Columbia River Gorge Engagement Session

One of the coolest things about Portland, Oregon is its location. It is just a short drive from the Columbia River Gorge with dramatic mountain views and strikingly huge waterfalls. It’s always one of my first suggestions to couples who don’t have the time to drive out to the coast, but are still wanting to have some gorgeous Oregon views.

When Katie and Jude came out from Louisiana they were looking for something uniquely Oregon.  We spent some time at one of the Gorge’s many stunning overlooks. There is something so magical about being able to see the beautiful evergreen hills dip down to meet the Columbia River.

Katie and Jude definitely knew they wanted photos with one of the Gorge’s many waterfalls. They loved the look of Latourell falls with its beautifully dramatic cliff face and moody PNW vibes.

Latourell is also one of the easiest waterfalls in the Gorge to access. Just a short walk down from the parking lot, it’s an easy walk for long gowns wearers, but the surrounding forest still leaves you feeling fully immersed. Week days are the best time to visit. It is a popular spot and can get pretty crowded on the weekends.

For other Oregon Engagements, try here: Oregon Coast Engagement or here: Downtown Portland Engagement

For more waterfalls in Oregon try here: Abiqua Falls Elopement


South Congress Couple session Austin, Texas

South Congress Couple session. I met Ruby and Shota on South Congress in Austin, Texas for a sweet couple’s shoot. I love shooting in Urban Locations because they are constantly changing. There’s always something new to see and photograph- like this pop up flower truck from Good Juju!

 

Austin is one of my favorite cities (I’m only a bit bias since it’s my home town). I love the walk-ability. We were able to easily reach several dramatically different locations in a short amount of time since we were so close to downtown and the river!

 

I was happy to finally shoot the iconic “i love you so much.” wall. There can be a bit of a line here to get photographs, so it pays to go on a weekday.

Engagement photography taken downtown Austin Texas during sunset

Want more like this South Congress Couple session?

For more Texas Engagements try here: Dallas Engagement

For more travel shoots try here: Portugal The Wedding


Engagement photography shot at Manzanita Cliffs on the Oregon Coast

Manzanita Cliffs Oregon Coast Engagement

A Manzanita Cliffs Oregon Engagement at the coast. I met up with couple Bri and Ryan to take engagement photos on the Oregon Coast. After a muddy hike down to our cliff side location, we were greeted by the most beautiful and foggy scenic view.

Engagement photography taken at Manzanita Cliffs on the Oregon Coast during sunset

As the light faded, we caught some beautiful blue hour shots with the waves. These cliffs are some of my favorite in Oregon. They really showcase the spectacular power of the Pacific Ocean.

Engagement photography taken at Manzanita Cliffs on the Oregon Coast during sunset
Engagement photography taken at Manzanita Cliffs on the Oregon Coast during sunset

For more Oregon Coast Engagements: Pacific City Engagement

For full weddings on the Oregon coast try here: Forested Oregon Coast Wedding


A Downtown Portland Engagement

Alex and Aaron flew in from California to meet me for their downtown Portland engagement session. It was January, so we got just a bit of romantic fog around the tops of buildings. 

Downtown Portland Engagement Photography

Lots of laughs as we headed into the Pearl District to get some fun city backgrounds. 


Photography of a couples session on the Oregon Coast during sunset

Playful Ocean Side Oregon Coast Engagement

Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast
Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast
Photography of a couples session on the Oregon Coast during sunset
Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast
Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast
Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast

It was a beautiful overcast day on the Oregon Coast with Alicia and Codey.

They decided to have their engagement session at one of my favorite places on the coast line: Pacific City.

Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast
Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast
Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast
Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast
Engagement photography shot at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast

As the sun started to set, we ventured off to the sand to get in some intimate one on one moments

For more Oregon Coast engagements: Manzanita Cliffs

For more Oregon Coast try: Forested Oregon Coast Wedding


A Dallas Engagement

I met Hayley and Spencer in Dallas, Texas for their bright and sunny engagement. We started the day at the Dallas Botanical Garden and worked our way downtown to catch a cotton candy sunset.