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Mandy and Avery | A North Portland Engagement Session

by Jessica Hill Photography in May, 2017

Any afternoon spent eating oysters, exploring the best murals in Portland and jumping in the river is pretty much the best afternoon ever. Not to mention spending it with two astonishingly wonderful people. Mandy and Avery are perfect for each other in every way- they laugh together all the time, bring out the best in each other and have a lot of fun together. They met while Mandy was traveling to Colorado for work and decided to make the long distance thing work. “Jumping in has always been a theme of our relationship from the start” said Avery of their love. Not surprisingly, he proposed while traveling in Ireland right before plunging into the Atlantic ocean in winter. “Will you jump in with me?” He asked- “Yes!” She replied and Splash!!! They are tying the knot this June and it’s going to be insanely magical.  Our fun adventure started at Eat : An Oyster Bar, near their home in North Portland where they like to hang. We ate raw oysters and cheered Negronis! We then explored the many incredible murals on Alberta and ended at sunset on the docks in SE Portland. There was another photographer shooting a guy dressed up as a T-rex so we posed with him and he recognized Mandy! They are mutual friends and it was hilarious. Only in Portland in all the best ways. Can’t wait for Mandy and Avery’s wedding for sure.

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Jessica Hill PhotographyMandy and Avery | A North Portland Engagement Session

Featured on Grace Ormonde Luxury Wedding Blog!

by Jessica Hill Photography in May, 2017

Eeeekkkkk! Jenn and Vic’s stunning wedding was just featured on my favorite luxury wedding blog! Grace Ormonde is a high-end wedding publisher that puts out a perfectly-edited magazine and website with the top celebrity, destination and exclusive weddings. I have always loved oooohhhing and awwwwing over the decadent decor, dresses, cakes and couples that Grace Ormonde features.Well this is how I felt while photographing Jenn and Vic’s beyond gorgeous wedding with a Monique Lhuillier dress, florals by the incredible Jordan at Blum Floral Design and towering cake by Johanna at Dream Cakes. Needless to say my jaw was on the floor and I’m super honored to have this wedding featured! Drumroll please…Here’s a link to Jen and Vic’s Luxury Portland Wedding on Grace Ormonde! Thanks SO much Jenn and Vic! 

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Jessica Hill PhotographyFeatured on Grace Ormonde Luxury Wedding Blog!

Ally and Marcus | A NE Portland Valentine Shoot

by Jessica Hill Photography in April, 2017

When Ally and Marcus first reached out I was instantly excited about their Valentine session. Ally and Marcus live in both LA and Vancouver BC and have two cutie pups Rocco and Nala. Marcus Grodd just so happened to be one of the hunky finalists on the reality tv show Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise so I was fan-girling a little for sure. (One guilty pleasure of mine is watching the Bachelorette with my friends on Monday nights! #bachelornation) Thank goodness they met after Marcus’s TV romances didn’t work out because they are truly great together! Ally is full of positive energy and excitement and Marcus is thoughtful and caring. You can tell that they are best friends in all they do! While I was in Vancouver BC recently Ally and Marcus dropped off a vintage photography book and amazing teas as a thank you for the photos. They collect vintage books and gifted me a copy of The Concerned Photographer! Thank you guys! Together with Hotel Eastlund we all created some killer photos of the gorgeous couple for their social media accounts for the year and had a blast doing it. Go follow this kind and sexy couple here: Ally & Marcus

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Jessica Hill PhotographyAlly and Marcus | A NE Portland Valentine Shoot

Top 16 of 2016!

by Jessica Hill Photography in April, 2017

2016 was filled with so many remarkable memories. Personally, my husband and I welcomed an amazing blue-eyed baby boy in early summer and bought a house in late autumn! Needless to say, I’ve had my hands full with momma-hood that I’ve barely blogged any of the amazing weddings and engagements that I photographed in that historic year! So, in keeping with tradition; here’s a little sampling of my top 16 of 2016 (Ok- top 17 because it was a leap year!) I have a crush on all these images and I hope you do too. Follow me on Instagram to see pics of the babe and more stunning weddings, engagements and families. More blogs soon for sure <3 

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Jessica Hill PhotographyTop 16 of 2016!

Hailey and Josh | A Mt Tabor and Portland Cityscape Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography in March, 2017

Wow. Mt. Tabor views, sunset at the waterfront, and a tiny Mt. Hood sneak peek. I loved this engagement photo shoot! Hailey and Josh are getting married this autumn surrounded with their nearest and dearest and I couldn’t be more happy for this kind and beautiful couple. Thank you Hailey and Josh! 

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Jessica Hill PhotographyHailey and Josh | A Mt Tabor and Portland Cityscape Engagement

Elizabeth and Tim Real Wedding Featured in Portland Bride and Groom Magazine

by Jessica Hill Photography in March, 2017

I am so honored to have Elizabeth’s and Tim’s gorgeous spring wedding featured in the most recent issue of Portland Bride and Groom Magazine. Their Irish themed wedding at The Old Church and the Left Bank Annex in Portland was draw dropping and one that I will never forget. From the personalized tattoo station to the Irish dancers, their wedding was off the charts incredible! Elizabeth is a top coordinator at Bridal Bliss, so undoubtedly her wedding was total perfection! I cannot possibly imagine a better way to celebrate their one year anniversary than by this three page feature. Happy Anniversary you two!

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Jessica Hill PhotographyElizabeth and Tim Real Wedding Featured in Portland Bride and Groom Magazine

Jen and Vic | A Portland Art Museum Wedding

by Jessica Hill Photography in November, 2016

Jen and Vic evoke grace and style and they light up every room they walk into. I was honored to capture this beautiful couple this summer at their dream wedding taking place in Portland. The traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony took place at a private home, with the nuptials at the gorgeous St. Mary’s Cathedral and the reception at the ever-timeless Portland Art Museum. The style was on point with Jen’s stunning Monique Lhuillier dress and Vic’s elegant Tom Ford tux. We captured the wedding party at Fields park in NW Portland and around the grounds at the museum with an emphasis on romance and modernity. The immaculate reception space was dripping with orchids and roses created by Jordan at Blum Design in Flowers and the delicious food was catered by the A plus team at Art of Catering. The cake… honestly a work of art made by creative forces at Dream Cakes and it truly was a cake of dreams at 5 tiers!  I loved documenting the mix of colors and traditions and the endless array of stunning details. The couple treated the guests to the incredible beats of the one and only DJ Turbulence and it was a non-stop dance party and a night to remember. Congratulations Jen and Vic!
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Jessica Hill PhotographyJen and Vic | A Portland Art Museum Wedding

Sarah and Jason | A Pacific Northwest Engagement

by Jessica Hill Photography in November, 2016

I’ve been playing catch up with the blog as of late and this is one of the shoots I’ve been dying to get up. Sarah and Jason and I all met at Callie and Andy’s glorious wedding back in 2012. All at once, charming, striking and thoughtful, Sarah and Jason are a couple you remember. So naturally I was honored to hear from them as they are planning their 2017 wedding in Oregon’s wine country. We had fun galavanting around NW, including Forest Park and NW 23rd with a coffee stop at Barista. We all skipped through the forest with moss at our heels. (literally!) We met up early to get some nice light and I love the magic we made. Hope you do too. Can’t wait for Sarah and Jason’s wedding next July. xonw23-photos-portland-oregon-001 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-002 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-003 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-004 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-005 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-006 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-007 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-008 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-009 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-010 nw23-photos-portland-oregon-011nw23-photos-portland-oregon-012nw23-photos-portland-oregon-013nw23-photos-portland-oregon-014nw23-photos-portland-oregon-015nw23-photos-portland-oregon-016nw23-photos-portland-oregon-017nw23-photos-portland-oregon-018nw23-photos-portland-oregon-019nw23-photos-portland-oregon-020nw23-photos-portland-oregon-021

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Jessica Hill PhotographySarah and Jason | A Pacific Northwest Engagement