Kassia & Ben' wedding portraits @ Sprout in Springfield, great Oregon wedding venues

Great Oregon wedding venues It was a blast taking Kassia and Ben's wedding portraits recently. IMG_0803They are such a kind and fun loving couple, it was hard to not keep smiling all day and night long.  Kassia got her gorgeous bridal gown at Blush Bridal Boutique in Eugene.  Here I used a light and incorporated the gorgeous stained glass from the English style church.Blush bridal shop in Eugene OregonBen and Kassia found me online doing a search for Eugene Oregon wedding photographers and I'm happy that we got to work together, everything went so well.

After their first look, we took these images:Jewish bride in Oregon pictures Handsome Jewish man at his wedding Romance kiss wedding

Then we drove 2 minutes to nearby Island Park (where I go married to my sweetie 35 years ago).  It was a perfect day, not too hot, not windy, not rainy.  What else can any Oregon bride ever want ????Fun wedding photographs in Oregon IMG_0984 pretty bride in fieldLovin' the cool turquoise shoes!wild shoes photos

IMG_1136 IMG_1084Ben and Kassia with their children:IMG_1073I like to try a variety of ring shots.  This works for me.... interlocking hands and ringsOne of the fun things I like to do is use color infra red (special camera), that reads heat.  It makes superb black and whites, but also so really surreal color portraits as well.color infra red wedding pictures

Their wedding was held at Sprout Marketplace in Springfield, literally a 4 block walk from my home/studio. Sprout the marketplace Springfield OregonI had done weddings there years ago when it was 1st Christian Church, but it definitely is more stylish and updated now.  We photographed the families there~IMG_1277 IMG_1256 IMG_1224

Every Friday from 3-7 all year long, Sprout holds the local farmers market in the building, plus 100 mile bakery and 3 restaurants that serve dinner and various food items. My wife and I would regularly go there every Friday to get produce for the week and dinner and desert for the night, so it was cool to see it also used as a gorgeous wedding venue for Kassia and Ben.Sprout church Oregon Up the aisle wedding couple

and they had Cafe Soriah do the wonderful food. Here is owner Ib Hamide hamming it up.Ibrahim owner of Cafe Soriah Eugene wedding food photos IMG_1623Being a Jewish ceremony, it was a hoot.  (And the dancing?  Awesome!)  Here are just some of my favorites.IMG_1666 Jewish dancing pictures IMG_1676 IMG_1823I had to finish this blog with the Jewish Chuppa that they built for the ceremony (complete with their dog's toy).  I like the romantic feel of this wedding photograph.luskin6

Below is their short video trailer teaser.  Hope you enjoy it! :-)

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