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The Blog is a place we like to share some of our recent photo sessions, talk about the amazing people we get to work with, and let you in on a little bit of our crazy lives. We are a wife and husband team, who love our job and love working together. That's a photo of us on the right we took during a snow storm in Central Park. Leave it to us to visit New York during one of the worst snow storms in 60 years! Of course it did make for a great photo. We hope you stick around to enjoy some of our work and get to know us. We promise to share some of our crazy adventures. If you feel like it be sure to show us some love by leaving us Blog comments, they always make us feel good. Thank you for visiting! ~Brandy & Justin

Bridal Portraits at Cathedral Ridge Winery ~ Hood River, Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

Last year, I took Jamie's bridal photos at the beautiful Cathedral Ridge Winery. Being that these were bridal photos, we couldn't share them until after the wedding. Bridal photos are not as common in Oregon, but in other parts of the United States, they are as common as engagement photos. The tradition is normally to display a large framed image or images of the bride at the reception. Bridal photos have so many benefits. As a photographer and a past bride, I can say I wish this was a tradition that would gain popularity here in Oregon. By taking beautiful photos of the bride before the wedding day, you have plently of time to capture amazing images of the bride and her dress. Images that would not otherwise be possible on the wedding day. It also saves so much time on the day of your wedding. As a bride, every extra task that day can lead to more stress. In my case, I was so excited on our wedding day that I could hardly stay still long enough to get my photos done. I am sure I was not an easy subject for my dear friend and photographer to capture. I also would of welcomed the chance to test out my make-up and hair before the wedding!

If your interested in knowing more about bridal photos, we would be happy to get you some information. We have a package designed just for bridal sessions. Contact us at (503)851-2998 and we can talk about the details of your bridal session.

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