Sunrise Picnic Engagement Session {Elaine & Phil}

Cheers for Elaine and Phil, who were up for meeting me in the early hours of the morning for their picnic-themed engagement session! I wasn't available to photograph their wedding day, so I was thrilled when Elaine still wanted to collaborate on their engagement photos for their save-the-dates. She wanted to create a unique session to showcase their couple personality, so we got to planning right away! 

Both Elaine and Phil are romantics, but they wanted to show off her sweet side and his fun & playful side. I feel that this picnic at sunrise fit them perfectly, as it allowed for a relaxed and intimate session where they felt free to joke, laugh, and simply enjoy each other's company.

Engagement photos at sunrise with Oregon wedding photographer, McKenna Rachelle Photography

Elaine is a photographer herself, and has a great eye for detail- she put together this super sweet picnic basket, complete with fresh flowers and macaroons (thanks for sharing them with me)! The light corals and blush pinks of the flowers subtly hinted at their wedding color palette. She also did a wonderful job coordinating their outfits for this chilly early Autumn morning. They opted for a dressy-casual look: he wore jeans and a grey blazer over a white button-up, and she wore a light pink dress with tall leather boots. I loved the touch of lace on her boot socks that complimented the lace on her dress.

Young couple engagement photos, picnic theme, wine, macarons 

Phil is an avid collector of comic books, and Elaine wanted to make sure we included some in a few of their engagement photos as we wrapped up our session. I love how she takes a genuine interest in what Phil loves- that's the kind of simple, selfless love that makes for a happy marriage!

Engagement session, morning picnic and comic books with Pacific Northwest photographer