Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Jeff Barnhart, and I am an Award-Winning Pacific Northwest Landscape Photographer, High School Senior Photographer, and Wedding Photographer. Follow me as I journey across Oregon, Washington and Idaho to create art often inspired by my readers! This is where you can read all about the adventures of Jeff Barnhart Photography, and this is where you can Experience Art!
As I mentioned in last month’s blog, I started doing wedding photography! Every day I look at hundreds of photo that include basically every genre of photography, and I have seen some truly inspiring works of art from Weddings. For many people, weddings have become more than just a day they want to document, but a great opportunity to have stunning works of art taken at a location that is quite meaningful and symbolic to their lives. Art that can be passed down from generation to generation. This is my purpose as a photographer.
My last wedding was for Scottie & Kayla in the downtown Portland area. We met at The Marriott to take some prep and first look pictures. Kayla had her hair done by Ashley Melton and makeup by Whitney Stassi. I don’t remember her bridesmaid’s exact words, but I believe it had something to do with a magician. Check it out! Tell me those eyes don’t POP!
After prep pictures we shot first look pictures outside. Scottie was waiting out there for a while, and I gave no indication that she was sneaking up behind him, so when she spoke I was able to capture this priceless reaction.
Kayla really wanted some pictures with the city skyline in the background and I was happy to oblige for their bridal session.
Shout out to the Portland Fire Department! The fire boat even came out to make sure our pictures had that exclamation mark! Thank you all!!!
After pictures our plans were to head back to the Marriott to take some more family pictures, but with the Morrison Bridge was closed it took us an hour to get back across the river! We were all glad we gave ourselves extra time, but it was quite stressful watching the same light go from green to red several times without moving! With the time lost we decided to meet at the EcoTrust Building where the ceremony would take place, and took some family picture there with plenty of time to spare before the ceremony.
After the ceremony they had their first dance, followed by a wonderful toast.
While the party raged, I was able to steal the newlyweds away from their guests for a couple minutes for a night shot before their big send off.
And to send them off, their friends pulled together and made sparklers happen at the last minute!
Congrats you two! I had a blast capturing your day!