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.