If you have followed our blog recently, you know this month has been a big one for us with the birth of our son, Leland! That being said, it has also been pretty quiet on the photography front (aside from taking a ton of photos of the little man). Since Leland was due in the middle of October, we made sure our schedules were relatively clear so we could spend as much time with him as possible and get accustomed to being new parents. The beautiful light and rampant color of Fall is such a spectacular setting for portraits that it has been strange to not get out and take advantage of the season as much as years past. Luckily, I was able to meet up with Ashley and Elliott in downtown Portland for an afternoon engagement session amidst the trees of the South Park Blocks and on the waterfront at the Riverplace Marina.
These two know how to have fun together, and definitely make each other smile! Although, Ashely did give a few “seriously?!” looks towards Elliott after one of his many quick-witted wise-cracks. Just keeping him on his toes! After being dubbed “Papa Bear” by Elliott, which I proudly accepted, we shot in the Park Blocks around PSU and then took the Streetcar down to the waterfront just in time for sunset. Thanks for a fun shoot you two, we are looking forward your wedding in January! In the meantime, I will do my best to live up to my new Papa Bear status.