A big congrats to Lauren our free styled engagement session winner. Lauren & CW will be getting married next June at the Mt. Hood Organic Farms. We really loved the idea of recreating scenes from the movie Amelie (a personal favorite) for their engagement session. Check out their submission…
When my fiance CW and I started dating three years ago, we were both awkward and very independent in our own lives, but there was a mystery to this connection I felt with him that was worth pursuing. I was hoping to capture those initial incredibly poignant feelings of uncertainty, but also that overpowering subconscious feeling to just go for it in our engagement photos. We both can identify in our own way with the movie Amelie because it is the small moments we share that our going to shape our lives together. We thought it might be extremely fun to try and recreate some of the scenes from the movie in addition to highlighting some of the small joys we like to share together. Our June wedding in the gorge will be on an orchard looking out to the mountains with our loved ones there to enjoy each other’s company. We wanted to create mini-reunions for family and friends in a place we have come to love ourselves. We’ve lived for over a year in Oregon driving and camping for two months on our way out here. It was a large risk leaving everything to move here without a plan, but like our marriage together the risk was and will be all worth it.
Meet Lauren & CW
We met as fisheries observers working in Massachusetts. After almost a year of dating we both quit our jobs to move out to the west coast. We intentionally took our time to get out to Oregon, visiting family and friends and camping at multiple national parks and national forests along the way. He’s from Louisiana, and I grew up north of Chicago, IL. We were just lucky our paths crossed. Presently we live in Newport, Oregon. I work as a veterinarian assistant and he still works as a fisheries biologist.
Our wedding will be on June,16th at Mt. Hood Organic Farms. We originally wanted a small wedding, but at the same time it is the one time in our lives we can have all of our friends and family in one place. It’s hard to pass up that opportunity to get everyone together. Right now I’m starting on the wedding favors – I’m throwing mugs/cups for all the guests. I took ceramics nine years ago and this gives me an excuse to get back to the wheel!
We are really look forward to working with Lauren and CW to put together an engagement session that fits their personality – hopefully we’ll be able to share our inspiration board soon. Now it’s time for G.Kennedy Creative, Jen Jones Photography and I to get back to watching Amelie and brainstorming our ultimate engagement sesh!