Margaret and Philip met in Portland while she was visiting from the east coast. She was studying architecture at the time. One of her friends mentioned to her that there was a guy that was also studying architecture and thought that they should meet. Her friends were sight seeing and Philip was also there. She admits that she was not hopeful of anything but as they began to talk it was obvious that they were attracted to each-other. Philip suggested that they visit a large fountain in Portland where they could get wet and beat the heat. That is the place where they found out that they wanted to continue a friendship, however she had to back home soon after. She was a little skeptical and thought that with such great distance the fire would cool off. But Philip was not about to let that happen. He traveled to the east coast to see her soon after and began a relationship. They flew back and forth very often and that kept that fire burning. They both finished school and Philip was quick to asses what he wanted to do next and he proposed.
They decided that they wanted to have a very laid back Portland engagement session with the best scenery that Oregon has to offer. They wanted to be reminded of some of the places they had dates at, including that same fountain. Some of their dates also included drawing each other on a notepad while looking at amazing scenery of the Columbia River Gorge.
They will be having their wedding at a beautiful venue in a southern town of North Carolina. I am very much looking forward to photographing the beginning of their love story.
This Portland engagement was photographed with Pentax 645n and Fuji 400H film and processed by Photovision Prints.
Carlos Hernandez of Carlos Hernandez Photography specializes in film photography based in Portland, Oregon as a wedding and portrait photographer.