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Mel & Marcus get married at Castaway - Portland wedding photos

Candid Portland wedding photos by Portland photographer Yeticorn who specializes in fun, authentic wedding photos that tell a story. Featuring this gorgeous Portland summer wedding with Marcus and Mel at Castaway in NW.

Candid Portland wedding photos at Castaway in NW Portland

Wedding photos hit different when your clients become your friends before the big day. I met Mel and Marcus through brand work I'd done for Marcus' company, the Hotel Zags, where he works as the marketing manager. We connected immediately and I was so down and honored to be asked to capture their celebration.

When I first met Mel and Marcus, I was covering a night market for the Zags and they mentioned they were looking for a wedding photographer for their wedding the next summer.

The day of the wedding, I met Mel and her bridal party at one of the private rooms at Castaway in NW Portland. This was my first time shooting at this venue and is a new fav. It's a perfect central Portland location with plenty of gorgeous indoor space with huge windows and classic Portland bridge views. There are also several cool urban photoshoot locations to take group shots and newlywed portraits near the venue. (For an extra fee you can also have access to the greenhouse area which would be a stunning place for photos).

I love the red brick building as photo backdrops - they work perfectly with the white and black color palette of a wedding, especially with Mel and Marcus' champagne color tones. The building of Castaway itself is also a rice gorgeous blue with big windows and black trim that looks stunning in photos. If you're looking for an urban Portland wedding venue, Castaway is unmatched.

Want to see even more iconic Portland wedding venues? Peep this list of my favorite 20 Portland wedding venues from a documentary-style wedding photographer.

These two did such a good job of staying present and being in the moment on their wedding day. The amount of love and fun in the air that day was infectious. I laughed, I cried, and I celebrated with the newlyweds until past 2 in the morning. These are my absolute favorite kinds of weddings to capture - the all day, documentary-style weddings that really allow you to capture the feeling of the celebration.

Marcus and Mel went with a hybrid film and digital wedding photography package for their day. That means they'll receive roughly 500-600 images in a mix of film and digital photos, plus a bonus pack of 10 wedding Polaroids in a black velvet Polaroid pouch - I know, classy. (Peep this quick and dirty PNW wedding photo guide to explore more wedding photography packages).

I love these types of wedding packages with a mix of film and digital because it gives the galleries an added level of interest - it's like you're getting two entirely unique galleries of the same event in two different styles and vibes. Plus in my opinion you can't go wrong with film coverage on a wedding day.

Stay tuned for part two of this Portland wedding photo gallery when I get the film back from the lab. And until then - if you're looking for a PNW wedding photographer, reach out today for a custom quote.


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