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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.

Create a Six Week Wedding Checklist

Create a Six Week Wedding Checklist

Six weeks before my client's wedding, I make it a priority to send them an email to review and finalize all of our plans. At the four week mark, many brides are often overwhelmed by finishing tasks, and find themselves frantically asking for help. I've found that the Six week checkpoint is the perfect time to write all finishing tasks, so that when you reach that one-month-until mark, you've completed the majority of your projects and will get to enjoy the last two weeks without having to worry about last minute details.

Meet Your Photographer

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Hey gorgeous, I'm Katie. So glad we met! I am a film-obsessed, adventure-taking, fun-loving wedding photographer in Portland, Oregon. If you've been following me for a while, you probably already know my photography story, as well as my film story. This weekend, I wanted to take the time to share some things with you that you may not already know! 

  1. By the time I was seven years old, I had about ten careers in my back pocket because I wanted to achieve maximum creativity. I had been a painter, writer, actor, singer, director, and more. I declared early on that I would never have a traditional desk job.

  2. When I was 18, I went to New York City with a few of my friends to celebrate New Years. Nearing the end of our trip, we went to see a broadway show, then grab a traditional family owned New York Italian dinner. When we were waiting for our table at the restaurant, we were seated in the waiting area by a very talented pianist. He noticed my excitement and invited me to play a song with him. I didn't have much experience, but it had always been a dream of mine to be that "new york artist", so it remains to be one of the biggest highlights of my life.

  3. Before I moved to Portland, I lived in Alaska and worked as a deckhand in the Kenai Fjords National Park performing daily nature & whale watching tours. I moved there from Georgia to chase adventure, and the idea of not knowing what was going to happen next. I stayed for five months, and returned the following summer.

  4. I'm the girl who color codes her calendar, and have too many micron pens to prove it. Even my google calendar is color coordinated! I blame this on my love for visuals. They make everything easier!

  5. My ideal date night is dinner and a movie, but at the same time. Thank you McMenamins for making this possible!

There you have it! I hope you found this insightful, and learned a thing or two. I look forward to getting to know you back!