Aimee + Dan = over the top wedding greatness.

You remember the incredibly wonderful and adorable Aimee & Dan from a last month right?  Well a few short weeks ago Aimee & Dan tied the knot, and man did they do it in style. I had an absolutely wonderful time capturing every little detail. These two put on a wonderful event! Even when things ran late and we had a little time crunch I had a great time just laughing with them. I also loved meeting many, many wonderful family members & friends. Seriously these people know how to throw a party! The day was also made even more lovely by the addition of my partner in crime/ 2nd shooter for the day the always fantastic Mr. Kip Beelman of Seattle. Some of the images you see below are thanks to his talent & lens! Thanks again Kip for all the help!


We Started in SE Portland at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, a beautiful building! I hope we did not freak out the father too much by hanging Aimee’s stunning dress on his door!

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Aimme was an amazing bride to work with. So beautiful and fun, seriously Aimee you looked amazing.

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Dan was also quite the dapper fellow.

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see what I mean, dapper right.

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And of course our first look was fantastic. While Dan brought the dapper gentleman vibe, miss Aimee brought the va-va voom! I am pretty sure Dan lost his breath for a few moments there seeing his bride all dressed for the first time.

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see what I mean, he could not take his eyes off her. I love this set here for a few reasons, you get the beautiful full wide shot and the close up view of the same moment.  How we pulled it off is I am out front and Kip is getting all ninja in the greenery to capture the shot on the right. This is one of the many reasons I love having a second shooter along for weddings. It is always nice to have different views of the same day to get a real variety of creative moments.

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I just adore Aimee’s smile here.

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We also found this amazing orange wall/garage door in the neighborhood. Just too perfect not to use, especially when orange was in the wedding color palette! Too perfect.

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they are just so lovely together these two.

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check out our entire wedding party here, seriously fun folks!

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after portraits we made our way back to the church for the big event.

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The chapel was set up beautifully, I loved Aimee’s stunning flower choices. Check out these unique arrangements.

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Aimee looked nothing short of amazing walking down the isle.

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the ceremony was beautiful and very moving.

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I just loved being able to capture all the special moments.

After the ceremony and some family photos we took a short drive to the most fantastic reception venue. A converted warehouse owned by a wonderful family member of Dan’s. Seriously this place was amazing. Every little corner was bubbling with character.

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Yeah pretty much amazing right!

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Doing more ring shots was so fun, every corner had a classic car or fun antique to incorporate.

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Check out Kip the ring shot master at work, and the rad result on the right. 100% Raddness.

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Everyone had a wonderful time at the reception, you could tell. Lots of dancing and smiles all around.

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We even had some mini pool sharks out and about.

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Like I said these folks know how to throw a party, we had a great time roaming around the place snapping away.

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and one last set with some of that amazing color the place was popping with. I could not get enough of these vintage cars!

Aimee & Dan thanks again for having me out to capture your big day. I really truely loved spending time with both of your amazing families & fun friends. You all know how to throw a great event! I am so glad it all worked out so well and I could be the one to capture it for you! I will have the whole gallery very soon for sure! These have been lots of fun to edit so far. Friends or family reading this please do leave a comment below if you would like to be notified when the whole gallery is ready!

xo em

  • October 29, 2009 - 10:25 am

    Alyssa Anne - You rocked it out! Love these and all the creativity you poured into each shot!

  • October 29, 2009 - 10:32 am

    olivia - amazing as usual, em!

  • October 29, 2009 - 10:39 am

    Dan Passadore - Emily,

    These photos are great! You captured the spirit of our day well. Thank you!

  • October 29, 2009 - 10:46 am

    Natalie - Dan and Aimee, it looks like you had a spectacular day. Congratulations again & again!

  • October 29, 2009 - 12:22 pm

    Beth Johnson - What a beautiful wedding! You should both be very proud. Some of my favorites are the candid shots! Congratulations again.

  • October 29, 2009 - 12:31 pm

    Mary Passadore - Emily you really captured this special day so well. Love all the different ways and places you took the pictures. Really captured all of it. Nice to see such great reminders of this wonderful fun filled day! Mary Passadore

  • October 29, 2009 - 3:29 pm

    Jesse Millan - Great choice for the photographer. Each of these photos are fantastic in their own way.


  • October 29, 2009 - 4:30 pm

    Meagan Hotchkiss - WOW! These pics are stunning! Fabulous photography!! Please let us know when you post more! 🙂

  • October 29, 2009 - 7:15 pm

    Aimee Passadore - Emily- Great pictures. They are so amazing. I love them all and can’t wait to see the rest. 🙂

  • October 29, 2009 - 8:58 pm

    Susie - Aimee– I love your bridesmaid dresses. Where did they come from?

  • October 29, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    Karen Gill - All I have to say is wow! These pictures are amazing! You’re so good at what you do. These are the best wedding pictures I’ve ever seen. Aimee and Dan, thanks for letting us share in your wonderful day.


  • October 30, 2009 - 8:33 am

    Libby Archuleta - Absolutely gorgeous pictures! Aimee you look so beautiful, and Dan, very handsome. I wish you many years of love and happiness : )

  • October 30, 2009 - 8:43 am

    jennifer - Wow! Wow! Wow! How I wish I knew you 6yrs ago to capture my wedding memories! These are amazing! Tell such a story,emotion,and makes you feel like I was there! Gorgeous!

  • October 30, 2009 - 9:25 am

    Kristine Dillon - Aimee and Dan – your love for each other simply radiates out from these beautifully artistic photos! Thank you for sharing:)

  • October 30, 2009 - 10:36 am

    Kip - Supa honored to be a part of it… Thank you to Emily and congrats and thanks to Aimee and Dan. Lovely day!

  • November 1, 2009 - 3:50 pm

    Joe Walsh - Emily,thank you for capturing the the day so well, these photos are amazing!

  • November 5, 2009 - 4:46 pm

    Jaime R - Not only is this the dress that I want, but I just went to an event at that garage and thought what a GREAT place to have a reception LOL!!!! How beautiful and fun. All of these pictures turned out perfect. Love love them! Great job Em.

  • November 2, 2010 - 8:50 am

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