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Downtown Portland Engagement Photos

When I get a couple who wants engagement photos in downtown Portland I do a huge freaking happy dance! There are so many beautiful hidden gems downtown for engagement photos here in Oregon! I am also a huge sucker for Portland city weddings and think they are the cutest thing ever! One of my favorite downtown Portland wedding venues is Castaway, but there are a lot out there!

When Colton and Delaney reached out to me about their engagement photos and their wedding, I was SO STOKED! I’ve known Colton since I worked at a bakery in high school and I remember seeing Delaney come in there to visit with him when they first started dating. How cute that it has come full circle and I had the chance to take their engagement photos downtown, and their wedding next summer!

Like I said, downtown Portland is a great location to take your engagement photos, elope, host your wedding or just hang out for a cup of coffee (my favorite!). I love the brick buildings, murals and art, food carts, industrial areas and so much more. If you are looking to have your engagement photos down there with me, let’s chat because I know a lot of hidden gems like this one! 

When these two babes showed up to their session, they brought a duffle bag of clothing options which I absolutely loved! I always encourage couples to have options and I love when people trust my opinion on what looks good in photos! I personally recommend neutral and muted colors are best for my style of photography and keeping patterns minimal. Colton and Delaney did a great job of this by keeping their outfits neutral (black and white) with a slight pop of color in Colton’s brown corduroy jacket and Delaney’s polka dot dress. I also LOVED Delaney’s leather jacket! It was the perfect mood for downtown Portland!! While they told me they were initially nervous about the shoot beforehand, they freaking rocked it and looked like they’ve been modeling for photos their whole lives!! All while we jammed to some Frank Ocean. They even made the whole day a date, getting pedicures together before the session (hell yes we love a couple who does this together), and grabbing dinner afterwards! 

I am SO IN LOVE with how these photos turned out and can’t wait to photograph these babes next summer! Can July come any sooner??

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