Columbia River Gorge Day After Waterfall Adventure Session | Alexandra + Vanessa

These two brides came from Las Vegas to have their ideal Pacific Northwest (PNW) elopement experience and wanted to incorporate one of Oregon’s 238 waterfalls. Rather than leave their few special guests on their Elopement day which took place near Mt. Hood (see their Mt. Hood National Forest Elopement here), they chose to add a Day After Session in the Columbia River Gorge at a favorite waterfall. Choosing A Day after Adventure Session was the perfect way to have the best of both worlds – an intimate, relaxed Elopement and a hiking adventure with just the two of them.

Waterfall Adventure Session by Myrtle Creative Co.

The Location

The Columbia River Gorge has a rich history and is a very unique area. The gorge was formed in large part by the Missoula Floods of the Pleistocene (or last ice age) in geologic time and boast canyon walls up to 4,000 feet tall. (#sorrynotsorry, Photographer with a #geologydegree which means Geology tidbits can and might be brought up during your hike with me…) The Columbia River Gorge stretches over eighty miles as the river winds westward forming the boundary between the state of Washington to the north and Oregon to the South. Full of countless waterfalls and luscious green forest all around, it is a breathtaking destination with one of a kind views.

The Session

These two ladies braved the drizzly rain for a classic PNW Fall day in the Columbia River Gorge. After their enjoyable Elopement the day before, they were able to get out to enjoy their first hike as wife + wife! They had previously visited Oregon and explored a number of areas, selecting this waterfall as a choice favorite.

We set out mid-morning with umbrellas in hand to enjoy the area. Despite the chill and rain, this was such an enjoyable time and was one last place to explore before Alex + Vanessa headed back to their home in the desert. It is clear that the Pacific Northwest will forever have a special place in their hearts. Congratulations ladies!


“We will forever be indebted to Ann Marie for everything she has done to make our wedding perfect. Not only are you getting the most incredibly talented and amazing photographer who will guarantee to make everyone and everything look beautiful, but you are getting a wedding planner, a tour guide, an unlimited amount of resources, information, and support. Seriously the best choice we made for our wedding was booking Ann Marie. She helped us every step of the way, provided us with amazing referrals, helped us with things we completely forgot about or didn’t know about, and was kind, wonderful, and patient with us the entire time. AS IF ALL THAT WASNT ENOUGH, my officiant fell through last minute and Ann Marie not only came through and helped with that, but also wrote and personalized the officiant’s part of the vows and honestly, they could not have been more perfect or well suited for my wife and I. I really cannot sing her praises enough. BOOK HER!!! We already cannot wait to be able to again. Thank you so much Ann Marie!! <3”

Vanessa + Alexandra

Interested in your own Elopement or Couple’s Session with Myrtle Creative Co.? Want to add a Day After Adventure Session to your day? I would love to chat! Complete my Couple’s Session Inquiry Form or Elopement/Wedding Inquiry form to get started. Cannot wait to hear from you – cheers!

Myrtle Creative Co. is your Intimate Wedding and Elopement Photographer for love + adventure. Ann Marie provides custom planning assistance, vendor referrals, itinerary creation and so much more so you can have the day of your dreams. Reach out today for your Wedding Photography needs!

  1. Adriana says:

    This location is a dream! Beautiful shots, after wedding day sessions are the best!

  2. Cara says:

    This day after session is so romantic. The Columbia River gorge is such an incredibly beautiful spot for photos!

  3. Amy Isacson says:

    Wonderful set of photos! They must be thrilled with them! I love that they opted for a day after session – that really makes it that much more special. Such a lovely area. Fantastic job!

  4. Thijsiena says:

    Such a wonderful Location this looks just perfect and dreamy!

  5. Leo says:

    Amazing collection of images. PNW always blows me away with the incredible forests and waterfalls… thanks for sharing!

  6. Give me waterfalls for each adventure souls brave enough to play outside! So so beautiful!

  7. Kat says:

    Awwww shucks I’m so jealous. What a beautiful area, and with so many waterfalls to choose from…how would one even choose? I’m sure those brides were thrilled to hire you for these.

  8. Lovely inspiration for couples planning a Columbia River Gorge adventure session! Any couple that has you as their Oregon elopement photographer will be stoked!

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