Lara & Kinsey | Camp Namanu | Sandy, OR

January 1, 2018


Towards the end of this summer the Columbia River Gorge was ravaged by fires that sent a lot of couples scrambling for backup plans. Luckily for this rambunctious gang of folks, Camp Namanu outside of Sandy, OR was spared — but only just barely. A heavy haze hung over the treeline throughout the weekend, and many suffered from dry throats and other maladies brought on by the polluted air, but we managed to find beauty in it as the smoke filtered sunshine lead to an eerily beautiful cast of warmth at sunset.

I remember hearing about Lara’s plans for her and Kinsey’s wedding long before a date had actually been set. I was impressed by her dedication to DIY all the things, including the shibori table runners and hand painted shells. Natural disasters aside, this day came together perfectly with a bounty of laughter and tenderness. I’m so happy that we got to see their vision unfold in a blaze of glory.

Invitations to a Camp Namanu wedding

Airplants and driftwood centerpieces for a Camp Namanu wedding

Bride putting on garter for her Camp Namanu wedding

Bride and groom smiling at their Camp Namanu wedding ceremony

Camp Namanu wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom's first kiss at their Camp Namanu wedding ceremony

Friends and family cheering at a Camp Namanu wedding

Prismed portrait of bride and groom at a Camp Namanu wedding

Bride and Groom's silhouettes at Camp Namanu

Bride and Groom portraits at a Camp Namanu wedding

Bride and Groom posing in front of the pond at a Camp Namanu wedding

Camp Namanu wedding guests toasting in a boat

Vendors & Resources

Venue: Camp Namanu | Officiant: Teresa Todoroff | Invitations/Save the Dates: Vanessa Morrow | Florist: Goose Hollow Flowers | Caterer: Mississippi’s Delta | Dessert: Soul Bread! Baking | DJ: Spotify | Groom’s Suit: J. Crew | Groom’s Tie/Pocket Square: Kiriko | Bride’s Dresses: BHLDN | Hair: Leslie Sorensen