The wind and sun and waterfall mist turned the Columbia River Gorge into paradise on Stephanie & Joe's wedding day. They flew to the Pacific Northwest from Louisiana, family and friends joining them on a rocky cliff overlooking the river for a warm, windblown ceremony. I loved how Stephanie's hair, and her son's golden locks, flowed in the wind as they stood above the river.
After a cozy celebratory lunch in Hood River, Stephanie and Joe said goodbye to their merry group and the three of us headed back into the Gorge for portraits and adventures. We stopped at Elowah Falls, turned to a filmy cascade often caught and blown by the breeze in the basalt-walled basin. Usually impossible due to the heavy flow of the waterfall, Stephanie and Joe were able to get almost underneath it, showered lightly by the drops from above. After thoroughly exploring the waterfall, we went back out to their ceremony site.
THE MOON. Oh, the moon! In perfect placement behind the spot where they said their vows, the moon glowed in the blue sky, and the sunset light was blazing and golden. The image above is one of my favorites of my career.
Congratulations, Stephanie and Joe! I'll never forget this day!