Heather & Jacob – Intimate Abernethy Elopement

As a wedding photographer, every couple’s love story unfolds uniquely, painting a canvas of emotions, moments, and memories. I had the privilege to document Heather and Jacob’s special day at the picturesque Abernethy Center in Oregon City, and what a delight it was to witness their intimate and intentional celebration of love.

From the moment I arrived, I could sense the anticipation and excitement. Heather and Jacob had opted for a traditional touch by refraining from seeing each other before the ceremony. As I captured the intricate details and the heartfelt moments of their preparation, I could feel the love and nervous energy filling the getting ready suites.

One of the most touching moments was when they stood on opposite sides of the chapel door, exchanging heartfelt vows without catching a glimpse of each other.

The raw emotion in Jacob’s eyes as Heather made her way down the aisle was a testament to the depth of their connection, a moment frozen in time through my lens.

With no wedding party in tow, the focus shifted entirely to the bond between Heather, Jacob, and their families. We took family portraits amidst the serene beauty of the Veiled Garden, capturing the essence of their love and support. The couple portraits were a blend of tenderness and joy, set against the backdrop of the Abernethy Center’s enchanting surroundings.

As the evening unfolded, I found myself not just an observer but a part of their intimate gathering. Sitting next to Heather during dinner allowed me to share in the warmth and camaraderie that filled the patio. The heartfelt toasts, the sweetness of the mini bundt cakes, and the shared laughter added to the tapestry of memories being woven that evening.

The signing of the marriage license upstairs in the chapel marked the official beginning of their journey together, a moment filled with quiet significance and promise. And before the evening concluded, we gathered all the guests for a group photo, a tangible memento of the love and support surrounding Heather and Jacob.

As the sun began its descent, casting a golden glow over the Abernethy Center, I couldn’t help but feel grateful to have been a part of such a beautiful celebration of love. Heather and Jacob’s wedding was not just an event; it was a testament to the power of love, intimacy, and intentionality.

In every frame captured, their love story continues to unfold, a reminder that amidst life’s chaos, love remains a beacon of hope and joy. And as a wedding photographer, it’s moments like these that fuel my passion for storytelling and capturing the beauty of human connection. Cheers to Heather and Jacob, may your journey together be filled with countless moments of love, laughter, and happiness.

“Hannah is the best photographer I’ve ever met. She is the most amazing person in the world and her work is beautiful. She shot our engagement and wedding pictures and I cry every time I look at them. They are the best pictures I have ever seen. She is so easy to work with and has the kindest soul ever. She takes all your worries away because you just know she’s going to capture EVERYTHING you could think of and more! She really takes pride in her work. I will definitely be hiring her for my future photo shoots and recommending her to anyone and everyone.”

x, Hannah

Vendors- Venue: Abernethy Center / Dress: Azazie / Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Flowers: Trader Joes

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