Zenith Vineyard Wedding: Aaron + Whitney

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A wedding isn’t just a wedding. It’s an event that integrates the personalities, vision, taste  and passion of two individuals. Never has that been more obvious to me than this Zenith Vineyard Wedding. For the first time ever, I was completely surprised by a twist in the ceremony. Aaron Pratt and Whitney Stevens have chosen to start a new legacy, instead of carrying the grooms last name the bride and groom will now be known as Mr and Mrs Shepherd. What a reflection of what marriage is…two families, two individuals coming together to start a new union.
In perhaps the funniest ceremony blooper ever, the wine tipped, starting to wreak havoc on Whitney’s veil right in the middle of the closing prayer. The silence was broken by Whitney and Aaron cracking up, trying not to overshadow the final “Amen”. You know a girl has some serious confidence when she can laugh at herself in the middle of her own wedding. I’m telling you, this couple was really really cool.

Photographing these two was such a joy. They were really able to embrace the moment and just be alone with their new spouse. This was really special to watch. The excitement starts to sink in, they hold each other,  laugh and settle down and just be themselves.

Thank you Aaron and Whitney for trusting me to capture your once-in-a-lifetime memories. At the end of the day I was exhausted and so satisfied. Crafting your wedding story was such a great honor and honestly, I had such a blast. Like really. It was so much fun. Many many blessings on your marriage- it’s so worth the work!  Cheers to many more years- Christa

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Zenith Vineyard Wedding Vendors

Have you seen their Pittock Mansion Engagement photos?

Many thanks to Jamie Rae Photo for her mad skills as my second shooter 🙂

Florals: Little Wild Flower PDX

Hair/Makeup: Face Body Beauty , Michelle Lummus

Cake Artist: Myriad Cake Design

DJ:  The Aussie DJ

Wedding at Zenith Vineyard. Romantic Zenith Vineyard Wedding. 

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July 22, 2014
  1. Gorgeous wedding with Aaron Pratt Shepherd and Whitney Stevens Shepherd… congratulations you two lovebirds 😀

  2. So love your work!! Christa you capture so much love in each couple.

  3. These are so good! I’m so glad I was able to recommend you for this wedding!

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