Congratulations to Shelby and Hillel, two of the most wonderful people I have ever had the honor of photographing! I was super excited when they contacted me to capture their big day, one reason being that they were from one of my favorite places ever - Portland - so I knew they were going to be an amazing couple! But what really had me stoked was that they wanted creative, yet documentary style images, which is what every photographer dreams about on a daily basis (yes, we dream of these types of clients). 

I envisioned rich, warm tones, beautiful backlighting, and joyous, candid moments, and I'm thrilled that I was able to bring that vision to life. From capturing the little details at the International House Hotel to a beautiful, yet entertaining ceremony at the Touro Synagogue, followed by a Jewish celebration of dancing in an old New Orleans courtyard and a traditional second line parade led by a killer jazz band down St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street, it was a picture-perfect wedding day!