Monthly Archives: March 2011

Champagne Wedding & Event Coordination | Portland Wedding Photography

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Mandi Wiley and Rachelle Bell, the lovely co-owners of Champagne Wedding & Event Coordination! We were meeting for their portrait session on a bleakly wet day in rainy Portland, Oregon, and we needed a warm dry spot, so I begged the wonderful staff at The Original: a Dinerant to let us use the wonderful natural light from their big windows in the banquet space upstairs. They were so great, they not only agreed, but they even ran lunch upstairs for the Champagne girls in the midst of our session because they knew the Champagne team was starving and pressed for time. We were all appreciative! (By the way, couples – check out The Original as a great venue for rehearsal dinners and bridal showers!)

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MandiMarch 31, 2011 - 10:21 pm

Thank you, Jen, for taking the time to spread the word about wedding planning! We love the photos you took and can’t wait to see the photos you will soon be taking of our other lead planners!! You are so talented, we love working with you!

Portland Wedding Photographer On a Boat | Madison Wisconsin Celebrate the Dress Shoot


Last summer I had the chance to go to Madison, Wisconsin and do a full-day Celebrate the Dress (aka Trash the Dress) session with Erika and Michael. (A Celebrate the Dress session is perfect for couples who want another chance to take wedding photographs in a relaxed, fun way. It can be scheduled the day after your wedding, or six months afterward as a beautiful way to revisit your wedding experience. There’s no need to damage the dress, of course; but it gives you an opportunity to get a little wild without worrying if your dress hem gets wet.)

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Portland Wedding Photographer | Reviews on Yelp

I finally set up a Yelp page for Luminous Wedding Photography! You can find it here on the Portland Yelp directory. I use Yelp all the time to research things, so I knew I had to get around to it eventually! And it’s been such a delight to notice reviews beginning to accumulate already. Here’s one from Belle and Tommy (you might remember them from this New Year’s Eve wedding):

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