Eleanor & Max

February 1, 2014

A Foggy Cathedral Park Elopement

There’s something about Portland that keeps pulling me back. No matter what grand adventure I have up my sleeve, I find myself missing home before I’ve even made it through the airport security line. A few days before I left on a month-long drive around Iceland, I got an email from Eleanor. She told me about her plan to fly from her home in London and elope with Max here in Portland, OR. They’d been having quite the long distance love and were finally going to say “I do” underneath the historic St. John’s Bridge in Cathedral Park.

I couldn’t help getting excited and soon found myself looking forward to October when August had barely begun. There’s a soft spot in my heart for photographing elopements, and this foggy morning turned blue-sky afternoon that we all spent together perfectly illustrates why.

That day was the first time both families had come together, almost completely. At the last minute Max’s dad fell severely ill and wasn’t able to make it to the ceremony. A reminder of just how important this job is– sometimes more for the people that aren’t present than those who are.

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Portraits of the Bride and Groom - Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

The Bride's bouquet - Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement Ceremony in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Bride and Groom kissing at their Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Bride and Groom presented Marriage Certificate at their Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Portrait of Bride and Groom with the St. John's Bridge - Cathdral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Eleanor and Max's Cathedral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Portrait of Bride and Groom with the St. John's Bridge - Cathdral Park Elopement in Portland, OR

Vendors & Resources
Officiant: Maureen Haley │ Florist: Botanica │ Venue: Cathedral Park │ Post-Ceremony Brunch: Accanto

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Nice! These Photos are imaging and attractive

These are spectacular. So incredibly excited for you to capture our wedding next weekend!

Stunning, these photos are simply stunning.

I love the fog in the early photos. These are all so lovely!

Such a fun place to have a wedding! Your portraits are killer!

The color and light are both just so gorgeous. Well done, and congrats to them!

My heart is so overwhelmed with how precious, sweet, and full of love these photos convey. Ooof. What a lovely wedding + couple! Timeless looking.

Gosh, I love this, so much! Love the colours and tones, and adore all the gorgeous moments you’ve captured!

Holy smokes. These are gorgeous!!! I love the ones with the fog coming through.

something really remarkable and timeless about these photos, kim… i’m not even sure how to say it. the fog, the flowers, her dress and curls, the stone architecture… then the sun emerging, that bridge soaring out of the mist – just, wow. i’d be utterly thrilled to have my memories of my wedding captured as beautifully as this. well done. my favorite is the vertical shot of the two of them laughing, with the misty under-bridge behind them, right before the ceremony. how perfect is that shot?!

Whoa, my goodness. Your work is brilliant!

What a cool wedding! This couple looks like a dream. Her dress is just too perfect (and I am obsessed with her flowers). Great job!

Truly beautiful photography, Kim! The couple looks adorable!

Your work is really beautiful.

Kim! All of your pictures always, of course, but that first shot – JESUS <3

Awh, thanks Jasmine! <3 It was a pretty magical morning.

A breathtaking location for a ceremony.

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