Matt is one of those grooms that we go “waaaay back” with. Matt even said it himself in his initial inquiry with us, “We would love to have you be our photographers and it would be a great reunion for Daniel and I after being neighbors in Bend way back when.” Way back when would be over 10 years ago, when Stark Photography was just a budding new business in Bend, Oregon.
We’re so happy to flash forward to everyone living here in Portland and Matt marrying the love his life, Angela. Angela is effortlessly gorgeous and beaming with laughter, even as Matt was cracking jokes throughout their Tilikum Bridge engagement session with Daniel a few weeks ago.
The Tilikum Bridge is the newest bridge to cross over Portland’s Willamette River and join the ranks of 11 other bridges in our city. It’s also known as Tilikum Crossing or “Bridge of the People”. And for good reason because it’s the first and only pedestrian only bridge in the United States. Which is pure gold for photographers who have long dreamed of taking photos on a bridge without the threat of car traffic!
Matt & Angela joined Daniel at near sunset for their PDX engagement session and while of course they spent most of the time on the Tilikum bridge, Daniel also snuck in a few extra shots in the evening glow. Their Mediterranean themed wedding is just a couple short weeks away and we can’t wait!