Postlewait’s Country Weddings in Canby, OR was the site of this intimate, heartfelt wedding and one of my favorite bridal portraits of all time. I love how naturally beautiful the bride Jennifer looks, the colors of her bouquet, the tall grass surrounding them, the afternoon light, and how this one picture captures the beauty of the day so well.
Jennifer wanted a very subtle makeup look for her wedding with colors that enhanced her natural coloring and textures that were close to her skin’s own texture. I loved all of her choices, especially the berry-stained lips. We curled her straight hair and added volume and a pretty waterfall twist in the back. She said “I wasn’t going to wear anything in my hair but then I saw that proceeds from buying this headband go to fighting human trafficking!” It doesn’t take long for you to realize what a kind and gentle person she is, caring about others more than herself.
As the two shyest members of their university’s Filipino Student Association, it took them several meetings before they even spoke. But as the saying goes, love will find a way
When doing her makeup I said “I’m not going to cover up this mole on your cheek unless you want me to” and she said “Oh no, don’t cover it up, that’s my family mole. My mother and grandmother have the same one on their cheek.” I loved seeing the three of them together and their similarities passed down through the generations.
So many elements of this wedding were made by hand with love. The barn looked so festive with all of the colors.
The day was captured so eloquently by June Lion. Thank you Kelly for sharing your talents and images with us! Jennifer and Paul, I wish you all the love and happiness in the world as you embark on this journey together!