January 18th, 2017 marked three years as husband and wife! Every year for our anniversary Scott and I take a trip to celebrate our love, marriage and passion for having new experiences together. This year, Portland, Oregon made the cut -- a city that had been on our list to visit together for years and years now. Once our tickets were booked, I reached out to Dawn of Dawn Photography -- an amazing PNW-based photographer whose work I'd been admiring for months after seeing her photos of Tonya from The Moptop and Jeremy and Audrey Roloff (among many other bloggers and gorgeous couples!). 

With the forecast full of snow and sleet the day we arrived, I chatted with Dawn in a bit of a panic that our shoot wouldn't go as planned. However, it seems that we brought the sunshine with us and our second day in Oregon was sunny, warm and snow-free! After meeting up with Dawn for our shoot, we hopped in the car and drove toward the Columbia Rive Gorge for a morning of adventure and the most beautiful Pacific Northwest views!

Having the opportunity to take fun and unique photos together is something both Scott and I cherish. I know many couples only have professional photos taken leading up to and during their wedding, but for us -- having someone capture our love throughout the years of our relationship feels just as important. I know we'll be looking back on these photos for years to come and will be able to remember exactly how we felt and what our life was like back then -- ten years together, three years married and so in love with one another (awwwww!). 

On our way back to Portland, we spotted this cabbage patch and had to pull over! The smell was something I never care to describe again, but it sure felt quirky and unique to be standing in a field of rotting cabbages in the Oregon countryside. 

If you're ever in the Portland or Eugene areas of Oregon, be sure and reach out to our new friend Dawn for a shoot with you and your loved one -- she'll make you feel like a million bucks and take you on quiet an adventure! And now to pick out which photos I want to frame -- the very first photo is my absolute fav, but I think having a photo of us standing in a rotting cabbage patch would be quite a conversation piece, don't ya think! ;) Hope you have a great day, friends!

-Chelsea xo