Jen and Vic | A Pearl Portland Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography in July, 2016

Jen and Vic and I met up in the Pearl and Downtown Portland in the Spring for their urban inspired engagement shoot. From their killer style, complete with a sequin gown and tux on a rooftop to some awesome industrial walls and the setting sun- this shoot was made. This couple is not only gorgeous, but just as kind-hearted. You can feel their love when you’re around them (they seriously glow!) and they light up a room, or a rooftop, with their fun personalities. I can’t wait to be documenting their epic wedding this weekend at the Portland Art MuseumPortland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-01 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-02 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-03 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-04 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-05 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-06 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-07 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-08 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-09 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-10 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-11 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-12 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-13 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-14 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-15 Portland-Engagements-Lifestyle-Pearl-Photos-16

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Jessica Hill PhotographyJen and Vic | A Pearl Portland Engagement

Ellie and Matthieu | A Bridal Veil Falls Elopement

by Jessica Hill Photography in May, 2016

Je t’aimerai toujours. I love you forever. The sound of the waterfall in the background, surrounded with a huddle of their closest family and vowing to love each other forever in French, this is their story. Ellie and Matthieu have the kind of love that spans continents, from North America to Europe. They originally met in Paris, where Ellie was studying abroad and now reside in Portland. They adventured the world together and realized that they had something real. Matthieu proposed and the adventure of their lifetime continued. I had the pleasure of photographing Ellie’s brother’s beautiful wedding back in 2012 and that’s where I met both Ellie and Matthieu and their family. You could already see that they were perfect together, a gorgeous couple and oh-so in love, so I was beyond elated and honored to photograph their engagements and then their wedding ceremony elopement this April at the base of the majestic Bridal Veil Falls with a park picnic reception. Ellie wore a stunning Claire LaFaye dress and Brenna Burnett created the stunning bouquet and boutonnières. I especially loved that Ellie got ready in the woods, at the trailhead parking lot. (Yes folks- she’s that classy and laid back at the same time!) They will be celebrating with extended family and friends at their wedding reception this September.

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Jessica Hill PhotographyEllie and Matthieu | A Bridal Veil Falls Elopement

Elizabeth and Tim | A Left Bank Wedding Sneak Peek

by Jessica Hill Photography in May, 2016

The way that Tim looks at Elizabeth is enough to make you smile and think to yourself… “Wow- that love is visible.” That pretty much sums up their entire wedding weekend. Filled with visable love, laughter to the point of tears and beautiful Pacific Northwest weather, their St. Patrick’s Day wedding weekend at the Old Church and Left Bank Annex couldn’t have been more perfect. And this is just a sneak peek of the epic-ness that took place. So honored and elated to have documented their weekend. I wish you both the best of love, life, and happiness! LeftBank-Bridal-Bliss-Wedding-01 LeftBank-Bridal-Bliss-Wedding-02 LeftBank-Bridal-Bliss-Wedding-03 LeftBank-Bridal-Bliss-Wedding-04 LeftBank-Bridal-Bliss-Wedding-05 LeftBank-Bridal-Bliss-Wedding-06 LeftBank-Bridal-Bliss-Wedding-07 LeftBank-Bridal-Bliss-Wedding-08SO many dream team vendors that I was honored to work with; on point coordination from Bridal Bliss, stunning flowers and foliage by Zest, delicious cakes by Dream Cakes, gorgeous dresses from Anna’s Bridal, lovely hair and makeup from Face Body Beauty, awesome music from the band Precious Byrd and DJ Chad Dowling, great videography from J&M Media, yummy catering from Devil’s Food and picture-perfect rentals from The Party Place and Classic Vintage Rentals. WHAT A WEDDING!

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Jessica Hill PhotographyElizabeth and Tim | A Left Bank Wedding Sneak Peek

Allison and Aaron | A Timberline Mt. Hood Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography in April, 2016

I couldn’t stop smiling with Allison and Aaron as we tromped around Mt. Hood in the knee deep snow for their engagement session. They are college sweethearts and have that kind of familiarity that is truly a joy to be around! They were troopers during the shoot as we had an icey rain pour on us and we were all freezing and wet. You can see how soaked we got in the last few pics!

I’ve known Allison and Aaron for over 5 years now and I had the absolute pleasure of having Allison as my intern from 2011-2012 while she was attending college at the Art Institute of Portland. She’s a super talented photographer and graphic designer and now works full time at Columbia Sportswear in the design department. SO proud of her and her accomplishments! When they contacted me about their wine country wedding for this August, I couldn’t have been more happy to hear that she and Aaron are getting married- as they truly are the perfect couple. VERY excited for their upcoming wedding at Vista Hills Vineyard. Love you guys!

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Jessica Hill PhotographyAllison and Aaron | A Timberline Mt. Hood Engagement

Melissa and Landon | Portland Engagement Photography

by Jessica Hill Photography in April, 2016

Landon contacted me recently for a surprise engagement shoot for Melissa as a Valentine’s Day gift. He told me the concept of both natural and urban settings in classic Portland locations, like the waterfront, the White Stag building and Mt. Tabor and I was IN! Melissa was surprised and delighted and I had a ton of fun with this stylish couple all over Portland. With Landon being a musician and Melissa being an artist, I was in my element while we created some artistic and non-traditional images to match their creative love. We braved rain, icy temps and high winds and it was all so worth it. Thanks for choosing me L&M for your artistic and inspired engagements. Congrats on your upcoming wedding!city-scape-engagements-portland-001 city-scape-engagements-portland-003 city-scape-engagements-portland-004 city-scape-engagements-portland-005 city-scape-engagements-portland-002 city-scape-engagements-portland-006 city-scape-engagements-portland-007city-scape-engagements-portland-008city-scape-engagements-portland-010 AdobeBridgeBatchRenameTemp3city-scape-engagements-portland-012 AdobeBridgeBatchRenameTemp2city-scape-engagements-portland-011 city-scape-engagements-portland-009 city-scape-engagements-portland-013

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Jessica Hill PhotographyMelissa and Landon | Portland Engagement Photography

The Importance of a Great Headshot!

by Jessica Hill Photography in March, 2016

Meet Lindsay! Lindsay is a incredible woman, entrepreneur, photographer and author and I’ve had the pleasure of company as my studio manager at Jessica Hill Photography for four years now. We recently met up in a natural setting to get some great pics of her and her adorable labradoodle, Louie. He also happens to be our trusty studio mascot! She’ll be using these images for her pet photography website, Sit Stay and her author photo for an upcoming book. Because she has a lot to chose from, she can also use them in a multitude of other places, like her newsletter, Facebook and Linkedin.

A great headshot is super important to you and your small business. They humanize a business, build trust and add personality. For business use, a headshot should give the impression of an intelligent, warm individual that looks trustworthy, approachable and genuine. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I truly believe this. I think having a variety of images is important, both vertical and horizontal, black and white and color and both looking at the camera and away. Good eye contact with the viewer connects you with them and then they can picture themselves doing business with you! Incorporating your personality and hobbies is also key, as it makes you more relatable and likable.

I love capturing the essence of a person in a great headshot. I’ve been photographing headshots professionally for over 10 years from professional makeup artists to lawyers to bloggers and beyond. I’ve even had my headshots published in Oprah magazine. Please contact me for pricing and availability and I look forward to learning about you and your business!


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Jessica Hill PhotographyThe Importance of a Great Headshot!

Elizabeth and Tim | A Portland Waterfront and Coopers Hall Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography in February, 2016

Elizabeth and Tim are one of those couples that you meet and think…”I want to be their friend.” They have a natural ease and joy to them that’s magnetic. Lucky for me, I am able to call them friends and I’ve known Elizabeth now for over 6 years. She’s not only a delightful human, but she’s also one of my favorite wedding planners at Bridal Bliss Events. We’re coming full circle, as she helped plan and coordinate my own wedding, and now I have the great honor of documenting hers this coming March. This is one of the many reasons I love the Portland wedding community! Elizabeth and Tim and I all met up this winter for their engagement lifestyle session at the Portland East Bank Esplanade waterfront park and then afterwards for a cheers at Coopers Hall Urban Winery. Love the fun candid moments mixed with artistic intimacy here and I’m so excited to be documenting their first steps together as husband and wife on the exciting adventure of marriage.

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Jessica Hill PhotographyElizabeth and Tim | A Portland Waterfront and Coopers Hall Engagement

Megan and Brian | A Cathedral Park Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography in February, 2016

Megan and Brian and I met up beneath the St. John’s bridge in Cathedral park this autumn for their engagement shoot. This couple loves adventure and their adorable rescue pups, both hounds, and I was in puppy hound heaven.  It was a pretty cold and blustery day and they both just went for it- sans coats and next to the water no less! Megan and Brian have that unspoken love that you can feel from across the room (or a park) with their glances and their laughter. I love the architecture of the Saint John’s Bridge and I love exploring new parts of this masterpiece with each and every shoot I do there. So looking forward to their wedding this September at Youngberg Hill Vineyards!st-Johns-engagements-1-2st-Johns-engagements-1-3st-Johns-engagements-1-6 st-Johns-engagements-1-1 st-Johns-engagements-1-13 st-Johns-engagements-1-4st-Johns-engagements-1-7 st-Johns-engagements-1-5st-Johns-engagements-1-9 st-Johns-engagements-1-10 st-Johns-engagements-1-8 st-Johns-engagements-1-11 st-Johns-engagements-1-12

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Jessica Hill PhotographyMegan and Brian | A Cathedral Park Engagement