This is one of those blog posts that I knew was going to be simply dynamite the moment I clicked the shutter. Jeff and I were in Portland this past weekend to photograph the lovely Garrett and Heather, and when Heather sent me images of the Vista House asking if it would be an option for the engagement session, I could barely contain myself. A teeny stone house surrounded by romantic lanterns and stone walls overlooking the rolling hills surrounding the majestic Columbia River? I think Heather was looking to kill me with anticipation!
When we arrived with our suit and dress clad couple, the stars truly aligned. I could photograph the gorgeous Garrett and Heather anywhere and be in photographer heaven, but my entire soul filled will delight as soon as they started strolling the lantern-lined walkways.
Be still my romantic heart...
A gracious worker at the Vista House saw us shooting and invited us to come inside the small space for some photos. She was so kind and it allowed us to make some beautiful images!
I'm simply in love!
Garrett's confidence made him so handsome in front of the camera. This is my favorite portrait of him from the shoot.
This could be my favorite image from the session - even though it's so hard to choose! I'm not at all the type of girl to swoon, but the combination of the water, the colors, the lantern, the cute Heather, and Garrett's sweet kiss just might do me in!
Can you believe this view? We certainly don't have this in San Diego!
A few last portraits as the city lights came popping up after sunset, and we wrapped up this amazing session feeling like it couldn't have gone any better.
Garrett and Heather: We can't thank you enough for inviting us to Portland and for sharing your gorgeous city with us. It was a weekend we won't soon forget (if ever), and we were beyond blessed by your story, our conversations, and your hospitality. Keep the city warm for us until we see you again in September!