It was raining.
Caitlin and Brendan were at an OSU football game and Brendan had been playing in the band all day.
But instead of leaving afterwards, Brendan and a few band members broke out into a special tune: Disney’s “A whole new world.”
Because Caitlin’s life was about to change forever. Brendan got down on one knee after the song and asked her to be his wife in front of everyone.
And she said yes.
I was insanely happy for her when I saw her announcement and even MORE happy when she emailed me asking me to take her wedding and engagement photos! You see, I photographed one of Caitlin’s best friends wedding this summer, I’m shooting her other best friends wedding in March, and now I get to shoot Caitlin’s as well! I went to high school with all three girls and it has been so fun to document their individual love stories and friendships!
Anyway, just as Caitlin’s proposal happened in the rain, her engagement photos did too. But it was a beautiful misty NW day in the Salem area, and we had a blast despite the damp conditions! Gotta love Oregon!
Congrats you two!
One of the most fun parts about my job is getting to work with people from my past! Daniella and I went to high school together and I hadn’t seen her for a couple of years, but I was so excited for her when I saw her announce her engagement on Facebook! I have always known her as this beautiful, bubbly, happy person and I am so thrilled to see her engaged to an awesome man who clearly brings out the best in her. They were introduced through a mutual friend and had a blind date (the only one they have each ever been on) and it didn’t go so great. Neither of them got good first impressions of each other. But somehow they scheduled a second date and it was then that they realized there might be something there. And there was!
Anyway, Daniella and Chad live in Southern Oregon, so they were only up in Portland for a couple of days when we did this photoshoot. When the weather forecast was looking iffy, I asked if they wanted to reschedule, but since they live so far away it was just much easier to tough it out. So we did. We started the shoot up in the Hoyt Arboretum, went down to Ankeny Plaza, and ended on the East Bank Esplanade next to the Hawthorne bridge right as it was starting to rain. Daniella and Chad were troopers though, and we got some amazing, veryyy Portlandy photos in the rain, and everyone was happy!
Can’t wait for their wedding next summer! Congrats you two!