Iris + Ryan - Hawks View Cellars - Sherwood, Oregon

Iris and Ryan are one of those couples that you meet and instantly know that you'll never forget. From the moment I read Iris's first email to me about her wedding, I knew that this was going to be an unforgettable couple. She mentioned something about being drawn to my devotion and passion for my art. I mean, come on, we photographers are all softies and this kind of stuff makes us weak in the knees. At our first meeting Iris and Ryan told me about themselves, about their families, about what inspires them. It's not often that I come out of a first consultation knowing so much about a couple. Iris told me of her sister, who live(d) in Japan and Ryan told me about how to tell the difference between a local and a businessman in a restaurant. We talked very little about their wedding. They seemed more interested in the moment; eager to experience what was happening around the four corners of our cafe table.

Iris and Ryan are two of the most passionate folks that I've met in quite some time. They are passionate about food, wine, life, learning, experiencing and most of all, each other. As I'm sure you'll see in the photos of their wedding, these two look at each other like they are seeing each other for the first time. Their eyes tells stories of love and passion. I've never worked with a couple quite like Iris and Ryan. They are patient, inquisitive, deliberate and thoughtful. But most of all, they know how to love. For that, I'll never forget them.

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