Without a game-plan for documenting the wedding day details, it’s oftentimes easy to get so caught up in the happenings of wedding day that they can easily get lost in the shuffle. As a photographer who prides herself in capturing the raw emotions and being a storyteller of the wedding day, I could easily tell myself that there are more important things than documenting tables, guestbooks, jewelry, etc. But if I did that, I’d be missing an important part of the story. Most of the couples I work with put a lot of time, emotion, and energy into their wedding day details. Many items are handmade and are the result of countless hours of brainstorming and decision-making as the vision for their wedding day develops. Most of these items are sold or discarded after wedding day, and what remains are the memories. I love it when my mom fondly recalls the details of her wedding and the efforts of my grandmother and my nana went to to make the day extra special for my mom. I am forever grateful to my wedding photographer for taking the time to document the many handmade details that I spent way too long making, and I look forward to sharing those memories with my own daughters one day – WITH pictures!
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I have photographed weddings where Molly has been a bridesmaid, a maid of honor, a close friend of the couple – I’ve gotten to know her and her now-fiance, AJ, really well. Spoiler alert – they’re pretty awesome! The first time I met AJ, he gave me a hamburger during a portrait session, instantly making him one of my favorite people. And, it says quite a bit about Molly’s character that she is considered such a close friend to so many wonderful people. Honestly, my summers wouldn’t be quite the same without getting to celebrate at a wedding with Molly & AJ. This year is extra special, because this Fall, they’re getting married! I’m so excited! Here’s a photo from their engagement session last weekend. Can’t wait to share their wedding images!
Hi, I’m Emily, one of the regular contributors to Photographers of Portland. I just wanted to share a little personal life update with you all. A couple of weeks ago, we added a new family member. Please say hi to Sonia and check out her super-cool Dr. Seuss nursery. I’m taking it easy for the next few weeks, but I’ll be back at work soon!
I’ve photographed weddings at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse before, but this was the first time I’d gotten to photograph one at Imbrie Hall. It was super-cool!
My favorite moments from this wedding: portraits with Nick & Stephanie for sure – I loved how sweet & comfortable they were (are) together! The bouquet toss. Pictures below. It was epic! The “first” dances – I always enjoy the bride & groom’s first dance. This evening, the father-daughter and mother-son dances were pretty special as well. The crazy cool chandelier didn’t hurt either. And – final favorite – I loved that Stephanie & Nick asked me to photoshop a Gollum & The Ring scene into one of their portraits!
Congratulations, Nick & Stephanie – You guys are awesome!!
Rachael and Jon (and their awesome friends) are part of the Timbers Army, arguably The most enthusiastic soccer fan base in the United States. So, it was only fitting that when they danced their first dance at their wedding reception, their friends cheered them on with Timber’s scarves. Want to see more fun wedding reception action? Check out Emily Hall Photography! #rtcid #portlandtimbers
Dramatic lighting adds some great drama to senior sports portraits! It’s a great technique to separate them from the sometimes standard-feeling team sports images and it can really give them an edgy effect that’s perfect for the maturity of a young adult athlete! When shopping for your senior portrait photographer, don’t hesitate to ask them about their off-camera lighting capabilities!
When Ella’s Mama asked if she could be in a few of Ella’s First Birthday Portraits, my heart soared. Let me tell you why.
1. FACT. Mom’s are never in enough pictures with their kids. They are usually too busy momming, or hiding their imperfections to be IN the pictures with their kids.
2. What do one-year-olds love more than their parents? NOTHING. Want a happy smile from your child who has just developmentally started to care about strangers vs. familiars? Let them play with their people.
When you think of your most special portraits from your childhood, do they include your loved ones?
This portrait session reminded me how important it is to get in front of the camera. I hope it inspires you too!
And they traveled around, on a bicycle built for two! Kevin drove Carly around on the handlebars of his bike while they were in college together. So, a tandem bicycle was a perfect addition to their backyard country wedding!
Portland is an incredibly popular destination wedding location. But, every once and awhile, couples opt to borrow Portland Wedding Photographers and whisk them away to other cool wedding destinations. I recently had the opportunity to join this fabulous couple in Park City for their destination wedding. Their wedding day was amazing, complete with a rainbow!
Have you ever wondered what props to bring to your newborn portrait session? Typically, I suggest that clients keep props to a minimum, bringing only special/handmade & heirloom items. However, I loved the antler sheds that this little lady’s parents brought and I enjoyed the challenge of incorporating them safely and tastefully into her images!
Today, on Emily Hall Photography, I talk about many of the hidden benefits of the relationship between a photographer and her clients. How you feel when you’re being photographed has a huge impact on how you look. How does your photographer help you smile and feel comfortable?