This last year of weddings was different for us because most of our bookings were within a span of 2 months. There is always definitely a wedding season, but usually our work is more spread out and we’ll have a week or two between shooting. But this last year we were running around and shooting nonstop for 8 or 9 weeks. So we ended up doing two weddings in a weekend on multiple occasions, and even though we put so much thought and energy into a wedding day, we found that it wasn’t too bad. Each wedding day is a different setting, with different people and with different energy, so even though our bodies were pretty tired, creatively we still felt fresh and we were able to enjoy what we love to do.
Chris and Bailey booked us I think about two years in advance. Bailey has been our biggest fan for a long time and so encouraging to us, she even inspired Elie & Mickey(Check out their film here) to book with us. So we had been looking forward to shooting their wedding for a while.
Our day started about 12:30am when we finished backing up all our footage from Saturdays wedding, then we got some sleep, and woke up early to head to the Dalles, OR. After an hour and a half on the freeway, and 45 minutes on the slowest dustiest dirt road ever, we arrived at The Dalles Ranch. The venue is actually a couple’s home and this was the last event they would be holding there. The place is secluded and beautiful, with fields, forest, orchards, and so many hummingbirds!(My spirit animal)
Bailey and Chris have been together a long time, and they were so comfortable together. Also their timeline allowed for lots of time for portraits and exploring the venue for cool shots, which we were thrilled about! I would encourage everyone to make time for sunset photos. It can be really magical as you can see in this film. The day past quickly with lots of laughing, so many kind words about these two, and familiar faces. Dancing was so good and my favorite part of this whole film is Bailey twirling in her Viking helmet. Also Chris and Bailey’s vows to each other were the kind of words you can find when you’ve been together so long, really cool stuff.
Loved the all the gold and the pink colors in this film and happy to show it to y’all.
Venue | The Dalles Ranch
Photography | Niki Rhodes Photo