gwyneth colleen photography » portland, or wedding photographer

fabulous couples and…target?

so, first I have to tell you: did you know that Target is now selling wedding dresses? yeah. That’s what I said, too. It’s kind of hilarious, but the dresses are actually not hideous.

Also…I just heard from my June 16th couple-Halida and Jeff, and I have to say that they are the kind of couple I dream about! Their details are just absolutely fabulous. They’re getting married in Maine, and they’ve chartered a ferry to take all their guests on a harbor tour before going to the ceremony site. Also, they’re pretty environmentally aware, so the favors are coiled flourescent lightbulbs…so great.

So, just know that when you’re making those detail decisions for your wedding, and you buck tradition in favor of something that’s more “you”…there’s a photographer out there who is vicariously delighted.

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rachel17 May 2007 - 07:13

that is WONDERFL. truly. I wonder if you can only order online, like JCrew wedding dresses? you know I am so checking that out… ahem… when appropriate… and also you know I am stealing that link. thanks gwyn!

more of the gorgeous ones

I promised I’d post more of these two…and I have no excuse for why I haven’t. They were so very, very lovely, in appearance and manner. They had placecards and a table for all of the vendors and asked us to join them for an absolutely DELICIOUS dinner!


as we were leaving the hotel to go do portraits in the gardens, these rowdy Yankees fans in town for the Yankees-Red Sox game thrust their disposable camera in my hand and went to pose with the bride and groom…who good naturedly laughed along. They were all set to take off after I snapped their shot for them…but I wasn’t about to let them off that easy! I take one for them…they stay put while I take one for me!


I would comment on how much I like the colors in this shot…If I could tear my eyes away from that look on her face!


they both grew up overseas where the attitude toward public displays of affection is a little bit different than it is here. Still they were such great sports all day…especially at the reception when guests tend to get a little ding-ding-ding on the glass happy.


heart.


I’ll leave you with what is, I think, my second favorite image from the day. (I have a “thing” for doors.)

Danna & Shinji-I wish you all the best. You’re both so very lovely, and it was an honor to be part of your day.

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jason evans22 May 2007 - 12:33

That heart/hands pictures is very cool! Great pictures. :)

gwynethcolleenphotography22 May 2007 - 12:49

thanks, jason!

Gorgeous

I’ve been so truant about posting here…busy busy busy little bee I am!

I’ve not been around for a month of weekends–the life of a freelance photographer is never quiet or dull. If it’s not a photography project, it might be taxes to consider. (Don’t ever take your w2’s for granted!)

Anyway, Saturday was Danna and Shinji’s wedding, and they are the most gorgeous people I think I’ve ever seen. Ever.

I did their engagement photos on the ONE snowy day in December last year, and took what is probably my favorite engagement photo to date:

They had an AMAZING and beautiful day for their wedding…we went to the public gardens to do bridal portraits. The park was crawling with people, and everywhere we went everyone was congratulating them and telling Danna how beautiful she looked (she was an exquisite Serbian princess.) I’m not done processing the photos yet (I’m sure I’ll put more here when I’m done), but I cannot resist this one taken on our way back in to the hotel. I’m calling it “eternity”.

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rachel4 May 2007 - 00:02

I really, really love your image with the millions of reflected mirrors. Shows true artistic eye!

more engagement shots

After I went walking with Chrissa and Daniel (below), I got to go for a walk with Jack and Jean. Jack and Jean are so great. I had such fun with them. They’re so in love, and that made my job easy! They were such great sports–right down to showcasing their swing dancing techniques in Central Square.

They’re getting married in June on the Cape, and get this: after they say their vows, these two fishing enthusiasts are going to go have their first cast as man and wife. I LOOOOVE couples who really make their day theirs.

I always shoot in color and black and white…but black and white seems to love these two.

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