It was a GLORIOUS Saturday in Eastern Oregon when I met up with Marissa & Russ for their engagement session.

We started out with a picnic in the John Day Fossil Beds with the green and gray cliff formations behind them, surrounded by low sage and fragrant juniper trees. It was challenging to work in the full sun with little to no shade available to lessen the sun’s intensity, also challenging to work around Russ’s red gym shorts since he accidentally brought a pair of Marissa’s jeans to change into (oops!), …not to mention that Marissa is still recovering from a 4-wheeler accident she had in early April that badly broke her wrist. But even with all that they were a ball of giggles and kisses all afternoon!!! They enjoyed cheesecake filled strawberries, cider, snuggles during their picnic before we headed back down the hill to explore other areas. We ended the session at the Painted HillsĀ  – though we didn’t go all the way to the official overlook so that we could ensure that we would have these stunning red, orange, stripped hills to ourselves.

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