Rocky Butte Engagement // Christine + Zack


We love photographing engagement session is beautiful places. Rocky Butte Natural Area in Portland does not disappoint! We met with Christine and Zack recently to capture their engagement photos. They chose Rocky Butte for it’s gorgeous views. To the east is the Cascade Mountain Range, with of course, Mount Hood! With the twinkling city lights below, we took photos later in the afternoon to capture the golden light of the setting sun. This is a great time to take engagement photos! While the sun was setting, the happy couple exchanged cuddles and kisses. We can’t wait to photograph their wedding later this year!

Rocky Butte is located in the city of Portland park called Joseph Wood Hill Park. The area has a pretty cool history as well. The park was built in 1935. Rocky Butte is one of Portland’s highest east-side points. That’s why the view are amazing here! It is a photographers dream to take engagement photos here. As a result, the park gets great reviews because of this. The park was acquired in 1988 and includes a historical site, statue, is a vista point and is also a reservable wedding site. On clear days Mt Hood sits right in front of you. You can read more about the potentially active stratovolcano here. Also in the distance to the north you can also see Mount St. Helens. This is the famous volcano that erupted in 1980!

There’s many things to do in the Portland area. Christine and Zack certainly enjoyed their engagement session with us. And I’m sure they visited one of the many local restaurants afterwards for a celebratory drink and meal!

Rocky Butte Engagement Photos

Engagement Photos Ideas

Engagement photos are usually the first step in the wedding process. Some couples tell us this is the first time they’ve taken photos with each other. Sound Originals loves working with couples on engagements. We are storytellers who love helping couples with ideas and poses. Harpar’s Bazaar Bride put together a list of photo ideas that are great. As a result. couples can find inspiration for their shoot. We also like to help our couples with location ideas. This is very helpful to our couples. We can give couples prompts to help. This includes where to stand and look. Your engagement photos should be fun. You can move around during your photos. This helps create movement and action.

Engagement Photographers

Many couples start looking for an engagement photographer as soon as they become engaged! We love working with couples on engagement photos. Sound Originals are the #1 engagement photographers in the west. We have many locations in the PNW that we have taken engagement photos. You can choose to take your photos in a park or by the water. Our photographers know how to help you prepare for your engagement photos. When choosing your engagement photographer, you should look at their portfolio of images. This will help you determine their style. And how they edit their photos. You should find a photographer that you can have fun with during your session.

Engagement Photos Outfits

Your outfit for your engagement photos should be a reflection of your style! Recently, Brides Magazine put together an amazing list of engagement photos outfits for inspiration. Your outfit choice is important. You will use your photos for social media, save the dates and and your wedding website. Some tips for your outfits include what colors to wear. How to complement each others outfits. You should dress for the season. Go with a classic look rather than trendy. All of these ideas will make your engagement photos stand out! As a result, when couples plan their outfits, they are very happy. Couples love to show off their photos.

Engagement Photo Dresses

With soo many styles out there for engagement photo dresses, you want to find the perfect one. The Knot has many suggestions for types of engagement photo dresses. You can choose many different styles of dresses. Dresses that are longer in length create a more romantic look. Your dress shouldn’t be too busy. If you do pick something with a print, have your partner where a solid color. Depending on the season, your dress style may change. You can opt for a sweater dress for fall and winter photos. In the spring and summer, you can wear a more breathable fabric like cotton or linen. Your engagement photo dress should be comfortable. And a reflection of your personal style and attitude!


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