Choosing the Right Locations: 

I understand the importance of convenience for families, so I’ve handpicked locations that require minimal to medium walking, ensuring ease of access for everyone. There’s plenty of parking.

When should we book our photo session in Columbia River Gorge? 

While the Columbia River Gorge is a breathtaking location, it can get busy. For a more intimate experience, consider scheduling your session on a weekday when there are fewer people. But fortunately, all locations are quite large, so we can find a quiet place. Don’t forget to dress warmly, especially during colder and windier seasons.To ensure the best lighting conditions, I typically schedule sessions about 1.5 hours before sunset throughout most of the year. In case of cloudy weather, we may adjust the timing slightly, but rest assured, I’ll keep you informed every step of the way.Additionally, be prepared for a later bedtime, especially during spring and summer when sunset occurs later. 

Where should we take our Columbia River Gorge photoshoot? 

The Columbia River Gorge stands as one of Oregon’s most picturesque places, providing a stunning backdrop for family or couples photos. Explore the beauty on both the Oregon and Washington sides of The Gorge, as each location offers its unique charm. Upon booking a session, you’ll receive a comprehensive location guide featuring my favorite spots with incredible lighting and gorgeous backdrops.

Ready to book your family or couple Columbia River Gorge session? 

Feel free to reach out to me and secure your family, maternity, newborn, or couples session. We can chat about the perfect location and find a suitable date for you. I’m thrilled to be your photographer for the Columbia River Gorge — let’s capture some wonderful moments together! 


Preparation is Key

Reach out to me before the session, and we can discuss everything thoroughly to create a plan. Being prepared makes the day more relaxed, allowing you to truly enjoy the moment.

About Irina Smagina Photography

I provide photography services in Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA, and the surrounding areas, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Sherwood, Gresham, Camas, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, and more. Specializing in lifestyle and natural photography, my goal is to capture timeless moments that will hold significance for years to come.

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