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Venue Highlight: Gorge Crest Vineyards

Gorge Crest Vineyards was one of my very first venues as a professional photographer and still remains to be one of my favorite venues off the Columbia River Gorge. It sits a few miles outside of Hood River in Underwood, Washington and really needs no introduction to how beautiful the space is. It has been featured in The Knot and holds The Hall of Fame badge, as well as in Wedding Wire as the winner multiple times of the Couple's Choice Awards. When you get a peek for yourself, you understand instantly what makes it so special.

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In June I had the privilege of working with a few Hood River vendors to put together a shoot that could highlight the beauty of the gorge. I of course worked side by side with Samantha of StruckSured Interiors and Events, as well as Molly Ryan Floral, Riverhood Rentals, and Boda's Kitchen to create a summery dining table of our dreams. 

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YES, if you're wondering, the food WAS amazing. And truly a treat to experience the style and expertise first hand of the ladies running Boda's Kitchen. And at this point, it is left unsaid that I am always impressed with the detail Samantha puts into all of her work. And that's not just limited to event planning! 

Dress by  Elizabeth Dye

Dress by Elizabeth Dye

I am always excited to return to this stunning venue every year and look forward to being there again this August for Kristina and Tyler's celebration. To see that amazing view of Mt. Hood, and to experience such a breathtaking wedding in the sweet private vineyard is always a treat. If you've stumbled upon this blog and are looking for the perfect outdoor wedding venue near the gorge, I can tell you, you've found it!

Sweet & Romantic Washington Vineyard Wedding

Sweet & Romantic Washington Vineyard Wedding

I’m often asked if I’ve ever worked for a really mean client. And honest to God, I say never! I bring this up because Kristina and Tyler are 1000% the example of what my clients ARE like. Because my clients aren’t just nice or caring, they go above and beyond in these categories. Arriving to a Wedding, already with pressure on your shoulders, with to two big hearted people greeting and thanking you before you’ve even snapped a picture is the greatest gift I can receive as a photographer. I can’t say enough amazing things about this kind and wonderful couple, and I know it’s in their nature to return the favor.