dehlia + ryan I a portland wedding I september 5, 2010

Dehlia (DeDe) and Ryan got married at the World Forestry Center in Portland on Sunday!  Their wedding had a lush, earthy forest theme, and their little girl Ella, whom I photographed earlier this year, was a big part of the wedding and the day. After all the hustle of the day's preparations, the ceremony was focused, tender, and warm.  Happy tears abounded as DeDe and Ryan's self-written vows were read, Ella helped light the unity candle, and her canine buddy Jackson lazed peacefully on the floor throughout the entire ceremony.  The happy couple celebrated with a beautiful party in Miller Hall afterward, and it was a delight to see DeDe cut loose and soak up all the love after all the pressures of preparing for the big day! Big thanks go to Brian Bulemore of Abacus Photography for second-shooting; his photos will be available soon, so keep checking back for an update on where to find them!  Also, I had a great time working in tandem with Scott + Amanda of Ambient Sky Couture Imagery as they created their video of the day; I can't wait to see the finished product!

Click the slideshow below to view a few of the photos from DeDe & Ryan's wedding.