Wahclella Falls Engagement

This Portland Oregon Engagement at Wahclella Falls was pretty legit. This was back when the falls were open(sad face). Keli and Sandra Got married a while ago and I just realized i never showed their beautiful engagement photos we took at Wahclella Falls before it was closed so here they are.

Wahclella is my favorite waterfall to photograph. Unfortunately the trail has been closed this whole year which really bums me out. I can’t wait until it reopens and I’m able to shoot elopements and engagement sessions there again. The hike in is a pretty easy mile or so. Often times it’s muddy so I always recommend bringing boots or sneakers and changing out when you get to the waterfalls.

Pro tip: always bring sneakers to your shoot even if you are going to wear heels or nice shoes. We do so much hiking in the Pacific Northwest for shoots it’s never fun if you have to hike in good shoes or heels.

Waterlogged and Happy

There’s a few great waterfalls to choose from in the gorge, from Latourell, to Multnomah and many more. Latourell has turned into the most popular because it’s hands down the easiest to get to and insanely beautiful as well. But on this day we were at Wahclella which makes every shoot look great and as I’ve said above is my favorite. The trick here is keeping the mist from soaking my couples(and camera gear). It’s usually it’s not too bad, but I always bring a towel just in case. It’s also a great idea to shoot here early morning or later in the afternoon. It can get crowded and I don’t love photoshop as much as you might think lol.

Keli and Sandra have turned into great friends of mine since we photographed this session and they’re about to have they’re second kid! I just photographed a family session for them yesterday. Honestly, I gotta say, that’s one of the great perks of this job is I get to make real, lasting connections with most of my couples who hire me.

If you’re wanting to elope or have an engagement, please get in touch.