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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

Top 15 of 2015!

by Jessica Hill Photography in January, 2016

Every January I compile a handful of my favorite images from the past year. I like to limit myself, because I would honestly have a blog of 2,910 favorite photos! Since 2012, I’ve done the top 12, 13, 14 and now 15 favorite engagement and wedding images corresponding to the year. It’s been such a pleasure photographing each and every couple during the past 12 months and I am so humbled by the creativity, true love, trust and uniqueness I document at every engagement and wedding and I would honored to document yours. Thank YOU to all the couples over the past 10 years that have trusted me to document their most endearing life moments!

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Jessica Hill PhotographyTop 15 of 2015!

Ellie and Matthieu | Paris to Portland with Love

by Jessica Hill Photography in January, 2016

I first met Ellie and Matthieu back in 2012 at an incredible wedding and we just clicked. They are kind, beautiful, creative and intelligent and I remember thinking what a great couple they made. Ellie and Matthieu first met during Ellie’s time abroad in Paris. They met at a cafe and Ellie asked Matthieu to “break” ten euros but in not-so fluent english so it actually meant to tear in half (cute right!) and from that moment on they started falling in love. Over five years, many travels and now speaking perfect French, Ellie and Matthieu are getting married this upcoming September. Because they are still traveling from Portland to Paris, they looked though these engagement images together via Skype and this is what Ellie shared with me about that moment. “He was smiling the entire time. Ear to ear. He told me they are way better than he was expecting. Thank you so much Jessica. You truly made our hearts feel warm, looking at them together. Just no words. They showed who we are and I love that. Thank you thank you.”

Receiving emails like this truly confirm my life’s work and love. Thank YOU both Ellie and Matthieu and I’m beyond excited to be documenting your first steps together as husband and wife this year and to share this with your amazing family and friends.
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Jessica Hill PhotographyEllie and Matthieu | Paris to Portland with Love

Desiree and Kate | An Urban Winery and Arcade Engagement in Portland

by Jessica Hill Photography in December, 2015

Desiree and Kate are the kind of couple you meet and just click with. Hours seem like minutes and my face hurt from smiling so much. I loved their plans for their engagement shoot around Portland, incorporating wine tasting at Enso, a vintage arcade and a walk in the woods with their three labs. It makes me so happy when a couple truly uses their engagement shoot as way to reflect on their shared interests and hobbies. The wine was a little more Des, the arcade a little more Kate, and the woods were truly them. We had a blast and I am so looking forward to their downtown Portland wedding in April! Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-001 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-002 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-003 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-004 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-005 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-007Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-009 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-008 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-011 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-010 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-012 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-013 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-014 Portland-Love-Is-Love-Engagements-015

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Jessica Hill PhotographyDesiree and Kate | An Urban Winery and Arcade Engagement in Portland

Kathy and Eric | A Nature Inspired Engagement in Hillsboro

by Jessica Hill Photography in October, 2015

Kathy and Erik contacted me about their engagements recently, but I really met this incredible couple at Sachiko and Soe’s beautiful wedding back in 2012. Wanting to keep it nature-inspired and close to their neighborhood and home in Hillsboro, we started at the beautiful Noble Woods Park which was perfect with it’s canopy of trees and wooded paths, and finished the shoot at Orenco Station, a community focused area with beautiful features. I loved getting to know this sweet and gorgeous couple more and I’m excited for their upcoming nuptials in late summer for 2016. Congrats Kathy and Erik! Nature-Portland-Engagements-001 Nature-Portland-Engagements-002 Nature-Portland-Engagements-003 Nature-Portland-Engagements-004 Nature-Portland-Engagements-005 Nature-Portland-Engagements-006 Nature-Portland-Engagements-007 Nature-Portland-Engagements-008 Nature-Portland-Engagements-009 Nature-Portland-Engagements-011 Nature-Portland-Engagements-010 Nature-Portland-Engagements-012

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Jessica Hill PhotographyKathy and Eric | A Nature Inspired Engagement in Hillsboro

Erika and Jon | A Portland Engagement featured in the New York Times

by Jessica Hill Photography in September, 2015

Erika and Jon’s love story is more than just an adventure, it was a chance encounter in Bangkok, Thailand that altered their lives in ways they could have never imagined. When Erika was traveling abroad from New York and Jon was traveling from Sweden, who would know that Tinder would be the medium to bring this intelligent couple together for life. See the featured image and read their love story and announcement at the New York Times website! After submitting their engagement announcement in the New York Times and then hearing that they received the feature, we all celebrated and the celebrations lasted through the weekend with their incredible wedding taking place at a private residence near Beacon Rock in the Columbia River Gorge. Can’t wait to share more from their wedding day soon. Congrats Erika and Jon! Skol!

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Jessica Hill PhotographyErika and Jon | A Portland Engagement featured in the New York Times