When Andy’s mom called me a few short weeks ago something inside me said “land this wedding”. From the first time we spoke I was excited about Andy & Asumi’s big day. The wedding was very small (not over 30 people) and intimate, but incredibly classy and modern. The groom’s family was traveling from Medford (Southern Oregon), and the Bride’s family was coming all the way from Japan. One reason I love weddings is they are all about the joining of two families, and the joining of these two was simply beautiful to be a part of.
We started the day at Hotel 50 in downtown Portland. Here are a few of my favorite “getting ready” shots so far:
After everyone was ready to go I hopped in the limo with Asumi and her parents to go to the church. She was so calm! I was impressed.
The Ceremony was beautiful and the little church was very charming.
After the ceremony we did some family and bridal party shots. I try and make them fun
And then back into the limo to head back to the west side for the reception luncheon.
This absolutely cracks me up. Andy and his niece went straight for the cell phones. They were pretty funny teasing each other.
A few more “couple only” shots in the beautiful Pearl District in Portland.
The reception was held at the Sungari Pearl Restaurant, DELISH! What a great place for a small party.
I always love to find creative ways to do the ring shots and the restaurant had tons of opportunities.
The whole family seemed so happy about this great couple tying the not. Every relaxed and had a great time just talking to eachtoehr. It was a very laid back reception luncheon, I had a great time just snapping away.
Andy, Asumi & Family thank you again for asking me to be a part of your big day. I had a great time meeting all of you and can not wait to show you all the rest of the photos. I hope your travels home all went well, however long the journey was. If you area friend or family reading this please leave a comment on this post so I can email you the password to the whole gallery when it is ready.