Congratulations on your engagement! When people think of engagement photos, they often think it means we’ve photographed the proposal. Actually, an engagement photo session is after you’re engaged and you want some fun, casual and laid back photos to share on your wedding website, have printed at the wedding and print on a save the date card. Or maybe you just want some practice in front of the camera! In fact, this is our top reason for recommending an engagement session.
It makes a world of difference to have had a little practice come wedding time. Plus, we’ll be like old friends already.
Engagement sessions can be personal, at your home or in your favorite bar. Engagement sessions can also inspire your guests, show off the beauty of the city where you’re marrying and also celebrate your love in one of your favorite places.
We love the opportunity to spend more time getting to know you both and also capture you in a more relaxed setting.
A list of some of the best Portland photo locations
When choosing your Portland engagement photo locations, you have a wealth of options at your fingertips. The most popular request we get for engagement photos is that it be somewhere that feels like Oregon. Photos that provide the quintessential Pacific Northwest vibe, with a touch of city.
St. John's Bridge Cathedral park
Natalie and Hai were so much fun to hang out with. To them, it was their engagement photo session. To us, it was a double date night with a super fun couple that we’ll have the pleasure to capture again next summer for their wedding.
Tilikum Bridge Engagement
Matt & Angela joined Daniel at near sunset for their PDX engagement session and while of course they spent most of the time on the Tilikum bridge, Daniel also snuck in a few extra shots in the evening glow.
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Engagement
Anthony and Alexandra are getting married tomorrow and Daniel had the opportunity to photograph their romantic Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden engagement session. They began their portrait session at the beautiful sprawling gardens and if you’re local and haven’t been there yet, we hope these photos will convince you. And maybe even convince you to take us with you for your engagement too!
Venice, California Engagement Session
While we love our Pacific Northwest roots, we all know it can get a little rainy here. So we never turn down in opportunity to shoot in our sunny sister to the south…California. Win & Brandon gave us the chance to photograph our first Venice Beach engagement session and we can’t think of a better couple to have spent a gorgeous sunset engagement with.
Pittock Mansion Engagement
We love Dan and Ellen. Any engagement session that ends with us asking the couple to go “stand in these bushes” and soon after, the bride walks out with mud soaked feet, belly laughs and asking for photos of said feet…we’re winning.