Kirstin + Chris Adventure Engagement Shoot - Bali - Indonesia
When we first met Kirstin and Chris it was at the TWO MANN Alumni Retreat in Bali with 35 world-class professional photographers. They were nestled together hugging and laughing with everyone around them. Their gregarious vibe immediately drew us in and we found ourselves deep into stories and their quick hypnotic wit. Taking them on an engagement adventure shoot through the rice fields and sacred temples of Bali felt like something outside of time. What better way to celebrate their engagement than by being adorned by the “joy” of Bali?
Emi + Jeff Engagement Photos - Forest Park - Cathedral Park - Portland
If you are looking for adventure engagement photos within Portland check out Forest Park and Cathedral Park. Forest Park looks out over the Willamette River and spans more than 8 miles. Its the largest urban forest reserve in the US covering more than 5100 acres and 70 miles of recreational trails. And Cathedral Park is one of the 14 Lewis and Clark landing sites dating back to 1806. Both of these parks are close enough to access for a fun engagement shoot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karina + Christopher Columbia River Gorge - Engagement Adventure - Hood River
Inviting Karina and Christopher on an “adventure engagement date” in the Columbia Gorge was the perfect way to begin our journey. We wandered along gorgeous waterfalls and cliffs and strolled along the wide open Columbia Gorge sandy banks. Luck was on our side with one of those last epic Indian summer autumn days. A gorgeous red-pink sunset filled the sky as they walked solo into vast openness. Absolutely stunning. This adventure was the perfect way to get to know them before photographing their wedding at the Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa.
Bereka & AJ Mt Hood - Ski Bowl - Engagement
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!
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!