Why you should love your photographer...

On your wedding day you will be spending about 85-90% of your entire day with your photographer by your side. They will be guiding you through every step of the day! You want someone there you trust, who is organized, and who you can have fun with!

When you love your photographer and get along with them really well you can let your guard down around them. You can crack silly jokes and laugh and have fun! In doing so, you end up with not only amazing and genuine photos, but you'll have an even better experience!

When you've taken the time to get to know the person photographing you, they will know and understand your specific needs and wants. They will know the best way to capture you and bring out your best smiles, laughs, and natural emotions. Plus who doesn't love making new friends?!

Anthony + Janet: A Powell Butte Nature Park Engagement Session

December 21, 2021

The pinks, the warmth, the touch of fall everywhere made this session MAGICAL! Anthony and Janet had such a romantic fall engagement session starting at Pittock Mansion and ending at Powell Butte Nature Park. Pittock Mansion is an incredible location with so much color! It’s a stunning place no matter what time of year it is. There are always different plants and flowers in bloom. It was the perfect setting to start out this fall session.

Anthony and Janet’s outfits fit so perfectly with this location, keeping the focus on them but coordinating well with all the surrounding colors. And that RING! WOW! I simply love a great ring shot. Most of the time my couples love bringing a second outfit. I recommend to start with a dressier one and then end with a more casual one. While they are changing I utilize this time to capture some stunning images of that gorgeous engagement ring! It’s always a great tip to make sure to have it cleaned before the session so it’s super sparkly!

We then finished this session at a new location they found that I hadn’t shot at yet. Powell Butte Nature Park has a little bit of a hike to get to the view but it was mostly flat and super easy to walk. It has such a stunning view of Portland and all of the surrounding mountains! We made it just in time for that gorgeous sunset light! We had such a blast together! I will definitely be recommending Powell Butte Nature Park to my future clients as I just couldn’t get enough of the view and that killer sunset! Anthony and Janet completely rocked their session! I can’t wait for their fall wedding next year!

Love gorgeous views? Check out Makena and Michael’s engagement session along the Columbia River Gorge! https://joniloraine.me/2021/08/13/a-columbia-river-gorge-engagement-session/


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