Earlier this year I headed down to Sayulita to escape from the gloomy Portland Winter for a bit. While there I found these two also seeking some respite from the Portland rains. I was itching to shoot down there and was super pumped when they agreed to join me one evening for a little sesh. After a short ten minute walk from town we found ourselves in the jungle and a short while after that the trail opened up to an amazing vista overlooking a huge beach totally empty of people. It was like our own little private beach! We had a blast exploring the rocky shores and dodging the waves tumbling onto the beach.
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I'm excited to be back on the blog and sharing Lauren & Joey's awesome wedding held on the roof of the Eastside Exchange in Portland earlier this summer. I spent the earlier part of the day at the Nines Hotel with Lauren and her team of amazing bridesmaids while they were getting ready. We all shared a pretty emotional moment when Lauren read a heartfelt letter written to her from Joey. I then headed over to the Exchange where the gentlemen were hanging out pre ceremony in the locker room, sippin' a little whiskey and waiting for things to get started. Meanwhile on the roof, guests began to arrive and enjoy some cocktails in the sun while serenaded by members of the local band We Three (who were awesome btw). The ceremony was beautiful with with an awesome mixture of laughter and love and the Portland skyline in the background. Lauren, Joey, and I then went on a little walk around the surrounding blocks to shoot a few photos and then headed back for the party. The speeches were heartfelt and hilarious, one of the highlights being a story with photographic evidence about Joey dressing up as a University of Oregon cheerleader. I gotta admit, he looked pretty good, he even made it into a magazine spread. The party continued with dancing and late night Voodoo Donuts. An awesome time was had by all and I am so thankful I got to be a party of such an amazing night.
What an amazing celebration for Shane & Shanna! A nice, refreshing reminder that all you really need are love, awesome friends and family, and cheese...lots and lots of cheese. So much laughter and so many hugs, it was impossible not to feel happy around these people. Congrats!!!