Stevi Sayler Photography » Eugene, Oregon Wedding and Portrait Photographer

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And just like that, the wedding season is upon us with gorgeous weather, beautiful flowers and brides so beautiful it will take your breath away! I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing wedding to officially kick off the season than Hannah and Todd’s wedding out at Deepwoods. Every time I photograph a wedding out there, the weddings get better and better! Or maybe I am just in love with all of them!

Hannah and Todd had really thought of everything, the day was perfectly planned and went off without a hitch! A relaxed and excited couple, gorgeous decor and amazing flowers, there’s nothing better!

The special touches I loved were the beautiful flowers that seemed to open up and change right in front of your eyes, the amazing dance floor outside on the patio (hello epic dance lighting) and how amazingly happy Hannah and Todd looked throughout the day.

Special thanks to everyone who worked on this gorgeous wedding:

Venue: Deepwoods Events

Second Photographer: Belen Isabel Photography

Flowers: Good Seed Floral Design

Catering: Billy Mac’s Bar and Grill

Dress & Tux:Beausoleil Bridal Boutique & Tuxedos

Hair: Christine Gunderson Reel

MUA: JLE Artistry

DJ: Bmac Productions

Dessert: Soft Peaks Cakery

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Getting to work with family and friends has been one of my favorite parts of owning my business! While those at times can be murky waters, I’ve had nothing but wonderful luck! I was honored to help my mom get her new website looking fantastic for her quilting company, Pacific Rim Quilt Company! I spent two days helping her drag these gorgeous quilts all over creation and taking pictures of them in all sorts of environments! I think all the hard work and variation paid of when you see how wonderful the photos look on her new site:

Pacific Rim Quilt Company

Go check it out! Buy some patterns, learn something new!

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From the moment Katy contacted me, I knew this was going to be an epic, super fun and totally unreal shoot! Katy and Trevor were traveling from California, through Oregon and up into Washington for a fun vacation and a way to celebrate their second wedding anniversary! They knew they wanted to do photos on the Oregon Coast they began searching out Oregon photographers and somehow, thankfully, they found me! Every email with Katy got me more and more excited about the shoot, we were totally on the same page with ideas, locations, outfits, EVERYTHING! They even put up with my goofy stories about my dog and let him tag along, at a distance!  Can you say perfect shoot?!

We met up at Cannon Beach, walked along the beach to Haystack rock and then headed down the coast to Hug Point Beach for the more dramatic part of the shoot! Doing two different outfits and matching them to the surroundings not only gives a ton of variety in photos but it really helps to amp up the drama in the photo!

These two didn’t shy away at any suggestion, not when I asked if they would climb up a giant rock, and not even when I asked if they would wade in the FREEEEEEZZZZINNNGGG cold ocean water! Talk about troopers and the photos turned out even better because of it!

From this point on I will be showing this shoot to future couples as an example of everything perfect. The dress, the location, the willingness to try crazy stuff.

ALLL THE THINGS!

Gosh, I could just go on and on, but I won’t.

BUT if you are considering photo locations, OREGON COAST!!!

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Of course I have to include some awesome outtakes. The uncontrollable faces you made when the ocean water hits you, and of course my derpy little puppy.

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When your wedding coordinator, party planning friend asks you to photograph her daughter’s birthday party, of course you say yes! I rarely photograph anything involving kids, so you know it’s a good one when I make the exception! I’ve known Becky since before she had her oldest, Addy so it has been such a fun experience to see her adorable family grow! Talk about some cute kids!!

Oh, and there was a pony there. If you have a pony at your party, I WILL be there!!

You can also see the party at Kara’s Party Ideas!

 Vendors:
Cakes: Soft Peaks Cakery
Florals: Gypsy Bleu Arts & Florals
Invitation: Inspired Design by Kristin
Linen rental: Parties to Go
Venue: Oak Knoll Acres
Planning, coordination, styling: Event Crush

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I’ve known Carolyne since high school back in Ashland Oregon and we’ve kept in contact this whole time, taken about a million pictures together, I talked her into second shooting one of my most challenging weddings of all time and we rowed together on a crew team for years! We’ve been through some crazy and fun stuff together so when she told me she was engaged I could barely handle it! And i was even more excited when she asked me to photograph her wedding, what an honor!?! I hadn’t met her new fiance yet, but I knew any guy she liked would be amazing, and of course he is!

For our shoot, we planned one doozy of a weekend! I came up and met them at the Portland Waterfront for sunset followed by Council Crest photos, hanging out, delicious dinner and an early night because we would be up at sunrise for more photos and more adventures! We had our hearts set on cherry blossoms but due to some crazy winds all the blooms on the waterfront were gone, but we found some at the Japanese Garden and down to NW 23rd for coffee at one of the fanciest and prettiest coffeeshops I’ve ever been to, Barista.

Then for more flowers we treked to Owen Rose Garden in Eugene! It was a wild, totally packed shoot and oh so much fun!! I’m thinking I might have to make more of my engagement sessions full on adventures, I loved all the variety and getting to know these two as a couple was just the best!!
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