Magical doesn’t even begin to describe the afternoon I got to spend with Erica & Ryan for their engagement session at Cave B. You may recognize this couple as they are two of my favorite people on the planet – my sister-in-law & her fiancé! Photographing them over the years has been such a joy! (See their proposal story here!) They moved to Seattle from Washington DC about a year ago & wanted to go somewhere totally unique for their engagement session. Something that wasn’t too classic PNW, but with a little twist & we landed on the Columbia River Gorge and the vineyard at Cave B Resort. If I could imagine an ideal engagement session, this might be it!
The magic of Cave B…
I fell in love with Cave B when Kevin and I went there for a weekend getaway last fall. I had so much fun showing Erica & Ryan around this unicorn of a location. We frolicked through the vineyard, sipped wine on the terrace and hiked down to the bluff. It amazes me that this type of scenery is only about 2.5 hours away from Seattle! The landscape of Washington completely changes on the other side of the Cascades, from lush greenery to dry desert. We had a stunning sunset and literally everything was golden.
Erica & Ryan were so playful and fun to shoot. I love how they just fit together – they sure made my job easy!! Erica changed from a more casual jeans and sweater outfit to a dress during the shoot. I reccommend wearing your “fancier” outfit second, because the light gets so romantic at sunset! I cannot wait for their wedding next September – and to have my dear friend and amazingly talented photographer, Jenn Repp, capture it for them! (I’ll be on Matron of Honor duties!!) Congratulations again, Erica & Ryan, I love to you pieces!! xoxo