I posted this on my facebook page already, but wanted blog readers to see it as well.  I came across this post on Amy Ro’s blog, and thought you all should read it!  I get this A LOT from clients.  They say, “8×10 is big, I would feel silly putting up a huge print or canvas gallery wrap up in my house.”  But why??  You hire your photographer (hopefully me!) for their eye, because you trust them to create ART for you.  Why not display the art so people can see it??  (without squinting, I mean)  Thank you, Amy Ro, for saying what we all think, but rarely say!

Doesn’t this… (I think these are 16×24’s)

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Look SO much better than this… (11×14 on the left, 8×10 on the right)

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Siobhan & Jim were married at The Grotto in Portland on Oct. 9th.  Unfortunately, the nice weather we had all week decided to turn to rain that day, but it was a beautiful day nonetheless!!  Since they live in New York, I only got to meet Siobhan once before the wedding, and wasn’t able to meet Jim at all, but they and their families were so sweet, if felt like we were instant friends. :)

Ok, I am getting a better system down for blogging!  I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before!!  Here we go, and only 5 days after the wedding.  Good job, me!

Voodoo Doughnut…YUM!!!

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Hehe. Fat Spencer

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They were originally planning on seeing each other for the first time at The Grotto, but because of the rain we decided to keep them in The Nines…oh, darn 😉

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I could have done a whole post just on her…so beautiful!

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Then, out at the Grotto…Look at this porcelain doll!  She is just stunning!

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Old Town Florist did an ah-mazing job on the flowers and decor!!

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Unfortunately, the ceremony couldn’t be outside, but at least the rain sort of held off long enough to get a few shots.

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I love having Spencer there to shoot with me.  Not only can he shoot the guys getting ready while I’m shooting the girls, he can get different views at the ceremony as well!  I love this one he got of Siobhan and her dad walking down the aisle.

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And, I was down at the other end…

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His view up on the balcony…

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And, mine on the main floor…

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Yay!  Reception time at the awesome Urban Studio in the Pearl…Only Spencer has steady enough hands for a 1/13th exposure!

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Delicious signature cocktails!  Yes, I TRIED one, but only because Siobhan insisted. 😉

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Edited to add the vendors…

Getting ready/B&G pics: The Nines in downtown Portland

Ceremony: The Grotto

Reception and Catering: Urban Studio in the Pearl

Florist: Old Town Florist

Dress: Vera Wang from Kleinfeld in New York

Makeup: Kim King

Photographer: Jessica Watson Photography

3rd shooter (at reception): Sarah Freeman

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  • Amanda - I can’t believe I have never visited your blog before! I am blown away with your work. Gorgeous processing, and perfectly captured emotion. Amazing!

  • Jessica - Thank you! :)