This Latourell Falls surprise proposal was a blast. I’ve photographed a few surprise proposals in my day. They’re always a bit nerve-racking. Trick is to not be noticed when you’re hanging out with a giant camera but luckily there’s enough tourists and photographers in Portland it’s generally pretty easy to blend in. Doug contacted me a few weeks before the proposal and I could tell straight away he was super excited. He told me his ideas and we worked out a good location for it. Latourell Falls is one of the only waterfalls open in the Columbia River Gorge at the moment thanks to last year’s wildfires. Trick is to show up early before all the tourist. Especially at ones like this which are a very quick walk/hike. There were a few people already there that morning so it was pretty easy to blend it pretending to talk photos of the waterfalls. Doug walked out to our preplanned location and dropped to his knee. She said yes! Stoked for these guys and am always happy when I can include some doggos(dogs) in my photos. Here’s to many happy years to those two!

 

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