Joshua and Johanna wanted a Fall Oregon wedding, “Where the leaves are turning yellow and orange and everything looks like gold.” J+J received their wish this October 1st at Barn Kestrel in West Linn, Oregon. Although the rains were called to be heavy at times, the fall color was visible through rays of sunshine (and sprinkles of a cool, Fall rain.)
Joshua and Johanna saw our work from a previous Oregon wedding and selected us based on “the style and lighting” of our images. We love hearing this for a few reasons, especially because we put so much effort in to finding or creating quality light when possible. This stood out to J+J and we were honored to be there for them on their wedding day.
Joshua and Johanna wanted to have their Oregon wedding held in a rustic barn somewhere in the Willamette Valley. Eventually they settled on the Barn Kestrel, formerly Long Farm Barn. This property, with ties to the Daniel Boone family, has a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home which is open to the bride and bridal party to get ready in. Also on the property, a stunning 19th century horse barn which often serves as a reception hall, or in inclement weather, a safe place for a ceremony. The cherry on top for visitors is viewing the third largest tree in Oregon, a Sequoia, which sits near the barn and house. When I first saw it, all I could think about is how much fun my boys would have scurrying up and up, and up, and up….
A week or so before their wedding, Johanna asked about the potential for video services. A full scale wedding film wasn’t a possibility at that point, however we offered a service that works well in many cases, a Fusion film. Fusion is the combination of still photography and video clips to tell a story. In this particular case, we created something closely styled to a music video. Still photography by itself is very powerful, however, taking moving imagery and coupling it with music is extremely emotive. You can see J+J’s fusion piece at the end of this blog.
Cake provided by: Dream Cakes
Floral provided by: Zest Floral
Please enjoy a few moments from Joshua and Johanna’s Oregon wedding…
** Please make sure to hit the “HD” button for higher quality
**Music licensed through www.songfreedom.com