A woman in red. A man in black. A sky of blue. The ground blanketed in white.
I couldn’t have asked for a more stunning day for my best friend’s engagement photos on the mountain. I am so amazingly happy with how this shoot came out. It’s not often I have an idea in my mind that I get to see through to completion, but I have been visualizing this for ages and it turned out more fun and more awesome than I had even imagined! These photos are Audrey and Joe’s wedding present from me and I hope they love and treasure them for the rest of their lives! Congrats you two!!
Trisha and Kurt met in West, a dorm at Oregon State, their freshman year.
Trisha immediately developed a huge crush on Kurt. But it took until their senior year before anything happened.
They eventually became close friends and made a pact to get married at 30 if there was no one else.
But one fateful night, Trisha and Kurt were walking back from a lovely establishment in Corvallis known as The Peacock, eating Qdoba, and they accidentally spilled the beans to one another.
No, not the burrito beans.
They were in love with each other.
And that was that.
Once they finally decided to be together, they had to spend two and a half years apart. Now they are engaged, happily living in Tigard with their adorable corgi puppy and Siamese cat, and I am extremely excited to be working with them! Trisha is originally from Bend, and Kurt grew up in a family that LOVES all things Christmas, so they decided that a Christmas-themed mountain engagement shoot would be perfect for them! We drove up to Mt. Hood, stopped to buy a tiny Christmas tree, goofed off in the freezing cold sunshine up at Timberline, and had a ton of fun! I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next October!
She’s from Oregon.
He’s from South Africa.
The met in London during grad school.
Studied public health.
Fell in love.
Now they are counting down the months til they can live on the same continent. In the same country. Together. Married.
In the meantime though, a little frolicking on Mt. Hood will have to suffice!
This was arguably one of the coldest photoshoots I’ve ever done, but the day was BEAUTIFUL and so were Megan and Kyle! I actually went to middle school with this girl and hadn’t seen her since then, so it was a blast to catch up after so many years! I’m so happy she’s found such an incredible man to marry! Congratulations you two!
This is my favorite kind of day. Hopping in the car with two beautiful people and taking off for the mountains. Laughing and exploring. Climbing up hillsides and wandering around lakes. Making memories in this beautiful state we call home. Soaking up the Oregon summer.
Madison and Tyler, you two are amazing. If I could do a photoshoot like this every day, I would.
So here it is. A Mt. Hood adventure. One of my favorite shoots ever with a couple I adore. Enjoy!