Jill & Shay | The Wedding!!

A while back I wrote a little blog about these two. I wrote how down-to-earth and chill they are. I wrote how creative and good to each other they are. I wrote about my infatuation with their little dog, Gia! But, what I didn’t write about is their love for each other. Because, you see, I hadn’t fully seen it yet. I hadn’t fully realized that all these things that they are individually, also apply to the way they love each other. Their love is down-to-earth, chill, creative and it is good. It is BIG! As big as Jill’s beautiful, infectious and always-ready laugh! As big as Shay’s genuine, kind and gentle heart. And it was everywhere on their wedding day at the super-unique wedding venue, the Sunshine Mill in The Dalles, Oregon! And when I saw it full-blown like this, I was awe-struck! Jill and Shay, I am in awe of YOU! Thank you for sharing this kind of love with all of your friends and family the way you do! It was a beautiful thing to behold. Congratulations, many times over!

Wedding Photography //  Atlas & Elia Photography

Venue // Sunshine Mill Winery, The Dalles, Oregon

Catering // Sterling Catering Portland, Oregon

Band // Djangovitis Portland, Oregon

Wedding Cake // Back to Eden Bakery Portland, Oregon

Dessert // Voodoo Doughnut, Portland, Oregon

Florals // By Aaron Younger and picked from Krugers Farm Sauvie’s Island

Dress // Allure Bridal

Bride’s Shoes // Camper

Groom’s attire // Shirt: Xibit Pants: Tommy Hilfiger  Tie: Penguin Vest: Bevilocqua

Groom’s Shoes // Vans


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  1. Well said Kathryn! I’ve been so excited to see these photos. They are fantastic and truly capture everything beautiful and wonderful about that day. Love them!!

  2. Oh, Kathryn! Beautiful photos, as always. And to Jill and Shay: CONGRATS!!!!! I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it there to celebrate with you! xoxo

  3. WOW Kathryn!!!! These photos bring those wonderful emotions right back. Thank you so much for capturing these moments. OMG I love them!! EEK

  4. There is so much love in these photographs! It was absolute eye candy viewing the dramatic backdrops provided by this venue and of course the beautiful newlyweds and their family/friends, in moments captured so perfectly. Congratulations Shay and Jill!

  5. Your excitement AND ours? WELL DESERVED,I’d say!

  6. lisa clark says

    Breathtaking photos! Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Lovely photos….so sad I could not make it but the photos help make me feel like I was there!

  8. These are probably some of the best wedding pictures I have ever seen. Jill and Shay….you and your friends and family are simply beautiful.

  9. Erica Clark says

    These are beautiful! I couldn’t make it, and these make me feel like i was there! Thank you!

  10. Lauren Carmichael says

    Fantastic job at capturing the bliss of every moment! I love the shot with Jill’s nieces embracing! Jill and Shay are striking! Love the lighting sources and distance shots! Incredible!

  11. What spectacular photos! The love is so obvious, it was a glorious day! Thanks for capturing it.

  12. I loved looking at these photos, good quality and it made me feel like I was back there again! Such a beautiful wedding and you did a great job of capturing it!

  13. Terri Benge says

    Great pics…beautiful bride…handsome husband and awesome dog…what a famliy…thanks for sharing!

  14. Beautiful pictures!

  15. pat garner says

    What a wonderful event for two wonderful people!! Now the life journey together begins…..thanks for sharing the photographs.
    heart you, pat

  16. Barbara Finley says

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Brought me right back to the moment. Love them!

  17. What stunning photos! We (the band) had a blast playing Jill & Shay’s wedding; between their clever decorating, the fascinating nature of the old mill itself, and all of those photogenic folks, there was plenty to keep a photographer hopping. Great work! You really captured the feel of the day.

  18. These pictures are absolutely STUNNING!!! Jill reminds me of “old school glamour Hollywood” like a Katherine Hepburn or Ava Gardner. I love the location shots-the flowers-everything…beautiful!!!!!

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