Yes I know… we’ve fallen terribly behind on updating this blog! The intention was to blog all the weddings we photographed. I only ended up getting about 2 weddings blogged (out of about 30) from 2008! Those two weddings took me a long time to blog… about 3 hours each, sometimes more! So, I just need to not be such a perfectionist and find a happy medium. So until I find that balance, I’ll try to post other things too. 

Anyway, onto the point of this post… We love clients that blog! Joy and Jay’s wedding in 2007 was so incredible, and we’ve been fortunate to keep up with them because we photographed Jay’s sisters wedding in NY in 2008, and also they come to visit Hood River every so often too.  🙂 

Joy and Jay just revived their blog and wrote a super awesome post about their wedding, and included lots of great photos by some great photographers  😉 Check it out here!

Also, I’ve been blogging consistently at my personal blog, so check that one out too! 

Best, Blaine

  • Radu Botoiu - February 9, 2009 - 4:59 am

    Thank you for the awsome feeling you give me through your shots! As a new photographer it’s great to find inspiration in your work. Greets from RomaniaReplyCancel

We just added a new page to our website called “Raves” where we snagged bits and pieces from our amazing clients thank-you cards and emails. Not sure why we didn’t post this stuff earlier!? 

Check it out on our website!

PS- The image was taken at Michael and Shelly’s wedding reception at the beautiful Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. It started snowing… in AUGUST!! Luckily the reception was inside the nice & warm lodge.  🙂 

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!

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