No, seriously. You may be on your way anytime now, Winter!
This was beautiful, but we took a vote and everyone is over it.
I am so excited to share these features with you!
A photo from the beautiful elopement shoot I did last year at the Oregon coast was recently featured on Oregon Bride’s blog and Instagram page (upper left image below). You can click on the image to visit the actual post on Oregon Bride’s blog.
The entire shoot was also published on Simply Elope’s blog last month (click photo to see the blog post).
I travel to Las Vegas at least once a year. I always incorporate both business and pleasure with each trip.
In 2016 I did an awesome editorial shoot with a real couple, Hailey and Adam, showing off an incredible two piece gown by Kate Miles.
The all film shoot was recently published on Little Las Vegas Wedding’s blog. Click HERE to see the post in it’s entirety.
This dress is so amazing that it was also picked up and featured on The Huffington Post recently.
Click HERE to see that blog post.
For my film loving friends, this session was shot with a Canon EOS-3, using both Portra 800 (scanned by The Find Lab) and Tri-X 400 (scanned by PhotoVision) film stocks.
If you’ve followed my blog or my work, you are likely familiar with the name Kate Miles. This girl is simply incredible. She’s been sewing since she was four and by thirteen was making custom gowns for weddings, proms, and special occasions. By sixteen, she had already graduated from high school and had an associate’s degree. By (barely) seventeen, she was off to NYC for college. When I was her age, I was cruising the mall for cute boys and looking for loose change in my car for taco bell and $2.17 worth of gas. This girl is talented, determined, and accomplished. She’s been featured in a variety of publications, both in the fashion world, and local newspapers. Her designs have walked the runway more than once during Portland Fashion week, as well as Fashion week up in Vancouver, B.C.
Anywho, shortly before she ran off to college, I snapped a few senior portraits of her. I even snapped a few in her design studio. Yes, she’s as tiny as she looks, not even 5ft tall. I seriously want to put her in my pocket and carry around with me all the time. If she didn’t already have an AMAZING mom, I’d consider stealing her. I’m lucky enough, though, to have both a working and personal relationship. She even calls me her “art mom.” I’ll take it!
This wedding. Ahhh. When someone calls and says their having a 1940s wedding, in The Old Church in downtown Portland, and that they like film… I get super giddy. I mean, hello?! Growing up in Portland, I’ve always been fascinated with The Old Church, so I was thrilled to finally have the opportunity to document a wedding held there. Having a super cool couple travel from out of state to have an Oregon wedding was just the icing on the cake.
Sarah wore a gorgeous and unique gown that screamed 1940s glam. Her hair and makeup were styled perfectly. Noteworthy accessories included her vintage hair comb and vintage glasses, which were a surprise to her groom on their wedding day. The bridesmaids wore a variety of vintage brooches, which looked absolutely beautiful on their simple navy dresses. While Sarah’s flowers were a mix of white and yellow with copper metal details, the bridesmaids’ bouquets were all yellow and each a different type of flower. Daniel looked smashing in his vintage inspired navy blue 3-piece suit and fedora. The groomsmen donned similar looks with navy 2-piece suits. Together the group looked simply amazing.
After a beautiful ceremony, which included readings from close friends and heartfelt vows, guests stepped outside to find a cupcake truck! It was a wonderful surprise, which kept guests busy while we did some portraits. I’m not going to lie… I had several cupcakes. All different flavors. I’m what many would consider a “picky” cupcake eater, or rather a cupcake snob. I’m telling you, these cupcakes (link to vendor below) were absolutely amazing. AMAZING. After portraits and cupcakes, everyone headed across the river to Produce Row, a charming little cafe in the heart of Portland. Sarah and Daniel are self proclaimed foodies, which is part of the reason they chose Portland as their wedding location, and the reason they chose this venue for their reception. Guests played games, mingled, and watched old movies out on the covered/heated patio of the restaurant. In lieu of alcoholic drinks, the couple chose to have Coca-Cola with REAL sugar (can I get an amen?).
Kel Ward Photography is based out of Salem, Oregon. Areas of coverage include Salem, Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Sherwood, Albany, Eugene, Corvallis, Jefferson, Turner, Keizer, Woodburn, Wilsonville, Silverton, Stayton, Dallas, Hillsboro, Lincoln City, Bay City, Bend, Vancouver, Battleground, and all surrounding areas. Also available for destination weddings and other travel. Kel Ward Photography specializes in Black and White photography, in both film and digital mediums. Color photography also available. Coverage includes weddings, funerals, birth, childbirth, portraits, families, senior portraits, and boudoir. Outdoor and on-location are preferred.