Custom Spring Tours

Join Brian for a custom designed photographic excursion in the amazing Columbia River Gorge.  As a full time resident of the gorge since 1997, Brian has built up a wealth of local knowledge about locations, weather conditions and seasonal changes, so that you get the most out of your visit.  Itinerary will be created based on the conditions on that day and your interests.  No matter what your interests are from the classic Gorge icons, to off the beaten path excursions, wildflower fields, waterfalls, orchards scenes to amazing vistas, nightscapes or leisurely daytime trips we can create a tour for you.  We will gladly provide advice about lodging, restaurants, pubs, wineries and recreational activities. 



Special Introductory price is just $175 for a private 90 minute sunset or sunrise session at one location. Additional time can be added at $75 an hour up to 4 1/2 hours. Additional students are $50 each.


What is included-  Prices include private photographic instruction on any topic you are interested in and help in choosing a shooting location.

What is not included-  All gear, travel, lodging, tolls,  parking fees and food.  Participants will be expected to drive themselves to and from all locations.  

Don't Delay!!  This video was taken on a scouting trip in early April 2021!!  The flowers are starting to explode....

Other Tour Ideas

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Blossoms and Barns 

Underwood Panorama

Vistas and Viewpoints


Flower Hunter


Mountain Lake 

How to Register.  Click on the book now link to visit bookings page.  Check the calendar to see what days are available and click on that session to book.  Email me if you want to add people or time.  Email me if you don't see a date that works for you.  Many more dates are being added frequently so just email a  request if you have a date you are interested in. 

I would also be happy to change the start time of any class to fit your schedule.  Night photography classes are also available upon request. 

A note on safety-  Participants will be expected to follow the latest guidance on Covid including social distancing and wearing masks when 6 feet of distance can not be maintained.  Once you have reserved your spot you will be sent a survey that will be used to help create your customized tour.  Brian and Kelly are both fully vaccinated.  Brian has an emergency locator beacon that he will be bringing on all tours. 

I am proud to be offering a money back guarantee on all tours.  If you are not satisfied I will refund your purchase price.  No refunds can be given for weather or conditions related reasons.  You will be 100% responsible for your own safety at all times and you will need to communicate if at any time you are not comfortable on the tour.  The gorge is full of many hazards including limited parking at photo locations, ticks, cliffs, rattlesnakes, uneven and slippery walking surfaces.