This summer, I don’t know if we had a more sweet, genuine and salt-of-the-earth kind of couple than Jason and Melissa. Their Black Butte Ranch wedding encompassed all of these qualities, combined with Central Oregon charm and beauty.
The day began at a church in nearby Sisters, Oregon where Jason and Melissa exchanged vows beneath beautiful stained glass. Not a dry eye was in the house as family members spoke of the couple and their bright future together. The highlight was perhaps the pastor’s keen ability to weave in timely jokes and even got us all cheering on the Oregon Ducks football team by having Jason and Melissa inadvertently form an O with their hands. It was appropriate homage to the couple, who met at a Ducks game a couple years ago and have been inseparable ever since.
A reception of equal parts humor, love and a few more tears followed suit, with the beautiful Cascade Mountain range as their backdrop. Jason and Melissa went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy, entertained and well fed…including us! These two really never stop thinking of others and as we photographed and listened to the speeches from friends and family, it was evident that this is just who there are. Through and through good, honest and kind people. It’s these kind of people whom we consider ourselves lucky to photograph and humbly honored by their trust in us.
Thank you Jason and Melissa, cheers and of course, GO DUCKS! (our alma mater as well!)