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Elopement at Bridal Veil Falls

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This was such a magical early morning elopement at Bridal Veil Falls. This adorable couple lives in NYC and dreamed of an intimate waterfall ceremony. With a little research, they were drawn to Bridal Veil Falls, and the plan was made! They originally planned to get married on their 10 year anniversary of dating, but […]

Rustic Oregon Wedding Near Portland

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This rustic Oregon wedding near Portland was so pretty, with lots of great details. Once again, I found myself at Weddings on the Hill, one of my favorite wedding venues in the area! It’s located in West Linn, just a hop down from Portland. The team there just make such an easy and stress-free day […]

Colorful Wedding at Firehouse Restaurant

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This fun and colorful wedding at Firehouse Restaurant in Portland was amazing! Mushrooms, mash, cootie catchers, and rainbow wigs were just a few of the off-beat details that made it extra special. You may remember when Flowers By Alana, Sugarhouse Cake, and myself teamed up back at the beginning of the pandemic to offer a […]

Colorful Wedding at The Foundry

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I’ve been looking forward to this colorful wedding at The Foundry since meeting the groom’s mother at a wedding I photographed in 2019! Although the pandemic pushed their date back further and further, it was worth the extra wait… it was so. much. fun! This couple is just awesome! Sweet, fun, stylish, constantly traveling, the […]

Fun Backyard Wedding in Salem

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Last weekend I got to photograph the coolest wedding at a gorgeous private residence. It was a fun backyard wedding in Salem, Oregon, held at the groom’s family home. They had just finished building an outdoor patio and garage space, and it was perfect for the ceremony. The home had a lot of modern vibes […]

Wedding at Abigail’s Garden

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This wedding at Abigail’s Garden was so laid-back and fun! Of course, everyone who attends a wedding is happy and full of excitement for the couple, but I felt that energy times 5 on this occasion. There was so much emotion, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many happy tears on one day! […]

Wedding at Weddings on the Hill

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I found myself photographing another wedding at Weddings on the Hill last weekend. If you’ve followed my blog for long, you’ll know that Weddings on the Hill is one of my favorite venues in the Portland area! It’s actually in West Linn, but that’s close enough. I love how I can photograph multiple weddings at […]

Get Married in West Linn

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Wondering if you should get married in West Linn? This past weekend I had the chance to shoot another wedding at one of my favorite venues, Weddings On The Hill. It’s located in West Linn, which is just a bit south of Portland, and directly south of Lake Oswego. It is such a cute little […]

Micro Wedding at The Foundry

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This micro wedding at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe in Lake Oswego, was just the sweetest. It was classic, with touches of personality from the couple as well. This was my first time working at this venue, and I loved it so much! It is such a great space. I’d been looking forward to this […]

Best Wedding at The Troutdale House

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Although this was my first time photographing at this venue, I have to say I think it was the best wedding at The Troutdale House there could have been! I loved everything about this wedding venue! Not only that, I loved everything about this couple! The bride’s sister was actually my office intern a couple […]

Marshall House Wedding

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This Marshall House wedding, on Officer’s Row by Fort Vancouver, was a great way to kick off my Summer wedding season! The couple and their families started the day by getting ready at the Marshall House. Afterward, we headed to the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in downtown Vancouver for the wedding ceremony. Then, […]

Wedding On Wheels – Oregon Elopement Ideas

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Are you looking for Oregon elopement ideas? Have you considered a wedding on wheels? Read on to learn more about this cute idea! Wedding on Wheels – Oregon Elopement Ideas What is Wedding on Wheels? This fun idea was born near the start of the pandemic. Couples were forced to change their wedding plans last […]

Portland Wedding Photographer, Crystal Genes Photography, Featured on Wedding Chicks

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If you’re just tuning in to my blog, Hi! I’m a Portland wedding photographer, Crystal Genes Photography, and one of my favorite shoots of the year was just featured on Wedding Chicks! A couple of months ago, a huge team of talented wedding creatives gathered forces at the Oregon Coast, for this beautiful French-blue-and-red inspired […]

Greek Orthodox Wedding in Beaverton

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Two blog posts in one day?! That’s just what happens when I have 2 weddings back to back in the same weekend. I had such a great time spending the day photographing this Greek Orthodox wedding in Beaverton. This couple is just the sweetest, and their love story gives chills. To summarize, they met on […]

Last Wedding at Portland’s White House

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This is a bittersweet post for me because on the day I showed up to photograph this wedding, I found out that Portland’s White House had been sold. This would be the last wedding at Portland’s White House, one of my favorite venues in Portland. I guess I shouldn’t say never, because maybe in 10, […]

Bride and groom portrait along the columbia river in hood river, holding presentation style bouquet

Elopement at Lodge 902 in Hood River

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This sweet elopement at Lodge 902 in Hood River was a fantastic kick-off to my 2021 wedding season! I had never worked at this location before, but Lodge 902 is a new favorite! Elopement at Lodge 902 in Hood River Like many engaged couples these days, these two had plans for a big 2020 wedding. […]

Portland Indoor Winter Micro Wedding

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This Portland indoor winter micro wedding was so romantic and sweet. I met these two just a month or so ago during one of my seasonal mini sessions and was thrilled they asked me to be a part of their intimate wedding day. It’s always special being a part of someone’s special day, but even […]

a wedding ceremony at oceanside community club overlooking the ocean

Top 17 Most Unique Wedding Venues in Oregon

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This is a list of my top 17 Most Unique Wedding Venues in Oregon and throughout surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for a small intimate venue on the beach or a larger location in the forest to fit the masses, you can find it on this list.  No. 17 – Oceanside Community Club No. […]

bride and groom kiss on the end of a dock at hornings hideout

25 Most Unique Wedding Venues in Portland

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This is a list of my top 25 Most Unique Wedding Venues in Portland and the surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for a small intimate venue or a larger location to fit the masses, you can find it on this list. From a colorful and rustic outdoor venue to a modern warehouse in the […]

Micro Wedding at Opal 28

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This micro wedding at Opal 28 was just beautiful, and the couple was so adorable. The bride was truly radiant and just glowing with happiness all day. This was my first time working at this venue, and I loved it’s urban/industrial/neighborhood feeling courtyard. Such a cute venue right in the happening neighborhood on NE 28th. […]

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