When Mike and Montana first told me about their wedding, to be at Portland’s Bagdad Theater done 1920′s Flapper-Style, I was so excited. They are both incredibly fun and stylish people, and this was unlike any other wedding I’d ever heard of. They asked me if the photographers could all wear fedoras with press cards. Gee, why not?
The atmosphere was everything I could have dreamed of. They shot a small movie to show on the screen before the ceremony, the wedding reception was in the McMenamin’s Backstage Bar behind the theater, the guests were dressed so stylishly, and the bride and groom looked amazing. I shot all the formals around the pool tables, and the bridal party totally got into the spirit (see below, don’t they all look so fabulous?).
The night before the wedding, the Bagdad put the bride and groom’s names on the marquee. My second shooter, Alex, and I went out with umbrellas and lights and shot a portrait of them in front. Hawthorne after midnight is an interesting place, but we had a fantastic time and I love the portrait we created. What a gorgeous couple.
Congratulations, Mike and Montana!