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Adventure elopement inspiration in Smith Rock State Park near Bend, Oregon


I’ve always dreamed of shooting an adventure elopement at Smith Rock State Park near Bend, Oregon and these two made my dreams come true! This was a perfect example of a laid back elopement with me. No frills. Just true love and a fun adventure in one of the most beautiful locations in Central Oregon.

Reagan did her own hair and makeup and her dress was from Bespoke Bride, located in Bend. Bespoke is a great place to try on a variety of wedding dress styles for your elopement.

Smith Rock State Park is such a cool place to visit. The rocks are volcanic and are said to have formed 30 million years ago. It’s rock climbers heaven. There are a bunch of routes you can climb that range from beginner to advanced. People come from around the world to climb at this magical location. A plethora of hiking trails are throughout the park from day hikes to backpacking adventures. It’s a must if you’re traveling through Central Oregon!

After we did some adventuring along the Crooked River we had their intimate ceremony overlooking Smith Rock State Park and the valley below. They said their vows. They laughed. They cried. And they had a little dance party cuz you gotta have a little fun on your wedding day! I’m so grateful to have met these two and have new friends. Thank you Reagan and Jared for sharing your story with me. :)

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Vanessa & Alex's Elopement . Part 2 . Archery Summit Vineyard . Oregon Wedding Photographer

After Vanessa & Alex's intimate ceremony inside the wine barrel cave we headed out to the vineyard for some photos around the lush property.  Vanessa and Alex were full of giggles the whole time.  These two don't take life too seriously.  They are always joking around and being super silly.  One of the reasons why I love them!  So, below you will see lots of laughter and lots of kissing.  Oh, I almost forgot…..Vanessa's bouquet  was handmade by Alex.  Amazing, eh?  I wouldn't even know where to start with something like that!  When we finished with their photos they headed off into the sunset in their sexy new Boxster convertible!  Thanks again for choosing me to be your Oregon wedding photographer.  I hope you love your photos! Vanessa & Alex's Elopement

Vanessa & Alex's Elopement . Part 1 . Archery Summit Vineyard . Oregon Wedding Photographer

When Vanessa and Alex told me they were getting married in a wine barrel cave I didn't know what to expect.  But, I did know it sounded awesome.  This was a first, and hopefully not the last time!  They chose Archery Summit Vineyard nestled in the Dundee Hills of Oregon.  It was a beautiful location located in Oregon's Willamette Valley surrounded by rolling green hills, big fir trees, and snowy mountains in the distance.  The ceremony site was set up beautifully with candles, fresh flowers, and, of course, a bottle of pinot noir.  It was an intimate ceremony with a couple of close friends.  I've know Vanessa for a few years, so it was very casual and FUN!  I was honored when she asked me to shoot her wedding.  She actually chose her wedding date based on when I would be back on the mainland! :)  Vanessa was glowing and Alex was grinning from ear to ear.  These two have been together for a while, so it was nice to see them finally get hitched!  Thanks for choosing me to be your Oregon wedding photographer!  It was totally worth the plane trip from Maui!!!  Love you guys! Vanessa & Alex's Elopement