I absolutely loved photographing this winter elopement in Bend.  I typically shoot smaller, micro weddings here in Oregon, but I always get excited when couples reach out about elopement photography.  I also don’t typically shoot winter weddings, so that was a nice change. 

They wanted to get married with views of Mt. Bachelor in the distance, so I suggested we meet at the Dutchman Flat sno-park and walk a bit through the snow to find a secluded spot away from other skiers and snowmobiles.  We lucked out with beautiful light for their wedding!  They finished their ceremony with a classic snowball fight, which was so fun to photograph.   

Check out some of the photos from their elopement below if you’re looking for winter wedding inspiration!  

I’m Nick- a Bend Oregon wedding photographer shooting on both digital and film.  Reach out HERE if you’re looking for a wedding, engagement, or elopement photographer in Oregon! 

Click HERE to check out more of my work from past weddings and engagements here in Bend.  


Smith Rock Engagement Session

If you haven’t been to Smith Rock state park, it’s one of my favorite places to explore in Central Oregon, and so I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re in the area.  I get excited whenever I get an inquiry for a wedding, proposal, or engagement session in the park.  This time around, it happened to be a proposal.

I do a good amount of location scouting each time I find myself at Smith Rock, so I knew of a really nice, secluded spot in the north end of the park along the North Point trail.  We had the entire spot to ourselves, just as I had hoped!  After the proposal, we made our way to the south end of the park, stopping along the walk at the different, stunning view points Smith Rock boasts to take photos.  We lucked out with beautiful weather and light, though the wind was a bit much that day.  Take a look at some of the images I shot during their proposal below, and check out my Instagram to see more of my recent work.   

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Check out these sites HERE (or here) if you’re looking for tips and info about the park, and reach out HERE out if you’re looking for a wedding photographer or engagement photographer in Bend Oregon! 


Brasada Ranch Wedding Photography

Darleen + Ian had such a simple yet sweet elopement at Brasada Ranch, just a short drive from Bend and a photographers dream to shoot- full of endless mountain views and high desert landscape to roam through.  We explored the property for a bit to grab some portraits, then walked over to the Trestle pond, where they chose to say their vows, with the Trestle bridge in the background and Cascade mountains in the distance as they looked out.  This is one of my favorite Oregon wedding venues, and I’d be so thrilled to shoot a wedding here again!  

Scroll down to view some of my favorite images I shot at their elopement.  I even got to snap a few photos on her polaroid camera!  If you’re looking for a wedding or engagement photographer in Oregon, I’m based in Bend and would love to chat!  I specialize in smaller weddings in natural settings, shooting on both digital and film.  Reach out HERE to inquire about your 2024 or 2025 wedding photos or engagement photos.  

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