We received this initial email 2 years ago from Bernadette and Andy. It wonderfully reflects who they are and their wishes for how we captured the emotions of their day. “Dear Jos and Tree, My name is Bernadette Silva and my fiance’s name is Andrew Pye. We saw some of your work and were immediately fascinated with how true love and real emotion is captured in all your photos! We love your artistic style and how you capture the “moment” and not so much the “posed” and directed photos. We first met in Portland in May 2012, and it was love at first sight and we have been inseparable ever since. We spent 35 of the next 65 days camping, hiking and exploring all over Mt. Hood and the Oregon coast. Andy and I are all about adventure, exploration, being in nature and taking in the true beauty of what really surrounds us. I have always had a love and appreciation for nature, but Andy opened my eyes to some of Oregon and Washington’s truest beauty. Andy and I share a special enthusiasm for Mt. Hood in all of her seasons. Although we have the fondest passion for winter, to which you will find us snowboarding all over Mt Hood. In the summer, she draws us to explore all of her majesty and surrounding lush forests. We love to be on the river enjoying the sunshine, or hiking and exploring waterfalls. One of our favorite adventures is searching for new and secluded camp spots to enjoy together with our dog, Suntwo. Five years of adventures later, we are engaged and set to be married at Timberline Lodge on Sunday May 27, 2018. We dream of our wedding incorporating our love of the mountain and to be surrounded by nature and our closest family and friends. We envision to look back at our wedding day and see the moments of laughter, happy tears, pure joy, and love in our wedding photos among our 180 guests. Your artistic style and ability to seize that moment forever in a perfectly candid image is how we would like to look back at our special day.”

Photographers: JOS studios | Bridal Dress: Heavenly Bridal Boutique| Bridesmaids dress: David’s bridal
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse | DJ: Jacob Westfall
Flowers: Kailla Platt | Makeup: Kelli Thompsen