I received a facebook message several months ago from Rachael of Rachael Lauren Photography. She told me she was engaged and wanted to talk to me about doing her wedding photos. I was immediately flattered. When a photographer chooses another photographer to shoot for them, it is an honor.
Rachael wanted a wedding in the later winter months because of the dreaded allergies that accompany our beautiful Oregon summers, so we knew we would have to be creative in case it rained. Or more than likely, when it rained. As the date approached we chatted over email and phone conversations, and each time it ended with Rachael telling m that she completely trusted and wanted me to just tell her where to go. As a creative person, this is the most freeing thing to hear. It allows me to have creative license, knowing that they will like whatever I do. And that is exactly what happened. I scouted out some industrial locations in east Springfield, parking garages in Eugene, and eventually settled on an abandoned mill that Paul told me about out on old Mohawk road. The perfect location. We knew it would be a great back up once it rained.
Rachael created the perfect time line, which is what one could expect from a fellow photographer, but every photographer knows there are a few crisis on any wedding day. But not Rachael’s day. Everything went perfectly smoothly. From the arrival to Face It! salon to where she had her make up & up do done by her sister Liz, who happens to be a stylist, to the start of the pictures. We started on time. She gave us 2 1/2 hours of time for the bride and groom pictures, which was perfect since we were possibly going to have to drive to other locations for pictures.
Thank you Rachael & Adam. We had a wonderful time with you and just loved every part of your wedding! It was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful day in your lives. Enjoy your honeymoon in Hawaii!
And because these pictures are for another photographer, and she likes pictures as equally as I do, I will do 3 seperate posts.Enjoy part 1!
You just can’t go wrong with peonies.
She had some of the most beautiful bridesmaid bouquets that I have ever seen!
I was in love with her earrings.
Birdcage veil? Yes please.
She wore the yellow shoes under her wedding dress.
And these she wore when she greeted her guests at the door. It was a great idea to ensure that she would see and visit with each and every one of those who attended their wedding.
The lighting in the getting ready room was gorgeous.
Erika’s image is on the left and mine is on the right.
The image on the right was taken right after she started crying. She has this dreamy-happy look on her face.
Erika shot the image on the left.
That is Rachael’s sister Liz, putting the veil on.
I just love how happy she is.