Smile Filled Wedding in the Hills // Portland, Oregon Wedding Photographer

Brandon and Hannah smiled on their wedding day maybe more than any other couple I've seen. They're emotions were worn for the world to see and what everyone saw was a deep, anchored love for each other and for God. I left their wedding day feeling inspired in my faith and encouraged in my marriage. It was incredible!

What else was wonderful was Brandon and Hannah's willingness to adventure all over the farm that Hannah grew up on. That makes for the best photos, let me tell you! :D At first we were walking, then Hannah's dad came by with a tractor and the idea to take us to the top of the hill in the cow pasture that had the best view of the area. Oh, those hills! And such a sweet father. And such a gorgeous couple! Their smiles and laughter couldn't be anything but one of the most beautiful things that pulls your heart into their love story.

We actually ended up being ahead of schedule and Brandon and Hannah were excited to get going to their first look a bit early. They were antsy to see each other and were absolutely adorable. They had the adorable idea for their first look of releasing balloons they each held. As I look back on it, not only was it amazingly adorable (I mean, just look at their reactions!), but it fit perfectly with their adventuresome spirits that emulate the movie Up.

Love and devotion like Brandon and Hannah's warms my heart and inspires my soul. You can see by the tears of love and excitement during the ceremony that these are rooted deeply. (Don't let anyone tell you that a first look ruins the excitement of seeing each other during the ceremony! Once again, Brandon and Hannah are proof of the opposite.) I am so honored that I could be a witness to the first day of Brandon and Hannah's marriage.

Brandon and Hannah, you two are so sweet, caring, and joyful. Your hearts for God are, as I've repeatedly said, inspiring to my soul. Your smiles are infectious, and your kindness overflows. I pray that your life together is overflowing with blessings, and that your hearts grow somehow even more in love for God, each other, and everyone you encounter. Congratulations, and may your adventures be the best!