Taylor and David
A Lan Su Chinese Garden Wedding

After meeting Taylor at the iconic Heathman restaurant (she trained me to be a hostess there while I started this amazing biz back in 2007!) and photographing her and David’s iconic Cannon Beach engagement session; I knew their wedding would be truly momentous. We started with some organic and chill getting ready photos with the couple before the best man and maid of honor revealed the beautiful Taylor via their vintage pocket doors. Her gorgeous hair and makeup by the talented Kirstie Wight. Their wedding was a collaboration of friends and family, from their friend Sarah who created the very impressive florals to Annie who took on the important day-of coordinator role!  Lan Su Chinese Garden Weddings might be some of my absolute faves, with its impressive architecture, lush gardens, bridges and hidden nooks. The emotional ceremony took place after sunset so it was quite dark, but I love the mood it created with the photos! Vibrant Table baked up some very delicious food while friends and family gathered for the Samoan Siva dance. This dance has been a part of David’s family for generations and was very fun to photograph. So incredible to watch and see Grandma literally pass this graceful dance from generation to generation.  Needless to say their wedding was full of true joy and exuberant love and I’m so honored to have been the one to document it!

Jessica Hill PhotographyTaylor and David | A Lan Su Chinese Garden Wedding

Desiree and Rocky’s Engagement

Desiree and Rocky had their first date in Old Town. I first met with this sweet and styling couple for their engagement photoshot in their neighborhood of St. John’s at Cathedral Park and we shot there and in Old Town. They are getting married in January of next year at the Benson Hotel. It will be a Hollywood glam inspired wedding and I’m so excited to be the chosen photographer! Congratulations Desiree and Rocky on  your engagement!
Jessica Hill PhotographyDesiree and Rocky’s Engagement

Jillian and Greg
Portland Cathedral Park Engagements


Jillian and Greg are a rad couple who I had the pleasure of photographing recently at Cathedral Park. When emailing with Jillian about a location for the engagements, she said this about the place: “We’ve decided on Cathedral Park. Not only do we drive by it every time we come over to one of our favorite breweries, we think it is a great balance between the outdoors (of which we love) and great architecture.” I couldn’t have said it better and love that we finished the photo shoot at their favorite brewery, Portland Brewing Company, in NW Industrial, where we also took some fun pics. I had a blast with them and can’t wait for their downtown Portland wedding this September!


Jessica Hill PhotographyJillian and Greg | Portland Cathedral Park Engagements

Cara and Steven
A Cathedral Park and Waterfront Engagement

Cara and Steven share laughs, love and kindness and live in the darling St. John’s neighborhood. We started our engagement session at Cathedral Park, at the base of the St. John’s bridge and ended up at the waterfront with the stunning cherry blossoms. We had a blast in some of Portland’s not to be missed spots, and I can’t wait for their wedding next month at Hotel Deluxe!

Jessica Hill PhotographyCara and Steven | A Cathedral Park and Waterfront Engagement

Callie and Andy
Mississippi Ave and St. Johns Bridge

When I first met Callie and Andy, I was immediately in love with their style and energy. We both happened to be going to the same show later that evening at the Doug Fir 🙂 (Blonde Redhead was the show, for those curious:) We all met up on Mississippi ave, where they live and where my studio is located, so it’s always fun having that connection with the place. Love Cathedral Park and can’t wait to work with this lovely, fun, hip and kind couple in 2012!

Jessica Hill PhotographyCallie and Andy | Mississippi Ave and St. Johns Bridge

Engaged: Michelle & Dave


Michelle and Dave are an awesome couple that I’m so honored to have met! We recently photographed their engagements at Cathedral Park in St. John’s. We snuck out on the bridge for some incredible views of Gothic towers. Needless to say that I’m super excited about shooting their August wedding at David Hill Vineyards 🙂 Thanks so much M&D and hope you love the blog preview! Your comments are encouraged!
Jessica Hill PhotographyEngaged: Michelle & Dave