First Unitarian Church Portland Wedding

First Unitarian Church in the heart of downtown Portland is an elegant wedding venue and the recent host to Peter and Emily’s beautiful winter wedding. Shooting weddings during the winter months is always a gamble with inclement weather, low light, and a scarcity of greenery. You learn to get creative real quick 😉 Thankfully Peter and Emily are no wimps (as obvious by their adventurous engagement session at Oneonta Gorge). Braving the cold, they opted for a first look on the park blocks to capitalize on daylight. 

The rain held off that morning, leaving soft ideal lighting, exactly what every Portland wedding photographer hopes for. Clearly an indication of things to come as the whole day went off without a hitch! One thing that really stood out to me during this downtown Portland wedding was how relaxed and comfortable Peter and Emily were together. They were completely at ease, responded to direction effortlessly, laughed together frequently, focused on the needs of others, it made the day so full of sweet moments. I loved being swept up into the beauty of it. It’s obvious they are very genuine, loving people and draw similarly kind people around themselves. 

 Enjoy a smattering of images from their First Unitarian Church Wedding, and don’t forget to give them some love in the comments! 

Favorite moments:

  • Watching as pedestrians stopped and congratulated the bride and groom in the middle of their portraits. (you can see the crazy hat lady above) 
  • Dad crying while officiating the ceremony
  • Peter and Grandpa singing together 
  • Evening back lit shots- who knew a little rain could look so good? 

Many thanks to my second shooter Bianca Jade, always an honor working with you.  

Wedding Gown: Bridal Exclusives
Invitation: Etsy Designer
Florals: Sammy’s Flowers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie
Suiting: Men’s Warehouse
Vintage RingBox: The Family Joolz
 

First Unitarian Church Portland wedding, by Portland wedding photographer Christa-Taylor. Fine Art wedding photography in Portland Oregon is a timeless investment, “what’s priceless tomorrow, should be expensive today”. 

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February 20, 2017
  1. Karrie says:

    Beautiful pictures, I love Emily dress so beautiful and great

  2. Christina George says:

    Love love love!!! You were jaw dropping gorgeous Emily and Peter you looked very dapper ;). I loved the images of you two in the rain. So romantic. The images of the two of you showcasing your veil are so amazing as well! Also loved the morning shots of you getting ready Emily. It’s so hard to choose!! Beautiful.

  3. Andrea says:

    Such romantic pics to reflect a great celebration of love… good luck picking faves. They are amazing.

  4. Great article and awesome content cheers!

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