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New Year, New Site!

Well, after about 6 years of dragging my feet I finally have a website up that I'm proud of (WOOHOO!). As a photographer who has worn many hats over his career, one of my biggest struggles has been finding my angle and branding when it comes to my website. I've just never found the right layout or combination of images that left me feeling satisfied with my portfolio. But now I'm stoked to show this new site to friends, family and clients knowing that I have fantastic platform to grow from.

Before the summer wedding season kicks into full gear, I'll be heading back to Europe with my partner Rheanna for the month of February. That's a whole month of eating delicious meats & cheeses, walking around incredible castles and catching up with old friends. I even have a few shoots lined up in Amsterdam, Paris and Valencia! But before we head out of the country, check out this small gallery I made from my trip to Europe 2 years ago when I was visiting Rheanna when she was studying abroad. During that trip I visited Paris, Valencia, Barcelona, Milan, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Lisbon, Munich and Delft. 

Here's to a year full of incredible adventures with amazing folks!

Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center Wedding
 

Tony and Theresa met and fell in love while working together at Outdoor School. From their custom wood cookies that displayed their Outdoor School names, to their tree planting ritual during the ceremony; their wedding embodied the many values and traditions associated with being true outdoor-loving North-westerner. And with the scenic Columbia River Gorge as their backdrop, we couldn't of asked for a better view for their NW-inspired wedding.

I've know Tony and his family since high school when we both held down the brass section in concert band. He played the Tuba and I played the trombone (so you know we were the cool kids). I loved shooting his wedding because it was great seeing so many familiar faces and catching up with folks I hadn't seen since high school.

Shooting the discovery center and in the gorge reminded me why I love north west and always want to call it home. Congratulations Tony and Theresa and thanks again for allowing me to photograph your wedding.

 

Venue: Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center

Catering: Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center

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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography