Lauren & Derek

January 14, 2013

Tillamook Wedding Photographer

When I first met with Lauren and Derek, they were planning for a wedding tucked away in the woods of Hood River, OR. Unfortunately, those plans fell through and they decided to head for the beach instead. I couldn’t help but think back to this little bump in the road, while everyone gathered round the hilltop after dinner. Lauren and Derek were in a sweet embrace as they watched the sun set over the ocean. Meanwhile, their song randomly played from the dance floor.

A moment in time that never would have happened in the woods.

It was kismet, and perfect.

The rest of the day unfolded like you would expect from people that put the most value on family, friends and good food: lots of hugs, laughs and warm, happy bellies.

Cape Meares Wedding Photographer - Scenic View of Oceanside, OR

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride getting ready in her home in Netarts, OR

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom rings wrapped around a twig

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bouquet and boutonniere details for the bride and groom

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Portrait of the Bride and Groom

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Headless portrait of Bride and Groom at the Octopus Tree

Cape Meares Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom walking to the Octopus Tree

Cape Meares Wedding Photographer - Groomsmen holding bouquets at the Octopus Tree

Cape Meares Wedding Photographer - Wedding party making funny faces at the Octopus Tree

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Groom overlooking beach ceremony

Bride walking down the aisle with her father - Oceanside beach ceremony

Oceanside, OR Wedding - Bride and Groom see each other on the aisle

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Groom's brother passing rings to Mother of the Groom for a blessing - Oceanside Beach Ceremony

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Family members blessing the wedding rings - Oceanside Beach Ceremony

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom hugging after their first kiss - Oceanside beach ceremony

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom making their exit - Oceanside beach ceremony

Oceanside Wedding Photographer - Groom talking with Grandpa - Oceanside Community Center Reception

Oceanside Wedding Photographer - Guests toasting to the newlyweds with champagne - Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom enjoy a drink at their Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Tabletop and floral details - Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Tabletop and floral details - Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Tabletop and floral details - Oceanside Community Center Reception

Netarts Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom watching the sun set over the ocean

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom watch the sun set over the ocean

Netarts Wedding Photographer - Grandfather of the groom giving a speech - Oceanside Community Center reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom cutting their wedding pie

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom feeding each other cupcakes - Oceanside Community Center reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom's First Dance at the Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Guests on the dancefloor at an Oceanside Community Center reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Guests smoking at sunset - Oceanside Community Center reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom cuddling at their Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - View of the dancefloor at sunset - Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Silhouette of guests dancing - Oceanside Community Center Reception

Tillamook Wedding Photographer - Man standing in the ocean at sunset - Oceanside, OR

Special thanks to Jade Sheldon-Burnsed for joining me at this wedding.


Vendors & Resources
Venue: Oceanside Community Club
Officiant: Helen Hill
Caterer: Bread and Ocean
Dessert: Pies by friends of Lauren & Derek

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these pictures are breath-taking! so bright and rich with color!

I just have to say, this is probably my favorite wedding you’ve posted (for a million reasons) but especially becuase it really showcases your eye for the most genuine of moments. Your pics can make me tear up over a couple I’ve never even met, and make me feel like I am a guest who has known them for years. I believe that is what makes your work so powerful. Keep it up, Kim! These are absolutely wonderful. :)

Haven’t been around the blog-life lately and man, I missed your blog!(Also miss you in Flickr!)
Amazing pictures, as always! They make me happy by just looking at them, what a wonderful atmosphere you’ve captured! :)
It looks so wonderful!

Fantastic editorial coverage of a beautiful, beautiful wedding! Everything about it is just perfect. Kismet, as you said.

Your work is incredible- I adore the emotion you captured! Your food/detail shots are mind-blowing!!

the colors and emotion here are just amazing, kim! you have some serious photojournalism skills.

That looked like the end all be all of weddings, such a gorgeous and lovely party. Brilliant!

Wow, what a special ceremony! Wish I was a guest at this wedding. Great images!

Enormously fun looking wedding! Particularly awesome reception images.

Now this is my kind of wedding. Simply superb!

This is my idea of the perfect wedding and so beautifully captured. I feel like I got to share a little bit of the joy of their day just by looking at your photos. Absolutely lovely!

What a beautiful, heartfelt wedding. Your imagery is undeniably superb.

What a beautiful wedding, and that second to last frame is awesome!

I mean, what can I even say? These are absolutely beautiful. Everything.

Beautiful as usual!

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