A Jewish wedding is a truly unique celebration. The excitement, the tradition and the general sense of true celebration is one we consistently enjoy to photograph, time after time. One year, we photographed 6 Jewish weddings and we’re pretty sure it was the most fun we’ll ever have in one summer. We’ve loved seeing the traditions displayed in each couple’s unique way. There was a Jewish wedding at a temple, one at a tipi village, one in the Columbia Gorge, and several in some of Portland’s grandest ballrooms. Each gave us something new, yet something the same. And that similarity was love and genuine fun. We can’t say we’re not a little jealous that we’ve never gone up on the chairs during the hora…maybe your wedding will be the one! (If that’s a thing…photographers can take a turn right? :) )
Jake & Marisa
Jake and Marisa’s Allison Inn wedding in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country was one of our favorites we have photographed in the area.
Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, WA
Would you like to attend a Jewish wedding in an airplane hanger? Or a wedding where the bride’s hand drawn cartoon animals serve as centerpieces? How about a wedding where the groom wore a green suit? Yes, green. And while we’re at it, would you like to eat delicious kosher fish tacos from the only…
French's Point Maine
How Slava and Rhiannon managed to find us for their French’s Point wedding outside of Portland, Maine was a first for us. After receiving Slava’s initial inquiry in our inbox, we had barely begun to type our reply, when a few minutes later another email came through. “I just saw that you’re actually in Portland, Oregon, not Portland, Maine. But I love your photos and want to fly you to Maine for the wedding.”
Beth & Jonas
Jonas and Beth gave us the opportunity to photograph another Jewish wedding, which we have to say, is quickly becoming our favorite type of wedding.
Cabo Surf Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Sophia and Danny are recent Portland residents but when they got engaged, they decided to have their wedding at a place close to their heart, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Sophia’s parents own a house in Cabo and over the years, it has become a source of relaxation and joy for them. So it’s only fitting that it’s where they decided to tie the knot.