Professional Photographer Mai Duong, the most enthusiastic photographer you will ever meet.

Pete and Niamh’s Wedding at St. Michael’s and Leftbank Annex

Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Pete and Niamh’s wedding was awesome.  Beyond fun, but I may be biased as they’re my awesome friends.  Pete and Niamh came in from Phoenix, Arizona back to Portland where the two first met.  Their wedding started at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel and ended with a fantastic reception at Leftbank Annex.  There were plenty of loud cheers as the bride and groom walked up the aisle together and their reception was my favorite reception ever (I may be biased towards my friends).  There was delicious food (the delicious mashed potatoes had a delicious fried potato chip in it), great music (DJ Graymatter threw a good party), and most importantly, lots of awesome family and friends to celebrate with (again, I may be biased).

Portland Wedding Photographer, The Nines Hotel by MaiCamera Photography

Niamh got ready in the Nines hotel suite, a suite which her cousin (who came all the way from Ireland) described it as the most impressive suite she’s ever seen.  I agree with her.

Portland Wedding Photographer, The Nines Hotel by MaiCamera Photography

Not all of Niamh’s relatives in Ireland were able to make it over, but they made sure to call her up that day.

Portland Wedding Photographer, The Nines Hotel by MaiCamera Photography

The bride’s dress was from a local Portland designer, Lena Medoyoff, whose dresses I already love, and love even more after seeing Niamh in her dress.

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Portland Wedding Photographer, Groom getting ready by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Groom getting ready by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Groom getting ready by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, Groom getting ready by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Groom getting ready by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Rosemary Stafford boutonniers by MaiCamera Photography

Rosemary Stafford made the lovely floral arraignments. And yes, the boutonnieres came in a lovely box.

Portland Wedding Photographer, Rosemary Stafford bouquet by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Pete’s first look upon seeing Niamh

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, St. Michael's Catholic Church wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding party portraits by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding party portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding party portraits by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding party portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding party portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding party portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding party portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Best of all, we ended portraits at the SW Circuit bouldering gym, where Pete and Niamh first met.  Pretty awesome.

Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Washington Park Rose Garden wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

The reception at the Leftbank Annex was great.  It’s easily my favorite venue, and I may have to reserve a whole blog post about why I loved it so.

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Mini cupcakes…. mmmmm!

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

The groom’s father had brought a wine that had been sitting in his cellar since Pete had been born, saved for his son’s wedding.  Pretty awesome.

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Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

I was sad to hear that this wedding was DJ Graymatter’s last wedding, because he was absolutely awesome. To the cheers of the guests, he stayed an extra hour with the dancing going strong.

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Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Portland Wedding Photographer, Leftbank Annex wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Wedding details:
Ceremony at Church of St. Michael
Reception at Leftbank Annex
Flowers by Rosemary Stafford
Cupcakes by Cupcake Jones
Music by DJ Graymatter
Makeup by Kristie Rall
Hair by Kira Pinkski
Dress by Lena Medoyeff
Photography by MaiCamera Photography
Special thanks to my second shooter, Erica of Erica Ann Photography

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Mai Duong is a Portland wedding photographer, also based in the San Francisco, Northern California area.  She is available for weddings in the United States and Europe.  MaiCamera Photography focuses on photographic storytelling by capturing natural moments.   For booking inquires or more information about wedding photography in the Portland area and beyond, please contact Mai.

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