Megan went to a house party one night in Corvallis with a group of friends.
The door opens.
This guy with no shirt on, black fairy wings and goggles looks down at her and says “sorry guys we can’t let anyone else in.”
Little did Megan know, this man would later become her husband.
Because sometimes you meet your fiance at the 420 house in Corvallis.
Because sometimes you are an engineer he is a PHd student in physics and you are both really smart and both like to party and both like camping and… hey! It just works out.
That’s love for you. Doesn’t always make sense in the beginning. But it makes sense in the end.
But anyway, we took these pictures around Corvallis at Avery Park, the Peavy Arboretum, and at a random spot along a road near Bald Hill. The photoshoot included a cute puppy, champagne in the woods, and bush-whacking our way up a hill in the middle of nowhere, because I thought it seemed like a cool idea. By the time we were done I was exhausted, a little bit tipsy, and covered in scratches from berry bushes, but man was I happy. I live for photoshoots like this one. And for the couples who give me the creative freedom to make them happen.
“Approach cooking and love with equal abandon” – The Dalai Lama.
I saw this quote hanging in Jackie and Brian’s kitchen on a little blackboard, and realized it suited them perfectly. Of course they would have this hanging in their home.
“Brian and I love to cook together,” Jackie told me. “And we love wine… there is going to be a lot of wine at our wedding, haha.”
So, it only seemed natural that we start their Corvallis engagement session in their home, in their kitchen, with a little bit of wine and some ingredients for ginger snaps. It was so them. I love getting the chance to see people comfortable in their own environments.
After having some fun indoors, we really couldn’t stop ourselves from venturing outside to the park around the block. The skies were beautifully dramatic and the fall leaves looked incredible, as did Jackie and Brian, of course.
It seems that OSU’s CONNECT week does more than just introduce students to college life.
Apparently it introduces them to to their future husbands and wives as well!
Yes, as cheesy as it might sound, Daniel and Lynnae actually connected during CONNECT.
In fact, they may or may not have met drunkenly at one of their first college parties… And they may or may not have had difficulity remembering each others names when they bumped into each other again the next day! But that didn’t stop them from reintroducing themselves and beginning what would turn into a beautiful relationship.
Call it fun, call it a small town, or even call it fate, but the two were made for each other. After being together through all their years at OSU, Lynnae and Daniel got engaged this summer, and can’t wait to tie the knot next August!
Because it’s where they met, and it’s where their relationship grew, we decided to shoot their engagement pictures at OSU’s gorgeous campus. Congrats you two! I had so much fun working with you!