Langdon Farms Wedding: Derek + Erika

It was a perfect day to get married at Langdon farms, not a cloud in the sky and that's saying something for June in the Northwest ;) It was just the perfect day. Derek and Erika are some of the most other-focused people you could meet. They genuinely seek to care for and serve those around them, and none more so than Derek for his bride. From the first moments I spoke with him on the phone I knew he was a servant-leader as evidenced by the fact that he shouldered much of the wedding planning prior. The way they compliment each other, I am confident they will have a marriage that will only grow more beautiful with time. 

Hair/Makeup: Ashley Halligan, Em Salon & Spa 
Gown: Bridal Exclusives, Tigard
Venue: Langdon Farms, Coordination: Lisa Armichardy
DJ: Michael Trevino
Photography: Portland Wedding and fashion photographer Christa-Taylor

Jenkins Estate Engagement: Olivia + Russell

Jenkins Estate is a 68 acre property once belonging to an elite Portland couple and now is open year round for guests to visit as part of Tualatin Parks and Rec. This particular engagement session was really inspiring for me as Olivia wanted something more fashion-forward and I love when brides give me free-reign to really create something unique. Needless to say, I was very excited to put this beautiful emerald gown together and try something new- SMOKE BOMBS. Super fun effect and it was Olivia's idea (I'm telling you, I have the best clients). 

 Olivia and Russell, you guys were so fun to spend the afternoon with- I love that you are investing in memories, taking risks and I can't wait to see the images from your wedding! Woohoo! 

 

Jenkins Estate engagement photography by Portland wedding photographer Christa Taylor  

The Flower Farm Wedding: Ron + Sandy

Just outside Sacramento is this gem of a wedding venue, The Flower Farm, aptly named as it was abloom with a working orchard and surrounding gardens. It was the perfect spot for this "farm to table" inspired wedding, complete with a custom menu featuring produce from the very same property. (Yeah, it was so good- that chef deserves a raise ;) 

As for the bride and groom, I've known Ron Pileggi my entire life. I can't think of him without remembering his warmth, generous nature, excellent taste and enduring friendship with my parents. Needless to say, when Ron found Sandy we were over-the-moon to see him happily married again. Especially when there was so many fond friends and family present to celebrate together! 

 It was a party to remember, these photos are just a taste! 

Ron and Sandy, thank you for the immense privilege of capturing your wedding. I feel like I just scraped the surface of your amazing relationship together, and seeing you loving on family and friends CONSTANTLY--> it was such a joy to be a part in this small way. 

 Much love to you both. Please come to Portland soon!