This location, without a doubt, was one of the most fun places I’ve ever photographed at. Nicolette knew from the moment we began talking that she wanted this to happen at the place where they had their first date — Cartopia in SE Portland.
These two met for the first time over beer and pizza, so it seemed like a natural frame for this shoot. They grabbed a couple of pies to eat by the fire, and honestly, it was like I wasn’t even there. They were so focused on each other, which always makes for the best photos.
They told jokes to each other and exchanged sweet glances, and I did my best to capture most of my photos between bites of pizza — but of course there were no guarantees.
Also, have you ever seen someone eat pizza in a fuzzy shrug?? These two not only brought their smiles + laughter, but also two incredible looks that brought a lot of style to this busy food hub.
Thank you to Nicolette + Jessica for letting me be the weirdest third wheel to a date that anyone has probably ever witnessed — I wish you many more pizzas in your future!