Sunset on the river with the love of your life? Yes please! Elizabeth and Mark decided to celebrate their engagement with a trip to Government Island, a location on the Columbia River which you can only reach by boat. It was such a gift to photograph Elizabeth and Mark relaxed and in their element on the gorgeous Columbia River. To start off the engagement session, they cracked open White Claws (2020 beverage of the year!) and toasted to their future. Later in the evening the sunset was absolutely stunning making for some gorgeous images on the dunes of Government Island. This stylish (still can’t get over Elizabeth’s floral dress!) and fun-loving couple are getting married this October in Sunriver and I absolutely can’t wait to share the moments from their big day!
This stunning Cathedral Park engagement session with Kristin and Jay was so much fun and I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter couple or a more gorgeous evening. Kristin and Jay first set eyes on each other at a Seahawks game in Seattle. As fate would have it, they were brought together again in Portland several years later and things just clicked! We were joined by their dog, Russell (as in Russell Wilson! Go Seahawks!) and we spent a lovely evening wandering the beach beneath St. John’s Bridge, capturing stunning sunset photos along the river, and laughing over old memories the two shared. They’re getting married next Spring at Abbey Road Farm in Carlton, Oregon and I can’t wait!
Destination Portland! Julie and Joe decided on Portland for their winter wedding planned for this month at the iconic Benson Hotel. After meeting at their church they knew they had finally found “the one” and decided to create a fun adventure for their friends and family in Portland! They are so sweet and kind and oh so in love! We really wanted to celebrate the city of roses in all of its glory for their engagement session so we decided on Coava coffee in downtown, the Park Blocks Rose Garden and of course, the Arlene Schnitzer Portland Sign on Broadway! We had a blast walking around the city and finding the golden nooks and crannies that this fair city has to offer! Julie and Joe laughed the entire time and I can’t wait to celebrate these two and their amazing love later this month!
So honored to have this edgy elopement inspiration photoshoot featured on the very hip wedding blog Whimsically wed! This bold and magnetic elopement was inspired by the classic architecture of downtown Portland mixed with the grit of the city. Because Portland is becoming such a fun wedding destination, I wanted to highlight the unique urban architecture of historic downtown Portland. It became an incredibly unique photo session between all the fun backdrops such as the psychic readings sign and rooftop dance session. (dip baby dip!) We highlighted the evening sunlight and the cities’ outstanding architecture against the sky along with Molly’s unique emerald velvet dress and sexy leather coat and Matthew’s tweed Jcrew jacket and smooth moves. Thank you Brenna Burnett for floral styling and Biancar for hair and makeup. Inquire for elopement packages.
Kellen and Ty are the kind of people you meet and you feel like you’ve known forever. Their kindness, style and heart are apparent right away and their love is truly fun and great to be around! We met up at their condo in NW near Forest Park to start and I fell in serious love with their open courtyard. We headed into Forest Park for a quick jaunt in the woods and then to the NE Industrial waterfront, which I rarely shoot at, so it was pretty cool and I found this great building that we all admired. We finished up the shoot at the SE docks at sunset. So happy to be documenting Kellen and Ty’s wedding this December at the gorgeous Sunriver Resort and work with Events by Mint! Beyond excited!
Michelle, Alex, Leo and Ray are the cutest and kindest. I met Michelle a loooonnnnngggg time ago when she was at Oblation and of course… wedding industry so we met at a bridal show! After finding out that our home roots are also in Michigan and specifically, Ann Arbor we became friends and I actually photographed Michelle and Alex’s two year wedding anniversary photos long before the kiddos came along! Michelle now co-owns a great book binding company called Hitched Strung Stitched in town. After not seeing her in many moons, we ended up in a magical pre-natal yoga class together at Yoga Pearl! I was so happy and honored to be invited to their new home to photograph their sweet family. Leo is a cutie and such a good big brother to baby Ray! Alex and Michelle are great parents and even grandma and grandpa were able to jump in for a few photos! I love photographing families at home, in the familiar, the cozy and comfortable and gettin real moments rather than staged all too perfect traditional family portraits. The messy hair, the barefeet and the wildness of the days that make up the years that make up this beautiful life. Thank you Johnson family and much love!
Recently, the entire Jessica Hill Photography team celebrated another wedding season as well as the Oregon Bride Best Of win at Accanto in SE Portland. We had a blast, ate delicious food, toasted with yummy wine and laughed a ton. I couldn’t do it without them and I thank them from the bottom of my heart! Thank you Lindsay & Elijah! Love you guys!