When Brie & Joel contacted me about photographing their wedding, I knew it would be a great fit! Brie is SO sweet and her and Joel are raising two little boys very close in age to our two girls. Brie & Joel met online and quickly started connecting over a love of hunting, fishing and all sorts of outdoor adventures! Their first date was hunting and Joel proposed while they were fishing on Alsea River on February 9th! And of course, he had their little guys, Kolt and Lane hand her the ring and then he got down on one knee! Brie had no hesitation saying yes!
Brie & Joel live in Philomath which is a little ways away from us so I knew I’d need to make a trip to take their engagement photos. Luckily, I had another wedding in Lincoln City right after Brie & Joel booked their wedding with me so we pulled together an engagement session so fast! I went to Lincoln City for my wedding and then had Brie & Joel’s engagements scheduled for the next day. Of course, I didn’t look at the weather and being in Oregon, rain was in the forecast. I was so worried that we wouldn’t be able to shoot and that we’d both have to make extra trips to get their engagement session done. But, the rain held out JUST long enough for us to finish our session and by the time we were done, it was pouring! But Brie & Joel were awesome! They weren’t worried about the rain at all! They were just excited to be together! And I can’t wait to celebrate their wedding in August!