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This week the Mark Longstreet Photography team photographed the wedding of Casey Hugo and Mike Richardson at the Canby Wedding Chapel in Canby, Oregon. This couple has been together eleven years and have been such a pleasure to work with this past year of their engagement! This was one crafty bride, as she not only envisioned a vintage inspired, shabby chic wedding, but also handmade most of the decor herself! The bride’s beautiful, mermaid, lace wedding gown was a Maggie Sottero, purchased at Charlottes Weddings in Beaverton. The brides shoes were custom made in Europe with antique lace. From head to toe, Casey looked stunning! With the friendships they’ve built as a couple over the years and all of their families, there was so much love present at this wedding!
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Mark and the Mark Longstreet Photography team photographed the wedding of Stacey and Matt at Inn at Diamond Woods located on Territorial Road in Monroe, Oregon. Stacy’s beautiful Allure Bridals, lace wedding gown was purchased at Blush Bridal Boutique in Eugene, Oregon. The groom and groomsmen wore tuxedos from Men’s Warehouse. When we asked the Bride how her experience with Mark has been she said, “Mark was amazing. During the wedding he was so on top of it making sure we were moving along to get everything we needed to get done. He was a blast taking the pictures and everyone was laughing and cracking jokes…Mark was fun and charismatic and everyone enjoyed him and felt at ease around him. He went above and beyond and ended up bringing another photographer and the crazy booth which we hadn’t prearranged. He also did a time lapse of the weather changing throughout the day which I thought was a really great way to make the best out of a stressful situation with the weather. It gave us something to look forward to out of the stormy weather.”
Brittney and Jeff’s Oregon Garden Wedding at Atavista Farm was beautiful! The restored 1876 Italianate Victorian farmhouse is a perfect backdrop for intimate and large weddings alike! Mark was able to get great photos of the bride and her wedding party indoors and outdoors!
When asked what the best advice she received on the wedding day was, she told me that it came from Mark! He had told her, “Don’t let anything mess up your day. Just keep smiling.” Britney and Jeff definitely took his advice and had the best day!
Check out more pictures of Brittney and Jeff’s wedding in our three part blog on Mark’s website!
Brittney and Jeff tie the knot in front of a vintage gazebo, next to a restored 1876 Italianate Victorian farmhouse at Atavista Farm, located in the historic Brownsville, Oregon. 8 years ago, Brittney was asking Jeff if he would go to the prom with her. Fast forward 7 years and Jeff was asking her another very important question! We loved working with this couple! Their wedding party was so much fun! Atavista Farm staff is wonderful to work with and the property makes for great Oregon wedding photography!
This past sunday Mark photographed the wedding of Nichole and Noel Stephanos at Whisper N Oaks Weddings & Events in Junction City, Oregon. The couple met in college and have been together 11 years! Mark had such a great time getting to know them throughout the engagement process and felt honored to be apart of their special day! Nichole bought her Allure Bridals lace wedding gown at Blush Bridal Boutique in Eugene. Noel also got his tuxedos through Blush. The weather was beautiful that day, allowing them to roam the venue grounds and capture the photo below. This is one of his favorite photos of the day!
When photographing engagement sessions the goal, of course, is to capture the essence of the couple. Mark likes to keep a balance between the couple and the engagement photos location. If you only focus on close ups of the couple, you might miss out on opportunities to professionally capture the couple in a location or secluded atmosphere they would other wise not be in. You want to get those photos the couple will want to blow up on large canvases and hang in their living room.
King Estate is a beautiful location to have an engagement photo session because of its immaculate landscaping and grand architecture. Aside from the great views and regal architecture, King Estate’s staff is open (once pre-approved) to photographers and their clients roaming the grounds to find the perfect backdrop for the shoot. Mark led the couple through the Winery and they made their way through the South Tower, Barrel Room and Fermentation Wings. Every time Mark has shot here, he always manages to get new and creative shots of his clients.
Mark had a great time photographing Kendall and Travis’ engagement photos at King Estate. Kendall and Travis are getting married this fall at Deep Woods in Elmira, Oregon.
Mark traveled to Mexico for this couple’s beautiful destination wedding! A quick detour from his usual Eugene wedding photography schedule, Mark hopped on a plane and joined in the wedding week festivities. He loves traveling for his clients. This was not his first time going to Mexico to photograph a wedding and it won’t be his last!
Allison and Erik tied the knot at Our Lady of Guadeloupe Catholic Chapel at the Real Gran Caribe Resort in Cancun, Mexico. The couple really wanted to create an intimate setting and ambiance for their family and friends who traveled so far to be apart of their big day. They succeeded. Everyone had an amazing trip, spending quality time with old friends and getting to know knew ones. Mark was welcomed into their activities and had a great time! He even got a little scuba diving in before the wedding day!
If you’d like to see more of the wedding weekend, you can view photos of Mark’s Trash the Dress Photography Session with the couple.
Last saturday I photographed Amanda and Jason’s wedding at the Springhill Country Club at the Albany Golf and Event Center. The couple’s First Look was really special, as they both were brought to tears. Before the wedding I was able to get some time with the Bride for a pre-wedding photography shoot. The wedding ceremony was held outside. I was able to shoot several photos of the ceremony from on top of a ladder, that the venue kindly provided me with. I highly recommend working with Sara, the Golf and Event’s Center’s Event Coordinator. She was so helpful that day and kept things in order. It was well above 90 degrees that day, but the ceremony was the perfect length. People laughed, people cried, as the couple said their personal vows to one another. The reception was held indoor in a hall with a wall of windows. The incredible views, delicious lasagna, pasta bar and tear inducing speeches made a great combination for a memorable wedding.
If you’d like to hear more of their story and see more photos from their wedding you can visit Springhill Country Club, Albany Golf and Event Center ~ Oregon Wedding Photography.