Nicole and David are the sweetest couple. They first told me their engagement story at our first coffee meet up. They went out to their favorite secret lake for a photo session. He stopped in the middle of the session and proposed. When we started discussing places for their engagement session, we all knew their lake was the place. So of course we got photos at the spot where he proposed (below) and all of the lake area. Despite being a gorgeous day late in March, we still had to fight some snow, but it all turned out great!
Who can resist a bonfire and a bottle of wine? These two have enjoyed countless summer sunsets looking out over the lake. Nicole chose Two Vines riesling for their engagement session because they are two vines becoming one. So sweet!
We just couldn’t resist getting their horses in a few photos. Every cowboy needs his horse and, had there not been snow at the lake, they would have come with us. So even though the sun had set and our session seemed like it really should be over, I just couldn’t be done without a few photos with their lovely horses.
Congrats Nicole and David!! I can’t wait for wedding day!
Emma and Kevin were so much fun to photograph! Within minutes of photographing them I could tell that they had been in love for awhile. Emma and Kevin met years back on an annual family camping trip that Kevin’s family does at the Prineville Reservoir each year. Emma, who was best friends with Kevin’s cousin, would tag along. They would only see each other on this annual trip. Eventually they decided that even though the lived far from each other, they had to be together. After Kevin went with Emma to her senior prom, they officially started dating. They’ve been together for seven years and finally getting married! I love that they chose to do their engagement session on the way to that annual Father’s Day camping trip where they first met. It’s so perfect! And of course they added their puppy, Hank!
Brooke and Brandon were such troopers! We had this amazing Sparks Lake engagement session planned in May for them. We all had these perfect ideas of what to expect and were so excited to take their photos at such a beautiful place. When we arrive – it was blocked in by a ton of snow! Leaving Bend where it was 65-70 degrees, we just did not think there would be snow up at the lake. It still is amazingly beautiful at the trail head so we stepped out into the snow, with Brooke in a sundress, and captured some really fun photos in the 5 foot clearing. After that we headed back to the river trail and finished their session. This was the first engagement session I’ve done in 12 years where we captured both winter and summer photos in one session. I’m so thankful to have an amazing couple who quickly jumped on board with making the best of the situation. We had a lot of fun with them and Josh and I can’t wait to photograph their Brasada Ranch Wedding!
Kate and Brandon are so cute with their sweet dog. They moved to Bend, Oregon a few months ago and embraced the Bend forest and snowy environment for their engagement photography session. I love all the fun sign and props they brought too, like the one their dog was holding saying, “My humans are getting married!”.