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?!

Katie + James: A Champoeg Park Engagement Session

December 28, 2021

What is more special than two sisters getting to plan their weddings together? If you’ve been following along in my blog you might have seen an engagement session for Kellie and Craig at Cannon Beach. This beautiful bride-to-be at Champoeg Park, Katie, and Kellie are sisters! Katie and James decided to hire me for their wedding after all the amazing things Kellie told her about me. I absolutely love working with families and how sweet they get to do this together? Their weddings will be separate times of the year but they have a plan to share their veil! How special is that?!

Katie and James had some interesting weather during their engagement session at Champoeg Park. It started out cloudy but then the sun decided to shine for us. Just when we decided to move from one spot to another location within the park, the rain started and quickly turned into hail! We tucked under the covered area of the restroom building for a few minutes to wait it out. I utilized that time to capture some beautiful shots of her engagement ring underneath the trees which was a little drier. Pretty soon the rain and hail ceased and we were able to finish our whole session out with the sun shining again! These two were not only adorable but so easy going when the weather took a turn. They were very go-with-the-flow and we had a blast!

I can’t wait to see both of these sisters again soon! Katie and James will be celebrating their love with a Spring wedding next year, while Kellie and Craig will be having a late summer wedding. Katie and James completely rocked their session at Champoeg Park. I know she is going to make a stunning bride!

Love gorgeous parks? Take a look at Taylor and Clayton’s gorgeous engagement session at Pittock Mansion in Portland! https://joniloraine.me/2021/08/24/a-mansion-engagement-session/

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