One of our favorite locations for an engagement session is the Columbia Gorge. There is a stretch of road called the Columbia Historic Highway that follows along the Gorge. It brings you to a number of waterfalls that are just a short hike from the road. This enables us to capture a number of stunning locations in a relatively short period of time. We typically meet couples a few hours before sunset at Horsetail Falls. We then work our way along the Columbia Historic Highway stopping at locations like the Oneonta Gorge, the iconic Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, and spots in between. We then work our way up to the Vista House at Crown Point just as the sun begins to set for some final dramatic images to conclude the evening. A Columbia Gorge engagement session takes full advantage of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. The lighting is dramatic and the settings are absolutely stunning.
As a quick technical side note, we have hopelessly fallen in love with a piece of lighting gear known as the ProFoto B2. It is responsible for the more dramatic artificial lighting in these images. It is extremely rare for a piece of equipment to impact the way you shoot as dramatically as the ProFoto B2 has done for me. I am forever grateful for it and I enjoy the creative freedom it brings to my work.
To see more of our photography, please check out Portland wedding photographer Paul Rich Studio. Our photography studio is conveniently located in NW Portland and we are happy to serve you throughout the Northwest and beyond.