Kale & Aaron | Union/Pine | Portland, OR

December 26, 2017


Of all the things I’ve witnessed over the last 8 years of shooting weddings, this was the first time I ever had a client request I wear a cat costume. Sadly it was just a joke, but if there hadn’t been that lil’ “jk” slipped in you know I would have gone there in a heartbeat. Maybe it was the dinosaur centerpieces, but something tells me Kale and Aaron would’ve thought it was awesome, too.

But wouldn’t you know it, we didn’t need wacky costumes to fill this day with laughter and joy. Kale, Aaron and their crew that hauled themselves up from Los Angeles knew exactly what to do. The proud parents, grandparents and siblings were on board, too. Eat, drink, be merry and dance your friggin’ butts off. That’s all there is to it. This no-frills day was stripped down to the bare necessities and it felt extra jubilant as a result.

Union Pine wedding decorations

Groom looking in mirror at Union Pine wedding

Portraits of grooms in Ladd's Addition

Portrait of grooms in Ladd's Addition
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Grooms kissing outside of Union Pine

Union Pine wedding ceremony

Exchanging rings during a Union Pine wedding ceremony
First kiss at Union Pine wedding ceremony
Grooms walking down the aisle together after their Union Pine wedding ceremony

Sparkler exit on the street  the Union Pine wedding reception

Sparkler exit outside Union Pine wedding reception

Vendors & Resources

Venue: Union Pine | Officiant: Friend of the Grooms | Caterer: Elephants Deli | Dessert: Cake Pop Baby | DJ: Spotify | Grooms’ Suits: J. Crew | Grooms’ Shoes: Paul Smith