TODD LAKE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake

I absolutely loved shooting this engagement session!  Chris and Alex chose one of my new favorite spots near Bend for their photos - Todd Lake.  This picturesque lake lies just 45 minutes outside of Bend with an easy trail wrapping around the lake and stunning views of Mt. Bachelor on a clear day.  There’s also a wide open field to roam through, which we definitely took advantage of.  They even brought their pup Hazel to model in a few of the photos! 

Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake

We lucked out with near perfect light and weather, so we decided to be adventurous and got in the lake at the end of their photo session for some of my favorite couples photos to date.  And yes, I got in too for moral support!  I especially love the black and white film photos I shot during their evening session.  

Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake

Check out this location for your engagement photos if you’re looking for somewhere less crowded, less touristy, and equally as beautiful as places like Smith Rock or Sparks Lake.  I’m a digital and film photographer based in Bend Oregon, and I’d love to chat if you’re on the search for one!  Send me a message here to inquire about your Oregon engagement, elopement, or wedding photography. 


Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake
Bend Oregon engagement session at Todd Lake

EMILY + IAN’S BEND OREGON ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte


After shortly moving my intimate wedding and engagement photo business to Bend, Emily and Ian reached out about having their engagement session at Bessie Butte.  The short hike up the butte makes it the perfect spot near Bend for your engagement photos, and the stunning 360 views at the top makes it my favorite quick hike around here.  

We met up in late winter at Bessie, hiked up together and spent golden hour wandering around at the top.  They wanted their photos shot entirely on film, and I think they made a good choice.  

(p.s. I shoot film at weddings, too!)

Check out these images below from their session if you’re looking for inspiration for your engagement session in or near Bend.  Reach out here if you’re looking to inquire about your engagement or wedding.  

Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte
Bend Oregon engagement session on Bessie Butte

CASSIDY + JOEY’S SMITH ROCK ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session

Cassidy and Joey and I were connected through a mutual friend of ours I met at a photo meetup in Indianapolis back when I lived there.  Their stunning, intimate wedding was in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho - which I happily made the drive for.  They wanted to have their engagement photos done somewhere in Central Oregon that authentically highlights the landscape true to this region, and since their style pairs incredibly well with the high-desert, I immediately suggested Smith Rock.  The views of Smith Rock are beautiful, and I believe it’s one of the best backdrops for photos near Bend Oregon, even engagement photos in winter.  There are plenty of secluded spots around Smith to feel like you’re all alone with nature - one of my favorite feelings to experience.  And though you might see some climbers in the distance, I can always photoshop them out…

We roamed through the park, chatting about how I ended up in Bend, Oregon of all places, and how we each met our mutual friend who was kind enough to refer me.  Getting to know the couples I’ve photographed before their intimate wedding or elopement has always helped me better understand how I can maximize the time I have the day of. 

If you’re looking for a photographer for engagement pictures, let’s chat here!  (P.S. I will never turn down the opportunity to travel for an adventure).

You can view more of my work here or on Instagram and Pinterest!  

Below are some photos from their session for inspiration. 

Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session
Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session
Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session
Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session
Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session
Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session
Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session
Intimate Smith Rock Engagement Session
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