We are thrilled to share Lindsay and Jai’s engagement photos with you – a couple who the photographer, Brian Whitt, describes as warm and authentic. These photos capture so much of the couple’s passion and excitement for each other, and for their lives. We can practically hear their laughter echoing off the rock walls! Brian tells us, “They are both new to Oregon and enjoy spending time in nature, so we invited them to Central Oregon’s unique landscape at Smith Rock State Park. One of the seven wonders of Oregon, the high desert terrain and picturesque basalt rock walls made for a naturally gorgeous backdrop and reflected the couple’s love of exploring new places together.”
Read on for more of the couple’s story:
“Since we met, the outdoors, and the adventures to be had there, has been our favorite place to be together. Jai and I escaped from LA for a few nights to Pine Mountain in the Los Padres national forest. We both needed a break from our screens and to connect with each other — we were executing the arrival of a new puppy Indy in the next week, so it was a good time to escape untethered. It was freezing when we made it to the top on the mountain — but we made a fire, set up our hammock and swung there on a ledge just enjoying being in the trees together and high-fiving on making it happen last minute. Jai looked at me and said, “Hey babe, you know the one thing that would make this even more perfect?” to which I replied “I know, our PUPPY being here with us??”… He laughed and said, “No, something else …” I turned around to grab his hand, he was down on one knee, looking up at me with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen. “Would you make the happiest man ever and marry me?” I ran to his lap, jaw on the floor. I just stared at him, not even understanding what was happening. After a few more moments of “Oh my god” he said, “I’ll take that as a yes?” Yes, it was a yes. Forever yes. Yes to everything with you Jai. You are the best person I have ever known. We had never once discussed marriage, weddings or anything like that, so it was the happiest, best surprise ever. Life together will be even more special now. I am looking forward to so much goodness on our wedding day. Being in the Oregon Forest with family and friends, the smell of pine trees and rhubarb pies, falling even deeper in love with the man I love who I couldn’t have dreamed existed.
This romantic vow renewal from Wales, photographed by Taylor & Porter, has our wanderlust officially piqued. The incredible scenery and ancient architecture truly feel like a land set apart, and we cannot imagine a more dreamy setting for an elopement, intimate destination wedding or a vow renewal.