It’s that time of year when the leaves are falling, you smell pumpkin spice in the air, and all you want to do is cuddle up with your sweetheart by your side. The engagement photo shoot for Dianne and Mike started off with a slight chill. But, it was a perfect opportunity for the love between Dianne and Mike to keep each other warm. You might say it was a chilly day warmed by love.

We expected to see a lot of rain, but the clouds lifted and we got plenty of sunshine and blue skies. It was a beautiful fall afternoon. We began at one of my favorite parks in Forest Grove and started finding beautiful trees to use for their romantic engagement portraits. The colors of fall worked wonderfully with the couple’s coordinated outfits. They blended perfectly with the shades of yellows, oranges, and reds that the surrounding Oaks, Maples, and Ash trees provided.

Next, we ventured to McMenamin’s Grand Lodge, where their expansive lawn and beautiful gardens created a lovely backdrop for Dianne and Mike. Between shots we explored the grounds and found many romantic spots for more photos. And, on a whim, I thought walking over to the nearby (decommissioned) train tracks would give us a little variety in the photo collection. I particularly love the black and white umbrella photos. They remind me of one of those classic romantic movies.

Dianne and Mike are preparing for their May 5th wedding, and from the sound of it, it’s going to be a beautiful event. They’re planning a rustic barn wedding, with lovely DIY details that both Dianne and Mike will put together. Mike is a beekeeper and they will be jarring their own honey for wedding favors. I LOVE THAT!! I cannot wait for their wedding, it will be a fantastic day!

The engagement collection for Dianne and Mike shows how much they love each other. It was a fun day shooting with these two love birds!



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