Engagement

Kelsey & Bryan
A Columbia Gorge Engagement

Kelsey Bryan and I met up for their fun engagement session in Mosier, Oregon overlooking the Columbia River at magic hour!  We had a blast capturing the natural lighting at golden hour illuminating their connection! The Columbia Gorge backdrop provided an always-stunning yet serene setting, reflecting the couple’s adventurous spirit and their excitement for the future. As we laughed and hiked around, even sneaking a few in with their excited pups, the session felt like a celebration of their journey together. They also ordered gorgeous wall art canvas for their home of the sunset lift pic!!! SO GOOD! With their wedding just around the corner at the beautiful Gorge Crest Vineyards, I am beyond excited for this kind couple!

Jessica Hill PhotographyKelsey & Bryan | A Columbia Gorge Engagement
Wedding

Jenna & Evan
A Timeless Downtown Portland Wedding

As soon as I met Jena and Evan, I knew their wedding would be something very special. Inspired by her grandparent’s wedding from the late 1940s; Jena made her own dress and hair bow, adding a personal touch to the vintage-inspired event.  Their intimate May wedding at the gorgeous Nines Hotel in downtown Portland featured a hand-fasting ceremony to officially “tie the knot” officiated by the one and only Officiant Jimmy. Their four-course formal dinner with immediate family was relaxed and elegant and ended. Their day ended with a stunning rooftop photo session against the backdrop of the Portland skyline. This wedding was the perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication and the talented Becky with Event Crush planned the event perfectly with Flowers and Thyme creating the beautiful bouquets.


Jessica Hill PhotographyJenna & Evan | A Timeless Downtown Portland Wedding
Engagement

Ashley & Drew
An Abigail Hall Engagement

Ashley and Drew are a fun, kind, and beautiful couple and we had a total blast photographing their engagements all around Portland and its variety of backdrops. We first met up at Abigail Hall, nestled in the Woodlark Hotel, which is a cocktail bar rich in history and elegant style. For a more laid-back setting, we headed to Battle Creek Cellars, a local favorite tasting room of theirs as Oregon wine lovers. Love that this modern winery had a relaxed urban backdrop that contrasted beautifully with the historical elegance of Abigail Hall!!! Their outfits complimented this perfectly and we had oh so much fun creating moody and fun magic! So excited for their upcoming wedding at the beautiful Irving Street Studio!


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Jessica Hill PhotographyAshley & Drew | An Abigail Hall Engagement
Engagement

Corinna & Erik
Portland Art Museum Engagement

I recently met up with Corinna and Erik in downtown Portland, Oregon for their engagement session at the Portland Art Museum and Hoyt Arboretum. I love how they beautifully blended the art world and the tranquility of nature with their locations for this fun day. I adore the classic architecture of the Portland Art Museum and the clean lines and gold doors make for incredible backdrops. Since Corinna and Erik were dressed to the nines, the elegance worked really well to capture their love.

We then headed up to the Hoyt Arboretum for sunset and nature photos beneath the old-growth forest. Love when love, art, and nature come together to tell a beautiful story. So excited for their wedding this weekend on the Oregon Coast!


Jessica Hill PhotographyCorinna & Erik | Portland Art Museum Engagement
Engagement

Annika & Wes’s
A Bend, Oregon Engagement

I recently met up with Annika and Wes for their late summer engagement session in Bend, Oregon. When they arrived in bolo ties and Stetson hats, I knew this would be a fun shoot!

They decided on Shevlin Park, as this is a special place for the couple because Wes proposed here to Annika. I always love documenting Bend’s stunning landscapes and loved the tall grasses, wood fences, and aspen trees surrounding this area. The rustic scenery was the perfect setting. Dressed to impress, the duo went full-on Wild West for their engagement shoot, of which their wedding has the same theme!

Love that they brought along their adorable pup, Daisy for the photos as she wanted time to shine in a Stetson! And boy, did she ever! Can all dogs have custom cowboy hats forever? hahah. Annika and Wes’s Western-style engagement photos in Bend, Oregon remind us that love is as unique and untamed as a wild stallion.

Annika and Wes’s engagement shoot was as gorgeous and memorable as a great campfire song and I’m beyond excited for their wedding in Bend this week!


Jessica Hill PhotographyAnnika & Wes’s | A Bend, Oregon Engagement
Engagement

Emma & Noah
A Rowena Crest Engagement

Emma and Noah’s breathtaking engagement session at Rowena Crest in Mosier, Oregon, was an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. Loved meeting up with this loving and beautiful couple and their cute pupper in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge! I love the rugged hills and views of the river landscaping their fun and adventurous engagement session.

Rowena Crest, in Mosier, Oregon is known for its breathtaking beauty and iconic winding road, is not just a stunner of a location but also a geological wonder. This area is part of the Columbia River Basalt Group, featuring ancient lava flows that have shaped the stunning cliffs and unique rock formations you can see today. As Emma, Noah, and I made magic, we were surrounded by the geological history of this remarkable place.

Emma and Noah’s engagement session at Rowena Crest captured the essence of their love—a blend of adventure, passion, and the promise of a bright future together, just like the Oregon sunset that marked the beginning of their journey toward marriage. Beyond excited to photograph their wedding this weekend!


Jessica Hill PhotographyEmma & Noah | A Rowena Crest Engagement
Engagement

Liz & Grant
A Black Butte Lodge Engagement

Liz & Grant and I recently met up for their engagement photoshoot at the stunning Black Butte Lodge. This is one of my favorite places in Sisters, Oregon that embodies nature’s beauty, and I loved meeting up with this kind couple for their sunset engagement photos.

The backdrop of Black Butte Lodge is nothing short of a fairytale setting. Stunning mountain views , lush forests, and an amazing lake in the foreground – it’s a photographer’s dream come true!

The way the natural sunlight played on Liz and Grant as they explored this picturesque location was pure enchantment. The beauty of engagement photos is that they capture a moment in time, a milestone in the journey of love. It’s a celebration of Liz and Grant’s commitment to each other, and these photos are a testament to the start of a new chapter in their lives.

Wishing Liz and Grant all the happiness in the world as they embark on this exciting journey in marriage and I’m excited for their wedding in Portland this weekend!


Jessica Hill PhotographyLiz & Grant | A Black Butte Lodge Engagement
Engagement

Lou & Zach
A Brooklyn Engagement

Lou and Zach are a gorgeous and adventurous couple and we had the pleasure of meeting up in New York City for their engagement session on the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn. DUMBO is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. We had a blast exploring this area and loved meeting up in the early morning to document the iconic Brooklyn Bridge with fewer pedestrians. I love the Neo-gothic architecture of the Brooklyn Bridge and was so inspired by the history and culture of New York. While exploring we found cobblestone streets, dreamy views of Manhattan from pebble beach, hidden gardens and the “most photographed” location in Brooklyn with epic views of the Manhattan Bridge. When Lou and Zach and I first connected we chatted a lot about skiing and snowboarding as they are tying the knot at Timberline Lodge, one of my favorite Oregon destinations! From NYC to Mt Hood, I’m so excited for their wedding this weekend!


Jessica Hill PhotographyLou & Zach | A Brooklyn Engagement
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Jim & Chengcheng
A Historic Oregon Farm Engagement

Jim & Chengcheng and I met up at Jim’s family farm in Sherwood, Oregon for their beautiful engagement session. Jim’s family farm has been around for many generations and I loved the history of the place and the agriculture; we photographed in the old cow pasture, and the current hazelnut orchards. In addition to the history of the location, the historic cars that Jim’s father collects provided us with some vintage-inspired goodness to add to the photos! We had a blast exploring the farm and making art at sunset. This kind and intelligent couple is having a Portland wedding very soon at the Multnomah Athletic Club and I’m so excited to photograph their big day! Congrats J & C!


Jessica Hill PhotographyJim & Chengcheng | A Historic Oregon Farm Engagement