Catalina Jean - Portland Wedding Photographer

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Blog of new wedding photography work by Catalina Jean Photography, a wedding photographer in Portland, Oregon.


| Hannah + Bless | Columbia Gorge Wedding | Portland Wedding Photographer

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Hannah + Bless opted for a non-traditional ceremony that was the best fit for what they had envisioned for their wedding day.  They opened with a period of silence for everyone to become inwardly still and reflect on the joy of the occasion. The guests were then all encouraged to stand and offer messages of love, support, and wisdom. It was honestly one of the most meaningful ceremonies I have ever witnessed. It didn't feel forced or rehearsed. The warmth and feelings and love grew and grew as various guests shared directly from their hearts.  

They choose this location for their wedding because Hannah grew up on the Columbia Gorge and it has always been a place of relaxation and adventure for them both. The couple's family and friends traveled from all over the country to attend. Hannah was deeply grateful specifically that her two grandmothers were able to come.

Hannah and her mother are the power duo behind Alma Chocolate. Their chocolates are unique and incredibly delicious. I definitely suggest you check out one of their Portland locations. 

Also: 1) That view of Multnomah Falls? Amazing. 1) And, I mean, what is better than Porque No Tacos, right??

Thank you so much Hannah + Bless for giving me the honor of capturing your wedding day. You both are amazing people and I am so, so thankful that our paths crossed. 

Venue: The Shire // Coordination: Kate Sokoloff // Florals: Bloke // Caterer: Porque No Tacos // Bakery: Cocoa N Lola // Dress: Nicole Miller via Xtabay // Bride's Shoes: Bryr Clogs // Bride's Hair: Sadie Byington // Groom's Attire: Ted Baker London // Her Ring: Gilt // His Ring: Canoe // 


About the Author: Catalina Jean loves anything sci-fi, has little sense of direction, and spends her free time snuggling her crazy Boston Terriers. She is a wedding photographer based in Portland, OR specializing in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, emotional wedding photography.