Matt and I are old friends from working at Hume back down in California. I didn’t know Makenzie prior to signing on to shoot their wedding, but after spending the evening shooting with them, I can attest to just how great a match she is for Matt.
We dialogued quite a bit before the actual shoot, talking about what they liked and what I liked in terms of aesthetics, ultimately deciding on spending our time in northwest Portland. This part of town is full of tree-lined streets with beautiful old houses, climbing up into the hills to the west of town. After being rained out at least once (yay Portland!), we finally caught a bit of luck on a beautiful, crisp evening. The shoot itself was everything I love about this job: a fun couple, beautiful lighting, and the chance to just wander and shoot whatever caught my eye. We ended the shoot down at Salt & Straw, because why not? Thanks for a great time you two, can’t wait for your wedding in the fall!