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!
Today I went up to Milo McIver State Park to capture special moments of Caryn with her gelding, Eli. Usually, my session are planned out months in advance, but this one was planned over a couple of days. In February, when you have good weather, you need to take advantage of it!
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.
I was contacted last month to create a super special Christmas present.... paintings on feathers! This pair of feathers is for a husband and wife who love their western lifestyle. I was asked to paint teepees with yellow and turquoise for the wife and then the husband was in the 2019 NFR for bareback broncs and this was to be a commemorative piece for him.
It was early September when I met with Taylor and Cole about photographing their wedding which was in a couple weeks. There was no time for an engagement session, but when I told them that I also have the option of doing Just Married Sessions. And that’s just what we did over the weekend. Even with the threat of freezing rain, we headed out to Oxbow Park and even though it was cold, it wasn’t icy.
When you have a large family, it can be hard to be all together for family photos. But once you’re all together, all the cousins need a place to run around and get their energy out without getting super dirty. And that’s where the coast is perfect the perfect place for family photos!
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