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.

Portland Engagement Portrait on location shoot, bright colors and great composition Fearless Photographers Award

Jessica + Evan Forest Park Engagement Session - RON TOMS - PORTLAND

We are beyond thrilled for Jessica and Evan’s upcoming wedding this coming September 28th, 2014 at the Mt. Hood Organic Farms. Their love is so true; just being around them makes you want to smile and laugh larger than life. I remember the first time I met Jessica back in 2006 here in Portland; her sassy wit, fun loving heart, and gorgeous smile brought on something as bright as her fiery red hair…

Beautiful Kauai sky with crashing waves and couple holding hands

Jaide + Ryan Kauai Lifestyle Shoot

Jaide and Ryan enjoyed one of those paradise days on Kauai where everything feels just right. We followed them on a date exploring a jungle walk, running along the beach, climbing along the cliffs, looking out over the gorgeous turquoise waters, and a fun swim. Enjoying an intimate nap under coconut trees is not a bad way to spend the day with your lover.

Engagement Shoot - Maternity Photos - Sentinel Hotel - JOS studios 01

Trista + Adrien Sentinel Hotel - Engagement Maternity Shoot

When Trista and Andrien walked into our studio for the first time we found them smiling with an unforgettable glow. They embrace the inevitable “organic flow” of life so beautifully and we are thrilled to be their photographers. They are 3 years into their relationship, have 5 dogs and live on an acre.  Yes, they were […]



Justinea and Justin are wonderfully romantic. They booked us 2 years in advance to shoot their lifestyle engagement shoot and Portland wedding. We shadowed them through one of the most beautiful places in the world, the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence Italy…

Engagement Portrait on Sail Boat St Johns Bridge black and white with black water and dark exposure


Another absolutely stunning Spring day for one of our favorite couples to photograph this summer. Lesleyanne+Brent are were so playful and real to capture we just couldn’t’ stop all the way into the night under a massive 400 year old oak tree with lanterns. Super excited to shoot their wedding this August 23rd under the historic St. John’s Bridge.

Romantic Lifestyle Engagement Portrait by the water with bridges in the background near Portland Steel Bridge


Camille and Jess beautifully know how to spend quality time together. Their relaxed elegance transpires in everything they do and is wonderfully contagious. Their chemistry resonates with what Rumi said, “Lovers do not finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along.”


Nicole and Nima lifestyle engagement shoot in the streets of Portland was romantic, fun and filled with a few unexpected surprises. We started off at The Nines where we found luxurious couches and architecture for creative compositions not to mention romantic setting for mood and good food. This Portland district is one of the best walking cities in the country.