NE Portland Engagement | Erica & Zack

In-Home NE Portland Engagement

Like many couples last year, 2020’s pandemic pushed Erica and Zack’s wedding back to 2021. On what was supposed to be their wedding day, they had a small gathering of pod friends over for an engagement celebration and a pizza feast. Before the grand event, I popped in for a sweet in-home engagement session that was everything I could have hoped for.

Erica has the most incredible eye for design, is a major plant addict, and the two of them have 5 cats and two sweet pups. As you can imagine, I was very excited for this engagement session. ????

The Process

While Erica and Zack are madly in love, their love languages differ (as most of ours do.) While Zack is a big fan of touch, Erica finds more fulfillment in acts of service. For their session it was my goal to help them create intimate and joyful portraits that show their love for each other while also making sure they were both comfortable and at ease with the process.

We started out in their big beautiful master suite and kept it casual with lots of fur baby participation and a tiny bit of snuggling to give Zack that extra dose of happy.

Next we made our way outside for a little cake cutting. Erica purchased a gorgeous garden themed engagement cake by Bushel & Peck and I had fun documenting lots of green frosting getting smeared all over Zack’s face. He was a trooper and Erica was beyond happy.

After the cake cutting Erica and Zack were feeling more at ease with the camera so we made our way back inside for a little coffee service + more cuddles, into their front yard to enjoy their DIY eco friendly garden, and even made a pitstop in the garage for some rad portraits.

Erica and Zack’s in-home engagement session is a perfect example of how to do engagement portraits in your home without resorting to wearing your pajamas or making it to steamy to share with your family. And can I just say, I LOVE this session so much. I am really looking forward to photographing their intimate ceremony this summer!

For more in-home engagement inspiration check out Calla & Danielle’s North Park engagement session.

Big shoutout to Erica’s killer nails by Breyell Payne and Erica’s adorable yellow clogs by Bryr Clogs – I love them!

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