Simone and Kathleen // Elopement at Oaks Pioneer Church and Sellwood Park // Sellwood, OR

Kathleen asked Simone what she wanted for her birthday, and her answer was to marry Kathleen.

They wanted to focus on their relationship and simplify the things that matter most to them- and the result was an intimate and organic ceremony in Oaks Pioneer Church with Simone’s parents present in the front row to bear witness and welcome Kathleen into the family.

Immediately following the pronouncement of marriage, Kathleen and Simone slow danced right on the stage to “At Last” by Etta James. This was one of the most emotional ceremonies I’ve seen, without a dry eye in the room. You could feel the love and that this was finally an “at last” moment.

We ventured into Sellwood park for portraits, as well as driving a few blocks down to the waterfront to take in the Portland skyline, dance on the dock, and get a few kisses in before Simone and Kathleen headed to dinner.

 simone kathleen queer elopement oaks pioneer church portland oregon sellwood lgbt wedding photographer pacific northwest gay lesbian fall oaks park waterfront intimate
 simone kathleen queer elopement oaks pioneer church portland oregon sellwood lgbt wedding photographer pacific northwest gay lesbian fall oaks park waterfront intimate
 simone kathleen queer elopement oaks pioneer church portland oregon sellwood lgbt wedding photographer pacific northwest gay lesbian fall oaks park waterfront intimate
 simone kathleen queer elopement oaks pioneer church portland oregon sellwood lgbt wedding photographer pacific northwest gay lesbian fall oaks park waterfront intimate
 simone kathleen queer elopement oaks pioneer church portland oregon sellwood lgbt wedding photographer pacific northwest gay lesbian fall oaks park waterfront intimate
 simone kathleen queer elopement oaks pioneer church portland oregon sellwood lgbt wedding photographer pacific northwest gay lesbian fall oaks park waterfront intimate
 simone kathleen queer elopement oaks pioneer church portland oregon sellwood lgbt wedding photographer pacific northwest gay lesbian fall oaks park waterfront intimate
 simone kathleen queer elopement oaks pioneer church portland oregon sellwood lgbt wedding photographer pacific northwest gay lesbian fall oaks park waterfront intimate