adventures of a married team of photographers and videographers

Welcome to the TréCreative blog! We are Stephen&Chelsey, the husband and wife team behind TréCreative Film&Photo. We love going on adventures together and finding new ways to love our TréCreative family. On our blog, you’ll get to meet our amazing couples, see some of our adventures unfold, and hear about wedding day tips&tricks! We’re so glad you’re here!

Oneonta Gorge Elopement Photographer – Portland Wedding Photographer – Alex&Molly

Alex&Molly reached out to us a few months ago explaining their plans to elopement just outside of Portland, Oregon. So much heart went into their email which made us really excited to possibly work with them. Molly had shared that our work brought her to tears which is always such a HUGE compliment!

Oneonta Gorge elopement photographer

Alex&Molly met while serving in the Air Force together and have had their fair share of deployments and being far away from one another. Yet through the distance their love remains! They shared with us how they have a love for the outdoors and after seeing the Oneonta Gorge online, they were set! When they first started looking into places to get married, they orginally thought the gorge was closer to their home state of New Jersey. Even though the Oneonta Gorge is located in Oregon, Alex&Molly were already sold on it and thought it would be an amazing place to have their elopement. When we ventured out to this location with them for the first time, we totally saw why!

Since Alex&Molly had never been to Oregon previously, it was just as much of an adventure for them as it was for us. We met up with the couple as Molly was finishing her hair and makeup at Hotel Vintage, a gorgeous hotel located in downtown Portland. After they packed their clothes in dry bags, we headed to the Oneonta Gorge located about 40 minutes outside of Portland.

When we drove up to what we thought was the location, the area was covered in thick trees and everywhere you looked bright green colors filled the landscape. It was sprinkling rain a little bit as we found the trailhead and began our hike. Together, we hiked to the waterfall where Alex&Molly would exchange their vows. Along with us came Alex&Molly’s daughter Jasmine and friend and officiant Jennifer. We all made it over the 20 foot high long jam and trenched through neck deep freezing cold water to make it to the waterfall. It was all 100% worth it! The views along the way and when we got there were breathtaking!!

After Alex&Molly pulled their fresh clothes out of their protective dry bags, the rain cleared just in time and we had the place to ourselves when the ceremony started. Their ceremony was so special and intimate, just what the two had envisioned. With the waterfall in the background, vows were said, rings were exchanged (including one to their sweet daughter Jasmine), the couple kissed and any nearby hiker applauded for the couple.

This is one wedding we will never forget! Thank you Alex&Molly for taking us on this amazing exploration. We love your spontaneous and adventurous spirits. Thank you for standing in freezing cold water while we took your portraits and asking us to be a part of such an intimate ceremony!

Enjoy some of our favorite photos below the day unfolded. Oh and we’ll have a film of all this fun coming soon, stay tuned!


Downtown Portland wedding photographer

wedding rings

engagement rings by a wedding photographer

field notes as wedding vow books

wedding vows written before a bride and groom get married

two wild wedding bouquets

two weddings rings

bride getting her wedding hair done

bride finishing getting her makeup done

Oneonta Gorge wedding photographer

two people hiking in Portland Oregon

beautiful outdoor scenery in Oregon

two people hiking to get married at Oneonta Gorge

waterfall at Oneonta Gorge

guy walking through the water near Oneonta Gorge

groom all ready to get married at Oneonta Gorge just outside of Portland

The water was a little deeper than we anticipated, so while these two were getting changed, we made a “stage” for them to stand on out of rocks. It’s also where they had their first look right before the ceremony!

bride and groom about to share in a first look

bride and groom about to share in a first look in Portland Oregon

bride and groom about to get married in the Oneonta Gorge

couple sharing their vows at the Oneonta Gorge

green outdoor waterfalls in Oregon

bride and groom getting married just outside of Portland near a waterfall

wedding elopement at the Oneonta Gorge

daughter of the bride reading vows

beautiful green trees up in Oregon

groom reading his vows to his future wife ou near a waterfall

bride and groom kissing after they get married

everyone together after vows are said near the Oneonta Gorge

portraits taken by a destination wedding photographer in Oregon

The waterfall!

bride and groom taking wedding photos at the Oneonta Gorge

destination wedding photographer taking pictures in Oregon

couple taking portraits near a waterfall outside of Portland Oregon

bride and groom walking through ice cold water near the Oneonta Gorge

bride and groom together taking pictures after they eloped

bride and groom taking pictures at a waterfall

bride and groom from New Jersey taking pictures in Oregon

bride and groom dancing together in a waterfall taking pictures

Destination elopement wedding photographer

wedding photographer capturing a couple eloping in the mountains

couple dancing together underneath a waterfall

Oneonta Gorge elopement destination wedding photographer

couple walking together through mountain water to take wedding photos

Oneonta Oregon trail

Hiking back to the car officially as husband and wife!

couple walking together through the cold water after they were married

Oneonta Gorge hiking trail

gorge outside of Portland Oregon

couple walking together in waist deep water

The four adventurers all the way out from the East Coast! Congrats you guys!!!

people after they go through a tunnel to the gorge


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