Government Cove Anniversary Photos in the Columbia River Gorge

Government Cove Anniversary Photos in the Columbia River Gorge

Lauren and Andrew have become some of my all-time favorite clients ever. You might recognize them from their epic proposal and engagement shoot at Rowena Crest or from their colorful Carmel Valley rehearsal dinner, or their amazingly gorgeous California wedding at Holman Ranch. These two have truly become friends of mine and it has been amazing to document their relationship over the past few years!

After a little over one year of marriage, Lauren reached out to me about taking some belated Government Cove anniversary photos in the Columbia River Gorge! I was stoked. She picked out the most beautiful golden yellow skirt and it matched the location perfectly. This spot is one of my all-time favorite locations in the Columbia River Gorge. It was a HOT day though. I had been hoping the gorge would be cooler than Portland, but I was wrong. It was over 90 degrees during this entire sunset session, but we made it work anyway!

Photographing the big (and small) moments in people’s lives is SO rewarding and it is one of the reasons why I absolutely love being a photographer. It’s one thing to photograph people once – it’s another thing entirely to really get to know them and see how their love grows and changes over the years. I’ve always thought of love as a verb. Love is always moving and changing with time. Your love yesterday might look different from your love today. And that’s okay. It’s beautiful in fact. And it’s worth celebrating with photos that show who you are at various stages of your life.

Lauren and Andrew, I hope I get to work with you for years to come!

15 thoughts on “Government Cove Anniversary Photos in the Columbia River Gorge

  1. This is so stunning! It makes me want to visit the Gorge asap. And her dress is so darling, absolutely perfect for an engagement session!

  2. So much variety in the Columbia River Gorge. Beautiful couple and amazing setting. Yo dude, are you based out of Portland, Oregon? We are heading there in September. We are super stoked.

  3. This columbia river gorge anniversary session is so stunning! I love that these two have been past clients of yours and you have developed such a special relationship with them! You captured the colors, light, emotion, & feeling of this session so well & I know they will cherish it forever!

  4. Government Cove looks amazing! Such stunning views. This couple looks like fun and so in love! I also really love her dress, so if you know where she got it, let me know! Haha I’ll definitely need to visit Columbia River Gorge now!

  5. These are so sweet, and I love that you captured their story in a way that is so effortless and real. I need to get my booty out to Government Cove, that spot is just gorgeous!

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