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For most all wedding photographers in America, this is by far the busiest time of the year. Bethany and I have shot 7 weddings in the past month and have another this weekend in Michigan and then another the next weekend in San Francisco. So, it’s been a bit crazy to say the least! Emails need responding, calls need returning, and we’re up to our eyeballs with photos to edit and albums to design! 

We’re not complaining in the least bit because we absolutely LOVE our career as photographers but at times you get a little weighed down and tired. But then…. then…. I arrive at the office this morning @ 10 (after editing photos till 4:30AM last night) and I click on the email from Megan & Kelly, who’s wedding we had the honor of photographing on Saturday. Their words from the email after viewing their slideshow:

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!  we have just been oohing and aahing and laughing all morning!!  those pictures are all just phenomenal – not that i am at all surprised, just thrilled above and beyond any possible expectation.  you both are just insanely talented, creative, present, magical!  kelly and i can’t believe we get to enjoy these the rest of our lives – can’t believe there are more where that came from!!  
 
thank you, thank you, thank you, blaine & bethany.  we don’t even know how to begin to thank you.  
 

much love – m&k 

 

All I can say is wow, that feels sooo sooo amazing to provide our clients with a product they are beyond in love with. That is what gives us so much satisfaction and it really makes us realize how fortunate and blessed we are to provide couples and families with great photos they’ll forever cherish. Can’t wait to photograph our next wedding now!  🙂 

Here are a couple photos of Megan and Kelly from Saturday, and you can view their entire slideshow here! http://www.blaineandbethany.com/slideshows/megankelly/

Wow, we are sooo blessed to love our work and have the greatest clients EVER!

We shot Trista and Greg’s wedding a few days ago (slideshow is here!) and they just stopped by our office and gave us the sweetest thank you gift ever… peaches and cherries, picked from Trista’s parents orchard (Alice’s Orchard) just this morning! Trista said “hope you guys like fruit…” Haha, that is half the reason why we moved to Hood River, for the fruit!

Thank you so much Trista and Greg… your wedding was amazing!

Blaine & Bethany

OK so we’ve got this new blog… and we’re going to try and keep up with it best as we can! The past week we’ve been in San Diego shooting a wonderful wedding for our great friends Melissa and Brian. More on that soon…. for now check out their slideshow here- http://www.blaineandbethany.com/slideshows/brianmelissa/

Tuesday night we took a red eye flight to Buffalo, New York to shoot another wedding, Jeremy and Stacey! We got in really early Wednesday morning, picked up our rental car, and then headed off to Niagra Falls becauase neither of us had been there before. It was only about an hour from the airport, so why not!? The falls were really cool. HUGE HUGE HUGE. People watching was excellent too, as it is in all touristy places in America.  🙂  Pics to come soon.

So today we did a “day after” session the “day before” with Jeremy and Stacey that was really fun. Their wedding is tomorrow at the Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY. It’s gorgeous here! Very green, lots of beautiful country homes/mansions on the lakeside, in the trees, with grassy backyards the size of a football field or two!

Here are a couple shots from todays portrait session with Jeremy and Stacey… can’t wait for their wedding tomorrow!

Bethany’s crazy but cool idea to use a random metal heart that she found.  🙂

Well, after an incredibly busy summer of 2007, and then 6 months of traveling the world November-May… it’s back to the real world for Bethany and I! Luckily, we love our job, so it’s not all that bad.
We’ve been back in America for just over a month, and have already photographed 4 weddings in 3 different states, and have been working nonstop to get a bunch of new things rolling.

First, our new website! Our previous website was in need of some mega help and updating. So, announcing the brand new www.blaineandbethany.com! A big thanks to the awesome and incredibly helpful guys at BIGFolio!

Second, looks like you’ve found our new BLOG! Just what the world needs… another blog! We hope to keep it interesting though with consistent updates of new photos, travels, and just random life stuff, so bookmark it (or add it to your RSS feed), check back often, and leave us comments! 🙂

Third, Blaine and Bethany Photography now has a Facebook page! Why? Um, I’m not sure why… or exactly what the point is… but it seems kinda fun. Check it out and sign up to be a fan! 🙂

And lastly, we’ve leased a new office in beautiful downtown Hood River, Oregon! The purpose of our office is to serve as a nice and comfortable place to meet with our clients to show our books and albums. It’s also been great for Bethany and I to spread out our computer and hard drive collection on a huge custom desk . We’ve been much more productive with our time being able to work at a real desk in a real office!
We bought the desk, shelfs, coffee table, and other misc furnishings at IKEA and found the 3 piece leather sofa set at City Liquidators in Portland.
I wasn’t going to post any photos yet because we still have some finishing touches to do, like find a cool rug for the meeting area, and plaster the walls with huge photo prints… but, I couldn’t resist… so below are photos of our new office in it’s “not-quite-finished” state!
Our address is: 216 Cascade Avenue, Suite 26, Hood River, Oregon 97031

Front view from Cascade Avenue (top left is our office, downstairs is Real Wind)

Side View from 3rd Street (top floor windows are ours)
Meeting area
Meeting area
Meeting area
Albums
Albums
Looking other way towards computers and desk
Our huge new desk
Bethanys computer (obviously I made that desktop image… she hates spiders!)
My brand new 24″ iMac
View out the window (directly across the street is the beautiful Columbia Art Gallery)
Out one of the side windows you can see a little bit of the Columbia River
Cascade Avenue on a quiet weekday evening
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