Ohhhhhh these two! They were a late addition to my 2019 Weddings to photograph this year. And I am SO glad we found each other! Even if engagement sessions take place only 2 weeks before the wedding, they are still so valuable to the whole photographic experience! When she suggested we do their engagement session at Smith Rock State Park where they had their first date, you know I just couldn’t resist! We didn’t hike up to the top like they did on their date. However, I think we were able to capture the beauty of the park in all of its sunset glory!
Between bonding over our love of beefy rescue dogs. And Morgan texting me the night before their session telling me about her getting hit in the face with a softball and maybe having a black eye… we became fast friends! She also asked me if I could incorporate Backgammon into their pictures. How could you not be smitten with these two!
I received a text from Morgan after posting just two sneak peek images from their session on Instagram. She told me how excited her fiancé is to see more and can’t wait to receive them. He was the one who didn’t think they needed a photographer!! I may be just a little biased… but y’all, IT IS WORTH IT! Document these moments!
We explored Smith Rock State Park for a couple of hours. Furthermore joked around, and got to know each other even better! We danced on the edges of cliffs (literally). Laughed our way through awkward wardrobe changes, patrolled for rattlesnakes, and chased high school girls looking for the perfect pic for “the gram” out of their photo location. Their wedding is coming up in a little over a week and I already can’t wait to photograph (and hang out with) them again!
Enjoy this preview gallery of their engagement session. Also go ahead and get excited for their wedding coming at you soon! Cheers, friends!
I love these! I love the different poses, all the laughing and scenery. I also have a love for rescue dogs! I love the perspective of your black white, where they are sitting and the focus is on her ring, SO GOOD!
You captured these two beautifully!! Love the tones and how playful these are!!!
Loving these tones! You captured some beautiful moments! Love them all!
this makes me want to go to smith rock so bad! what an absolutely gorgeous engagement session
You mussssssst! It is so incredible!
No sign of a black eye here! Smith Rock is on my list; I really hope I get to go soon if it looks this beautiful in real life! I totally agree with you too; having a photographer is so important to document these instances of your love!
these are gorgeous I love your true to lifer editing style and what a stunning location.
These are so pretty and fun! I can’t wait for the day I can go here!
What an adorable couple! That golden light at the end makes Smith Rock look PERFECT
These are beautiful and the light is stunning! What a gorgeous couple, too!
These photos are so precious. I love all the authentic moments you captured