Wind Mountain Ranch Wedding | Columbia River Gorge | Melissa + Sam


Melissa and Sam decided on a first touch for their first look, we were so excited to experience a new type of “first look” but we weren’t ready for how powerful and emotional this one was truly gonna be. For the first part Melissa and Sam went back to back (from the help of a bridesmaid and us making sure no one was peeking) they clasped hands, and instantly felt overjoyed to be in each others presence, tear started rolling as they prayed over each other. After having a few private moments to themselves they had us go and grab their closet friends and family to encircle them and pray over them as a couple. It was such a beautiful moment to be able to photograph, it was a reflection of the importance of being surrounded by people who love you and who will pour into you and your marriage. The tears flowed and the joy poured out. This moment will definitely be one we will never forget.

Melissa and Sam were just so warm and inviting and it instantly felt like we were long time friends simply hanging out. Its amazing what the world of photography allows us to witness and the people it connects us with. We will forever be thankful for the friendships that are created through this job. This wedding was just beyond words, there was so much love and joy that was poured out from Melissa and Sam. These two have such big and beautiful hearts’, and made everyone feel and radiate the same joy they felt.