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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 […]

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. […]

Micro Zoom Wedding at Portland’s White House

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This micro zoom wedding at Portland’s White House was the cutest wedding of the year! This adorable couple met at church one day when she decided to sit in a new seat. It just so happened to be his preferred seat. When Covid happened they decided to move in together. They got along smashingly living […]

Intimate Ceremony at Weddings On The Hill

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This intimate ceremony at Weddings On The Hill in West Linn was so great! Like many other couples who were engaged to be married this year, these two had to make quite a few changes due to the pandemic. One of those changes was choosing an entirely new venue! This was my first time working […]

Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Octagonal Barn Wedding

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This Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Octagonal Barn Wedding included a surprise visit from a Stormtrooper! This was the last wedding I photographed before COVID19 took over the world. In fact, it took place just two days before McMenamins canceled all events and temporarily closed their properties. Phew! That was a close one for this couple! These […]

teardrop trailer pop-up elopement

Oregon Teardrop Trailer Pop-up Elopement

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This colorful Oregon Teardrop Trailer Pop-up Elopement styled shoot was so much fun to plan and photograph! Such cheerful summer colors and a free-spirited style that will have anyone begging for a fun road trip. This shoot was a special feature for NW Wedding Underground. AND! This shoot was recently featured on The Oregonian Oregon […]

Pantone Blue Celestial Wedding Inspiration at Urban Studio

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This photo shoot was full of pantone blue celestial Wedding Inspiration at Urban Studio in Downtown 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. Pantone Blue Celestial Wedding […]

The Evergreen & Voysey Wedding

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Do you know about NW Wedding Underground? It’s a project that I started last year that features the best wedding venues and vendors around (like this one featuring The Evergreen & Voysey Wedding inspiration)! For each feature, a team of vendors get together to decorate the venue and show off what they do best. Photos and […]

Wedding at River’s Edge & Rosswood

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Last month I got to photograph a beautiful winter wedding at River’s Edge & Rosswood in SW Portland. Lots of red and green of course, and the couple included their two adorable dogs, which is always a fun time! These two love dogs, and stopped to pet every dog that passed by when we were […]

Abigail’s Hideaway Wedding at The Duniway Hotel

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I loved photographing this Abigail’s Hideaway Wedding at The Duniway Hotel for the project that I started called NW Wedding Underground. NW Wedding Underground is a website that features favorite wedding venues and vendors in the Portland area and beyond. For each venue I feature, a bunch of talented vendors come together to beautify the space […]

Oregon City Outdoor Wedding Venue

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In case you missed my earlier post, I started a new project this year, called NW Wedding Underground! It’s a website that features favorite wedding venues (like this featured Oregon City outdoor wedding venue, Ainsworth House & Gardens) and vendors around Oregon and beyond. For each shoot, a bunch of awesome vendors come together to decorate […]

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