This year, Opal28 was given an Oregon Bride Award for Best Intimate Venue in Portland. If you've ever visited this small and cute nook near East Burnside Street, you will agree that the award was appropriate and well deserved. The team is hard working, fast responding, and clearly love the environment they've created for themselves and their clients. It's truly special to witness people doing what they love with a full heart and open mind. The ladies at Opal28 are just that.
Sure, you know the voice behind the screen. You've watched me do Live videos on Facebook and Instagram, you've read my advice on weddings, the "why" behind what I do, and on and on and on. But I wanted to take a moment to share who I am with you a little deeper. From where I started, to why I shoot fine art weddings in the Portland area, to the gorgeous clients I love to work with. I'm giving it all to you! Thank you to Fibre Creative for putting this footage together with me. Enjoy!
Today I turn four. And the journey will keep speeding on from here. Business anniversaries seem a little silly for me to celebrate. I'll admit, I even forgot about it last year until it had passed! I begin to question the celebration with something like 'I'll celebrate when I've hit a milestone' or 'I'll celebrate when I've done something big'. Silly, right?
"In marriage, we are most looking forward to having each other and being a family."
In the gorgeous summer afternoon light, Karl Cristie and Joe vowed to continue loving, traveling, and supporting each other. They promised that no day is perfect without each other by their side, and that wherever they go, their pups will follow. From the struggles of long distance, their love for each other paid off. And the reward was marriage. They won their hardest battle; only adventure is left to come.
This season, I've been diving head first into fine art magazines and blogs to gather inspiration for how I want to tell my future client's stories. One day when flipping through the pages of some gorgeous publications, I thought to myself 'what if I gave these magazines to my clients so they feel just as inspired as I do". The idea didn't click at first. I knew there was something missing to this idea. Why would I send my clients a magazine they could go and pick up at the store anyways. What if they already had this issue? I decided that if I were to send my clients a fine art magazine, it would need to be exclusive. No one else would be able to get it but them.