Engagement Proposal Photography Portland

Armando asked if we’d like to photograph him when he proposed to Tara in Cathedral Park, and of course we said yes!

According to ABC News, it’s the new trend, documenting big events like proposals to share on social media, in wedding albums, and more.  And we love it!

What an amazingly special day to be part of.  Thank you Armando for asking us to be your proposal photographer, and for asking Tara to be your wife!

 

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She didn’t even know we were here, taking pictures. Proposal photography multnomah falls

And she didn’t see this coming.

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Joy on his face, and surprise on hers.
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And she said yes, sealing it with a kiss. Proposal photography multnomah falls

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What an absolute delight to get to be there when you proposed, Arvind.  What an honor and a joy.  Thanks for letting us be your proposal photographers, and help you remember this day for the rest of your lives.

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Portland Engagement Portrait PhotographerI really like Jesse and Regina.  A psychologist and yoga instructor respectively, they are thoughtful, intelligent, and a lot of fun.  They laugh easily.  And they really really like each other.  It’s so obvious in the way they communicate, compliment each other, and laugh together.  We had a great time photographing their engagement portraits at Jenkins Estate, in Beaverton, this spring.  I’m so excited to photograph their wedding in just a couple of months….
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Congratulations on your engagement, Regina and Jesse!  We can’t wait to be your wedding photographers!

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Engagement Proposal Photography Portland

When you’re planning your wedding, there’s no question about whether or not you’ll have a wedding photographer there. You know you want every single moment captured forever. But what about your proposal? It’s an equally special and personal moment. While the wedding is often thought of as ‘the most important day ever’, the proposal is actually the one time when it’s just about you two, which makes it even more special.

We know how to be discreet, and to capture that catch-your-breath moment when someone drops down on one knee.  And after your special someone says, “Yes!”, we’ll create some beautiful engagement portraits for you on the spot.

And that’s just what we did for Dio and his girlfriend.  He called us from California, saying they were planning to spend a few days in Portland, and that he wanted to propose.  We said yes!

A lot of planning goes in to proposal photography.  We secretly arranged a location (Hoyt Arboretum) and time, and then it was go time!

As you can see in the photo essay below, she said yes!
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In spite of the May rains, Bryan and Shashima’s wedding, at Bridal Veil Lakes, was an amazing day, filled with lots of laughter.  Bryan and Shashima are both medical students, taking time out of their studies for the weekend to get married.  Shashima’s laughter and Bryan’s gentle charm made for a beautiful day.

Before heading out to Bridal Veil Lakes for their wedding portrait photography, the groomsmen got ready in downtown Portland at The Nines, and the ladies at The Riverplace Hotel.  Then we all drove out to the magnificent wedding venue in the Columbia River Gorge, and took some beautiful photographs.

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Most of the time, couples like to have their wedding portrait photography down before the ceremony, so they can relax and enjoy the cocktail hour and reception without interruption.  So we arrange for a First Look, where the couple gets to see each other in all their wedding glory for the first time.  And Bridal Veil Lake gives us some stunning locations for this beautiful moment:

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It was a misty day when we arrived at the Lakes, but soon it turned to rain.  It was a good thing Shashima and her bridesmaids had brought along some red umbrellas!

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We just have to give a shout-out to Whitney Werts, of Whitney Werts Events, for her awesome work on this wedding.  With the onset of the rain, she was so on the ball: ordering tents and heaters, moving everything indoors, and having a great attitude all the while.  We just loved working with Whitney and Stephanie, and their hard work made the day so much better, in spite of the rain!
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A couple of other wedding vendors made this wedding extra special as well: The Lamb’s Table served up some of the best wedding food we’ve ever had.  And that’s saying something.  So tasty, so gourmet, and so pretty…what a treat.

And the music!  Andrew Serino of John Ross Music didn’t just DJ the day, he played most of the music on-site, live.  It was so beautiful.

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Thank you, Bryan and Shashima, for letting us be your wedding photographers!

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On the morning of Allison and Michael’s wedding I got a call from Allison. She said they were going to be late, and I could hear in her voice that she was a little upset.  The plan was to meet at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral before the ceremony for portraits. However, the night before during the rehearsal dinner, Michael’s wedding ring and Allison’s shoes were stolen out of a bridesmaid’s car. Luckily her dress was left untouched, but they had to make a last-minute run to the department store to find replacements. Fortunately, the good folks at Nordstrom, after hearing Allison’s story, hooked her up with a free pair of shoes.

Low and behold, the bride and groom were only a few minutes behind and they were in great spirits! Given the potential stress that can be caused by theft, especially in regards to a wedding, I was incredibly impressed by Allison and Michael’s cheerfulness as we started shooting their portraits. I nearly forgot about the phone call I’d had with Allison earlier. I’d say it speaks a great deal about their character to remain so positive given the circumstance so that they could enjoy and be in the moment at hand.

By the time the reception rolled around you would have never known anything had gone awry if you had seen the newlyweds holding hands with their friends and family, laughing euphorically, as they whirled around in a large circle during a traditional Greek dance while their parents showered them with dollar bills.

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Many thanks to all those who made this wedding so beautiful!  If you’re looking for the best in Portland Wedding Photography, call us today!

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    Allie Purdy Bucuvalas - Thank you Kyle, you did an amazing job capturing our day and we are so happy that you were with us. Both of our wedding rings in addition to my wedding earings, shoes, overnight bags and camera were all stolen. Everyone really pulled together to help us through the day. Big shout out to David at Malka Diamonds & Jewelry for hustling to re-create my ring that day so that Michael could surpise me. xx

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Julia is a high school senior from Lake Oswego, and we had a great time photographing her senior photos together!  We photographed at the beautiful Jenkins Estate in Beaverton, enjoying a surprisingly warm day for late winter.  Check out some of the beautiful photos we created together!

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Julia is a twin, and her brother Daniel came along for some senior photos as well.  He’s the coolest older brother: this big, strong, sweet guy actually carried his sister around (which he says he does often) when she had some shoe problems….  What a great big brother!
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She wended her way up the trail toward the bridge at Multnomah Falls, her yellow umbrella guiding her way like a beacon.  I watched and waited, pretending to be a tourist.  Arvind stood nearby, a ring in his pocket….
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When she arrived, he bent down on one knee, sharing his heart with her.   Multnomah Falls Proposal Engagement Photography

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Multnomah Falls is such an amazing location for proposing.  Even in the rain!  I loved being the one to photograph Arvind’s proposal, and that magical kiss.  Afterward, we photographed some engagement portraits with Multnomah Falls in the background, to commemorate this amazing day. Multnomah Falls Engagement Photography Multnomah Falls Engagement Photographer

Congratulations, you two!  We’re so excited to have been with you on one of the most important days of your lives!

Proposal photography is a special occasion.  If you’re thinking of proposing at Multnomah Falls, let us help you plan out the perfect proposal!  As professional proposal photographers, in Portland and abroad, we can help you make this the most memorable event in your life.  Just ask.  We’re here to help.

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What better place to photograph engagement photos in Portland in the fall than at Hoyt Arboretum?  With so many beautiful trees to choose from…it makes for a great venue for portrait photography.  So I traipsed around the park with Whitney and Paul, as we talked about their lives, their busy schedules, how they met, and their plans for their wedding.  It’s coming up in October, at the lovely Ainsworth House in Oregon City.  We love wedding photography at Ainsworth House, and can’t wait!

 

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In spite of telling me that they feel awkward when being photographed, I couldn’t tell.  They’re a lot of fun, and I think it shows in the photos.

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Whitney and Paul thought long and hard about who to hire for their wedding photographer.  They wanted a photographer that is affordable, yet artistic and experienced, whose wedding photography stands out from the crowd.  (And there’s a real crowd of wedding photographers in Portland!)  So we were really honored when they finally decided to ask us to be their wedding photographers!

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SHE SAID YES!!

For the fourth time this winter, we’ve had the privilege of sneaking around and photographing couples while they propose. Thankfully, all of the girls have said yes, including Aman’s new fiance!

After a trek in to Wahclella Falls, in the Columbia River Gorge (as we secretly followed them), Aman proposed.  Congratulations!

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If you’re looking for spectacular engagement portrait photography in Portland, or photojournalistic proposal photography, give us a call!  We love to tell love stories!

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Monica and Dave, both music lovers, fittingly met while studying music education together at the University of Oregon. Dave was also, funnily enough, very impressed by how white Monica kept her shoes, and, well, one thing led to another and Dave proposed. At the time, Monica’s ancient Jeep had recently broken down, and Dave not only surprised her with an engagement ring but also a key ring to new working car!

The newly engaged couple held their wedding in the summer with Mt. Hood as a backdrop while they said their vows. Arborvitae and rhododendron plants surrounded them. Their venue, Reardon Nursery in Boring, Oregon, was of special importance because their family owned it. Monica actually grew up on the property, and the two of them traveled from Medford where they live to host their wedding there. Exploring the far-flung corners of the nursery was particularly fun because we got to load up the entire bridal party into a couple SUVs and cruise the dirt roads between aisles of potted plants to find the best shooting locations.

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Avid travelers, Monica and Dave spent their honeymoon touring the Dominican Republic for two weeks, enjoying the beautiful countryside, hiking alongside rivers and splish splashing down natural waterslides.

Thank you for letting us be your wedding photographers, Monica and Dave!  It was a wonderful wedding day.

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Ashton and Jordan’s wedding weekend took place at a cabin in the mountains in Park City, Utah.  The most important things to them when they were planning was the day 1) be intimate and 2) be in the mountains. These two are one of the most adventurous couples I know, and they made sure to include their most favorite things in their wedding day: mountains, adventure, and love. One of my favorite weddings to photograph to date!

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Great weddings require the work of a lot of great people!  Here are some who made this wedding so lovely:

  • venue: An aspen grove up in the Utah mountains and reception at a cabin near Solitude Ski Resort
  • floral design: Moss: “Where Flowers Are Fair” in Tyler Texas
  • wedding dress: Watters and Watters Bridal
  • hairpieces (Flower Crown): Meagan Lissner
  • shoes: Target
  • hair + makeup: Kathleen Miller
  • groom suit: J-Crew
  • cinematography: Adam Schreyer
  • invitations / paper goods: Paige and Patrick McGuffey (Owners of East Texas Business Printing, Tyler Tx)
  • catering: Patrick McGuffey
  • cake: Brianna Carter
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