The goal of every photographer is to capture a frame of time, and preserve the emotion felt in that moment forever. Sometimes it is easy… most times it is difficult. Dan and Christa’s wedding day was a mixture of both. It was easy because of the enthusiasm expressed by everyone present. The raw emotion was nearly tangible and it was obvious that the kinds of people that Dan and Christa attract to them, are people just like they are: passionate, vivacious, exuberant, genuine, kind, generous, lovely and loving. Everywhere that we turned, there was a moment to be captured.

It was difficult because no words could ever TRULY or adequately express the love that we witnessed Dan and Christa exchange between each other and between their families. With our hearts in our throats and tears in our eyes, we rode the wave of emotion that day with everyone else.

Luisa and I walked away from that evening in Portland experiencing a number of different feelings and emotions: Joy. Hunger. Fatigue. Love for Dan and Christa. Love for life. Love for God. And a renewed love for each other. Photographing Dan and Christa was a greater experience than we could have imagined. For those of you viewing this post who were not in attendance, we hope that you will enjoy a taste of the emotion from that day. For those of you who were, we hope that it brings back beloved memories. This gallery and the memory of that day has become one of our favorites.

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07/02/2012
Dude. Nate. You completely rocked this! Awesome wedding!
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Jess Robertson
07/02/2012
Wow, Nate! These are truly amazing! Beyond gorgeous. You are an amazing artist :)
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07/02/2012
Gorgeous photos! Love the black and whites on the stairs!
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07/02/2012
Breath taking... Wonderful memories.
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Paulette
07/02/2012
Wow. Wow wow wow.
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Beautiful- simply beautiful- and you all looked as though you had a party going on... I loved seeing all the laughter and love in the photos- congrats Christa & Dan
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Gordon Sturgis
07/03/2012
aWESOME PICS. NOW I HAVE TO FIND THE KLEENEX!
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Rick Driver
07/03/2012
Very very nice.
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Maggie Martin-Malson
07/03/2012
Amazing wedding coverage Nate Perkes! You are so talented!
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Chris Gutschenritter
07/03/2012
Beautiful couple, wedding and pictures!
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Stefanie Craig Zeltner
07/03/2012
your best wedding to date. fantastic job!
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07/03/2012
Oh Nate, I love every single image!!!!! Very emotional, one of your best yet imo.
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Samara Root
07/03/2012
great photos! You caught a couple moments that I don't think most people could have caught. Great job!
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Lorna Barclay
07/03/2012
These photos are fantastic! So very happy for you both!
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Erin Wunz
07/03/2012
Wow! What a beautiful wedding! I really enjoyed looking at your pictures-they captured the moments well! I also like your creative ideas. They add flair and fun! I am soooooo happy for you both! Way to go Dan-THE-Man!
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Stauros Gibson
07/03/2012
Wow! Each photo you took is very clear and stunning! Love the picture of Dan's socks!
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07/04/2012
Dang, I thought I had already left a comment.. I came back to see this again today.. I love, LOVE this wedding in every way possible. So inspiring Nate & Luisa! This post makes me excited for photography... I absolutely love it! (did I say that already!?) Congrats to the couple, you lucky guys! :)
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07/05/2012
Oh my gosh Nate- words cannot express how grateful and delighted and amazed by these photos. You are so dang good and so creative and...wow. Words fail me. We all watched them together as a family and laughed and cried at the memories. Thank you for capturing our joy, our love and our precious relationships so perfectly. You are hands down one of the best photographers I have ever met. (btw- your use of black/white rocks. Stunning)
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Cindy Twite-Sturgis
07/06/2012
Looks Like you guys had alot of fun. Beautiful pictures. WHAT IS UP WITH THE SOCKS. LOL
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Francesca Wilson
07/11/2012
Ahhhh Nate! You are so freaking good! Nice job- and a really super cool wedding!
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07/11/2012
EPIC. Seriously, epic.
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08/01/2012
she is so beautiful. her eyes are just fantastic. i adore them!
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Maleena Poupa
08/02/2012
Wow these are gorgeous photos, congratulations you guys!
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Elizabeth Caswell
08/24/2012
Gorgeous photography to capture the love of a stunning and seriously fun couple! :) Every image carried such well-captured emotions. I found myself smiling and tearing up as I scrolled through the pictures. Beautifully done and mazeltov to Dan & Christa! <3
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09/13/2012
Hey .. its me again. Just wanted to drop by and say this wedding is THE AWESOME
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