Oregon Mountain Top Wedding

Tanner is a good friend of mine (and wicked good photographer) and I was honored to have him ask me to photograph his wedding. Maria + Tanner chose to get married where they grew up in Northeastern Oregon. Wallowa Lake is minutes from Tanner’s family’s house and the dock (where we shot some photos) is where they first fell in love with each other and had their first date 8 years ago.

We all woke up at around 5am and ventured out to where the ceremony would be taking place. Maria + Tanner wanted to do their first look at sunrise so they could enjoy the rest of the day together. Tanner proposed in this exact spot 6 weeks earlier with a 1920s ring. The custom ring he was having made wasn’t ready at the time so he kept it a secret the entire time leading up to the wedding. After the first look, Tanner proposed to Maria again with the custom ring and completely surprised her.

After hiking back down, we went over to Tanner’s family’s house where Maria + Tanner enjoyed breakfast with each other before finishing up last minute things before the ceremony. I can’t even believe how much work went into this wedding in such a short period of time. Family and friends helped build just about everything used in the wedding. Maria made her own dress and did so in just 6 weeks. Tanner’s high school football coach brought up a horse after the ceremony so they could do some photos with it. It was just so cool to see the love and support from everyone around them.

I can’t thank Maria + Tanner enough for letting me be a part of their day and trusting me to document it. I say it time after time but it is the biggest compliment to me to have another talented photographer ask me to photograph their wedding. Now, lets get to some photos. This is one of my favorite blog posts I’ve put together. Enjoy!

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