They officially started the adventure of their lives last Saturday, I like thinking of marriage that way. Because really, its true! You have your very best friend by your side, the untraveled road stretches out before you and anything is possible. As I asked how they met it was so much fun watching Javon light up as he described when he met her, his futile attempt at first contact and how he eventually wooed her. This was their day! Their moment, it was their adventure that was just beginning and that’s how I wanted to capture the day! Javon & Emily were married for time and all eternity in the Portland LDS Temple. After some very fun images on the beautiful temple grounds I took the two of them and we embarked on a quest to capture some urban shots! What? Isn’t that what you dream of for your wedding day… You, the love of your life and me – your quirky photographer?
Javon had a lot of groomsmen… What to do with all of these strapping young men? I had a few ideas! These next ones were seriously so much fun because these guys are just a great group and they were willing to go along with whatever I thought up!
I mentioned this in an earlier post but I really love having odd things happen, “odd” makes it so much easier to remember the day. Sometimes they are completely spontaneous (in the case of the gnome) and other times (when the opportunity appears) I bring odd to you because I truly believe that what was happening when we made the image is as important as what you see hanging on your wall! Okay – back to odd. There are the most beautiful homes that line the street in Lake Oswego on the way to the temple. I was early and saw that one of those beautiful homes was having an open house! Being one who loves to dream and visualize I decided to stop in and take a peak. The home was absolutely stunning, a photographers DREAM with huge windows and beautiful natural light poring in from every angle! The owner herself (Sheryl) was showing the home and she happens to be this fantastic lady who just radiated warmth so I asked her if I could come back in a couple hours with my bride and groom. The shot below was on Sheryl’s balcony and the following was in one of the guest rooms.
Once again, I created an odd situation to make a fun memory. I actually did that a lot with Javon & Emily. So we were down on the waterfront and there was a street musician playing his trumpet. I immediately got this idea of Javon “announcing” to the world that this was the day he married Emily! So I asked the very nice musician if we might borrow his trumpet for a moment, and he said yes!
And this last image is my favorite shot of the day! Congratulation Javon & Emily. God Bless!