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?!

Sky + Andy: A Cloudy Columbia River Gorge Engagement Session

August 9, 2022

The Columbia River Gorge has become a fast favorite for so many sessions! This breathtaking view is gorgeous rain, shine, or clouds! It just doesn’t get better than this. Except maybe when my couples decide to bring their pups!! I absolutely love incorporating your fur babies into your sessions! And this Columbia River Gorge location is just perfect for it.

Sky and Andy were complete naturals and we had so much fun during their engagement session. Their love for each other came out in all the ways they snuggled, laughed, and played together. Getting to know them during this session was not only fun, but got me SO excited for their big day! Next year can’t come soon enough and I’m sure they feel the same!

Though this Columbia River Gorge location is stunning, the wind can certainly roar. I love when my couples absolutely embrace the adventure! Let the hair and dress fly and just laugh and go with it! You could tell in their smiles the only thing that mattered was to celebrate each other and this precious time in their lives. And of course, their sweet pup that did so well! I also encourage my couples to choose two outfits. Often they will start out with one that is dressier, especially a flowy dress for this location. Then they will change into something cute but a little more casual! I love saving some of the more fun and silly poses/prompts for the casual outfit. Leaving the softer and more romantic ones for the dressier outfit. Usually my brides to be can better run around without heels on!

I am so thrilled for these two sweet souls. Their wedding day will definitely be one to remember, I can just feel it. Come on and hurry up next July!


Love sessions at breathtaking locations? You’ll love Isabel and Bradley’s engagement session at Mary’s Peak! https://joniloraine.me/2022/04/26/an-engagement-session-at-marys-peak/

  1. […] Love gorgeous scenery? You’ll love Sky and Andy’s engagement session along the Columbia River Gorge! https://joniloraine.me/2022/08/09/a-cloudy-columbia-river-gorge-engagement-session/ […]

  2. […] Love the Columbia River Gorge? You’ll love Sky and Andy’s cloudy engagement session at the Gorge! https://joniloraine.me/2022/08/09/a-cloudy-columbia-river-gorge-engagement-session/ […]


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