Loving this super cute, urban Portland engagement session!
When Alicia first contacted me about photographing her wedding I was so happy. I hopped on a call with her within minutes of receiving her email and I could hear Alicia’s excitement as we chatted about her wedding day for the first time.
Alicia knew they wanted real & honest photos. She knew they wanted amazing food. She knew they wanted a killer experience for her wedding guests. What she didn’t know was where, exactly, their reception would be or how it was all going to work out.
In the end Alicia and Trenton decided on having their ceremony at Cathedral Park (so pretty!) and having the reception at Plaza Del Toro (my fave foodie venue in Portland). Their wedding is going to be so much fun and so damn beautiful!!! I can’t handle it.
Alicia wanted to have their engagement photos taken right away so they could use them to build out their wedding website. Despite the crazy cold weather, we were able to get some really fun images around NW Portland after grabbing a quick bite at Besaws to break the ice. Alicia and Trenton are absolutely adorable together and it was such an honor to take their portraits! I can’t wait to do it all over again on their wedding day. ????
That’s What She Said
Wow, wow, wow! Our engagement photos from Bria are AMAZING. She is so gifted at what she does, and I’m so glad I listened to my gut on working with her to tell our story.
What we were most impressed with is how deeply she listened to us. I was looking for an urban engagement shoot, and Bria took even the faintest ideas I had (from stairs photos, to a certain background wall style, to greenery) and made them a reality. I couldn’t have scoped out a better variety of spots to suit my aesthetic.
Modeling for the first time in our lives was hard because we felt performative and had no idea what we were doing, so to have the photos come out like our authentic, silly, loving selves was really heartwarming. She has an easygoing attitude that puts you at ease yet comes prepared and has a very thoughtful eye for all the details.
Thank you so much, Bria! We will treasure our photos and have so much to work with for our wedding website. Thanks for sticking it out with us in some serious cold too!Alicia