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?!

Korina + Cody: Columbia River Gorge Summer Engagement

August 18, 2023

This glowy summer engagement session at the Columbia River Gorge was incredible! Not only was it special because this location is stunning, but because of these two special people! Korina and Cody are SO sweet! I’ve known Korina for a few years now and even did a session with them back when they were high school sweethearts. So, of course, I was absolutely thrilled when they told me they were engaged and wanted me to capture their wedding!!

I love the story of high school sweethearts. You can just tell that the love these two have for each other was there from the first moment and will carry them into the rest of their lives. I feel so blessed that they chose me to tell their love story! This Columbia River Gorge location fit them SO well! It’s a client favorite and for good reason. I mean, you seriously can’t beat that view. This day was PERFECT! The weather wasn’t too hot and there were a few soft clouds hanging in the sky. The sun hit that perfect glow and these two followed my posing and instruction so well, lighting up the entire place!

I simply LOVE spending this time with my couples and using this as a great practice opportunity for the big day. Even in situations like this where I already know the bride and groom. It’s SO beneficial to be together in front of my camera and have me help guide you through posed and candid GORGEOUS images! Not only to have this moment in your lives captured so you can always relive it, but to celebrate this season together! I can’t wait for their wedding day next year!!

Love the gorgeous Pacific Northwest? You’ll love Ashley + Chris’s engagement session at Pittock Mansion in Portland! https://joniloraine.me/2023/06/19/a-springtime-engagement-at-pittock-mansion/


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