gwyneth colleen photography » portland, or wedding photographer

poll-weigh in please!

so, blog readers (i know you’re out there…even if you don’t have comments. :-D) do like the current format where i post a whole bunch of pictures, or would you prefer slideshows?

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Kimberly Jarman3 February 2011 - 12:26

I won’t sit through an entire slideshow, but i’ll scroll through the pics… keep it pic style:)

Ruth3 February 2011 - 13:19

Came all the way from Twitter to say, NO slideshow! Hate the photo sites with those.

Maggie3 February 2011 - 14:36

I never take the time to watch a slideshow (especially if there is music), but I will look at pictures.

If you want it to take up less visual space on your homepage, you could do an “after the jump” thing. I’m willing to do that, if I like the teaser image.

Bekah3 February 2011 - 16:43

yeah, I hate slideshows, ESPECIALLY if they have music. you should stick with what you’ve got going on. I like it. :)

rachel3 February 2011 - 19:48

current format!

Cindy Gilbert4 February 2011 - 10:42

I like the new format Gwyn. That being said…if you decided to change it, I’d still come to your site weekly and look through the pics, even if you made it a scavenger hunt. I love love love your pictures.

Melis4 February 2011 - 13:46

Current format. I never watch slide shows.

Jen25 February 2011 - 08:35

Not a fan of slideshows :)

love love!

so, my friend gail does this…and i am BLATANTLY ripping her off (bc, y’know, no other blogger writes about what they like. 😀 but i’m using her term. i hope she doesn’t hate me for it.) anyway, i was walking around thinking affectionate thoughts about a variety of things, sooo…i thought i’d share.

1. the 2011 bataleon violenza…those of you who know me even a little will probably be scratching your head going…what? WHY does she like it? (pretend that was in sarcasm font.) i. love. polka-dots. i found it, and then i obsessively searched the internet for every word written about it…and then when i went to colorado last week (oh yeah, i went to colorado last week!) i got a chance to ride it. and while, let’s face it, i still kind of suck and therefore trying out particular boards is kind of pointless, i didn’t hate it! and i found it on sale! so i ordered it! and it should be here soon! and then i can zoom down snow-covered mountains on it! (i also got a crackin’ good deal on boots/bindings/helmet/goggles)

2. the KRAKEN black spiced rum…ok, a) THERE’S A GIANT CELPHALOPOD EATING A SHIP ON THE BOTTLE! b) after you pour a drink, you can yell, “UNLEASH THE KRAKEN!” it’s pretty tasty, the bottle is cute, and it’s just full of whimsy. being a grown-up is better with whimsy.

3. UGG kensington boots…SO. CUTE. and so cozy. and thanks to my short hobbit feet…i can wear the kid’s size! triple WIN! these uggs are extra awesome because unlike normal uggs, they are not made out of suede leather…suede leather + winter in new england = FAIL. i’ve been pretty much living in these since i got them a couple weeks before christmas. (they’re my christmas present from my parents, but…being a grown-up means sometimes you order your own present, and they pay you back later. if it means i get to enjoy it a couple extra weeks…i’m all good with that!)

4. velo orange leather saddle-honey. see…snowboarding is EXPENSIVE. you’ve gotta have a lot of STUFF for it. as a result, the BEEYOOTIFUL bicycle i bought a few months ago…it’s gotta go. i’ve got a perfectly good bicycle…that i just didn’t enjoy riding so much bc of the crap seat and old handlebar grips. this saddle is going to change all that. most people think BROOKS when they think leather bicycle saddles…and with good reason. but brooks saddles are a little tougher on the wallet…so i get the same quality, beauty, and timeless style for a friendlier price. thanks velo orange! i can’t wait to put you on my bicycle and ride you all over once the snow is off the ground. a little bit of consolation for having to put that polka-dotted beauty in storage!

things i am NOT loving…and which will not be pictured here…

1. how the winter is affecting my hands. they look like a cabbage patch doll whose hands got caught in an office paper shredder. UNCOOL, WINTER. UNCOOL.

2. having to pay street parking fees to get my car out of the undersized lot so they do snow removal…drawback of living downtown with all its conveniences, i suppose!

3. living downtown with all its conveniences! namely EASY, waaaay too easy access to half a dozen delicious cuisines…when i am on OPERATION CHRISTMAS DAMAGE CONTROL DIET. (homemade chex mix SHOULD make it on this list, bc it is responsible for most of the christmas damage, but…it’s too good. i can’t not love it.)

hope you’re all staying warm and finding a way to enjoy whatever weather you’re experiencing!

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Gail2 February 2011 - 15:13

TOTALLY cool to rip me off…I just think, you know, maybe you owe me a pair of #3 on that list of yours 😉

PS – Nick and I for a while there when that movie was coming out used to yell RELEASE THE KRAKEN right along with Liam Neeson!

Rachel2 February 2011 - 17:38

“being a grown-up is better with whimsy.”
SO TRUE. LOVE LOVE.

ali + dave: married

dave + ali were married in niantic, ct at st. francis chapel…where her parents were married over 30 years ago! the reception was at saybrook point inn and spa…honestly, probably the nicest place i have EVER stayed. it was pretty incredible.
some of these fabulous images were created by the amazing christa of dolce photography.  the UNBELIEVABLE florals were provided by jessica of jessica country florals.
thanks ali + dave for including us on your beautiful celebration…looking at these pictures makes me REALLLLY miss summer right about now!
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jess + matt: married


jess’s GORGEOUS dress is by amsale, and her cute AND practical pink wedges are by christian louboutin.
their ketubah was gorgeous. maybe it’s silly and girly of me, but i particularly like how the colors matched the colors jess chose for their day…

this lovely and happy woman is the generous soul on whose property the wedding took place. her son is next to her…and he rang a bell after the ceremony (see below!) which i LOVED.

can i just say…i LOVE jewish weddings…the horah is AWESOME. also…i go to a lot of weddings…and most weddings are full of people who love to dance. but…NOT LIKE THESE PEOPLE. right after the horah, they played “i gotta feeling” by the black eyed peas…i have honestly never seen anything like it.mmmm, refreshing!

jess + matt…thanks for the adventures last year! from crashing movie sets in NYC to seeing osprey nests in maryland, i had a great time being part of your celebration and documenting your love.

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jess2 February 2011 - 13:59

beautious! :)

Amanda N24 July 2011 - 20:07

What a cute wedding and couple!!! You definitely captured the romance and love in the photo’s! Love the one in front of the little house/cottage.