Christa and Chris contacted us last month about a possible elopement portrait session. They’d be marrying in front of a very small group at the courthouse later in the afternoon in Portland. But first, they wanted to take some special portraits to commemorate their wedding day. We chose Hoyt Arboretum wedding portraits for them and ended up with a day that alternated between cloudy and sunny for our stroll through the woods.

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Hoyt Arboretum Wedding

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You’d never know who brisk the breeze was! Christa was a champ and rocked the portrait session in her tea length wedding dress.

spring elopement at hoyt arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum Elopement

couple elopes at hoyt arboretum in portland oregon

I love how she looks at Chris! Though I just met them moments before we started photographing, I could instantly tell that Chris is filled with humor. He lightened the mood and kept Christa laughing as we traipsed through the trails near the Hoyt Arboretum visitor’s center.

hoyt arboretum wedding photos by turn loose the art

couple elopes at hoyt arboretum in portland oregon

We caught their Hoyt Arboretum wedding photos just as spring emerged in the Portland area. Leaves just starting to bud, flowers not quite blooming. The lines of the branches, everywhere, framing nicely around them on their wedding day.

hoyt arboretum wedding photos by turn loose the art

Congratulations on your Portland elopement, Christa and Chris! I hope the rest of the day was as lovely as the morning.

couple elopes at hoyt arboretum in portland oregon

spring elopement at hoyt arboretum