For Kasie and Marc’s engagement, we strolled around Mt. Tabor Park. Its a special place they really enjoy together. I asked Marc how long they had been dating. (I like to be nosy) He said they’ve been together for less than a year, “But when you know, you know!” Yes! I definitely agree. I’m a really big advocate for tying the knot as soon as you both know you’ve found the right one. (after you know, you plan the wedding and stuff)
Engagement sessions in the spring are just so appropriate, don’t you think? Everything is fresh and new and green and beautiful… I mean, its kind of like the perfect metaphor for this time in a relationship. Its definitely perfect for these two lovebirds. Chelsea and Sean just really couldn’t be any more adorable if they tried. I had so much fun getting to know them and see how much chemistry they have together.
With the help of my intern Kaia, I wanted to show you a little bit of behind the scenes action. While Julie Oliveros did her fabulous makeover, we talked about the outfits together and so I could decide how to arrange the furniture and what backdrops would look best in which outfits. Here is just a peak into some of my favorites and a few snapshots to show you how it was done!
Hank had this crazy idea to hop on a late night flight from New Jersey to Portland so he could surprise his girlfriend while she was training to become a barre instructor. She just thought she’d be here for a few days, hanging out with the girls and learning whatever it is barre instructors need to know. But she was so wrong!
I shared a beautiful sunny afternoon with Luke and Sheila for their engagement session. We started at Jenkin’s Estate with a wine picnic (I don’t know if that’s a thing, but there was wine and a blanket so I’m calling it a wine picnic). Luke is a dance instructor and Sheila is a happy woman with gorgeous curls so you can imagine how tough that made my job! Luke had her twirling, dipping and up in the air. Meanwhile, Sheila had him blowing glitter and enduring red smooches all over his face.
I love when I get to photograph friends in my studio! These three women are friends and co-workers. We had such a fun morning drinking champagne and getting all fancied up. We went a little bit glamour with sequins, edgy with leather and boudoir with lace and lingerie. Each woman has their own style and unique beauty – I loved capturing it all!