Jamie & Andrew: Washington Park Engagement

One of the great benefits of working as an Engagement Photographer in the Pacific Northwest, is that the couples I work with LOVE the outdoors. My inbox is reflective of that, couples approach me saying they want to shoot outside, but somewhere with trees and nature. Portland HAS that. Thank you, Portland. 

Jamie and Andrew are no exception. And I am thankful for that. As much as I love shooting downtown, I too love trees and nature. Jamie and Andrew are silly and have a dark sense of humor, which is admittedly a lot of fun to shoot with, not that I doubted it wouldn't be. They are affectionate, but love to tease. They are deeply loving, but do not hesitate to monkey around. We took a quick trip to the trees and hillsides of Washington Park and captured some of their fun love. I hope it makes your day brighter. 

Alisha + Gabby -- Senior Photos

If you remember back in July I did senior portraits for two best friends Maddy and Molly. Since I took their photos I have been getting emails and texts from other seniors and their parents who wanted to schedule their own senior portraits portraits session with me. Given the same opportunity to shoot with their best friend, Alisha and Gabby contacted me and we quickly met to talk about locations.

Immediately, the girls told me they wanted to shoot outside in nature rather than downtown or in the Pearl like Maddy and Molly did. So Sauvies Island it was!!! We planned the shoot during the Harvest Festival in hopes that we would get to walk around in a field of pumpkins. However, come to find, the pumpkins were still very much attached to the vines and the sun was way too bright to see in so we had to think quickly.

We took a quick stroll around the island to a shaded patch of land and rested our eyes from the blinding sun. This spot of course gave us some opportunity to shoot some cute photos as well. After walking back to the festival, we took advantage of the red barns and sunflowers before heading over to the waterfront during sunset (and actually finding some pumpkins along the way). During the entire shoot we were laughing at how silly it is to pose for senior portraits, and how awkward it is to pretend a camera isn’t there. This awkward atmosphere gave us some great laughs and beautiful grins that lightened up the whole day. In the end, as with all shoots, the girls had warmed up to the camera and helped make some really adorable pictures near the waterfront.