Thursday, June 3, 2010

chris + melissa = married! | wedding | oregon lifestyle photographer, kellie trenkle

on the 29th of may of twenty-ten,
chris and melissa said, "I Do!"
and you know what made their day memorable?

their ceremony began with a sunrise within the church sanctuary.

chris walked melissa down the aisle to the altar as melissa griffith.
and walked the recessional with a mrs. melissa mcghee on his arm.

this couple chose to bring the outdoors IN for their church wedding.

(oh, so many incredible details -- a truly PHENOMENAL wedding & reception put together by an amazingly talented creative GENIUS (imho), mr. andrew calvert of the perfect occasion! trust me, so much more of this goodness deserves to shine in its own post! stay tuned!)

melissa, chris... i hope your honeymoon has been wonderful!
here's of preview of my {captivating} bride and groom!

sit back, relax, bask... i can still feel their joy. i wonder if you can, too!

(c) 2010 | kellie trenkle
captivating photography & design co.

chris + melissa = married! | wedding | oregon lifestyle photographer, kellie trenkle

let's say you're single. and you work-out.
at the Downtown Fitness Club.

let's say someone catches your eye.
a few times.
and you seem to work-out about the same time as that someone each time you're there.

let's say, that the more often that someone catches your eye, the more thirsty you are, so you linger at the water fountain for a few more slurps. and read every jot & tittle on the hallway notices, just to keep that someone within sight for just a skoshe longer than yesterday.

let's say that you finally get up the nerve to smile at that someone and hold their gaze for a bit. And then you happen to leave at the same time and that someone drives the looooong way out of the parking lot just to have the opportunity to wave "good night."

after he did that. she soooooo asked him out. (was it before or after the time she nearly fell off her elliptical machine peering over the edge from the loft? oh yes, she very nearly & truly FELL for this guy.)

it's still heavy with the midnight air and the skies their darkest blue when her date showed up to drive them to a ridge in the country. their first hours together were spent watching the sun rise over the Callahan mountains.

pink and orange clouds.
cool blue mountains, dewy hues of green.
hints of golden sunshine.
and a promise of another day.

chris & melissa's love sparked at dawn that day.
three years later, they vowed to give each other all of their tomorrows.

(let's just say, you will want to check back to see their {captivating} may 29th wedding images!)

(c) 2010 | kellie trenkle
captivating photography & design co.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Josh Bidwell 5th Annual Golf Classic + Equmen = Hole In One | Special Events | Oregon Lifestyle Photographer, Kellie Trenkle

What do Yvenson Bernard, Alexis Serna, Tony Hargain, Steve Baack, Darrall Imhoff, Drew Davis, Blaise Bedolla, Bryon Smith, Saul Patu, Jordan Kent, Tim Euhus, Gregory Harrison all have in common?

Ask.com probably couldn't even tell you. But. Maybe if you typed in the question, it might think really hard and come back with "sports" or "testosterone." Mostly True. Thoroughly True.

But the real answer is Josh Bidwell.
He's their mutual friend.
And now mine!

See, Josh Bidwell calls Douglas County, Oregon "home."
And every year for the past five years, he's hosted a golf tournament at the Roseburg Country Club. Not for his own self or to show off because he has a bunch of famous buddies.

Nope. It's a benefit deal.
For the youth of Douglas County. For Roseburg's Community Cancer Center. For the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The Josh Bidwell Foundation hosts a Kick-Off event (because, Josh is a pro PUNTER, ya see), a Gala dinner & live auction and wraps up with the Tournament on the final day. Trent Drake, Dennis Dietrich, Jaymie Yraguen, Erika Maritz and Dan Hern were part of this year's committee. They did a phenomenal job!

Erika called me earlier this year to see if I'd like to donate a custom photography package for the auction and I said YES before she even finished her sentence! I love being part of my community and giving back -- we Trenkles are a family who has been blessed by others more times than I can count and it's an honor to offer up my time to benefit the youth of our community!

And then a crazy thing happened after I committed to partner with the Bidwell Foundation.
Josh Bidwell partnered up with Equmen.

"What is Equmen?" you might say and then skedaddle on down the post and foregddaboutit.
Well, let me tell you, once I explain what it is, there's no way you'll forgeddaboutit.

Equmen is a maker of men's fitwear and shapewear.
Compression undergarments.
Yes, like socks.
But also compression undershirts and underwear.

I'll just give it to you straight.
Equmen fitwear does for guys what BODYShapers do for women.
Like a man-girdle with both Aesthetic benefits and Health benefits.
Core Precision.
(You've got to check out their website. But first read the rest of my story.)

Josh told me he loved the support and feel of the t-shirts so much that he called the company directly to order a bunch of them. And VOILA! A friendship between Josh and Equmen began.

Why am I telling you all this?

(Because I was about to tell you what else was crazy about getting involved with the Bidwell Foundation.)

Equmen needed a photographer to capture sports action and editorial images for their promotional use. And the Foundation suggested they hire... me.

So remember I said in the previous post I had some crazy busy behind-the-blog type stuff going on? This was one of those things. Equmen is a global company with its home office in Sydney, Australia! You can purchase their precision-wear online thru their website or it's only available in the U.S. at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and just recently, Nordstrom's of Seattle.

And so, my husband and I and our {captivating} team spent 3 days covering the events and visiting with Michael, Equmen's marketing director, and hanging out with what all of us Oregonian captivating-ites lovingly dubbed the Equ-Mannequin.

Good times! Everyone loved the Equ-Mannequin!

Darrall Imhoff is the super tall guy leaning on Krystal in the image on the left and using my husband as a leaning post in the image on the right. He is 6'11"! He was on the 1960 Summer Olympics Championship Basketball team AND he played in the NBA for 12 years, finishing his basketball career with the Portland Trailblazers!

And this guy is Yvenson Bernard. Check OUT his smile! He plays for the Canadian Football League -- the Winnipeg Blue Bombers -- and he's raising crazy money for Haiti-Relief. He has a sibling living down there! Yvenson was his charming self in the gift-suite (left image) and on the course. Donate to his cause, yo!

Tony Hargain, the camera likes you! Yep, another charmer.
Tony played for the NFL and graduated from the University of Oregon.

Pictured above is actor, Gregory Harrison.
And Equmen's own Michael Flint giving away more Equmen swag.

Equmen specifically asked for sports action shots while we were at the Tournament. Here's Josh Bidwell's golf swing. Every Bidwell Classic golfer I've talked to said they knew how to improve their golf swing after seeing it like this. I wonder what Josh would say about his form?

Sooooooo... Yes, last month, for me, was a hole-in-one!
Crazy busy.
Crazy fun.

So, hey, here's a final shout out for Josh...

Visit the Community Cancer Center and tour one of the most amazing facilities in the Pac Northwest! Drop by Josh's websites to learn more about his Foundation: The Josh Bidwell Foundation, 5th Annual Josh Bidwell Celebrity Golf Classic.

And to view or purchase Celebrity Golf Team pictures, visit my website and click on Photo Boutique! And to see more Gala and Golf fun thru {captivating} images, find me on facebook or click here to view the facebook album!

Thank you, Equmen and Josh and the Bidwell Foundation for the privilege of working with all of you!

(c) 2010