East Side Exchange Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Rachel & Emmanuel

I'm excited to share this wedding with you because it was my first wedding I shot in Portland, Oregon when I moved there. I shot this along side my wife Diana Marie Photography and this wedding was shot at East Side Exchange in downtown Portland. I loved this venue because of it's lofty vibe which hosted well over 200 of Rachel and Emmanuel's closest family and friends.

The bride and groom got ready at the Bride's family home. It was a beautiful estate at the foothills of the Columbia Gorge. We did their first look in the lush garden followed by bride and groom portraits with the Gorge as the backdrop. I love doing first looks for a few reasons, one is because the couple gets to spend more of their wedding day together, rather than trying to stay apart so they don't see each other. The second reason is because the couple always gets more photos of them together on their wedding day.

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The East Side Exchange Ballroom is located in the Eastside Industrial district of downtown Portland. This venue has dramatic views of the downtown Portland skyline. The event space itself is a very neutral backdrop, couples can design it in almost any style they would like and it hosts well over 300 guests.

One of my favorite things was being able to do sunset photos of Rachel and Emmanuel on their rooftop with the Portland skyline in the background. It was really special.

Liz Rusnac Floral Design is a Portland-based wedding florist. With over 12 years of floral design experience, she has worked on countless weddings florals and installations in Oregon and beyond. Her focus is weddings and books a limited number each year but I highly recommend her. Her work is beautiful, she's so easy to work with and is my go-to when referring flower designers in Oregon. I've worked with her on many shoots and never dissapoints. Liz Rusnac Floral Design has a special spot in my heart. Over 12 years ago, she was actually the person who introduced me to my wife Diana Marie Photography. Forever grateful for Liz!


Silvius James & Diana Marie Photography




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