Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to connect with this stylish and fun kind couple at Cathedral Park in North Portland, featuring the iconic St. Johns Bridge. Their engagement photos took place at the end of winter in-between days of rain and almost snow, and we lucked out with a gorgeous day and beautiful sunset! How cool is their style!!?? I had a ton of fun capturing their vintage style and love that Jenna made the purple dress by hand! She’s a talented clothing designer and will also be making her wedding dress! Jenna and Evan brought their vintage BMW convertible for the photos and we had a blast taking tons of pics in and around the cool car! (I always love some good convertible car photos!) With stunning views of the St. Johns Bridge from the park below, we took advantage of the great Oregon weather and gallivanted all over the park for different views and chased the setting sun. Can’t wait for their classic & timeless wedding in Portland this spring!
Jenna & Evan
Jenna & Joey
A Mt. Hood Wilderness Engagement
There’s something romantic about a snowy landscape, and the Mt. Hood Wilderness in Oregon is no exception. Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph Jenna and Joey in the Tea Cup Nordic Park near Mt. Hood and it was gorgeous.
Jenna loves the snow and requested snow as a backdrop for their engagements. As soon as we saw the view of the mountain with a blanket of snow, we knew we had found the perfect backdrop for their winter engagement session. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and the snow sparkled like diamonds. It was the perfect winter scene.
We started the session with Jenna and Joey posing in front of the mountain. They snuggled up together, and we captured their love and connection through the lens. We even found a darling warming hut as a great location for photos (and warming up!)
The highlight of the shoot was when they decided to have a snowball fight. The couple laughed and played as snow flew everywhere. It was a candid moment that truly captured the joy and happiness of their relationship. These are the types of photographs that couples treasure for years to come. So looking forward to Jenna and Joey’s winter wedding in Sisters, Oregon this weekend to continue the winter romance!
Lainee & Jared
A Snowy Sunriver Engagement
Let it SNOW!!! Lainee and Jared are a fun-loving couple who I met up with last winter at their gorgeous family home in Sunriver, Oregon. My family and I love Sunriver Resort and I always enjoy heading there for engagement photo sessions, weddings, and elopements. There is no light like the light in Sunriver.
Lainee and Jared started the session on a snow-covered golf course near a stunning little lake, which was a perfect location for opening a nice “chilled” bottle of wine on a cozy Pendleton blanket. We then headed to meet up with their pups and for a fun impromptu snowball fight! Love a couple that’s not afraid to get a little silly together. Lainee and Jared and I discovered a winter wonderland near the clubhouse in their neighborhood which had the quintessential snowy bridge over the Deschutes River, which made for a great backdrop. We ended the fun session while popping a bottle of champagne in the snow. So excited for their New Year’s Eve wedding coming up this weekend, which is sure to ring in the new year with a bang! Congrats Lainee and Jared!
Carolyn & James
A Vancouver Waterfront Engagement
Carolyn and James and I met up in their hometown of Vancouver, Washington to hang out along the waterfront. With tons of new restaurants, art installations, bridges and the Columbia River; the Vancouver Washington waterfront made a great photo backdrop for Carolyn and James’ love! From wondering along the dock to laughing along the walkway, we had a great time and made some great memories. It’s their wedding this weekend and I’m so excited for them!
Emily & Sam
A Portland Waterfront Engagement
Emily and Sam and I met up on a truly gorgeous fall day in Hoyt Arboretum and had a stunning view of the autumn colors in the trees. We then travelled to the East Bank on the SE waterfront for a sunset over the Willamette and the Portland Skyline. I loved their rad style Sam’s white suit coat and Emily’s black dress as they danced on the dock. These two intelligent and beautiful women met in grad school and knew the stars were aligned for love. They are planning a fun and elegant SE Portland wedding for this weekend!
Desiree & Alex
A Hood River Engagement
Air guitar and Rainiers on a spring evening in the Gorge? Yes please! Desiree and Alex and I met up this past spring in the Columbia River Gorge scenic area near Hood River, Oregon for their fun engagement session. With the moody clouds and the weather edging on rain, we hiked and adventured. We had a blast wondering through the cliffs and shores of this secret gem of a location, finding both rocky and scenic backdrops along the river. I have no doubt their wedding this weekend is going to be rad! Congrats D & A!
Sara & Patrick
A Columbia Gorge Engagement
Kaitlyn & Scott
A Smith Rock Engagement Session
Smith Rock is one of those places that makes your jaw drop and your hairs stick up on the back of your arms and makes you say… “Really Oregon…?” WOW! Smith Rock is one of Oregon’s many wonders and I loved photographing Kaitlyn and Scott’s wondrous connection there back in late winter. This kind and fun couple and I had a lot of fun hiking around the area and finding the winter sun through the rock slivers. From the sage grass to the juniper, I love the high desert vegetation of this sacred land near Bend, Oregon. One of my favorite moments is when an older hiker came up and told the couple “Well, that would be a really great photo!” We laughed as he didn’t see me taking pics all the while. I’m so excited about Scott and Kaitlyn’s wedding in the Bend area this summer!
Tori & Carter
A Domaine Roy & fils Engagement
Tori and Carter are a gorgeous and kind couple who love travel, good food & wine, and most of all, laughter. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Tori when she was the Maid of Honor at her sister, Libby’s stunning Portland wedding, over seven years ago! We hit it off and instantly clicked. I was squealing with delight when she reached out to me via Instagram to let me know it was her turn to tie the knot with the love of her life! It was non-stop laughs when we met up on a perfect autumn day at the beautiful Domaine Roy & fils in Dundee, Oregon. We walked in the vines and took in the epic views from the terrace. Of course ending the session in a little dancing and a delicious wine tasting at sunset. A perfect evening in wine country. Very honored and excited to be documenting Carter and Tori’s wedding very soon at the Portland Golf Club!