Award winning engagement photo ISPWP Machu Picchu

Carla + Konstantin Engagement Adventure - Machu Picchu - Peru

I think it goes without saying, “Hiking Machu Picchu will take your breath away.” Not only with the views and ancient history of this magical place, but the fact that we are up at 8,835 feet where the altitude sickness might make you a bit dizzy, queezy, and uneasy. For Carla and Konstantin they didn’t think twice about it, they were all in for the adventure. We began at 6 am riding the bus up a steep windy hill from Aguas Calientes to Macchu Picchu.

Engagement photo in Paris France close up intimate

Caro + Ben Engagement Session - Romance - Paris France

There’s an undeniable presence about Paris that invites anyone who visits to shift the way they think and feel. Robert Black says it so well, “Every second in Paris is art.” No need to necessarily see all the tourist sites. Take a simple stroll along the Seine river and mingle with some of the local Parisians. Wander along the back streets and stumble into spontaneous musicians or eavesdrop on great conversations at a nearby cafe. Walk. Breathe. Take time. Caro and Ben did just that. Love is beautiful.

Epic cave photo of bride and groom with blue sky and red cave wall

Wendy + Byron Wedding Anniversary - Central Oregon - Pronghorn Resort

When Wendy let us know she was planning a surprise 10 year wedding anniversary for Byron and asked us to secretively photograph it, we were all in. She knew exactly where she wanted to surprise him too, in a 45-foot canyon and open lava tube along Pronghorn Resort which is one of the most unique golf holes in the world and the home of many great horned owls. Our friendship with Wendy and Byron goes back 9 years and since they are also wedding photographers we felt even more honored to capture this milestone moment for them.

Epic engagement photo of couple silhouetted against warming hut with Mt. Hood glowing in distance

Bereka & AJ Mt Hood - Ski Bowl - Love Shoot

Bereka and AJ met in Government Camp on Mt Hood and met skiing. They have inside connections up at Ski Bowl and were given special access to the slopes for a fun and adventurous day walking through the forest paths, hill sides, private lakes, and warming hut at Ski Bowl. It was one of those last sunny days in the Northwest where the warmth is still in the air with a hit of a cool Autumn edge. Our favorite time of year!

Kelsey + Nic Engagement Adventure - Santorini Greece - Oai - Sunrise

Santorini Greece is one of the most treasured destinations in the world. The history, views, food, and stunning sunsets are mind-blowing. There are masses of people who swarm to this magical place during the summer months seeking the acclaimed sunsets. We decided to take a different approach and explore a sunrise engagement photo adventure in a Cyclades village called Oia (pronounced “ee-uh“), a coastal town on the northwestern tip of Santorini.

Red pink sunset with silhouetted couple along black lava cliffs near Kona Hawaii

Rianne + Shandy Hawaii Wedding - Kona - Big Island

Rianne and Shandy plunged deep into a slice of heaven for their Hawaiian wedding celebration. Since we were spending several days with them we were easily able to become “one” with everything and everyone. From a fun underwater shoot at 2 step beach, walking along thick sand beaches, to an intimate hike along jet black lava cliffs near Kona Village. The light of Hawaiian sunsets invite the most dreamy feelings. Salty air, silky sand, ocean sounds, gardenia fragrances wafting everywhere. What better way to set the mood for your wedding? No wonder their wedding was so epic. Love it!

Beautiful French Couple in Paris looking out window reflection over Paris streets

Faye + David PARIS ENGAGEMENT - LUXEMBOURG GARDENS - FRANCE - LOVE SHOOT

When Tree and I met Faye and David over Skype we immediately fell in love with their charming affection for one another and life itself. When you hear them speak you can feel the love in the texture of their voices and see such genuine meaning in their gestures that communicate a true sensitivity about their “love for life.” Our journey to Paris for their love shoot and chateau wedding in Normandie was the beginning of one of the most meaningful adventures in our career, and Faye and David were like two poets in love wandering through one of the most romantic cities of the world.

Epic engagement portrait of couple running silhouetted over sunset atop Mt Hood at Timberline Lodge

Emily & Jeremy Engagement Photos - Timberline - Timothy Lake - Portland

Emily and Jeremy are true adventurers and share an undeniable enthusiasm and love for life. We are convinced the color of the sky in these photos pretty much perfectly matches up the depth and love they share for each other, their friends, and family. Many of the things they own in their home are personally hand made; when it comes to photography they want it to match an original, pure, and intimate feeling that brings them back to their experiences. We love this about them and are extra inspired to find these moments between them. Enjoy this highlight collection from 3 different lifestyle engagement shoots with them.

Couple laughing with umbrella under vibrant Fall leaves just after getting engaged on Portland Waterfront

Ale + Julie Proposal - Portland Waterfront - Engagement

There is nothing like photographing a proposal. Butterflies are everywhere from the person proposing, the photographer(s), and of course the person being proposed to! When Ale asked us to capture his proposal to his girlfriend Julie we immediately started brainstorming ideas. After long discussions about “how” to shoot this without being seen and keeping it intimate Ale decided to do it outside along the Portland waterfront. The spaciousness of outside was the best location since there were less people, the dynamic of the rain and the Fall leaves were also still vibrant.