Being a wedding photographer based in Bend Oregon, I always love shooting engagement sessions out in nature. When Nick and Julia reached out to me about being their engagement photographer, they wanted me to help them plan a location for their engagement photos. Their only requests was to have mountain views in the background, so I immediately thought of the Indian Ford Meadow Preserve, though there are no shortage of views around Oregon. Just a short drive from Bend, Indian Ford boasts incredible mountain views and wide open space to wander through the meadow.
We met up around golden hour for their engagement photos and wandered through the meadow until the sun went down. Though we didn’t anticipate the howling wind, I think it added a nice flair to the photos. The connection these two had with each other was radiant. They were truly their authentic selves during the entire session, and it shows through their candid laughter and smiles in these images.
This is why I love engagement photography, because it gives me a chance to really get to know couples before I spend hours capturing their wedding and helps me better understand how to tell their story and which images to focus on during their wedding day. I think most wedding photographers would agree with me.
If you’re trying to decide on a location for your engagement photos in Oregon, fill out my contact form and let’s chat! I love helping couples choose locations for their engagement photos. Maybe these images below will you give you some inspiration.