, I now present a first for Carrie Fay Photography:  

A Wedding in Three Acts.  

Act One:  Bus tour.  Voodoo donuts.  No less than two waterfalls.  
Hiking.  Beer drinking.  Pizza eating.  Multnomah falls.  General merriment.  

Preview: Gnepper/Hammerle Family

There's nothing quite as exhilarating as discovering a new fun session location downtown.  This city makes me work hard to find the good spots, but once I find them, they are beyond fabulous.  

Case in point:  Last weekend's session with the Gnepper/Hammerle family.  We were on our way to CityScape when a gut feeling sent me the other way and we stumbled upon a little gem of a tucked away corner.  This is my fourth year teaming up with this fabulous family for photographs, and by far my favorite set of photos we have collaborated on.  I love these colors, the personalities that emerge, and the memories we made. 

Enjoy your previews!