Bend Wedding Photographer


Honest, Joyful,Intuitive


Howdy, I’m Gwen

With more than 14 years experience capturing love stories, I bring my intuitive approach and attention to detail to capturing candid emotion and moments.

My goal is to capture your day in an unobtrusive way as it unfolds – giving subtle direction to create natural moments – telling your story in an honest way.

We moved to Bend 7 years ago and I feel extremely lucky to be able to photograph clients in the endless beauty of Central Oregon. I also serve wedding clients across the world, wherever they want to bring me.

Why Work With Me

Experience

With more than 14 years experience capturing love stories, I’ve seen just about everything and am prepared for the unexpected on a wedding day.

I’m an experienced world traveler and have documented love stories as far as Shanghai to Scotland.

The Details Matter

My attention to detail and laid-back personality allows me to capture the unique personalities of my clients at every celebration without being obtrusive. That attention to detail is woven throughout the editing process to create a piece of art in every image.

It’s About You

….Not social media. My goal is to craft captivating images that tell your story and showcase your personalities and LOVE. I fully support those who embrace the imperfect, the untraditional, break the rules and plan an intentional celebration that is true to themselves.

Bend Wedding Venue Guide

Bend is an outdoor mecca and is the perfect place to get married for any outdoor enthusiast. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite wedding venues in Bend including resort locations and some affordable low-key venues.

Testimonials

Next Steps

01

Reach out and share more about your wedding plans. Some important information to share includes your date and what you envision for your wedding.

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I’ll send my wedding pricing for you to look at. If you’d like to set up a time for a call, we can get to know each other a little and see if we’d be a good match.

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Secure your date with a signed work agreement and $1,500 retainer.

Payment plans are available by request.

Pricing & Information


Wedding Coverage Begin at

$3,500

I offer several wedding and elopement packages as well as various add-on options for multi-day events, additional photography coverage, second photographer and gorgeous prints and luxe albums. My packages can be fully customized for any destination outside of Bend, Oregon.

I love LOVE but I am not a high volume wedding photographer. What does this mean? I don’t book double header weekends, when traveling I allow ample time for travel delays and above all I am focused on intention, being present and fully energized for my clients.

I shoot a limited number of weddings & elopements a year, in addition to my portrait and branding work. I recommend reaching out as soon as you have a set date. Most folks book 6 months to a year out.


Please reach out for pricing and packages
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Couple shares an intimate moment.

Locations

Scotland, Iceland, Shanghai, Hawaii, Alaska, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, California, Oregon

What’s Included

Local travel, Downloadable & Shareable Gallery, 6 months of online cloud storage, Local Vendor Recommendations

Add-ons

Second Photographer, Additional coverage, Film, Luxe Albums, Heirloom Art

Frequently Asked Questions

In a few words: Honest, joyful and intuitive. Driven by light and the environment with a focus on telling your story in a way that is as unobtrusive as possible. I love creating beautiful portraits during golden hour (Duh! I’m a photographer!) but it’s my hope that rather than feeling like a photo shoot your wedding photography coverage feels organic, a true representation of who you are as a couple and even a fun. Please remember: Your wedding day is NOT about Instagram. It’s about YOU.

That is a great question! How do you choose the perfect photographer when the market is inundated with image overload? You can scroll for hours on Instagram and find hundreds of photographer’s work you love. What makes me different:

-I’ve been shooting weddings since 2010 which means I am prepared for just about everything.

-I’m more interested in capturing real moments and telling your story than following trends. Frankly, the wedding industry paired with social media makes me feel a little ick at what it has become. Don’t get me wrong, I love beautiful flowers and a grand event but the main focus should be your love and not what social media or the industry makes you believe you need. By all means, if a classic, 200 person wedding is your dreams – DO IT! If you want to get married in a far away place with two witnesses – DO IT! I feel strongly about focusing on your love and creating the wedding that feels most like you. Make the day yours! Remember the wedding isn’t the end. It’s just the beginning. A favorite read: A Practical Wedding.

-I like to edit. I feel strongly that a photo isn’t finished until it’s edited. I don’t outsource and I don’t use AI for culling or batch editing.

-I’m a calming presence and have a good sense of humor.

When you are hiring a professional photographer not only do you want someone who can capture and create pretty images you are hiring someone who helps with the flow of the day, stays calm and positive (even if things aren’t going as smooth as planned), has a sense of humor and warmth AND can deliver a beautiful end product. That’s me.

Canon. Typically two mirrorless bodies, a range of lenses that include 70-200mm, 28-70mm, 50mm, 85mm. Your images are recorded on two sets of cards and immediately backed up on devices when the event is complete.

I certainly do! Eloping is a great option for those overwhelmed by the thought of planning a large wedding, for those who desire a more laid-back, stress-free day or don’t quite jive with tradition or the hype of the wedding industry. Check out my elopement guide here.


Most of all I LOVE intimate, genuine, weddings & elopements that are planned with intention and focused on what is truly important to you vs stressfully planning an event that doesn’t sit quite right. Whether you are saying your vows in the mist of a waterfall, on a bluff overlooking the ocean or your childhood backyard your wedding only happens once. Forget the rules!


My home base of Bend, Oregon is full of gorgeous locations to choose from. I am happy to offer advice and do some exploring to find the PERFECT one of a kind spot in nature for your vows as well as offer Leave No Trace tips for your outdoor celebration.

Your photos are not complete until each one is edited to create the final image. During busy season my typical turnaround time is 5-8 weeks. I’ll do my best to get them to you quicker but I value the editing process, culling and editing by hand not slapping on a preset and calling it a day.

A signed work agreement and $1,500 retainer. The remaining balance will be due 14 days before your date. Payment plans are available by request.

Have more questions? Reach out and we can have a chat.

Get In Touch

If you’re looking for a photographer and you connect with my work, I would love to hear from you!