The old Gulick Homestead, located in The Dalles, Oregon, is a fantastic place for photos. I was staying at a hotel nearby and, as soon as I saw this location, I called the bride and told her to grab the groom and meet me at my hotel; I had a surprise for them. It was another stormy fall day but the rain held off for this shoot. I really love the rustic setting and the amazing colors. We spent a good 30 minutes here, using the various buildings and foregrounds, until the bride got too cold to continue so we wrapped it up and headed for the church. The groom got a ride with his parents, leaving the bride their own vehicle. What he didn’t know was that he’d put her set of keys into his pocket before he left! My car is a little 2-seater so there was no way I was going to fit the bride and her bridesmaids in with me but it was really starting to get cold and I couldn’t just leave them all standing out there, so I managed to stuff the bride in the passenger seat next to me and we took off after the groom and his parents. She got the keys back and we all made it to church on time.