Anya + Connor Humboldt Wedding - Avenue of the Giants - California

What happens when a Siberian Russian marries a fiery redheaded sports enthusiast? An incredible array of natural beauty, philosophical depth, and comedy. Anya and Connor’s wedding combined Connor’s rural roots in the hills of Humboldt County with Anya’s upbringing on the other side of the world near the worlds deepest Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. Their simple and natural ceremony with 40 people in Williams Grove on the Avenue of the Giants was the perfect location. The redwood trees set an exquisite tone with nature’s natural decorations. These giants have a very old and peaceful feeling, the perfect cathedral.

Bride Flying on Dance Floor in Peru near Machu Picchu - JOS studios

Carla + Konstantin Adventure Wedding - Lima Peru - Machu Picchu

When Carla and Konstantin (and their adorable little girl Sofia) skyped with us from their home in Los Angeles we were immediately mesmerized by their relaxed personalities and sense of adventure. We quickly discovered how athletic/physical and active they are while at the same time very easy going. They like almost all the same things, never fight, and have very athlete minded team/family mentalities. They enjoy traveling, history, architecture, and love European coastal towns and islands. Since Carla grew up in Peru with many of her family and friends, they decided to have a multi-day event in Lima Peru and turn their wedding into a full blown experience for their guests.

Jayne + Scott Oregon Coast Wedding - Elopement - Short Sands Oswald West

As Portland Wedding photographers we’ve been lucky to photograph destination weddings far and near. We love any wedding that comes our way. So many couples inquire with us to go on wedding and lifestyle adventures, and we are happy to escort them anywhere on the plant. We don’t know who or where the next adventure will come from, but we are open to anything. One of our favorites is the canvas of our own Northwest backyard not only including many of Portland’s best venues but anywhere in Oregon. We feel honored to be one of the few Portland Wedding photographers destination wedding specialists.

Bernadette + Andy Timberline Lodge Wedding - Mt Hood - Oregon

Andy and Bernadette share a special enthusiasm for Mt. Hood in all of her seasons. Although they have the fondest passion for winter, to which you will find them snowboarding all over Mt Hood. In the summer, she draws them to explore all of her majesty and surrounding lush forests. They love to be on the river enjoying the sunshine, or hiking and exploring waterfalls. One of their favorite adventures is searching for new and secluded camp spots to enjoy together with their dog, Suntwo. They dream of our wedding incorporating their love of the mountain and to be surrounded by nature and their closest family and friends. They envision to look back at their wedding day and see the moments of laughter, happy tears, pure joy, and love in their wedding photos.

Emily + Pete Villa Cimbrone Wedding - Ravello - Amalfi Coast - Italy

If you’re looking for an adventure wedding and you are in love with Italy, look no further than Villa Cimbrone. It’s the jewel of Ravello, Italy along the Amalfi Coast. It is an enchanting 12th century building nestled on cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s only accessible by foot along a panoramic stone path from the center of Ravello. This enchanting villa has castle-like architecture, stone fireplaces, tiled floors, antiques, oil paintings, cliff-side gardens, and friendly faces that greet you with the most exquisite feeling. The ambience here is like stepping into a medieval poem. Having your reception dinner in their medieval Crypt will transport you and your guests back in time.

Epic wide angle shot of bride and groom dancing in chateau with guests holding candles from 2 different levels om chateau in Cirque de Navacelles outside Montpellier France

Caro + Ben Chateau Wedding - France - Montpellier

We didn’t understand what we signed up for with Caro and Ben’s destination wedding until we started driving deep into the south of France on an ancient Spanish road leading into the Madieres valley. Speckles of golden sunlight flickered through passing trees with faint impressions of massive rock cliffs, rich greenery and in the distance a chateau nested in the cliffs above a “meandering” calm river. A feeling of deep peace started to overcome us. Time slowed down. Our escort, Lucie (the bride’s cousin) said to us in the most sweet charming french accent, “You know… we are headed to a very special place.” We will never forget the soft smile on her face as she said, “This… is the beginning of the end of the world.”

Bride and Groom embracing near Metolious River at House on Metolius

Katy + Derek Bend Wedding - House on Metolius - Central Oregon

After visiting dozens of venues Katy and Derek chose to have their wedding at the House on Metolius in the heart of Central Oregon. This private estate has been a retreat destination for a little over one hundred years. The spectacular views of the Metolius River, Mt. Jefferson, Three Finger Jack and the surrounding fields and trees made the perfect backdrop for their wedding. After getting to know Katy and Derek more we soon realized that this place reflected their personalities in so many ways: natural, relaxing, adventurous, beautiful, calm, playful, open, contemplative, and real to name a few.

Galen + Carl Castaway Wedding - Portland - Pearl District

These two fabulous humans reached out to us while we were visiting family in California so we skyped. Although we always prefer to meet in person we immediately loved their smiles and laughter. Once we learned more about the day they wanted to create we could tell they wanted a relaxed but meaningful day full of love and friendship. They were not focused on decor or the details, they were focused on the moments. So that was what they were also looking for in the Photography. Candids of all the fun and celebration and the connection between.

Bride and Groom crazy dancing at Indian wedding at Sunriver Resort in Bend Oregon

Niki + Amit Indian Wedding - Sunriver Resort - Central Oregon

Niki and Amit are two people who literally glow with life. They are are something like a river that gives and receives and every time we find ourselves in their presence everything flows effortlessly. Their wedding was nothing short of a real journey. We were “all in” with them and even though we were in central Oregon at Sunriver Resort we felt like we went to India for 3 full days of celebration. The heat was intense. The colors were on fire. And the love shared between everyone was something we will never EVER forget