ashley + justin
Ashley and Justin's wedding at Barn Kestrel in West Linn, OR was unique for many reason. The ones that stood out most were:
1. They had a brunch celebration. Incredible! A weekend brunch for their closest friends and family. I've photographed hundreds of weddings, and this is the first one I've seen that incorporated breakfast food and an early afternoon family-style meal.
2. Their flower girl and ring bearer were their grandparents. Adorable! They took their roles very seriously and walked down the aisle with lots of love and enthusiasm.
3. The most beautiful tree housed everyone during Ashley and Justin's vows. Something about being hugged by a tree on a hot summer day is very special. Although Oregon was enveloped in a heat wave, you didn't feel the heat. The cool leaves of the tree offered refuge.
Most importantly, Ashley and Justin were calm and collected throughout the entire day, and they had the biggest smiles on their faces as they celebrated their relationship with one another. Although the day completely honored them in the most perfect of ways, it also recognized the importance of the close bonds they have with their friends and family members.
Thank you so much, Ashley and Justin, for allowing me to photograph this beautiful day!