Sophie + Kade and I had SO MUCH FUN doing their Portland engagement photos at Hoyt Arboretum + Lewis and Clark College!! This is actually part 1 of my engagement session with them since it took place over the span of a few days while I was out in Portland for the weekend with them!!
It’s honestly a CRAZY story how this engagement session even happened. Sophie and I met way way back when we were about 7 years old on a soccer team together. Our families lived close so we got to hang out fairly often. I have childhood memories of us baking cookies together and having sleepovers at each other’s houses!! Around high school, we kind of lost touch…years passed and in January 2019, I noticed I had a new follower on Instagram – Sophie!! She found me again thanks to the Internet and decided to hit me up. I saw they had just gotten engaged and had to reach out!! Just a few months later, and I was out in Portland for their engagement photos.
I seriously could not have asked for a better experience with these two. They were such incredibly kind hosts making sure I was well fed, had fresh towels, and slept comfortably in their guest room. Obviously they also have the sweetest labradoodle named Cedar, and he made everything extra fun and cuddly! Sophie + Kade are full of laughter and joy, so they made taking photos very easy 😉
The first few spots we went in Portland were the waterfront to see the cherry blossoms, Hoyt Arboretum for a little hike, and finally the Lewis and Clark campus where they met and both went to school! I felt like I got a special tour of Portland that included places they love and frequent, so it made their photos even more personal and special 🙂
Thank you so much to Sophie and Kade for trusting me and being so excited to do these engagement photos!! I’m thrilled that everyone is so happy with the results (myself included), and I am genuinely so thrilled for these two and their special bond. Can’t wait for them to move back to OC so we can hang out all the time!!!
See even more of these gorgeous photos featured over on How They Asked!!!
“Erin did such an amazing job with our engagement photos! She spent 4 days with us in Portland, and had done so much research prior to coming out, that we explored new places each day. My fiancé and I are pretty awkward in front of a camera, but Erin made it feel so easy and natural for us. She definitely knows what she’s doing, and made the entire process run smoothly. We had mixed weather, and she was very confident we could get great pictures rain or shine (and we did!). She is a perfect mix of fun, adventurous, and professional, and is super easy to connect with. Because she was staying with us in Portland, we got to see some behind-the-scenes of her editing skills – the before and afters blew my mind! Erin puts out fantastic pictures, and edits them to bring out peoples best features. Her edits look very natural, and are there to enhance the beauty of the original photo. She works very quickly, and had our photos done much sooner than we expected! Erin truly loves her art, and creates high quality photos we will cherish forever. My fiancé and I could not have asked for a better experience for our engagement photo session!” – Sophie + Kade
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