Engagement

Vi and Alex
A Nines Hotel and Downtown Portland Engagement

Vi and Alex are the kind of people that feel like old friends right when you meet them. From the Departure rooftop at the Nines in downtown Portland to the SE industrial docks, they made Portland shine a little brighter and look a little hotter. Literally, it was the hottest day of the summer and these two still smiled, laughed and looked incredible! I’m so elated to be photographing their wedding this weekend at the elegant Oregon Golf Club!

Jessica Hill PhotographyVi and Alex | A Nines Hotel and Downtown Portland Engagement
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Lucy and Paul
A SE Portland Engagement

For Lucy and Paul’s engagement, we decided to do a beautiful mix of Portland nature and urban scenery. I met up with them at Mt. Tabor park to capture their sweet love among the tall trees and greenery. We then headed across Portland’s newest pedestrian-only bridge, Tillikum Crossing. We ended capturing the couple on the Southeast waterfront at sunset. These two kind hearted and laid back people met and live in lucky Las Vegas and Lucy grew up in Portland which brought them to plan their wedding here! I can’t wait for their wedding this weekend at the stunning Youngberg Hill Winery!

Jessica Hill PhotographyLucy and Paul | A SE Portland Engagement
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Megan and Anton
A Mississippi Avenue Engagement

Megan and Anton and I met up at my studio on the ever-changing Mississippi ave in Portland to adventure along to find awesome murals, a great open field and we may have broke into a construction site! Megan and Anton have a kind and compassionate love and super fun personalities. Anton is actually a killer hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks and Megan is a children’s nurse in her residency. I went a little crazy photographing their artistic tattoos. Anton’s were done by the very talented Fred Flores (click on his name to check out his awesome Instagram!) SO excited for their wedding this month at the historic and beautiful Oregon Golf Club.   

Jessica Hill PhotographyMegan and Anton | A Mississippi Avenue Engagement
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Mandy and Avery
A North Portland Engagement Session

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.

Jessica Hill PhotographyMandy and Avery | A North Portland Engagement Session
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Hannah and Jacob
A Downtown Portland Urban Engagement

Hannah and Jacob are just as kindhearted as they are beautiful and I’m so honored to have met them and worked together with them this year. Their engagements took place on a stunning Spring day on the rooftop of their apartment, which is where Jacob proposed to Hannah one fateful evening. We later adventured to Ace Hotel, in which we may or may not, have kicked a kind couple out of a sofa seat in order to get the shot (luckily they were sweethearts and totally understood!) We also hung out with their rad pup and had a lot of fun around downtown Portland. downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-1 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-2 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-3 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-4 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-5 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-6 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-7 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-8 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-9 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-10 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-11 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-12 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-13 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-14gustafsson-bagley-engagements-251 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-16gustafsson-bagley-engagements-257 downtown-portland-lifestyle-photographer-17

Jessica Hill PhotographyHannah and Jacob | A Downtown Portland Urban Engagement
Features

Engagement Shoot Featured in Portland Bride and Groom!

I was so honored to open the newest issue of Portland Bride and Groom to find Tim and Elizabeth’s engagement session featured in the planning section! The article talks about how to plan for the best engagement experience and they used two photos from E&T’s gorgeous shoot from last autumn photographed on the waterfront and at Coopers Hall! Check out the entire magazine which is filled with stunning real weddings, great tips and tricks and the prettiest photos and layouts, on newsstands now.portland-bride-and-groom-best-2portland-bride-and-groom-best-1portland-bride-and-groom-best-3

 

Jessica Hill PhotographyEngagement Shoot Featured in Portland Bride and Groom!
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Jen and Vic
A Pearl Portland Engagement

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

Jessica Hill PhotographyJen and Vic | A Pearl Portland Engagement
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Caroline and Eli
A Forest Park Portland Engagement Session

Eli and Caroline are a stunning couple that loves nature and the Timbers, so we were able to incorporate a few of their favorite things into their engagement shoot. From Forest Park to the Jen-Weld field we had fun adventuring around Portland making memories!tanner-springs-park-photos-001 tanner-springs-park-photos-002 tanner-springs-park-photos-003 tanner-springs-park-photos-004 tanner-springs-park-photos-005 tanner-springs-park-photos-006 tanner-springs-park-photos-007 tanner-springs-park-photos-008 tanner-springs-park-photos-009 tanner-springs-park-photos-010 tanner-springs-park-photos-011

Jessica Hill PhotographyCaroline and Eli | A Forest Park Portland Engagement Session
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Allison and Aaron
A Timberline Mt. Hood Engagement

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