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Autumn Wedding at Ainsworth House

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I loved photographing this autumn wedding at Ainsworth House in Oregon City. If you’ve followed my blog for long, you probably know that the Ainsworth House is one of my favorite places to work. It is such a great venue, with lots of variety in the gardens, and always has the prettiest light. Autumn Wedding […]

Fall Backyard Wedding Near Argay Park

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This fall backyard wedding near Argay Park in Portland had perfect autumn colors and weather. These two have been working non-stop for months to remodel their backyard for this big day! And, it turned out beautifully! A Surprise Baby Announcement I started this day by meeting the groom at Argay Park to set up for […]

Wedding Photography at The Griffin House

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Looking for venue and photography inspiration? Take a peek at my wedding photography at The Griffin House and learn about the fabulous team of vendors that made it happen! This citrusy summer look was created for NW Wedding Underground! NwWU is a website I started last year to help couples find awesome venues and vendors […]

Wedding Photography at Ironlight Lake Oswego

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Looking for wedding inspiration and photography at Ironlight Lake Oswego? You have come to the right place! Join me for my day of Wedding Photography at Ironlight Lake Oswego! Learn about this amazing venue and get to know the vendors who came together to make it all happen for NW Wedding Underground. NwWU is a […]

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 Inspiration at Saint Irene’s

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Wedding Inspiration at Saint Irene’s was full of vibrant flowers and decorative accents! A fabulous team of vendors came together to create this look for NW Wedding Underground! NwWU is a website I started last year to help couples find awesome venues and vendors in the area. WEDDING INSPIRATION AT SAINT IRENES Saint Irene’s is […]

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 […]

Wedding Photography at Easton Broad

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Join me for some wedding photography at Easton Broad, a modern industrial venue in Portland! A fabulous team of vendors came together to create this look for NW Wedding Underground! NwWU is a website I started last year to help couples find awesome venues and vendors in the area. WEDDING INSPIRATION AT EASTON BROAD Easton […]

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 […]

Photography at Black Pearl on the Columbia

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Join me for some wedding inspiration and photography at Black Pearl on the Columbia! We even brought some four-legged friends with us to help! A fabulous team of vendors came together to create this look for NW Wedding Underground! NwWU is a website I started last year to help couples find awesome venues and vendors […]

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 […]

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