Oregon Wedding Photographer | Featured Wedding | Patty & Matt {Married}

Patience is a virtue…that I’m teaching a lot of my September and October brides these days! Lol! Life has been crazy busy…I’m sure everyone’s in the same boat. With the seasons changing, school starting (which means volunteer hours for me), less daylight hours…and sickness all around, I’m a little behind with all my wonderful editing. I’m finally down to my last wedding in September, Patty & Matt’s! Some of you may recall the photo booth post that I blogged about in September. That was from this wedding! It seems so long ago…! So, I’ve decided to showcase (lots of images) this wedding because I just loved how much time we had before the ceremony to shoot all the formals and romantics. We had to plan it that way because the ceremony started at 7pm and we would have very little daylight left. As you will see, it started getting dark rather quickly during the ceremony…and every photographer will tell you…it’s not easy to shoot with strobes! My advice to all you soon-to-be-marrieds out there…plan your wedding ceremony around when the sun sets, if at all possible. The best light for photographs is about an hour before the sun sets…also known as the “golden hour”. And as you all know, it usually takes more than an hour to do a wedding! 😉 Talk to your photographer if you’re not sure when to have your ceremony or if you’re flexible….I’m sure we’d all love to tell you when would be best!
So without further ado…

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For all you photographers out there…this was shot at ISO 1600….

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and this was shot at ISO 2500. Not too shabby, huh?

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Here’s an example of an image shot with strobes (flash) and an image shot with available light….which would you prefer? Granted, I am not a master of strobe lighting…yet…so these samples may be a little sad! 😉 And, really there is virtually no available light left other than what’s coming from the light strands and lamp.

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The departure and getaway car. Nothing like leaving your wedding day in style! And now, I want to showcase the flowers….dahlias! Yup, Patty’s brilliant bouquet is made entirely with dahlias. These beautiful, vibrant flowers were grown locally (in Pleasant Hill) by two wonderful ladies who did an amazing job! Check out their website (dahliadivas.com) and let them help you with amazing flowers for your special events!

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Lastly, but not least, I want to give a huge thank you to the fabulous Jen Derby (my assistant) and the awesome Katie Anderson for their help on this wedding. I love having an assistant (or two) help me shoot a wedding…you get more than one perspective, which makes the storytelling of your day that much fuller! Thank you, Ladies! You made my day that much more enjoyable!

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  • November 15, 2009 - 9:41 am

    Melissa with Soul Mates Photo - pretty freakin awesome with the dancing shots! BTW i’m diggin the ambient light image between that and the strobe.

  • November 13, 2009 - 12:27 am

    Anne Nunn Photographers - Very beautiful! Love the one with the bride and groom on the “hill”over looking the valley. I prefer the natural light image, more then with the strobe. But I am a lover of natural light. 🙂

  • November 10, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    jen - beeeeeeeeeautiful!

  • November 10, 2009 - 10:14 am

    jen derby - OMG!!! love love love this wedding! great flowers, fabulous people, and AMAZING photo opps! Thank you for letting me be your apprentice for the summer! Can’t wait for next year! I heart you!!

  • November 10, 2009 - 9:52 am

    Melanie Jade - Wow, he’s a tall dude! Great looking wedding, I bet the ceremony was tricky with the changing light!! Way to go with it, great job!

  • November 10, 2009 - 8:15 am

    Katie Anderson Photography - The backlit dancing photos with the bubbles are awesome!