Meet Michelle and Alex. The two Oakland by way of New Jersey teachers opted to have a low key ceremony with close friends and family in Portland, Oregon where Alex's family lives. Before the Portland, Oregon elopement Michelle expressed their wish for a ceremony and day that truly was a celebration of their love for one another. The intimate Portland, Oregon elopement was just that! 

The couple didn't want a wedding day that was full of orchestrated planned moments, but rather wanted to revel in just married bliss. Oh and going to Powell's to to take photos was a must! As a fellow book lover, I was giddy at the thought of combining two of my favorite passions- elopement photography and books to create awesome wedding photographs!

Alex and Michelle are the kind of people who are easy to be around and their affection for each other is so genuine that within minutes of meeting them I thought that they were indeed made for one another. 

A beautiful Portland, Oregon elopement, photographs at Powell's followed up by drinks and Clyde Common and dinner at the Picnic House...I hope you enjoy this fabulous Pacific Northwest City Hall wedding as much as I did! Bonus, photos of their favorite books make an appearance!

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Officiant: Diva Matters Ministry

Drinks: Clyde Common

Dinner: The Picnic House