Jess & Eric | Oregon
YOU GUYS! These two are getting married in August! This time last year I was out gallivanting my way through Oregon with my incredible friend Jess & her soon to be husband Eric. We had so many incredible adventures I don’t even know where to start! From hiking through waterfalls, wine tasting, the coast, the wooden shoe tulip festival & Bend, it was a trip I will never forget.
Let’s back up a minute and recap on how Jess & I became friends… We met as roommates during our study abroad semester at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England back in the Spring of 2014. We became attached at the hip exploring Europe together during our time overseas. We actually visited eleven different countries while we were there! And that brings me to a very special piece of the story that made me realize I could turn my love of photography into a career…
There were numerous occasions as we were traveling when we wanted a photograph of us together and not just a selfie (although we got really good at those!). I can't tell you how many times we would get the photo back and either one of our heads was chopped off, or the beautiful cathedral we were standing purposefully in front of wasn't even in the picture. This is when I realized not everyone has an eye for it and that I see things differently than other people. I see photographs everywhere I go!
Not only did studying abroad make me realize what I wanted to do with my life, it gave me a special appreciation of where I'm from and what I have. I am so thankful that after all these years Jess & I have remained friends despite the distance. Fast forward to Jess & Eric’s engagement session last spring! The two of them have been studying for their Masters degrees at Oregon State University (so of course we had to take some photos on campus!) I am so honored and excited to be photographing their wedding in their home state of Connecticut. Love you guys to the moon & back.