Deralyn + Nick Engagement Session
Hoyt Arboretum • Portland, Oregon
Nick and Deralyn are probably one of the sweetest couples I've worked with. Upon being around them you really get a sense of how much they love one another and how much fun they have just being in the company of one another. A love story that started online via Match.com and progressed into an engagement and soon a September wedding.
Nick moved here to Oregon not long ago and they both share a love of the outdoors and the beauty that Oregon offers. They chose the Hoyt Arboretum for their engagement portraits because Hoyt is surrounded by greenery, gorgeous trees, and has many qualities that make them love Oregon.
While I waited for Nick and Deralyn to arrive I walked the grounds and was thoroughly amused when a squirrel through a nut at my head. I guess he or she didn't want me intruding on his territory or stealing his/her nuts. No worries though, he/she had terrible aim and I wasn't after his/her nuts anyways.
I told Deralyn I absolutely loved her hair. She has such beautiful natural curls and I wondered if she'd be showcasing them on their wedding day. She said that she'd be doing her hair differently and I can't wait to see what she comes up with.
These two reminded me a lot of my husband and I. Super laid back, enjoy the outdoors, and the height difference :) Nick is a tall 6 foot 4 and Deralyn is 5 foot 3. My husband is 6 foot 3 and I, like Deralyn, am 5 foot 3. Like I tell my husband- there's just more of him for me to love.
I cannot wait for their wedding. They are going to hold it at Navarra Gardens in Willimina, Oregon. A gorgeous venue located on the river with trees and manicured shrubs surrounding the area. It's the perfect location for a wedding especially if you love the outdoors or nature. September should be a wonderful month as well. Autumn will be upon us and the trees will be starting to turn their leaves.
Stay tuned for their wedding portraits!
If you are looking for an engagement photographer in Salem Oregon or anywhere in Oregon I would love to help you. I'm a Salem Oregon based wedding photographer but travel near and far for couple's weddings.