Today is a great day same-sex couples, marriage equality, and the progress of this country.  Thank you to all the couples, lawyers, and supporters that put in so much hard work to make this happen, and to those that have suffered from horrendous homophobia and ignorance, but kept up the fight.  Although there are a lot of issues that desperately need attention, let’s just take a moment to enjoy this accomplishment.

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Growing up I was sooo not the pretty/popular/cool girl in school.  I was the quiet, seemingly “good girl” that often got passed over or made fun of for my red hair.  I even had a boyfriend breakup with me in jr high because he was embarrassed to be seen with me.  Sometimes the popular girls would be friends with me outside of school, when it was just us, but once we were in school they would pretend they didn’t know who I was.  (hopefully I’m not the only one and some of you can relate in some way!)  You’re probably wondering what in the bleep does this have to do with Steph & Cory’s awesome wedding at Castaway?!  Well, it wasn’t really until I started shooting weddings that I realized the pretty/popular/cool girl in school wasn’t always stuck up and mean, but could also be a super sweet fun person, too.  I’ve learned not to judge people for better or for worse for how they look, or to feel like I’m less valuable because I’m not as pretty, thin or fashionable as someone else.  I’ve been honored to work with some beautiful couples, inside and out, and Steph & Cory were definitely one of them.  It was so much fun shooting their wedding!  I love the combination of urban and natural that Castaway provides.  It allows for a mix of creative and beautiful photos – just my style!  I’m posting just a few images, but you can check out a lot more here.

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Vendors:

venue: Castaway

coordinator: Bridal Bliss

catering: Food in Bloom

florist: Zest Floral

videographer: Hybrid Moon

cake/dessert: Le Cookie Monkey

dj: Chad Dowling Production

rentals: Something Borrowed

hair & makeup: Portland Hair & Makeup

transportation: Pacific Cascade Towncar

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  • Elizabeth - Yay!!! Love all these pictures. So amazing!!