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.
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