engagement shoot


First off, Portland is no joke in the fall. The colors are magical.

Second, I am engaged!!! I am so thrilled and happy to be with the love of my life. It was too easy to plan this photo shoot and have the most fun with it.

A Vineyard Engagement

Owen and I got engaged a long long time ago but on his recent visit to India (which is also his final trip here for the foreseeable future!) we decided to have this vineyard engagement session to mark all the wonderful times we’ve spent together in India. We hadn’t thought about a pre-wedding shoot at first, but it all came together quite organically while planning this trip! As I’ve been shooting with Shutter Diaries for the blog since the beginning of the year, and it’s been a wonderful experience throughout, we immediately asked them if they’d like to shoot our engagement photos as well! We spent a golden afternoon at the Soma Vineyards, an absolutely sublime place in southern India’s wine country, and made some magical memories to go with the photos. These are for cherishing, these are forever.

Our love story has been more epic than fairytale. Four years long distance with my mental health and the UK government between us hasn’t always been easy but we’ve persisted because nothing is as good as the two of us together. I still wake up every day looking forward to hearing Owen’s voice, he still goes to sleep every night with me on the phone next to him. It never stopped being special. And may it remain so till the end of our days. Before I met Owen, I would never have believed that this kind of love existed but then I found him for myself. He’s love. He’s home. And together, we raise a glass to forever. Here’s to a lifetime of each other, to love, to hold, to cherish.

I’m wearingRegina gown c/o Universal Standard ♥ Self made flower crown ♥ ASOS velvet heels ♥

Owen’s wearingASOS denim shirtCotton chinosRanger green braces ♥ Hush Puppies shoes ♥ AJ Morgan Glasses ♥

GUYS, I get to marry this girl in less than 150 days! We are busy planning the wedding but while we are doing that, we are preparing a travel blog launch! Our blog is going to be geared towards traveling as a lesbian couple and the things we experience, positive and negative. If you want to follow the start up, most of the updates will be on my instagram @thekatlouise so follow me there! If you have any ideas or things you would like to see, shoot us a message, we’d love to hear your ideas!