Best Engagement Photo Locations in Portland

Lets talk about the Alternative, Non-Traditional Engagement Photoshoot Experience
in Portland! (Autumn Edition)

The process of getting engaged is so special, intimate, and such a big part of getting married that your engagement photos should go beyond the save-the-date and become a sentimental heirloom for you to look back on for years to come. Your love is so unique that making the whole day about  you and your Partner should be a priority for you!  Have you considered making the whole day into a date to create another special day in your lives? Let me show you what that might look like!

Pre-Photoshoot:
Why not start your morning off right? Here are some places you and your boo can go before we meet up for your photoshoot!

  • First, theres Bison Coffeehouse–an intentional Native-American owned coffee shop so you can start the day on the right foot, supporting a cause you might believe in.
  • Self-care is always a good way to prepare yourselves for a photoshoot, so if you want to get your nails done, stop by True Nails Lounge (an ethical Nail Salon), or book an appointment with Interstellar Bodyworks for a Massage and Reiki experience
  • Why not create an affordable in-home spa day? Stop by The Raven’s Wing Magical Co. or Sea Grape apothecary for some at-home self care and make your own spa experience in the comfort of your own home!

The Shoot: When we meet up for your photoshoot, I have the perfect places to take your Autumn engagement photos! When booking me as your engagement photographer we can discuss the vision you have for your photos! We can do a themed photoshoot, roll with the seasonal feel in a relaxed environment, or create a mood by putting the emotion you share together in an intimate session.

Haven’t “popped the question” yet? I would love to help you turn your proposal and engagement photos into one memorable session! 

(If you need help looking for “the ring”, try Erica Weiner! She has a brick and mortar shop in SW Portland, and theres a lot of really cool history she can tell you about her vintage collection.

I would love to hear any other visions you have for your special engagement session! For now, here is a list of ideas I’ve accumulated for the perfect photoshoot.

You just got engaged! You got pictures to commemorate! Why not have a fun, themed date night? If you need some suggestions, I gotchu.

If you are looking for somewhere perfect for a date filled with autumn vibes, this is the list for you. From dinner and drinks to dancing or comedy, these places all help you live the perfect autumn date.

  • Psychic Bar: A  chill, psychic themed bar with good music playing and delicious cocktails.
  • Wyrd Meadery: The perfect autumn drink is mead! They have a wide selection of mead including their own home brewed mead and some other options for you! They are also a leatherworker so be sure to check out some of their cool products!
  • Ravens Manor: A haunted house themed restaurant and bar with some spoopy food and drink options (just call ahead to see if you need to make a reservation). They also offer an elixir experience where you can learn how to make some neat cocktails of your own for a fun date-night experience.
  • The Coffin Club: One of my all time favourite places for dancing and drinks, their music selection is fantastic, and you can’t beat the vibe at this cool goth club.
  • Old town Pizza: For amazing pizza and delicious brews, this place is both cozy and gives me stronge hygge vibes. This place is said to be haunted, too!
  • Funhouse Lounge: For some laughs and entertainment, you can’t go wrong at funhouse lounge! They also have a creepy clown room that is sure to give you the creeps!
  • Kimsky-Korsakofeeehosue: If you are feeling deserts and an eclectic late-night coffee experience, this place is perfect for you. Take a stop by and enjoy this beautiful victorian house turned restaurant.
  • Bagdad Theatre: A McMennamins theatre notorious in the city! Check out their showings for a classic date night in this haunted movie theatre. It feels a little extravagant but at an affordable price!


Engagement season is upon us, so why not Book me today to get your engagement experience this Autumn & Winter!

Couple dressed in formal attire with the sun behind them smiling for a Halloween themed photoshoot.