Erich and Sam... where to begin. They are such a sweet and adorable couple. As soon as they decided to have me photograph their wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards I have to say I was looking forward to it ALL summer. As the wedding drew closer I kept checking the weather because Gorge Crest has absolutely stunning views of Mount Hood since it is just across the Columbia River from the mountain. If you look up Gorge Crest you will know exactly what I am talking about. So as I kept checking the weather it started out as sunny, then sunny with chance of clouds, then mostly cloudy, then just straight up rain, and I was honestly a little disappointed. This outdoor wedding I had been looking forward to all summer was suddenly going to be completely different.
As I arrived that day it was cloudy, but not raining, they still had the ceremony chairs set up outside and so my hopes rose a little bit. But as the day progressed and we were ready to do the first look it started sprinkling and just continued the rest of the day! No, rain is not exactly a photographer's friend, but Erich and Sam's attitude was so relaxed the whole day that it made everything easier. They were willing to go outside in the rain, I was able to find a couple small covered areas for group photos, and then they were even willing to grab an umbrella and venture outside for their couple photos!
On a day that could have been shrouded in disappointment over the unexpected weather this couple saw passed it to what was really important, that they were getting to vow their love to each other and share that with family and friends... and then party afterward! Their attitude and trust in me to do my job and do it well made the entire day go so much smoother and I cannot thank them enough. It was a fantastic day and I love how the images turned out!