Michele and Doug were married on July 28th, with a ceremony and reception at The Resort at The Mountain in Welches, Oregon. It was such an honor to provide their wedding photography for their Mt. Hood wedding!
A Romantic The Resort at The Mountain Wedding
For Michele and Doug’s beautiful summer wedding, Amy van Riessen was the primary wedding photographer, and Laurie Carter acted as second shooter. Amy started out the day capturing the ladies as they got ready. Meanwhile, Laurie started with the gentlemen. Once everyone was ready, the wonderful resort staff at The Resort at the Mountain shuttled Doug on the golf cart to a beautiful streamside location for the first look. Then, the cart circled back to bring Michele to join him. The secluded streamside location was so romantic—perfect for a first look.
After the first look and few couples’ photos, we joined the wedding party and family by the ceremony site at Pine Cone Bluff. There, we took formal photos with the beautiful golf course and mountains in the background. The Resort at The Mountain provides simply stunning views of the Cascades, so the backdrops for their outdoor wedding photography were magnificent.
Mt. Hood Wedding Photography
Everyone at this wedding was incredibly sweet. We loved to see this blended family come together. Michele has a 9-year-old daughter named Kalli, and Michele and Doug have a 9-month-old son, Easton, as well. We loved how Doug walked down the aisle with Easton! Michele was escorted down the aisle by Kalli, and the two of them met up with Michele’s parents up front. Together, her daughter and her parents gave her away to Doug. It was such a great way to celebrate their new family unit and illustrate that they were becoming one family.
As if that wasn’t sweet enough, Doug made sure to share a special dance with his new stepdaughter. It was one of Amy’s favorite moments as their wedding photographer! It was such a fabulous way to include Kalli in the celebration. We love the images of these two dancing together because Doug didn’t hold back! And really, Doug wasn’t on the dance floor much other than that dance. He claimed he didn’t know how to dance. So it was really special how he put himself out there share that dance with Kalli, who was quite the dancer!
Doug & Michele, thank you for allowing us to be part of your amazing celebration. We loved seeing your family come together. We’d also like to give a special thank you to the wedding coordinators at the Resort on the Mountain. They did such a fabulous job ensuring the events of the day went as planned and shuttling our team around on the golf cart. They always make the day go smoothly!
Flowers: Arranged for You Floral Events, LLC, Robyn Hunter
Venue: The Resort at the Mountain
Wedding Photographers: Fritz Photography