Timberline Lodge Wedding | Mt. Hood, OR | Kathleen + Sam

Timberline Lodge Wedding | Mt. Hood, OR | Kathleen + Sam

October 23, 2019

This Timberline Lodge wedding will always give me the warmest feelings and it’s because of the S + K. From following Sam and Kathleen on social media for almost a year and from talking to them on the phone and in person about the way they navigate their days, it’s easy to tell they thrive through small habitual acts; supporting each others mental health, well being, dreams, careers, emotional needs, pet needs, adventure needs, and so much more on a consistent basis – through love notes, listening, asking questions and giving a little more to each other than they give to themselves.

Kathleen + Sam celebrated their nuptials at Timberline Lodge (Mt. Hood) in an honest, open and authentic way – the same way they celebrate their relationship everyday. They shared the “walking-down-the-aisle” moment with one another (Sam came down one side of the aisle with his mom and Kathleen down the other side with her dad), while eating their cake they simultaneously celebrated a few friends whose birthdays landed on/close to their wedding day, they made time to recognize family who supported them on their day, they were inseparable while remaining inclusive – dancing with parents and kids and siblings and friends, they were full of warmth and gratitude and incandescent happiness.

And before I knew it, it was almost midnight and I was walking out to my car with my head staring straight up toward the sky full of stars feeling the magnitude of exhilaration and fulfillment that this job supplies – the ultimate high, growing stronger with each wedding I photograph. I drove all the way home listening to Aretha Franklin blasting, so smitten with the good people this job brings into my life.

Congrats Kathleen and Sam! So honored to know you and be the one to take these photos! This Timberline Lodge wedding will always make me smile when I look back through these images.

Also, if you get a chance, you can read more about these two and their love story on a recent Seattle Refined feature, plus peek their engagement photos!

Venue // Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood

Wedding Planner // Kim with Your Perfect Bridesmaid

Videographer // Alesia Films

Grooms Suit // J. Crew

Music // Kelly Betchell with John Ross Music

Hair + Makeup // Kim with Klover Studio

Flowers // Kathleen’s aunt

Dress // Amy Kuschel

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  1. Chelsea says:

    This is such a pretty wedding gallery!! I love Mt. Hood.

  2. wowwwww thses are so fun!! i am shooting a wedding at timberline this summer and these photos got me so pumped to do it! it looks like such a lovely day. gorgeous bridge. the best photos! great work.