Welcome to the newly redesigned for Jason E. Kaplan Photography website. Once things settle down in Jason is looking forward to blogging again. Meanwhile I thought this would be a great image to start the new blog with, I’ve always loved it. In one lens of the smiling father’s sunglasses you see the bride reflected and in other man behind the camera.
I had never photographed an elopement before. This couple decided to travel all the way from Texas to get married at Multnomah Falls. It was just the two of them, the officiant and me. The bride, Ena, did wear a full wedding gown and even went hiking in it after the ceremony. We tried to make it to the top of the falls, but Ena decided she couldn’t make it with her high heels. We did get about half way up and photographed the whole trek. The witnesses for the wedding were myself and the parks person who sold them the permit to get married there. It had never occurred to Ena and John that they needed a permit, seeing as how it was just the two of them. I’m sure they could have married without anyone noticing except for the wedding gown and suit. As soon as the couple put on their nice clothes the ranger was right there to say “you know you can’t get married here without a permit.” What to do but pay the $200 and carry on.
This was a wedding from last summer at the David Hill Winery—located in Forest Grove, it is a beautiful location for a wedding, Good weather is a necessity, as the house is not large enough for big events, but there are great rooms upstairs for people to use to get ready.
Early this summer I photographed a beautiful destination wedding in East Glacier, Montana. Many old friends were there. When I lived in Montana in the early 1990’s I fell in love with the whole state and I’ve missed it ever since I left. Every year I try to get back. Traveling there to work is always the best reason to go.