My first engagement shoot of 2011 was a joy! I could not have asked for a more exciting couple to shoot with, just what I needed to get me back into the groove as wedding season approaches. With Marnel & Matthew now residing in separate states (California & Oregon, respectively) at least two of us would have to travel for their engagement shoot. Of course we picked one of the rainiest cities in the country. You guessed it: Portland, OR. However, the rain held up just enough that we could capture their love.
It is ridiculous how vivacious they are. They fell in love at Howard University; Matthew enjoys pottery, Marnel loves to paint; they both love to run and have completed a few marathons; they salsa dance; they’ve driven across the county from east to west; and they love chicken and waffles. I read a recent comment someone posted on Facebook, Marnel & Matthew are sporty, smart and definitely spicy. After spending a few days with them I decided that Anyeka and I need to find a new hobby.
Take a second and enjoy some of my favorites from their Portland engagement session.
I forget what they were listening to, they were going innnnnn… EDIT: It was Michael Jackson!
We decided to head over to the Hoyt Arboretum… This place is gorgeous!
I have a ton of “favorites”, but I think the image below is a favorite out of many “favorites.”
I have so many favorites, I wish I could share more. I’m certainly looking forward to their wedding taking place later this year.