Highland Orchards might be the best kept secret outside of Hood River.  A gorgeous barn rests on acres and acres of forestland with quiet ponds and sweeping vistas of the Columbia River.  If you didn't know it -- you would swear that you're hundreds of miles from civilization.  What isn't much of a secret is how much Fernando and Ashley adore each other.  We met in Mosier at the property on Saturday morning, and she was as giddy as a schoolgirl as she showed me around the same property where they will recite their vows in August.  And needless to say -- I'm super-stoked to spend more time with them and capture their big day! I can't think of a more perfect place for these two to start their next chapter.


I first met Brooke at her twin sister's wedding last summer out in Glenwood and I was thrilled when she asked if I'd shoot her upcoming nuptials in August.  She and her fiancé, Derek, drove out to meet me last week for an engagement session.  They're a beautiful couple with a great sense of humor and are immensely at ease with each other.

It didn't take them long to get comfortable in front of the camera and I think we captured some really telling and candid moments.  I love how engagement shoots are always kind of a fun appetizer before the main course...and I can't wait to see what's on the menu...