Left Bank Annex Wedding in Portland, OR | Natalie & Matt

Natalie & Matt planned a real classy wedding in industrial Portland, with a quick walk in the Portland Rose Test Garden for their first look. The day was on and off with light rain and bright sunshine, starting in a magical garden and ending in an old building full of soul in the heart of the city. Natalie & Matt have a huge support network of friends and family, and we heard the kindest words from them, followed by the biggest party.

Anytime we get to shoot in the artsy industrial parts of Portland we get so excited. We just love the tall windows, exposed brick and cement walls found at the Left Bank Annex. Our favorite spots to shoot are the stairwell where we filmed Matt getting ready, and the Bridal room where Natalie was sitting by the window. There are so many lines and dramatic light to play with in those spots, and it’s nice to give the bride and groom their own separate moments in the film. For the garden we were lucky to get a sprinkle of rain during their portraits that really threw the light into awesome colors. You can really see that in their film, and when that happens it’s pretty special. Also Matt’s face when he sees Natalie for the first time… come on!

During the toasts I was running around like a crazy person, so I didn’t really hear much on the day of. But later listening to the Father of the Bride toast I knew it was something special. Natalie & Matt didn’t want any audio in their film except music, but I always try to capture audio for moments like these. When I sent Natalie both versions of the film, she was so happy to hear her Fathers voice and that what he said in that moment could be preserved forever.

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Much Loves,


Venue | Left Bank Annex

Photo | Sweetlife Photography

Floral | The Flower Market

Makeup & Hair | Colour Authority