Hood River + Mt Tabor Engagement: Eric + Cassandra

Eric had just moved from Montana and was putting down his roots in Portland. It was a new chapter and a new beginning. At first, his employment was just a stable respectable job, clock in, clock out, and pay the bills.
All that changed when he met Cassandra. Whether it was her ethereal beauty or her sweet kindness and charming reserve- Eric was won immediately. They are such a contrast, each a perfect counter-balance for the other. Her softness balanced by his decisiveness, her gentle love tempering his fearlessness. While opposites in some respects, they are one and the same heart. And that, my friends, makes a beautiful marriage.

Truth be told, I have a soft spot for this couple because my man is also from Montana πŸ˜‰ (Montana done good by me!) To see their love story come together brings back many happy memories for me as well.

For their engagement session, we drove to Hood River where Eric proposed after a train ride over these same railroad tracks. The weather was a perfect overcast…until we headed into the woods. Getting rained out is lame, so we set up an alternate mini shoot a few days later at Mt Tabor. The sunset cooperated beautifully and our vision came to life. πŸ™‚

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This is where the rain hit…but Cassandra seems to be saying “If I have to be stuck in the rain, at least it’s with you!”Log House gardens wedding salem or_0116Mt Tabor Engagement sesssion christa-taylor photography_0144Mt Tabor Engagement sesssion christa-taylor photography_0138

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Camera heads: The 70-200 and 35mm have really been my go-to lenses for all these past engagement shoots. I did borrow my assistants 50mm for a few, the 100m macro for the ring shot and the 85 1.4 for a couple close ups- Β but mostly switching between the other 2.

 

 

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April 17, 2014
  1. Lovely work, Christa! And I love all those lanterns! Are they yours? Where did you get them? I want!

  2. Cindy Worden says:

    Beautiful pictures of a loving couple. You will remember those days forever. Good Luck to you both for a wonderful and joyous future.

  3. Joy Row says:

    These are very beautiful. Congrats on your new life together.

  4. Lindsay Hack says:

    What amazing pictures. Very talented photographer and beautiful couple.

  5. Stunning pictures Cassandra and Eric! So happy for you two and your precious future together! Blessings

  6. Good luck on your future journey together.

  7. Beautiful photography. Beautiful subjects as well.

  8. Beautiful couple and excellent photography.

  9. The pictures look great and you guys look fantastic. I know you’ll do just fine. Congradulations ^_^

  10. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bond. May your lives be full of surprises and may those surprises water the seed of love you are planting. Namaste <3

  11. Gorgeous pictures… Congrats to you both I wish you many more years of happiness to come

  12. Anna Smith says:

    So pretty! You will both look back at these from years to come with such fond memories! I really enjoyed the pictures with the sun shining in the back ground πŸ™‚

  13. Beautiful! what wonderful keepsakes πŸ™‚ Christa you are great at capturing their personalities in these pictures…such artistry πŸ™‚

  14. Very Proud to be your Father, You and Eric will make a awesome future together, Communication is the key, along with honesty, trust, respect, understanding and most of all never ending LOVE.:) Amazing Pictures”) Beautiful:)

  15. Awesome couple. Amazing photos.

  16. Rachel Meier says:

    So beautiful! Perfect pictures to capture their style. Can’t wait to see more!

  17. These photos are Gorgeous!! You both look Amazing. Such a beautiful couple!!

  18. Amanda Stout says:

    Wow what a great photographer! These are beautiful! πŸ™‚

  19. You guys look so cute! These pictures are beyond perfect.

  20. These are so lovely, Christa – thank you! Got a few tears leaking right now πŸ™‚

  21. Thank you Christa!! These turned out amazing

  22. They look so good together gorgeous photos love them

  23. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love them all!!

  24. Wendi May says:

    Beautiful shots! Love the love!!!

  25. Love all the photos.

  26. Hart Crary says:

    You two look wonderful!!

  27. Love it!!! So beautiful!

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