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Brian & Kate – Wedding Photography – Hotel Vintage Plaza

Posted by Rosemary on December 29th, 2009

Portland is famous for it’s outdoor beauty, and although we did capture some of that beauty in the SW Park Blocks, Brian and Kate’s wedding was filled with Portland’s classic and luxurious charm. Their wedding and reception took place at the gorgeously remodeled Hotel Vintage Plaza in downtown Portland. The ceremony was in the beautiful Pazzo Wine Cellar. The ceremony was brief and personal, with a special performance by their friend Michael Olsen. Brian and Kate planned a lovely and yummy affair, friends and family enjoyed a wonderful dinner catered by Pazzo and delicious confections created by there good friend Jill Ramseier who is the pastry chef for the Deschutes Brewery. At there end of the night friends had an “almost dance off” and enjoyed a good boogie on the dance floor. Kate and Brian glowed with joy!

Congratulations you two!
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Kate’s beautiful Dress by Embellish Design.

Hair by Angela Brandt at London Influence.

Make up by Erica at De Daysha Spa.

Flowers by Starflower.

Rentals by West Coast Event Productions.

Ceremony Music by Robert Thonstad.

DJ : Matt Cole.

Jade Rose Designs and green. salon – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary on December 16th, 2009

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I worked with Jade Rose in the Eco-Elegant Wedding Show this fall. I love the hair pieces she designs. The make up and hair design was crafted by Patty and the other talented women at green. salon. And Laura is such a lovely lady to have as a model.

I’ll be posting more photos from the show soon, this is one of my favorites!

What's Eco-Friendly Photography?

Posted by Rosemary on November 29th, 2009

Hello!

So, what’s with all the “greener” photography chatter on my blogs and social media sites? Well, as many of you know I participated in the Eco-Elegant Wedding Show for my wedding photography. When we developed the concept of this show it was to promote and showcase ways in which local businesses run their shops and studios in more sustainable ways. From time to time I will be mentioning various offerings I have in my studio like plywerks and other eco-framing options. I also wanted tell you here the great things I’m doing in my studio and my personal life to reduce the lasting effects I have on our beautiful planet, not just to show off (hee hee) but also to help you come up with thoughtful ways that you too can make small but important changes in what you’re doing at home and work.

Here’s my top 10 list:

1. This is the most important one of all, I shop local. For example, I use local framer Cris Pera, owner of The Artisan frame shop offers many eco-friendly frames in her fabulous shop. This is not only awesome because it helps to build the local economy and community, it reduces the use of packaging and shipping.

2. I support and refer local businesses who are running their shops in a eco-thoughtful way. For example: I have my brochures and signage printed at Negative Perfection in SE Portland. They are a super friendly shop and they have great post-consumer recycled paper options. Also when a client is looking for help in planning their wedding I’ll send them to Emily Michel because I know that she focuses on planning events in an earth friendly way and I know she does a brilliant job.

3. I offer prints, cards, and albums on 100% recycled paper.

4. I drive a gas efficient car, I car pool, and I group together my errands so that I’m not driving all over town unnecessarily.

5. I eat locally grown foods whenever possible, and I’m a vegetarian, yay.

6. I work co-operatively with other local artists, sharing space and resources can have a profound effect on how much each person will use and/or waste.

7. I recycle my tech waste at our wonderful resource Free Geek.

8. I keep my heating and a/c on a timer so that they aren’t running while I’m out I also keep the place comfortably cool and throw on a sweater if I get chilly. I also use compact fluorescent bulbs in my lamps at work and home.

9. I am soon to be member of Greener Photographer an organization that keeps me informed about new and improved ways that I can “green it up” in my business.

10. I use recycled paper and materials in all of my packaging and ship things in the most effective and least impactful way possible.

I hope you find this list helpful. Living in Portland these things may seem old hat, but sharing ideas is a fantastic way to build our community and brainstorm. Please comment here with additional eco-sensible ideas you have incorporated into your life and work.

I love my job! This summer I had the pleasure of planning and photographing Rich and Kevin’s lovely wedding at Timberline Lodge. It was classic and elegant, just like they are. They poured their hearts into every detail, making it a very special day. The live music by Matthew Kern and the Rose City Hot Club gave the day extra celebratory flair. Rich and Kevin made their own “eco-fabulous” wedding favors of a tree sapling ready to be planted, what better way for friend and family to remember this beautiful day. The weather couldn’t have been more clear and temperate. It was the perfect summer day in Oregon.

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On July 11th we got to be a part of Michelle and Patrick’s gorgeous wedding at The Grotto the Northeast Portland. Michelle and her bridesmaids all wore vintage dresses which were unique and lovely. The ladies found their dresses at Ray’s Ragtime a fabulous vintage shop in town (just in case you feel like shopping!). Michelle’s dress was from a thrift store… Very Eco-Vintage. Every detail of the wedding was thoughtfully considered and personal.

The reception took place at the Courtyard Marriott North Harbor overlooking the Columbia River. A really beautiful spot, the light was absolutely perfect! Jim Brown and his orchestra provided awesome jazzy tunes. Michelle and Patrick were glowing with happiness on their big day!

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