Alice Gleason and Bennett Hiles.

What a beautiful celebration in the tall (and swaying) pines this past weekend at Lake Creek Lodge in Camp Sherman, Oregon. We had an abundance of rain and wind, which eventually lead to a downed tree, small explosion and power outage. Alice and Bennett were calm and collected as the amazing staff, family and friends moved the festivities inside to party by candle light.

Before the sun set, we ventured out in the rain. Apparently, Alice and Bennett weren’t the only two reciting their vows, a double wedding perhaps?

Check back in a week or so for a full blog post on these two, or 4?

Upon reflecting on my time with Chris, Alana and their family and friends, a few words come to mind: Relationship, detail, genuine and party.

This celebration beautifully blended Jewish and Catholic heritage with an elegant outdoor feel that left the guests feeling pampered and cared for.

I can’t speak highly enough about Chris and Alana. While it was apparent that the details were important to each of them (both were highly involved in the planning of their wedding) no detail was more important to each of them than the other. I get so excited as an image maker when the groom gets emotional, becomes speechless, and is overtaken with his bride’s beauty. I have no doubt, these two will always look into each other’s eyes the way they did on their wedding day. Alana was truly one of the most stunning brides I’ve been blessed to photograph.

The details for the wedding were handled in typical amazing fashion by Events By Mint, who I cant recommend highly enough. The wedding was hosted at the rustic and texture filled Brasada Ranch, East of Bend, Oregon. Music was provided by the talented Dance Hall Days (you have to check them out.)

Please enjoy a few of my favorite moments from myself and talented second shooter, Alycia…



Please enjoy a few sneak peak images from some recent Senior14/15 sessions. I’ll be posting full sessions soon…

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