Some couples meet through friends, or online, or even at a bar. Well, John & Bridie met on a boat at a sailing race. Needless to say, there wasn’t much doubt about how we should approach their engagement photos. We met up on a long Summer evening and got out and set sail on the Willamette River just outside downtown Portland for some truly unique photos. Their wedding also proved to be one of our most unique of the year, so stay tuned!
A Texan girl meets a Northeast boy and they set out for a life of adventure together in the Pacific Northwest . . . Jen and Seth spend a lot of their free time exploring the mountains, beaches and forests of their new home, so it was a natural choice to head out to the Columbia River Gorge for their engagement photos. We visited some well-known landmarks, as well as a few off-the-beaten path favorites, and it was so much fun to share this unique landscape with these new friends!
Spring delivered a fresh blanket of snow for this session with Lauren & Andrew at Mt. Bachelor. Which is awesome, because that is the one request they had for this shoot (thank-you Mother Nature)! We also explored Bend’s Shevlin Park underneath the towering pines and enjoyed an awesome afternoon in the beauty of Central Oregon.
I absolutely love it when couples are up for mixing a little adventure into their shoot! Kim & Luke had scoped out Oneonta Gorge as the location for their engagement session, which is always worth a visit. After shooting at the gorge and nearby tunnel, I suggested a nearby spot that I wanted to explore but didn’t have much experience with. These two were totally up for the adventure, and it turned out beautifully! At the end of our time at Oneonta the day turned dark & dreary, which had me a bit worried on the way to our next spot. Lucky for us, the sky parted on the horizon just before sunset and gave us some brilliant light. After this adventure, I’m super excited to document them as they embark on their next one this Summer!
I recently had the opportunity to spend a morning and afternoon with this sweet couple to shoot some engagement photos at their home in San Francisco & around the city. We started off in their SOMA apartment while Jonathan prepared breakfast-in-bed for Suzette & demonstrated his pancake-flipping prowess. (If you take a look at the magazine photos, you may understand why Jonathan is the cook of the family.) We then hit the streets & headed to the beach, with a stop off at the rugged Sutro Baths in between. It was quite a day, and an awesome way to get to know these two. Suzette & Jonathan, thank you for inviting me into your home and sharing your city!
Seattle sure knows how to Summer! Even on a cloudy day. Just look at all that traffic on Lake union (there were even a few seaplanes cruising overhead at one point). We had a wonderful afternoon earlier this year visiting some Seattle favorites with Katie & Joe for their engagement session. This downtown Seattle session was a great contrast to their rustic wedding high in the hills of the Columbia River Gorge.