If you’ve ever considered a micro-wedding or an elopement please let this inspire you! I am seriously head over heels bonkers for this couple and their wedding day… and their dog – Cosmo. Laurel + Chris came to Sisters for a weekend at Five Pine Lodge with 2 other couples who are in their covid…

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Ok first let me say that these Five Pine elopements/micro weddings are such a blessing. The lodge provides a cabin for the weekend, flowers, an officiant, cupcakes, and witnesses if needed. Plus you can bring your fur baby and up to 6 guests! AMAZING! I know so many couples have been struggling to find a…

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Jaime + Elijah met about 20 years ago in Officer Candidate School for the Army and trained together at different points. Randomly being partnered not by choice each time throughout the training… Always professional but definitely a connection. They went their separate ways after training ended.. Jaime ended up in England for work and Elijah…

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Well… as you can guess by now Phoebe and Tom didn’t get their original wedding. They also didn’t get their Plan B wedding. But when your love is this strong Plan C works just fine. A family friend offered their riverfront patio just across from Drake Park in Downtown Bend for Phoebe + Tom to…

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First wedding of 2020 and I feel confident in saying that this is going to be the year of elopements… and/or micro weddings. Gail + Ted had initially planned to travel to Central Oregon and elope with their adult children by their sides at Tumalo Falls. But then COVID started make travel and gathering at…

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Jennee + Natasha deserve everything happy and good in this world! What started out as photographing a post-elopement reception quickly turned into a weekend adventure. After learning from Jennee’s Dad that their elopement photography hadn’t gone well I offered to take them out for a mini session at the park the next day. They were…

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Sally and Adam eloped at the covered bridge (no longer there) in Shevlin Park with Sally’s children and a couple close friends. We used the walk from the parking lot to the bridge to get some sweet photos of them… and shake off some excited energy. After some bubbly and cake-pops Sally and Adam drove…

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Newly wed brides kissing in the sunlight through trees at Five Pine Lodge

Sometimes folks think that because they’re having an intimate service that they don’t need a photographer… well obviously I disagree. Stephanie + Renee had a small service on the lawn at Five Pine Lodge on an off/on rainy fall day. It was mostly family in attendance with a few friends, but that didn’t stop them…

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I don’t always have the pleasure and opportunity to spend time with my couples before their wedding day. Such was the case with Kate + Katie… in fact we met for the first time when they arrived at Shevlin Park to be married. I always encourage my clients to take advantage of an engagement session,…

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Elopements are sooooooooooo good!!! Darlene + Joel had been engaged for awhile, and were in no particular hurry to have a ceremony. They wanted to focus on other things like moving to Bend, buying a house, building Darlene’s business, and trying to start a family. They knew they didn’t want a big wedding and the…

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