Sarah & Erik's Wedding at Mt. Hood Organic Farms, OR

Sarah and Erik's wedding started off at a beautiful rental house in Mt. Hood with a glorious view of Mt. Adams. They met doing one of the coolest jobs I've heard of: flying helicopters for the U.S. Coast Guard. Kirstie Wight did the bride's hair and makeup while Ely Roberts Photography snapped getting-ready portraits. 

The ceremony took place at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hood River and ended with a Sword Arc.  The bride and groom had to "kiss to pass" each crossed sword held by their friends in military whites. They went straight to the airport to get ready for their helicopter entrance into the reception space, Mt. Hood Organic Farms. We even managed to get an awesome drone shot as they were landing. 

Mt. Hood Organic Farms has one of the most spectacular views of Mt. Hood out of all the wedding venues near Portland. The owners, Brady & John Jacobson, do all of the landscaping and unique woodworking that you can see throughout the reception space. Cultivate Catering served a family style meal full of delicious produce grown on site. They even had a special vendor table which is rare and so appreciated! 

So many people came from across the country to get to this wedding and you could feel the excitement. Sarah's dad gave an emotional yet hilarious toast, followed by her sister, and Erik's brother. Their cake by Fox Tail Bake Shop was super impressive and even had action figures f Sarah and Erik in their flight suits. Jai of Stumptown DJ's rocked a playlist full of country and american classics late into the night. 

Check the Preview Film above and look out for the Highlight Film coming soon! 

Caitlyn & Tim's Wedding in Oregon City, OR

Caitlyn and Tim just might be the sweetest couple ever. They technically met working at the ER but possibly on Tinder. The facts are fuzzy. Hazy story or not, he's an ER doctor and she's an ER nurse- two jobs that cannot be underrated. The work these two do is incredible and stressful so suffice to say, they know how to party. 

They got hitched at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City here in Oregon. The ceremony took place in Abigail's Garden under a gazebo and the weather could not have been more perfect. Bri Ellis of Portland Makeup and Hair got Caitlyn and her girls camera ready. Axe & Wedge Events provided beautiful maroon florals for the Gazebo and table centerpieces. Kara created "wild" looking bouquets with colorful flowers. 

We love working with fun photographers at a wedding, because weddings should be fun! Chris and JD of Steele Photography were some of our favorites we've met. They were efficient and creative, and super rad to hang out with.

The reception was in the Main Ballroom which has recently undergone renovation and now has multiple chandeliers across the ceiling. They danced their first dance to Ed Sheeran's, "Perfect" and Caitlyn even gave Tim a spin. Stumptown DJ's threw quite a dance party all the way until my favorite part, their bubble exit. 

As for Glitch Films, we had another wedding the next morning, so we had about 8 hours to sleep, charge batteries, and transfer footage! 

 

Gabriella & Paul's Wedding in Clovis, CA

Sometimes we travel from our homebase and fantasyland in Oregon to film a few epic weddings we just can't miss. Gabriella & Paul's wedding in Clovis, California was one of these weddings. The bride looked breathtaking in a nude illusion embellished gown with makeup by Kelli Torrence of Forever Adored

The ceremony and reception took place at a friend of the couple's extensive estate with a view of the Sierra Nevada's and surrounding cow herds. All of the lighting, tables, chairs, tent, and dance floor were brought in by Expo Party Rentals and Jason Lawton of Setting the Stage. Cassandra Turner of Weddings by Cassandra planned the perfect outdoor occasion and was fun and helpful all day long. 

The highlight of the day was their choreographed first dance with songs handpicked by Gabriella and Paul. Starting off the dance was Corinne Bailey Rae's version of "Is This Love," followed by Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," The Lion King's "Ah Zabenya," Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and of course Ray LaMontagne. We were throughly impressed with their dance skills and just the amount of preparation you need to do for one awesome number. 

The sunset over the hills was painted with hues of orange, red, yellow, and pink and made for an incredible backdrop for filming the bride and groom. They even did their first dance in a field just for the film! Little things like these make such a big difference in the final product. 

Michael Antonia from The Flash Dance spinned vinyl and scratched records live all night as the party went on into the wee hours. What a way to kick off the 2018 wedding season; let's do this!!!

 

 

Brea & Tyler's Love Story at Latourell Falls

Brea & Tyler live in Austin, met in Oregon, and have lived all across the US for their jobs. We had the pleasure of filming their engagement film in between cake tastings and menu previews during a quick visit. 

They were so down with the plan, that they met us at Vista House at 6:00 am just as the sun was rising. A filmmakers dream! After filming at Vista House, the Colombia River and the surrounding mountains, we headed down the road to Latourell Falls. 

There are usually tons of tourists at Latourell Falls in the summertime, but we got there early enough in the season and in the day for it to be totally free of people. We filmed Brea and Tyler skipping on the bridge with the waterfall in the background, walking down the pathway, hanging out in the splash zone, and even these hidden steps we discovered a couple years back. 

After filming, we took Brea and Tyler separately to record in their own words how they met and what they most love about each other. This adds so much to the film and differentiates between a normal music video. Some of their wedding guests might not know how they met! 

Love Story films are such a great way to get people excited about your wedding and it's something special to put on your wedding website. It's also a chance for us to connect with our couples before the insanity of the wedding day and get them comfortable with our cameras around. We can't wait for Brea and Tyler to get married in a couple weeks!

Mt. View Orchards Shoot

Last week, we got to participate in a styled shoot in one of the most gorgeous venues we've seen: Mt. View Orchards. With a stunning view of Mt. Hood (hence the name), and beautiful weather, Lauryn Kay Photography and Keen Events put on one creative day. 

Brittany Blanchard did the easy breezy hair and makeup on stunning model Karlie Pauline, whose fierceness never faltered throughout the entire day.  She wore a dress from Brides for a Cause and jewelry by Allison Ullmer Jewelry

Lacy of A Little Grace A Little Lace, was the stylist for the day and an invaluable part of the team. Gwen from Botanically Inspired did the table florals, bouquet, flower ring, and even created an installation in the orchard! 

The charcuterie board and apple cake that looked liked a blossoming rose were created by Allison of Plume. The wedding invitations for the display were done by The Pigeon Letters. All of the rentals for the table display were from Barclay Events.
 

Shootout at the Lightroom

On Sunday, a bunch of our talented friends got together to put on a Styled Shootout at the Lightroom to promote the space and generally show off their mad skills. About 150 photographers came to the event and it signup was closed only two days after being announced! 

MacCoy and Dallas Merkley own the space; he took photos and she did the hair and makeup. Dorothea Dragomir of Kamea Events styled and planned the event with rentals from Vintage Meets Modern and even did some DIY projects- check them out in the video. Emily Hoos of Oak Grove Floral created bouquets to match the theme and a floral installation for the bridal set.

There were 3 vignettes going on in the studio: the modern tablescape, fine art bridal installation, and lifestyle with a real couple. The bridal model, Lindsey Elizabeth, was in a vintage-inspired gown by Justin Alexander from Charlottes Weddings. The lifestyle models, Abigail Peugh and Trevor Royce, were in clothes from Sweet Jayne Broadway boutique and are photographers in the area themselves! 

All of the signs and place cards were handmade by Letters and Dust with silk by Waterlilies Styling

 

Shoot with Lauryn Kay Photography

Last week we filmed a Styled Shoot at The Lightroom PDX and with Lauryn Harriman of Lauryn Kay Photography. Kelli Thomsen Beauty created a stunning natural look for Q6 models Brittany Venner and Kady Lorénz. Dresses were provided by Brides for a Cause here in Portland! 

Brenna Burnett Florals created the gorgeous bouquets and even helped with our little Phoenix! The models wore hand-made headpieces by Ash of Esther Jean Designs

Check out the Behind the Scenes to see how all the magic happened! 

Styled Shoot-3.jpg
Styled Shoot-15.jpg
Styled Shoot-10.jpg
Styled Shoot-20.jpg
Styled Shoot-17.jpg
Styled Shoot-61.jpg
Styled Shoot-23.jpg
Styled Shoot-14.jpg
Styled Shoot-24.jpg
Styled Shoot-29.jpg
Styled Shoot-58.jpg

Ecola State Park Styled Shoot

This was one of our favorite shoots of the year and we were so excited to be involved! Dorothea Dragomir of Kamea Events once again styled and organized a fantastic shoot on the Oregon coast last week at Indian Beach. Kelsey Sjorstrom of Feather and Twine Photography from Austin, Texas, took film and digital photographs of models Kelly Rotbart and Gordon Casey who coincidentally got engaged a few weeks prior!

Alyssa Lytle of Color Theory Collective recreated a circle-of-flowers illusion by securing flowers to various trees for the ceremony setup. Dorothea and Alyssa created the table setting with silk from Seda Medicina and place cards by Natalie Garrigan from Pink by Peach. Kelly wore a dress by Truvelle Bridal and Gordon wore a suit with a funky tie by The Black Tux. 

We made a Behind the Scenes film to show all the hard work these talented creatives put into one awesome shoot. Check out the Vibes Film above!