Ladies, there’s not denying it. We all (and by all, I mean every. single. one. of us) need this dress pronto. Transforming a traditional engagement session into a beautifully blush beginning, Katlyn Marie PhotoArt captured it all to share. And lucky for you, we just so happen have got every bit of it waiting for you to fall madly in love with via The Vault!
From Katlyn Marie PhotoArt…Colin and Austen have such a sweet and playful love, which shows up in every single frame of this romantic engagement session. And all of the blush details with a stunning Oregon sunset in the background make it that much more romantic! From Austen’s beautiful blush gown, to the stunning floral arrangement, to the sweet little garden roses adorning her hair, this engagement session was absolutely perfect!
From The Bride-to-be…Colin (a Boston native) and I (raised in PDX) met when we were both ski bums in Aspen, CO right after college. We were working at the same resort at the base of Aspen Mountain. Colin kept visiting me at my hostess stand, and finally worked up the courage to ask me out. Our first date was a hike in 2012 to a 360 degree view point of the surrounding mountains. The hike turned into a full day adventure of getting to know each other, and wanting to know more.
We spent the next year in Aspen together, then both left to figure out “the real world.” I went to SF for a year while he was home in New England. After experiencing the stress and anxiety of a long distance relationship, I moved to him, and a year later we moved to Portland to be near my family and put down roots. For our anniversary this past year, I booked 2 nights at a B&B in Hood River to celebrate 3 years together. We spent the day visiting vineyards, cider houses, and orchards. While we were picking apples in the rain at Draper Girls Orchard, Colin directed me towards “a good bunch of apples” (that never existed) and I ended up finding a ring box on a branch! I turned around to find him down on one knee with the only 4 words he could find. In my state of complete shock, I said yes!
We plan to return to Hood River to celebrate our wedding with our friends and family from all over the country. It will be at Gorge Crest Vineyards on the WA side of the Gorge in July 2017. We are excited for a casual backyard feel with live music, craft beer, local wine, and lawn games. Oh, and a superb view of Mt. Hood.
Photography: Katlyn Marie PhotoArt | Floral Design: Swoon Floral Design | Dress: ASOS | Invitations: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Hair + Makeup: Portland Makeup And Hair | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Location: Willamette State Mission Park