Gisella & Monsieur Pierre

Adam and I met Gisella and her pup, Pierre, on a Choose Mountains hike at Saddle Mountain near the Oregon Coast earlier this spring. It was a slightly brutal hike for us at the time, being that we hadn't been doing much peak bagging through the winter, but we hardly noticed. We met so many wonderful people who loved the outdoors as much as we do. Gisella is no exception. Since moving to Oregon several years ago she has taken the time to explore some of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Northwest, with her pup Pierre right by her side most of the time. She has even summited Mount St. Helens! What a badass. 

So, when Gisella reached out to us to help her create a family holiday card with a Pacific Northwest hike vibe, we couldn't resist. She said that she had a mossy forest in mind, and we knew just the place. Silver Falls State Park may be known for the ten plus waterfalls that the area boasts, but the forest within the park is one of Adam and my favorites. 

The weather is always spotty this year in terms of how wet it might be. It rains a lot in the Willamette Valley during the fall. And Winter. And Spring... But we were very lucky to get overcast skies and mild temperatures. Gisella carried little Pierre in her pack as we walked along the trail to find the perfect location  to shoot. We didn't have to go far to enjoy a magically mossy spot.  

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After the shoot Gisella really won our hearts by treating us to lunch at Chipotle, which if you know us you know it's one thing we cannot resist! 

It makes us so happy to be able to capture these moments for our friends! If you would like to book us for your next family portraits, engagement, senior portraits, or whatever your photography needs may be, send us an email to @jrsteinnn@gmail.com and we can start planning!  Xo

Adam & Jess