The celebration continued in the evening at Persimmon Country Club where Rev. Robert Griffen officiated ceremony with the reception indoors. This venue has many picturesque backdrops of rolling hills, Mt. Hood and lush evergreens. Although the weather was 100 degrees, I’m pleased to say that no one passed out from the heat.
Lawrence Ha with LH Photography, from the Bay Area was flown to Portland to capture their day. Cinematography was documented by Greg James with Solstice Video. Old Town Florist designed the floral arrangements which included pink peonies and green cymbidium orchids – just a few of my favorites! Beaverton Bakery… yumm.
Kudos to all those who contributed to the success of the wedding celebration, and most importantly CONGRATULATIONS TINA and QUANG!!
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PAUL: Simply put, the work of a photographer is to tell a story through pictures. There are lots of stories that interest me, but the one story that I find the most compelling is the story of the wedding day. It is comprised of many fleeting moments that pose a challenge to any photographer to capture decisively. Honing the skills of observation and instinct — knowing just the right time to press the shutter — inspires me the most.
PAUL: Photography is such a powerful medium. It informs the way we remember events in our lives. I feel so privileged to be granted access into couples’ lives, being asked to document what many consider to be the most important day of their life. However, it is the friendship that ensues after the wedding that I hold in the highest regard. When I visit with couples months or even years later, I am always so touched to see the wedding pictures displayed throughout their house. I love being the vehicle upon which couples remember their wedding day.
PAUL: I am originally from Boston and although I have lived in Oregon for 10 years now, the Northwest experience still feels unique. I oftentimes joke around saying that if you drive 30 minutes outside of Boston you are still in Boston. However, if you drive 30 minutes outside of Portland you can be in a gorgeous state park, right by a waterfall, or even amidst a scenic vineyard. The landscape in this area is so stunning. It is quite a unique experience for individuals who have not experienced the Northwest. I enjoy photographing weddings that take advantage of what Oregon has to offer.
PAUL: Versatility, style, and personality. Ask to see weddings that have been photographed under an array of conditions — indoors/outdoors, summer/winter, day/evening. Examine the work for its authenticity. Determine whether the photographer is able to capture moments that evoke an emotion. Lastly, make sure you are comfortable and at ease with the photographer.