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Yamhill Carlton Engagement Session :: Michael and Nicole

Carlton Oregon

I love photographing my couples in locations that are dear to them.  Those that hold special meaning.  For Michael and Nicole this was such a case.  Both growing up in the middle of Oregon Wine Country.  He right in Yamhill – Carlton.  We met before the session and planned it all out.  Getting in Michael’s pickup and driving through the country side, all the while he educated me a bit about the surroundings.  I quickly gathered this is “home” for them.  So I was delighted to travel back for their session….. even if it was a record low temperature day on the day of their shoot– 28 degrees to be exact!

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The chemistry these two share easily fools you into thinking that this was just another engagement session.  You know the kind where you simply love on each other and enjoy two hours of just concentrating on your love.  Don’t get me wrong, we really did create an atmosphere where they could focus on their love, however the temperatures were dropping so quickly that we really could only shoot for 15 minutes at a time without seeking shelter from the bitter and cold wind!   black and white engagement photoslocations in oregon for engagement sessionengagement session inspirationengagement session in Oregon

But like I said, you would never know it with these two.  They were both SUCH troopers….. Michael being the gentleman and keeping his sweetie warm and then treating us to a little coffee/tea date between locations just so that us girls would stop shivering! how to coordinate outfits for engagement sessioncute poses for engagement sessionengagement session in mcminnville

Nicole is a sweetheart, already I’ve quickly fallen for her way of being organized and yet so laid back about it.  Like every girl, she wishes her day to be beautifully planned but she also wishes to enjoy the process-  soaking in this special time in her and Michael’s life.  She is simply a joy to work with understanding schedule limitations and that we only shoot out of town sessions during the weekday, she and Michael were able to accommodate that.  Not only that, they braved the crazy weather like champs, Michael reminding us as we froze, that although we had to work for it, the session would be worth it.  {umm…… yeah….. a groom-to-be that believes in you is AWESOME!!} And although we didn’t have much luck with the temperatures we did have some glorious light that weeknight!!

mcminnville engagment oregon engagementoregon wine country engagementstunning engagement photosNicole, you are GORGEOUS girl!! Inside and out!  A sincere ‘thank you’ to you and Michael for not just being such troopers in the cold but your genuine kindness.  I appreciate you both!!

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  • Eryn Crawford Kesler - I love this session SO much!! adorable!
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