Cynthia + Johnny: Columbia River Gorge Engagement

Cynthia and Johnny were coming up to Portland from LA to see their favorite band and celebrate their recent engagement. I was so excited when they reached out saying they wanted to have engagement photos done in the gorge as part of their weekend getaway. Cynthia and I watched the weather for weeks with our fingers crossed. This Winter and early Spring were some of the rainiest months we've had, so when their date kept showing as sunny we just couldn't believe it. I think they brought those LA vibes with them because we got one of the only sunny days in all of February! We spent the morning exploring the gorge together, running around waterfalls and admiring the snowy vistas. And though you can't tell in the photos it was still pretty dang chilly. So by the time we were finished everyone had earned a big savory brunch! Also, major points to Cynthia rocking that killer outfit through it all! Thanks for including me in your celebration, you two, definitely one of my favorite engagement shoots to date! xoxo

Sara + Justin: Snow Day Adventure In Portland // Mt. Tabor

When it snows in Portland the whole city shuts down. Usually it only snows once a winter and it disappears within 24 hours, so that's fine. This January however,  Portland was hit with a snowpocalypse, accumulating to over a foot and lasting for weeks. The city didn't know what to do and was basically shut down for 9 straight days! I had been planning a shoot with Sara and Justin for a while and we knew we wanted snow for it. We had been planning on adventuring out to Mt. Hood to find it though. When shoot day came we merely had to travel a few blocks to Mt. Tabor city park instead, which was the perfect winter wonderland! The sun came out and even though it was freezing we had a blast running around with the dogs and sledding between the Doug Fir trees. Perfect little Oregon snow day! 

Stay tuned for part two of this shoot, the other best thing to do on a snow day, snuggle inside with hot coffee all afternoon!