• Improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography assistance
• Enhance your digital workflow with Lightroom assistance
• Relax in award-winning hotels
• Enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine
• Travel comfortably in private transportation
• 4 spots maximum per tour
Registration & Final Payment Deadline: September 1, 2022
Day 1 - Arrive in Portland / Starvation Creek / Lost Lake / Hood River
We set out by private transfer from Portland, Oregon to the world-famous Columbia River Gorge - the first of the Seven Wonders of Oregon we explore - and photograph the colorful and little known, Starvation Creek. Afterwards, we'll head to our fantastic hotel, check in, and have a great dinner before heading to Lost Lake and capture the sunset with spectacular Mt. Hood reflecting in the glossy lake. Mt. Hood is the second of the Seven Wonders of Oregon that we photograph and this magnificent landscape will leave a lasting impression. After shooting, we'll return to our hotel in Hood River.
Day 2 - Panther Creek Falls / White River Falls / Hood River
Today we leave early and travel by private transfer to the otherworldly fantasyland of Panther Creek Falls. Words cannot describe just how amazing this location is and we explore it thoroughly. After shooting, we will have lunch and edit images throughout the afternoon. After another delicious dinner, we will travel to White River Falls, an outstanding double-tiered waterfall that drops into a rugged basalt gorge near an abandoned hydroelectric power station that once energized and irrigated the region. We'll shoot the falls and capture the incredible sunset, then return to our hotel.
Day 3 - Ecola State Park / Hug Point / Cannon Beach / Seaside
After breakfast and editing images, we travel by private transfer to Seaside where we'll check into our next hotel and have lunch. Afterwards we head to Ecola State Park and capture the gorgeous vista above the ocean before traveling to Hug Point. Once there, we'll photograph the stunning seascapes before heading to spectacular Haystack Rock for sunset. After shooting, we'll have a fantastic late dinner and return to our hotel.
Day 4 - Abiqua Falls / Salem
After breakfast, we travel by private transfer to Salem, check into our next incredible hotel, have lunch, then continue to sensational Abiqua Falls. Abiqua Falls drops 92' over a columnar basalt amphitheater that's covered in redish-orange and green lichens and mosses. This location is jaw-dropping and easily one of the premier waterfalls in Oregon. We'll shoot the falls all afternoon then return to our hotel in Salem and have another fantastic dinner.
Day 5 - Silver Falls State Park / Salem
After breakfast we travel by private transfer to Silver Falls State Park which is known as the "crown jewel" of the Oregon state parks system. We will photograph majestic Upper North Falls and towering North Falls then take a break for lunch in Silverton. After lunch, we will return to the park to photograph South Falls and Lower South Falls, as well as old growth forests, bridges, and streams. After shooting, we will return to our hotel in Salem and have our final dinner.
Day 6 - Depart Portland
After breakfast and editing images, we'll travel by private transfer to Portland International Airport, where you'll catch your flight home.
Note: Please schedule your flight departure no earlier than 2P.
Photo Tour Dates & Registration Deadline
Tour Dates: September 11-16, 2022
Registration & Final Payment Deadline: September 1, 2022
Availability - 4 Spots Maximum
Photo Tour Cost
$4,200.00 Per Person. Based on Double Occupancy.
Single Supplement - Add $1,275.00
The single supplement applies to tour participants that are traveling alone and prefer their own hotel rooms rather than sharing rooms with another guest or when sharing rooms is not available.
What's Included In Photo Tour Price?
Photo tour price includes all hotels, all meals, private transportation, and all park entrance fees. Photo tour cost does NOT include: airfare to and from Portland, Oregon (airport code PDX), travel insurance, tips to bartenders, bellhops, cleaning staff, drivers, and tour guides, and personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, laundry service, and souvenirs.
$1,500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Due With Registration
$2,700.00 Balance Due on Registration & Final Payment Deadline
We accept checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, and Visa.
Cancellations & Refunds
Deposits are non-refundable. For refunds, we require that a cancellation request in writing be received before 11:59pm Pacific Time on the Registration & Final Payment date. If we receive your written cancellation request before the Registration & Final Payment deadline and can refill your space, we will refund all payments, minus any discounts given to refill your space. If we cannot refill your space, we will refund 50% of all payments. No refunds are given, nor cancellations allowed after the Registration & Final Payment Deadline date. No partial refunds are given for unused services. There is a $50.00 charge for all returned payments. Please see our complete Liability & Cancellation Policy.
While most locations have easy hikes, there is one location that requires walking unassisted for 3 miles (round trip) over uneven, potentially muddy and slippery trails, and up-and-down inclines with moderate altitude gain. There are hikes over a variety of terrain including pavement, gravel, and dirt trails with large roots, rocks, logs, and stairs. Travelers should be aware that heat and humidity could be high in some locations and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.