For those of you who have been following my photography journey, you know that this wedding has been a long time coming. Morgan has been one of my biggest supporters, cheerleaders, and has trusted me to capture the most important moments in her life this far. I had the absolute honor of capturing the birth of baby Gage last year, but also every moment before and after including her maternity photos, monthly progress shots, newborn photos, family photos, the list goes on and on. Being given the opportunity to capture the wedding of Morgan and Wes, well, it leaves me at a loss for words. I am actually crying right now as I type this, because that is how much I care about this little family.
Morgan and Wes are absolutely incredible human beings. They are the sweetest, most genuine, down to earth people you will ever have the privilege of meeting, and you can’t help but want to be around them because of the energy they bring to a room. I got to see the real side of their relationship during the birth of Gage, no masks, no fake happy fronts, just raw love. Wes was there for Morgan in a way that I can’t even describe. He did not leave her side for a single moment, not one; and he was present, loving, and supportive during every single contraction. I didn’t know Wes super well before that day, but after that, there wasn’t a shadow of a doubt in my mind that the two were meant to be together.
Wes and Morgan decided to have their wedding on a farm on Sauvie island in Portland Oregon, and it was just the perfect blend of hipster, DIY, and wild flowers. There were personal touches everywhere you looked, right down to the arbor they got married under, that Wes built.
Maybe the most astounding thing about their big day, was the love that surrounded them. It seemed to leak out of every nook and cranny, as everywhere you looked there was someone who couldn’t wait to tell you just how wonderful the two of them are.
Their ceremony was very unconventional, with multiple breaks for people to come up and speak, as well as both Morgan and Wes addressing the congregation regarding love, community, and their “tribe”. It made you really feel like a part of their union, and it was such a supportive and beautiful thing to witness.
After the ceremony, the party began immediately. With corn hole, live music, and gluten free organic food trucks, it had everything it needed to be one of the best receptions I have ever attended. Two of their friends sang Karaoke at the top of their lungs, as every single guest danced the night away. Baby Gage was held by all, and the outpouring of love on him, and his parents was just beautiful.
Congratulations Wes and Morgan! I am so honored to be your “life” photographer!
Want to see our video of their wedding day? click here!