Before we jump into the awesome images from our Downtown Portland Engagement session, I have to share a bit of history.
I met Mallory at Saint Martin’s University in 2002 where I was the starting shortstop and Mal was the starting 1st baseman. It took me a bit to warm up to Mal since she and our 2nd baseman liked to team up and make jokes about everyone else..yes you did (you too Jess)!!! I remember going home after the first few practices telling John, my fiance at the time, that I wasn’t sure how to take Mal. Was she really frickin’ funny or did she truly not like me? I found out quickly that she wasn’t just funny. She was frickin’ hilarious and I loved her for it. I actually remember looking forward to new teammates to watch her interact with them, and to see if they were as sensitive as I was (not many were). I made so many great friends during those 2 years in Lacey, WA that I am grateful to Suzanne and Mal that I get to reunite with some of them this August!!
Each time one of my college teammates make their way through Spokane, I make every effort to meet up with them. Mallory let me know she would be in the area for a Spokane Wedding and would have time to chat over coffee. Little did I know she had a friend waiting to meet me as well. During our catch-up and get-to-know each other conversation, it was revealed to me that Mal and Suzanne were recently engaged!! I think I jumped straight out of my chair and over the table to get a glimpse of the engagement ring. I couldn’t have been more excited!!!! Many of you will not be surprised when I tell you that I teared up right there in the coffee shop (and even right now as I type this). Nothing makes me happier than two people finding another person that they want to share the rest of their life with…especially my good friends. Once I was over my embarrassment of being a crybaby, I reminded Mal and Suzanne that I am a willing-and-able traveling wedding photographer. Mal informed me that they did have an ulterior motive for the meeting, which was to ask if I would be their wedding photographer in Oregon. Oh, I was so excited!! Of course I would! I handed them a pen and paper and immediately began planning.
With each of my wedding packages, I offer a free engagement session to get to know my couple a bit more and so we can all learn how to work with one another. Mal and Suzanne were no exception. They shared with me that they would really enjoy a downtown Portland engagement session to show of their personalities and style; I was more than game. Road Trip!!! They wanted to emphasize on landmarks and the amazing bridges that Portland has to offer, so I delivered! We walked the streets of downtown Portland stopping at interesting textures, colors, signs and backdrops. Our last stop was to the rusty colored Broadway Bridge where we scored a couple of my favorite photos from the photo shoot.
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114 West Pacific Ave #209
Spokane, WA 99201
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