Vintage Inspired Portland Engagement

This 1950’s inspired Portland engagement was a blast. This is the first engagement session I’ve photographed on the west coast and I am so stoked. The engagement session was styled by Kismet & Clover who did a fantastic job of bringing all of the vintage ice cream shop-iness to life at Cold Comfort. A big thanks to Tasha Winters for killing it on the hair and makeup. This was a pretty rad engagement for a few reasons. Firstly, the ice cream shop was killer. The flavors were soooo good. Secondly, I just love Portland. I’ve been in North Carolina for many years since Film School so coming out to the west coast has been an amazing change of pace.

Ice Cream and Confetti

After we finished up shooting at the ice cream shop we walked down the block to a school to photograph the bike shots. Right next to the school they were filming a movie and they hand the animal wrangler outside. We went over to talk to him and got to hang out with him and the trained monkey he had sitting on his shoulder for awhile. It’s not everyday you go to photograph an engagement session and end up hanging out on a film set with a trained monkey. After we finished talking to him we went back to the school yard and finished up a few shots before heading back towards the ice cream shop to pack up everything and go grab a beer together. Traveling for my business in one of the mainstays. I love it. It makes me more creative being on the road and I’m excited by the new opportunities it always presents. Thanks to all the vendors who made it possible including Modern Pulp who designed the beautiful stationary!

If you’re wanting to elope or have an engagement on the coast please get in touch. I know all of the great spots and I’m happy to share the beauty of Oregon with you.