This creek-side engagement session was probably the most adventurous sessions I have done! After living nearly my whole in Silverton, I have never made my way to Abiqua Falls in Scott’s Mills. I never knew what was in store! Brett and Kimberly envisioned romantic, whimsical portraits in the water. And, while we did achieve that, it was a chaotic experience.
We scheduled the session, but when the day came it became extremely overcast, dark, and then started to rain. I knew that it was only going to be darker in the forest. We decided to change locations spur of the moment. We hurried over into Silverton at a local park and did a quick portrait session. I felt so bad that it wasn’t anything like they pictured so I offered to try again the following week.
We didn’t know the adventure that was about to come. None of us had been to Abiqua Falls before- and let me tell you that you need an off-road vehicle and good hiking shoes. After a very rough drive to the trailhead, we all decided that the 60-degree hike down to the bottom of the canyon would be too much. Lucky the view was stunning! After doing half of the photoshoot cliff side we ventured back to town and did the other half at the Gallon House Bridge.
I learned a lot from this session: scout out locations before, dress for the shoot (even if it isn’t cute), and don’t trust Google when it says it’s a ‘moderate’ hike. These two were such good sports with all the ups and downs, and I can’t wait for their wedding this summer!