Real, Honest, Joyful Wedding & Elopement Photography Based in Bend, Oregon

      Gwen Shoemaker Photography makes sure your special day is made eternal. I take pride in preserving fleeting moments, and capturing the unique personalities of my clients in every shoot.

      Whether you’re looking for a wedding photography package, couples photography or a personal portrait, I can help. While I’m based in Bend, I’m available to work anywhere in Oregon or around the world. Is your destination on my bucket list? If so, I have a special discount for you!

      Howdy! I am Gwen.

      Pizza lovin’, world travelin’, Colorado native, now living in beautiful Bend, Oregon with my husband (who I met in Antarctica) and our fluffy dog Teak.

      Photographing intimate weddings for laid-back couples in Oregon and around the world.

      More about who I am and what I love here. 

      Gwen at work photographing a wedding in Alaska.


      "Picking Gwen as our photographer was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. We ultimately picked Gwen because she was the photographer we felt the most comfortable talking with and she has a high level of experience and professionalism. She was very enthusiastic during our engagement shoot, on the wedding day and for our day after season. She always showed up excited to be there and that enthusiasm was contagious even in the cold. The photos turned out gorgeous and we will cherish them for years to come. We can’t recommend Gwen enough she was a pleasure to work with and delivered wonderful photos."



      "Gwen is absolutely incredible. As our wedding photographer, she made us feel completely comfortable. This was incredibly important to me (the bride) because I always feel awkward getting my picture taken. She put me at ease and made me feel confident in front of the camera-something I have never experienced before. She was able to capture beautiful moments without us feeling posed.

      She flew to Colorado and drove for hours to get to our elopement site. She was punctual, and showed up with so much enthusiasm and excitement for our big day. She is a dream to be around-exactly the type of person you want around on your wedding day.

      It's not every day you find professionals with true heart and talent behind every inch of their work. Gwen was amazing to work with-she captured every beautiful moment of our day and turned our photos into masterpieces that we will cherish forever. Thank you Gwen!!!" -Rose



      "OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Gwen, you have such an eye for capturing the moment!! Thank you so very much!! We LOVE your photos! I don’t know if I mentioned it, but my whole family is usually awful when it comes to candid photos!! You made us look so good!!

      Thank you so much for being apart of our special day & helping us think through the various parts & components! Having your suggested timeline was a life-saver! " -Bev

      "To echo what my wife said, THANK YOU for your UH-Mazing work in capturing our special day! The pictures are beautiful!!!" -Abe


      LOVE IS LOVE. I am dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive environment and photography for ALL couples, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender and identity. Celebrating all love equally.