Portland Maternity Photo Session: Peter + Emily

It was just a little over a year ago that I photographed the beautiful wedding between these soon to be parents, Peter and Emily. (Go check out their wedding blog post!)
  So it was such an honor to enter this new season and capture a few of these breathtaking moments as they anticipate the arrival of their little man

Ironically, this was the week of Portland Maternity Shoots- it was 3 Maternity photo shoots in 3 days! So fun, definitely got on a roll ;) 

Studio: The Lightroom 
Maternity Clothes: Pink Blush

Portland Waterfront Engagement: Kristian and Noelle

The Portland Waterfront, specifically the Eastbank Esplanade, is a major attraction to photographers and engaged couples alike. No where else in the city can you get that gorgeous Portland skyline silhouetted in quite the same way. The challenge as a Portland engagement photographer is how to shoot at the same location multiple times and still have creative, unique images? 

 I think it's honest to say, every photographer has certain "fall back" ideas that always work well- which isn't a bad thing. But in order to keep it fresh, you have to keep trying something new. Add a new lighting technique or off-camera flash, or shoot film! 

  Which is what I opted to do in this case ;) Not a huge brainwave by any means as I shoot film any chance the weather permits. But this was the first time for some of these locations with a medium format film camera for an engagement shoot, so enjoy! 

   Kristian and Noelle, you guys are an absolute delight to work with. Your care for each other, was so beautiful to witness. Furthermore, you went out of your way to seek to care for me as well, I was truly touched by your thoughtfulness and it exemplified the type of character you both exhibit on a daily basis. It was an honor to capture this season for you both. 

Eastbank Esplanade   
Portland Engagement photographer, Christa Taylor. Portland waterfront engagement photos.

Hair/Makeup: AJ Hair Design  
Film Development: Photovision   

Troutdale House Wedding: Nicholas and Rebecca

Having known Nick for many years, it was truly a special privilege to have a "front row" seat at their wedding. The celebration took place at the Troutdale House just down the street from Troutdale's quaint downtown strip. Despite the January chill, these two love birds braved the cold with warm smiles and thankful hearts.