On a beautiful spring evening, Jennifer and Chris joined me at the Old Mill in the tiny town of Vernonia. The building is a fantastic piece of Oregon history--the fuel bunker is the last-standing structure from the 1920's, and now has trees growing out of the open roof, and graffiti all over its walls. The owner now allows photographers with a permit to come in and enjoy the space (otherwise, beware the "No Trespassing" signs. Much of the graffiti is from artists he flew in from New York to decorate for a wedding reception held here last year. A giant rabbit, and a girl on a swing with the words "Seek Joy" are two of my favorite pieces.
Jennifer brought her son for the session, which I loved--he's a wicked-smart, respectful and joyful child. When we weren't taking photos, he and I took a break to play tag around the field outside (bonus!). I so appreciate that he's such an important part of their family going forward that they wanted to include him in their engagement session.