A Multnomah Courthouse Wedding Bike Parade
I’ve been putting off this blog post for a long time. It isn’t due to a lack of time, or energy, but words. I have no idea how to properly express my gratitude — to Alice and Travis, their family and friends, and the good luck that brought us all together. I love it when a client becomes a friend, but I also understand that ultimately I’m just hired help; I can’t be best friends with every bride ever anymore than I can shoot every wedding ever. But when it does click and I find myself emailing them long after the wedding, talking of pizza and yoga and getting invites to their book club? The best. The. BEST.
If I could leave it at that, I would. But I suppose I have to say something more.
For their out-of-town guests, Alice and Travis’s wedding could not have been a more appropriate introduction to Portland. Not only did everyone get a small tour of the city, but they got it by way of bike parade. The swarm gathered outside the Multnomah County Courthouse and rode through the Southeast, broke for a taco-beque in Laurelhurst Park and ended with a night of rump shakin’ at their home in Hollywood.
Wherever the lovebirds went they were surrounded by 75 of us on bikes and pedicabs, all raining love down on them as they radiated it back out onto us, inside and out.
Back and forth, over and over, ad infinitum.
Special thanks to my driver, Thomas, from Portland Pedals for off-roading to make sure I got all the awesome angles.
the wedding is amazing, the settings are amazing, these people in this event are amazing, YOU ARE AMAZING! I just love them I don’t know how to describe it with words.
These are beautiful and full of fun! I cried and I don’t even know these people. Great job!
Again, the colours so vivid and expressive! Wonderful work Kim!
Dang Kim, you killed it on this wedding! I’m totally digging those dancing shots, but wow, I think they picked the right artist to cover this event hands down.
I love everything about this. I love it so much, it hurts. I love its earnesty and sweet, natural, no-bullshit charm. They’re magic. You’re magic. DAMN. You’re good.
Stylish Bride and Groom and Love the frames tone
So much love and affection, you’ve really captured so many priceless moments. Courthouse wedding FTW! They’re my fave. :) I want to steal that dress right off her, it’s so dang cute.
FUN!FUN!FUN! and Gorgeous!
Sooooo freakin cool!. Such an outside the box wedding and you totally nailed it every step of the way
Oh my word! You have the most amazing clients ever! I adore how rad these two are.I was smiling the whole time. :)
woe! this is wonderful. You photographed Very well. Great Job!
Amazing mustache. Even more amazing images. So good!
This seems like it was such a fun wedding. It’s absolutely perfect. Your images just radiate fun! You’ve done it again, Kim/Karen.
A truly incredible set of images… Wow!
Que linda boda!!!. Me encantó!, Esta genial el paseo en bicicleta. Y captaste muy bien toda la atmosfera. Eres seca!!!, un abrazo enorme desde Valpardise city :)
I can’t stop looking at these pics. Looks like the best wedding EVER!
That is a seriously cute wedding! I looked through the entire set twice! I love the socks on the groom!
well done :)
love the bike riding sequence. I can FEEL the energy. possibly the most unique wedding I have ever seen!
You’re my hero. I love these. I love this wedding. You take ordinary moments and make them look beautiful.