Suzy & Robs Gorgeous Late Summer PNW Engagement Session at Beacon Rock State Park

As I sit down to write this, heat cranked on a freezing, rainy November day in Vancouver, I realize just how far behind I've gotten with my blogs. Weddings always take priority and these engagement sessions always seem to slip through the cracks! Well not anymore - my plan of attack for these long winter months is for this wedding photographer to get all caught up on blogging!!

Admittedly, that's why I love Instagram, essentially micro-blogging daily and getting my images into the hands of those who want to see them on a regular basis.

So here I am, in November, blogging about an August engagement session. But it is so worth it, just look at how gorgeous these two are!

(Side note: husband just walked in with a hot coffee from Brewed Awakenings, talk about brownie points! My afternoon just got that much better!)

I was so happy to hear that Suzy and Rob didn't have any locations for this shoot mind, and were open to trying out someplace new. I have been wanting to shoot at Beacon Rock State Park since the first time my husband and I hiked the large rock itself. The views of the gorge from here are incredible!

We didn't actually hike Beacon Rock on this engagement session, we stayed below, so we could capture it in the background of the photos. According to Wikipedia "Beacon Rock State Park is a geologic preserve and public recreation area on Route 14 in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Skamania County, Washington. The park takes its name from Beacon Rock, an 848-foot (258 m) basalt volcanic plug on the north shore of the Columbia River 32 miles east of Vancouver, WA. On October 31, 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived here and first measured tides on the river, indicating that they were nearing the ocean." Cool, huh?!

I absolutely love Suzys dress. Bold colors, awesome flow, and even a slit up the side. She rented this dress from Rent The Runway, which is quickly becoming a favorite among my brides for engagement shoots.

Rob kept Suzy laughing and smiling the entire time, whispering inside jokes and cute things to her while we photographed. It was perfect :)

There were a few locations we wanted to check out, so after spending about 10-15 minutes in each place, we'd hope back in our cars and drive a bit further down to the next area. If you haven't been, here is some more info: Beacon Rock State Park.

These two were planning a small wedding in just a couple of weeks time, so I was so glad we were able to get the images done for them. We had originally planned this session for May, but COVID bumped a lot of plans this summer. All in all though, it was a huge success!

Congrats Suzy & Rob - I hope you two had a fabulous wedding, and enjoy many more years to come <3