Rachael & Colin’s wedding was filled with lots of laughter and love. They chose Laurelhurst Park as the site for their wedding ceremony and held their wedding reception at their friend Brian’s photography studio in SE Portland.
I was paying very close attention to the weather report for the day. While the report didn’t indicate rain at first, things changed very rapidly and a light drizzle fell from the sky. I always carry a clear bubble umbrella with me on weddings (just in case) and I was so thankful to have it for Rachael & Colin’s first moment together. Just as we were coordinating their first moment, the rain really began to fall. But, I had placed the umbrella in Rachael’s hand and she and Colin were able to see each other while under cover. When Colin turned around to see Rachael, he was overcome with emotion and the moment was so beautiful to witness.
Immediately following their first look, the rain subsided and we were able to walk around the park a bit and capture photos together. Rachael had the best spirit and perfect perspective on her wedding day. She just wanted to have fun, capture portraits, and not worry about the little details (like whether or not her dress was getting dirty from walking around the park).
Following the wedding ceremony, guests gathered around for a large group portrait and then headed off for the reception. Brian’s photography studio was such a fun location to celebrate Rachael & Colin’s wedding day. Guests enjoyed the quintessential Portland experience of getting their dinner from a food cart, mingling outdoors, and dancing up a storm inside. Naturally there was a photo booth for side entertainment and the dancing and festivities were an absolute blast.
Here are a selection of our favorite images from Rachael & Colin’s wedding day: