These two were so much fun to work with. Andrea is a super talented event planner, and owner of Wandera Weddings. I have had the privilege of getting to photograph many of her super fun, gorgeously decorated events though the years. She always looks adorable, and every event she does looks amazing, so I knew photographing her engagement photos would be no different. Andrea and Daniel love wine, and are even members at Stoller Vineyards. So naturally, it was fitting to shoot their engagement photos at a vineyard, with some wine in hand. Andrea planned out an entire little picnic setup, complete with cheese boards and a charcuterie spread. Wine was sipped, kisses were shared, and a whole lot of love was captured. Love these two so much!
Mirsa is a long time friend. But for my husband, Joe, their friendship goes back even farther. Mirsa and Joe were neighbors back in college, when Joe and I were first dating. They did everything together. Went grocery shopping together, cooked handmade egg rolls together, watched the movie Elf (way. too. many. times!) together. They were both attending school on the opposite side of the country from their own families, so a special bond formed, and suddenly they were each other's family. A group of us, consisting largely of Joe, Mirsa & their surrounding neighbors, were all constantly hanging out together. Needless to say, Mirsa quickly became a close friend. Fast forward to today, after graduation Mirsa moved back to her home in Seattle, Washington and found the guy of her dreams, Jeff. He asked her to marry him, and we couldn't be happier for them both.
Susan and Josh picked the Columbia River Gorge for their engagement session; one of my absolute favorite spots for photography anytime of the year. But this session was extra special since we got the added bonus of gorgeous fall colors everywhere we looked. Susan and Josh brought along their favorite pup, Penny (she even made it in a photo or two!) and we ventured along the Historic Columbia River Highway to find some unique spots off the beaten path. Of course, we couldn't help ending at Crown Point for some lookout shots with the gorge in the background.
Growing up in Florida, where Fall colors were practically a mythical legend, I had never really experienced a true Autumn until I moved to Portland. I look forward to fall colors every year now, but it still always catches my breath when it arrives in all it's vibrant beauty. I'm so glad we were able to capture some of it for Susan & Josh's engagement session.