Visiting the Oregon Coast can be a bit unpredictable, even more so when you have an engagement session planned. We had nearly perfect (minus the wind) weather for Whitney and Brian's engagement session!
One thing that I really love is traditions and history, especially when you incorporate that into your photo sessions. Whitney and Brian are both Native American and they brought along necklaces that their children created in traditional Siletz tribe arrangements. I included these special pieces of regalia in with the ring shots at the very end of this post. I think that this made their engagement ring photo unique and special.
This past weekend I explored Silver Falls State Park with newly engaged couple, Joseph and Larysa! This mid-morning session in forested canyons, spring growth, and waterfalls was amazing. I definitely recommend waterfalls as a backdrop for any photo session. What you don't see in these photos are the small groups of hikers and slippery rocks that we navigated, and what you do see are just a couple of my favorite photographs from this Oregon engagement photo shoot.
Oh, and spoiler alert: there are a couple of my favorite ring shots I've done to date in this session! I hope you enjoy seeing my favorites that I picked out to share!
It was a fantastic evening up at Baskett Slough for Ceci and Corey's engagement photo session. The smoke from the recent fires were long gone and we already had some rain. And thankfully, the sun came out for their session.
Ceci and Corey brought their son, Oliver, and we all had the best time exploring the trail, pausing to smile, and enjoying all of the views. I hope you enjoy seeing these highlights from this session! I had so much fun capturing this family's happiness and I can't wait to capture all of their memories on their wedding day in 2021!
Some people are fair weather people, but true Oregonians don't worry about the weather, be it snow, rain, wind, or sun. And in March it can still be a toss up with what kind of weather you will be having for your photo session. And this weekend was no different, yes, we had rain. Rain doesn't matter when your couple is as outdoorsy as you!
Plus when you're under giant fir trees and have a cute clear umbrella (that's only used for engagement sessions and weddings), then you're set for some great photos! I had so much fun with Carly and Jeff for their engagement session and I can't wait until they tie the knot this July and I'm there to capture the entire day!
I love doing engagement sessions. It's the best way to get to know my couple before their wedding day. And for this engagement session we were traveling together from Salem to Mt. Hood and had the car ride up to chat. The conversations were easy and light hearted and then it was time to turn off Highway 26 to do a little driving through an unplowed road to the perfect spot that they had in mind for their engagement photos.
April showers bring May flowers, that's how the saying goes .... and boy, has it been raining in Oregon! But today, there was a break in the rain and the sun even came out.
I met up with Liz and Whitney to capture special moments at Forest Park and Cathedral Park in Portland, Oregon. And their pups, Rudy and Yoshi even came out for the stroll in Forest Park and I couldn't help but smile the entire time I was going through their photographs.
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