Russell and Sarah | Portland Engagement Photography

The evening was perfect for a session like this one.  The sun is setting during most of these photographs, and you can see the light was intense and they almost appear to be glowing from the natural light!   The location is Sauvie’s Island, which I adore because it feels so refreshing and secluded yet it is only a 15 minute drive from downtown Portland,  it is well worth the excursion out there.

These two were so comfortable in front of the camera, in fact I think they just sort of knew instinctively how to connect while being photographed.  Confession: I was really worried as the sun set beneath the distant hills.  The light just kept on changing every few minutes for another hour or so, it was pretty amazing to see how versatile that natural light can be at post sunset.

Russell and Sarah, I look forward to photographing your wedding coming up in October!  Hope you enjoy the sneak peak from your engagement session.


September 15, 2009 - 4:29 pm

brandon emerson Gina, you rocked these shots! Great job. I really wish we had some pictures like this back from our engagement days.

September 15, 2009 - 5:12 pm

Rosie agreed! you rocked it! I love all the emotion you captured once again! fabulous location!

September 15, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Russell Jeschke You did an excellent job! In some I imagine a picture of a perfume below, like an ad. Very professional work. You made it fun and made us look good. We are very pleased!I love it. You really captured the emotion we were feeling. Thankyou so much Gina!

September 16, 2009 - 11:42 am

Misty Damico GINA! the LIGHT! YOU DID IT! It looks amazing, girl you are so good…so GOOD! Fab job my dear I am proud to call you my friend and professional partner. You too shoud be proud of this set. Loved the direction that was given the softness the closed eyes, the dreamy cloud 9 feeling. Just fab my dear.

Misty Damico
Luxe Event Productions

September 16, 2009 - 7:52 pm

Temple Gina, these are absolutely wonderful. Every one is awesome in a special way. Sarah has those penetrating eyes! and Russell’s are so full of love for her. Awesome!

September 17, 2009 - 3:20 pm

Rebecca Wow Gina! The lighting in these photos is especially impressive, the various moods and arrangement of your subjects equally so. You chose an awesome time and location to take these shots. I love these pictures for the richness and variety of feeling between the couple they display, describing artfully but an instant of time, yet in that instant, saying so very much. Really fine quality work in every respect. I admire them for many reasons…. I imagine that many couples would want you to take their photos after seeing these. Just beautiful.

September 20, 2009 - 7:17 pm

Rebekah Emerson I love these photos! They are a beautiful couple. Great job Gina!!

September 26, 2009 - 6:53 am

Kimi Kolba So beautiful Gina!

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