A BEND OREGON BACKYARD WEDDING

Bend Oregon backyard wedding

This backard wedding in Bend Oregon was really special.  Makayla and Nathan chose to get married at this property in Bend, connected to this beautiful field of flowers with a stunning view that they used as their ceremony backdrop.  They wanted to keep their wedding intimate and simple, which I really enjoyed.  Makayla and her bridesmaids got ready at the Sage + Honey Spa, then we headed up the road to the property for their ceremony and reception. 

I’m a wedding and elopement photographer based in Bend Oregon, and I often travel to other parts of Oregon or the Pacific Northwest for weddings, so I loved not having to travel far to capture their wedding day.  These two were also super photogenic, and I think their photos turned out wonderful.  Take a look at some of their wedding photos below or check out my Instagram if you’re looking for backyard wedding inspiration, and reach out here if you’re on the search for an engagement and wedding photographer in Oregon! 

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Bend Oregon backyard wedding photographer
Bend Oregon wedding photographer
Bend Oregon backyard wedding
Bend Oregon wedding photographer
Wedding Photographer in Bend Oregon
Wedding Photographer in Bend Oregon
Bend Oregon wedding photographer
Wedding in Bend Oregon
Wedding Photographer in Bend Oregon
Wedding in Bend Oregon
Wedding in Bend Oregon
Wedding in Bend Oregon
Bend Oregon wedding photographer
Wedding Photographer in Bend Oregon

OREGON ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SESSION ON FILM


Engagement photo session in Bend Oregon

Last fall, I adventured out to Todd Lake with my friends Chris and Alex for one of my favorite sessions to date.  I always love when couples want to get creative for thier photos, and when they mentioned that they wanted most of their photos shot on film, I was even more excited to get out to this beautiful location.  I already posted a blog with some of these images, but the film deserved a blog of its own.  There are no camera stores in Bend, and not even Walmart carries film in town, so I usually order my rolls of film online.  These images were all shot on Ilford HP5+, which is a 400 speed black and white film for the photo nerds out there and is usually what I bring out to shoot at weddings and engagement sessions.  

Photo session in Bend Oregon
Couples photo session in Bend Oregon
Engagement Photos Bend Oregon

What I love about film, specifically black and white film, is the timeless and classic quality it has.  After seeing my parents wedding album, I wanted to offer this to couples on their wedding day, and eventually started offering this at sessions as well.  Shooting film is what got me into photography, and so incorporating this into my engagement sessions has been really exciting! 

Engagement photo session in Bend Oregon
Engagement Photos Bend Oregon
Engagement Photos Bend Oregon
Engagement photo session in Bend Oregon
Engagement Photos Bend Oregon
Engagement photographer in Bend Oregon

I think Todd Lake is one of the best photo spots in Bend Oregon, especially for engagement photos.  We went in the late fall and had the entire lake to ourselves!  And after spending some time roaming along the trail, we (strategically) finished the session with some photos in the lake.  

If you’re looking for a photographer for engagement photos, reach out HERE!  I’m a wedding and engagement photographer based in Central Oregon, CURRENTLY BOOKING 2024 AND 2025! 


SPARKS LAKE PROPOSAL

Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon

When Jake reached out to me about helping to plan his proposal while him and his girlfriend were vacationing in Bend, I immediately thought of Sparks Lake.  His only request was for me to find a location with views of the mountains along the Cascade Lakes Highway, yet close enough to Bend that they could drive out for his proposal and a sunset picnic.  I loved his idea, so I started planning away, and their engagement session turned out so magical!  Here are a few photos from this simple yet stunning engagement.  

Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon
Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon
Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon
Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon
Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon
Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon
Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon
Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon
Engagement photos at Sparks Lake near Bend Oregon

I definitely recommend heading to Sparks Lake for a photo session if you’re planning a trip to Oregon and have time!  Reach out here if you’re looking for a photographer for your proposal or engagement session in Central Oregon! 

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