Nicole and Cory had a secret wedding ceremony near Eugene, Oregon and they wanted me to be their wedding photographer. It’s been a few months since they were married so I figure it’s okay if I let the secret out now. They didn’t opt for a traditional wedding venue like The Inn at Diamond Woods or Jasper House Farm; instead they rented out an Airbnb on top of a mountain and had the whole thing there. Wedding photography is always so much easier when everyone is gathered at one place! The mountaintop setting was quite spectacular, especially for an autumn wedding. All the wedding guests, which numbered less than 50, gathered around in a circle which made for a very intimate wedding ceremony. Cory, a carpenter by trade, made the wedding rings himself; they were made out of wood and were treated so as to be impervious to moisture. I’d never seen wooden wedding rings before and I took quite a few photos of them.
After the wedding ceremony was over it was time to take advantage of the golden hour and get all the traditional wedding portraits done, which didn’t take too long since there weren’t that many guests. From there it was time for the fun wedding shots, with just the bride and groom, and we traipsed into the woods. Nicole wore a veil, which is great for the photography; there are so many ways to use a bridal veil in wedding photography! Here are a few shots from that day.