Emily & Royal. Vancouver, washington.

Finally, here are a million photos from Emily & Royal’s stunning wedding. They won this contest that I ran back in April. They also won a gorgeous invitation design by the talented ladies over at D*LSH Design (see below). And we also got an AWESOME east side bride feature… Read about all the details of this wedding and see even MORE photos here on east side bride.

Emilia Jane, one of my favorite people (and one of my favorite models), offered to assist me on this shoot and came with me- we had the BEST time in Portland, you can see more pics from our trip here. Thank you Emilia! You are absolutely incredibly amazing and I love traveling with you… where shall we go to next?

So I picked this wedding as the winner for so many reasons, which you can read all about here.
I also took some experimental double-exposures with my Holga (look for the square-shaped pics below).

fairy tent. cute little areas to sit & hang out. beautiful hand made decorations.

Hand-drawn maps of the property to use when exploring…

Invites/ poster provided by D*LSH Design.

Kids that pick their noses in public & don’t give a damn are awesome… but this adorable little girl is actually showing off.


Their wedding canopy was the EXACT same one we had as our Chuppah at our wedding… I love it!

Everyone cried at this ceremony, including yours truly and Emilia. everyone.

I noticed the bbq smoke and figured it would double-up as some seriously awesome fog.

Tree house!

Tea party at the edge of the creek.

Re-creating the pose from the photo that won the contest.

Major cake porn up ahead.

I still can’t believe that ribbon cake design.


  • August 13, 2009 - 1:15 pm

    Alison - Thank you, thank you! I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for these and they are even more amazing than I imagined. You truly captured each moment and special place in their garden fantasy-land! I’ve looked through them 3 times already and notice something new and precious each time. I’m so grateful you chose them for this and helped preserve their incredible day so exquisitely!

  • August 13, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    Karen - Royal and Emily both believe that “dreams do come true”, first finding each other and then finding you. Your photography captured that essence. It is magical and so unique. Thank you for your gift to them.

  • August 13, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Emilia - I am in TEARS looking at these just like I was in tears at the real thing. I am transported back there and it is more magical than ever. Did they just die when they saw these?

  • August 13, 2009 - 2:55 pm

    chris:: c is for charmed - i don’t really know what to say except that you freakin’ rock!! and so do emily & royal. i’m so in love with this wedding, all of the sweet little touches, and all of these photos! : )

  • August 13, 2009 - 3:44 pm

    kristin - Utterly stunning.

  • August 13, 2009 - 4:44 pm

    kelly ann - most beautiful wedding photography i have ever seen.
    and the most beautiful wedding.
    i’m dying from all of the beauty!

    you are so incredibly talented.

  • August 13, 2009 - 5:07 pm

    jamie - wow, great job noa!!!

  • August 13, 2009 - 5:42 pm

    breezy - one of the most touching and real weddings i’ve seen in a long time. the holgas are amazing!

  • August 13, 2009 - 9:46 pm

    Lois - I have been checking your site EVERY day, and now, here they are. What an incredible job you did!!! Such a beautiful wedding and you captured it wonderfully. Love your amazing gift! You couldn’t have chosen a better couple to bless!

  • August 13, 2009 - 11:25 pm

    kat - rock n roll bride - so swooonworthy!

  • August 14, 2009 - 8:37 am

    Bri - ::gasping for air:: . Just magnificent. And simple. And pretty. And powerful. This is why I subscribe to your blog.

  • August 14, 2009 - 7:00 pm

    sam - I am a huge huge fan of your work (and totally smitten with this amazing wedding!) My fella of nine years and I will be getting married next year (we figure ten years deserves a celebration! Something here clearly works) and I would love to know two things: One- might might might you have another contest??? And two- who made that glorious dress of Emily’s?
    Thanks so much,
    you fan Sam

  • August 16, 2009 - 1:15 pm

    Marty J. - Noa, I’ve had a Feather Love deficiency all summer! This more than makes up for it (and for the fact that we didn’t win! : O ))!!! I’m linking this, ESB’s recap, and featuring that first photo in my Friday dance. Your talents have been missed this summer!! We need more prolific posts like this one. : )

  • August 16, 2009 - 5:52 pm

    Bekah - These images are so, so beautiful. Cannot believe I waited until today to stalk them out. Absolutely LOVE the collage/decoupage work. It’s refreshing to see something more original being put out there.

  • August 17, 2009 - 12:06 am

    sara montour - Oh my gosh, I ADORE this wedding. The photo clothesline stole my heart!

  • August 18, 2009 - 11:28 am

    Angela - This wedding is ridiculously gorgeous. Absolutely fabulous job, Noa. I cannot wait until you document my birthday. 🙂

  • August 19, 2009 - 2:49 am

    kitty - these are so beautiful. i want you to photograph my wedding. in scotland. i am not engaged yet.

  • August 24, 2009 - 11:18 am

    Erin - Just begun planning a wedding of my own and I’m dying to know where they got those paper lanterns!

  • August 31, 2009 - 6:46 pm

    Elizabeth - The touches in this wedding are beyond beautiful. I love them all–what a gorgeous day!

  • September 1, 2009 - 8:34 pm

    jan rowen - HI Emily and Royal Jesse sent me the pictures and I just so enjoyed them. On my next visit up I hope we can get together and I’d love to meet Royal. It looked like a beautiful wedding. The roses are spectacular and those cookies and cakes to die for. What alot of work that was.

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:37 am

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  • October 11, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    tiffany. - i dont know if i commented already but i LOVE the way you shot this wedding! i LOVE the sunlight/fog while they are standing in the trees and the CAKES!!! you know i love cake!
    excellent as always!

  • December 7, 2009 - 2:40 pm

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  • February 13, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Ashley - this is absolute perfection!

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