If you're considering eloping in Oregon I think you've made a pretty darn good decision! It's seriously impossible to go wrong with choosing a location in Oregon for your elopement.
There is pretty much every single type of scenery located here in Oregon! No matter if you want to say your vows by a waterfall, in the mountains, a forest, a peaceful meadow, a desert, or a lake--Oregon has it all!
A weekday elopement will typically be your best choice to avoid crowds! There are a lot of gorgeous locations in Oregon which attract all the hikers, bikers and tourists wanting to explore the sites especially if you have a summer elopement. So, opting to have a week day elopement will be best to have a more intimate day!
If you don't want a winter elopement, then definitely choose a date between the late spring and early fall! Although the weather can be unpredictable at times opting for a time during the summer will give you the best chances of avoiding the rain. The western part of Oregon is a lot more wet than the eastern part! If you want more options for all year around eloping in Bend is the way to go!
If you have your elopement during sunrise or sunset it will provide the most gorgeous light for those stunning portraits to hang up in your home! This is another way to avoid crowds and have the most private elopement especially if you want to get married by a waterfall. If you want to elope by a waterfall like Latourell Falls, I highly recommend having a sunrise elopement.
This is one of the most important days of your life. You may be eloping, but that doesn't mean you don't deserve to have a day full of epic adventures! Imagine only having pictures from 2 hours of your elopement day.. Our memories are fleeting and this day is going to be your anniversary for the rest of your life. I want you to look back and remember it like it was yesterday! You can read more HERE.
Cannon Beach is a quaint coastal city. It is filled with coves, gorgeous cliffs, and sea caves! One of the most well known landmarks is Haystack Rock, which is 235 feet tall.
Latourell Falls is an epic waterfall that will create the perfect backdrop for your vows! The 224 foot waterfall pours over the top tall pillars making it easily one of the most photogenic waterfalls along the Columbia George River.
Government Cover has incredible views of the Columbia Gorge River. There are many different rock formations and places to reach the river for multiple locations for photo opts.
Steens Mountain in Oregon has a desert vibe, because it gets hardly any rain. There is a vast amount of cracked earth and a few gorges. If you're looking for a desert-like elopement be sure to check out Steens!
Painted Hills is an incredible place. The hills are covered in gold, red, and yellow. It seriously looks like it's from another planet which is pretty dang cool!
1:30pm: Spend time getting ready, write love notes & capture details
2:45pm: Put on dress
3:00pm: Have a romantic first look
3:30pm: Hop in jeep and head to location, stop and get out along the way for epic portraits, crack open a beer
5:30pm: Arrive at location, explore and adventure around, find perfect ceremony spot
8:30pm: Sunset and final portraits
8:45pm: Head back to Airbnb
10:00pm: private chef awaits and have incredible meal (if you don't want a private chef, a bonfire with s'mores is so fun too!)
11:30pm: Photo coverage wraps up!
Here is an example of a timeline for a 10 hour elopement day! When a couple books me I send out a questionnaire about their hobbies and what they like to do in order to come up with an epic elopement day full of fun adventures for you to remember for a lifetime! I offer 4, 6, 8 and 10 hour packages and if what you want to do doesn't fit into one of these categories I can create a special elopement package just for you!
I'm an Oregon Elopement Photographer for couples who are hopelessly in love and crave adventure in the outdoors! Getting to express my creativity with amazing couples in epic places all around the world never grows old.
One of my goals with every wedding or elopement I capture is to create a memorable experience. This is about your story and giving you beautiful and quality memories that you can relive, cherish and hand down as a legacy for generations!
Part of creating a memorable experience is to get to know the two of you as a couple which will make you feel SO much more comfortable in front of my camera! I am so lucky to be able to work with couples who become more than just clients to me. They become some of my closest friends! I would love to be your elopement photographer and I can't wait to help you plan your dream elopement!
let's do this thing!
LET'S BE INSTA-FRIENDS