It may be hard to believe today, as the rain pours down on Portland, but there are quite a few picture-perfect days to be found during the winter in the Pacific Northwest. When I say picture perfect, I’m not talking about a sunny day with blue skies and white, puffy clouds (although, those are nice too). I’m talking about the kind of day that’s perfect for photographing people. This means no rain and low, thick cloud cover to diffuse the sunlight and create a nice, even, and flattering light everywhere you go. I love this kind of day and that’s just what we had for Allie and Justin’s engagement session on Sunday, February 20th. For their session, we decided to head out to Sauvie Island, one of the best spots in the area (in my opinion). Other than the wildlife, it was as if we had the whole island to ourselves. It was so beautiful and serene, I could’ve stayed there all day! Admittedly, it was a little chilly. However, Allie and Justin, who are both fond of the outdoors, were good sports about braving the cold temperatures as well as following us on a wild goose chase around the island looking for the perfect location. Allie and Justin, it was so nice to spend the afternoon with you two and have the opportunity to get to know you a little better. We’re looking forward to photographing your wedding in August!
Our first location: Howell Territorial Park. Not a soul in sight except for an extremely friendly golden labrador retriever who managed to elude the camera:)The birds at the sanctuary decided to take off just as we started shooting. The sound was incredible!On the banks of the Columbia River…Love this one.