Although every wedding is unique, some couples really push the boundaries of how nuptials are celebrated. Raina and Michael put together the most incredible day for their immediate family members. Everyone gathered at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach to capture portraits along the waterfront. The spectacular view overlooking the water was the perfect location for the couple’s first moment.
Everyone then hopped into a limousine and drove out to Horsetail Falls for the wedding ceremony. The cascading waterfall in the background made for an iconic Pacific Northwest outdoor wedding ceremony. Then the plan was to head to a handful of scenic locations throughout the Portland area. First stop was the Vista House at Crown Point to enjoy the view overlooking the Columbia Gorge. Raina requested that her guide dog be included in a number of portraits of her with her husband. After all, the dog was clearly dressed for the occasion!
After the Vista House, we traveled to the SE esplanade area for photos overlooking downtown Portland and also worked our way to the International Rose Garden for the final destination of the day. Raina and Michael’s wedding day celebration was a real treat to experience and a lot of fun to document. There is no better way to appreciate the Pacific Northwest than to take a tour with your closest family members. It was a very memorable day filled with lots of laughter and love.