Best of 2019 Best Wedding Photos 2019

2019 was another year of unimaginable discovery. Everyone we met opened our eyes to new ways of seeing. Our adventures this year took us through an extraordinary tour of backdrops and cultures. We adventured through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Navada, Chicago, London, Germany, Italy, and Bali. From the very special 16 weddings we photographed we took 190,315 images and provided 10,515 finished photographs to our fabulous couples.

Radhika + Shilpin Portland Art Museum Wedding - Indian Wedding - Oregon

Radhika and Shilpin’s wedding was a dream within a dream. Pinks that ignite your eyes and blues that make you drown in wonder. “Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa.  Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner. For them, food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the heart. ‘Amore’ or ‘Pyar’ makes everyone a poet.”

After 20 hrs of non-stop action and 18 thousand photos we realized our energy was fueled by the adrenaline high of euphoric laughter, joyous tears, captivating emotions, and rhapsodic dancing.

Gorgeous photo of Bride and Groom dancing in infinite clouds at Youngberg Hill Winery

Ava + Michael Youngberg Hill - Wine Country Wedding - Oregon

Ava and Michael were graced with a gorgeous bluebird day wedding atop Youngberg Hill in McMinnville Oregon with 85 of their family and friends for an exquisite vineyard destination wedding.  Youngberg Hill’s romantic and expansive indoor and outdoor venue escorted them into the perfect Oregon wine country experience. Youngberg Hill is right in the heart of the Willamette Valley with breathtaking views, award-winning wines, and a gorgeous vineyard setting. Youngberg Hill’s seasoned staff and Luxe Event Productions coordination and planning team delivered them the best of the best. 

Heather & Krishna Sunriver Resort Wedding - Bend Oregon - Indian Wedding

Heather and Krishna welcomed 125 guests into a gorgeous Pacific Northwest experience among tall pine trees and the distant Cascade Mountains. Sunriver Resort is nestled in the high desert in Bend Oregon and invites some of the best feelings of freedom and relaxation you can find. Perhaps its the vanilla or butterscotch fragrance from the ponderosa pines, the spectacular views that stop all the clocks, or simply the calm flow of the nearby river. Sunriver is the perfect spot for a wedding because it offers a variety of backdrops and spaces to usher guests through different settings throughout the day. It’s a stress-free experience not having to think or worry about logistics. Friendly faces show up at every corner of this resort. The staff at Sunriver is a team of people who deeply care about everything they do. The combination of the backdrop and the Sunriver staff is the next level. 

Liz + Laurence Exchange Ballroom Wedding - Cascade Rooftop - Portland

Liz and Laurence live in Hartford, Connecticut so planning their destination wedding in Portland Oregon relied on many experienced vendors from Portland. One of the most important vendors for them was finding The Exchange Ballroom and Cascade Rooftop atop the Eastside Exchange Building. It was perfect for the size and dynamic of their wedding, especially with Portland’s best catering and events company, Vibrant Table Catering & Events, who provided them with exceptional design, production, floral and cuisine. This venue offered the perfect elegant backdrop for their ceremony and spectacular views of Portland downtown and skyline for their cocktail hour at sunset. 

Lindsay + Bob Mt Hood Organic Farms Wedding - Hood River - Oregon

If there is any wedding venue in Oregon where you want to feel like you are surrounded by family and friends it’s the Mt Hood Organic Farms. The staff is seriously one giant family that works like a team of homestead specialist who welcome you with smiles and grace that make you want to laugh and almost cry right from the moment you meet them. What better place to be knowing you are about to have one of the most meaningful celebrations of your life. Everything about the Mt. Hood Organic Farms is perfectly poetic for a wedding. The cottages, gardens, flower meadows, and pathways make you feel like you are “at home.” It’s Ahhhmazing.

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 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.

Lisa + Brian Maryland Wedding - Chesapeake Bay - Wades Point Inn

Its no exaggeration to say that Lisa and Brian tend to live in a bit of a “dream world.” Their Portland house looks like a haunted home of a ship captain, a faerie, and a crazy cat lady. Together they are in the process of writing a children’s book (Lisa writing, Brian illustrating), and they have deep-rooted love for animals, boats, and all that is weird in the world. They got engaged at a Welsh, lakeside castle in Washington, where Brian proposed with a picnic in a fairytale garden, a total surprise to Lisa.