An early spring picnic with Cory & Jade


I had the great pleasure of photographing the beautiful personalities behind the Endlessly Enraptured blog last weekend at Mt. Tabor. Jade and Cory, the super talented photographer/writer/blogger/foodie couple are such a blast to be around. I discovered them through Instagram a few months ago and we have been following each other’s work ever since. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a soft spot for all of the awesome VW buses that I find all over Portland. When Cory told me that he has been dreaming of owning his own VW bus since he was a kid, I know we had to find a bus for our shoot. As chance would have it, I found a beautiful red 1972 VW bus for sale near my house. I contacted the owner, Janie, who was a total sweetheart, and she enthusiastically offered us her bus for the shoot. (In the time between I when I first talked with Janie about her bus and the time of the shoot, she had sold it. However, she sold it with the contingency that the buyer couldn’t have it until after our shoot! Portland Nice at it’s finest).

When we arrived to at Mt. Tabor Park in Southeast Portland for the shoot, we were met with menacing grey skies and intermittent downpour. Cory, the consistently glass half-full type, assured me that if we were patient,  blue skies were in our near future. I’m not sure if it was just his optimism or if he has a 6th sense, but sure enough after a short 15 minute rain delay, we were greeted with bright sun, blue skies and warm air. We had a great time adventuring around the park and watching Cory smile ear to ear while living out his lifelong dream of driving a VW bus.

A big thanks to Black Sweet Raspberry for donating and styling the picnic supplies.

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