Tuesday, July 8, 2008


A few weeks ago, Josh contacted us with the idea of having us photograph his proposal to his girlfriend Melissa (now his fiance!) We could not resist! What an amazing opportunity to be apart of!

Josh (the soon to be groom) was really slick about the whole set up. He managed to hide sparkling cider, a rose, and the ring at the bottom of Clear Lake. He kept pulling stuff out of the lake, one bag at a time until the ring was in the final bag. It was such a fun idea and great way to pop the question, not to mention super romantic! As soon as Melissa put her hands to her mouth, we knew the question had been asked. Josh got on one knee and we saw her nod. At that point our cover was blown as the camera shutters started firing. She laughed and started looking around the hillside only to see me wave and say "congrats you two!"

We were decked out in Josh's military camo for the shoot. The newly-engaged Josh was kind enough to snap a photo of us on the shore with his iPhone (see below). This was another first for us and we hope to do it again. So all you guys out there... you know who to call when the time comes :)


Kristen & Nic's engagement shoot

For those of you living in Portland, you know how strange it was to get several thunder and lighting storms here this past week. In the 7 years we have lived here, I don't think I have seen lighting more than 10 times. But don't get me wrong... we still get tons of rain here.

With that said, I think you can guess that the photos from Kristen and Nic's engagement shoot were taken in the midst of a storm. We headed out to Oswego Lake Golf Club last weekend and on the way there was a downpour! By the time we reached the club the clouds lightened up and the rain went to a soft drizzle. The weather gave us a perfect hour to go out and shoot on the course. Now this may seem like it was a problem, but the lightning actually cleared the course for us so we had freedom to go anywhere and shoot at any spot without being in anyones way! It was a blessing in disguise. We had a great time and the highlight of the shoot was when Kristen and Nic took off their sandals and sunk their toes into a sand trap. Check out our favorites below!