The Portland Oregon LDS Temple : Leslie and John’s Wedding Ceremony

They called the Pacific NW home, their nest was not too far from the ocean, lakes, and snowy mountaintops.  They met in collage while attending class, got married almost 12 years ago in a courthouse wedding and began their life journey together building their family while traveling all around the world.

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John is a U.S. Marine and they have seen and experienced many different things and exciting places.

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They are now on their final journey overseas where John is stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, but before they left they wanted to celebrate their marriage with their family and have a ceremony at the Portland LDS Temple.  I had the honor of photographing their special day at this serine and beautiful venue.  It was a bright and sunny day, the six spires of the marble-clad temple was rising elegantly among the towering Douglas-fir trees, nothing short of perfection.

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It was a true honor being a part of your special day, and I look forward to seeing your photos from your adventures overseas!

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas : Jacki and Brian’s Wedding

He was beaming with delight and he wore the biggest smile on his face as he saw his bride smiling at him as she descended down the aisle of the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas.

As their friends and family gathered around them, Jacki and Brian promised to stay true and hold hands as they age, memorizing the grooves and crevices on each finger. As husband and wife, they promised eternity and a day in their vows and sealed their commitment with a kiss.

The rest of the evening was spent clinking and cheering to what may have been the happiest couple in the world at that exact moment. Their day was nothing short of perfection.

Jacki and Brian…Mahalo Nui Loa! I just Googled how to say thank you very much in Hawaiian, but I still don’t think it truly says how I feel. My heart melts in gratitude for your kindness and care for us…and it was a joy to document your first day as husband and wife.  Thank you for making us feel like treasured guests and treating us like family.

Much Love and Appreciation…

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