Mt. Bachelor Engagement Session
On a beautiful, sunny winter day in Central Oregon, this fantastic couple, Brent and I ventured up to the mountains to create some magic and capture Kristen and John’s love during their winter engagement session. These two are the epitome of an “adventurous couple”. They met while working in Antarctica, traveled to some epic locations around the world, worked in the Arctic, got engaged in Iceland and are now packing up their lives and driving from Maryland to Alaska to start this new chapter of their lives. They sure know how to live life to the fullest, am I right? Kristen and John have some great travel stories and have experienced some great adventures together. My kind of couple! Any guesses on where their wedding will be?
As we drove to find some snow and mountain views, we stopped along the way to make some photos. Kristen and John were so fun and easy going… I think that is why we are great friends. Hands down my favorite part of the day was when the sun had set and we ran down the snow packed (closed) highway to capture that last light, snow machines passing us as they were heading in for the evening. Oh, and to make it more epic we had some bubbly and some colored smoke to make the images a little more dynamic and playful. Mt. Bachelor and Broken Top (my favorite mountain in Central Oregon) looked might fine during golden hour and as the light dipped below the horizon especially with these two in front of the camera. Since Kristen and John love nature and are so adventurous having these mountains as a backdrop was absolutely perfect.
Thank you for traveling to Bend and trusting Brent and I to capture your engagement session here in Central Oregon. We love you guys! I can’t wait to see where your wedding celebration will be. Safe travels as you begin your next journey.
Gwen Shoemaker is a seasoned professional photographer with 13 years of experience capturing the beauty of human beings all around the world. From Iceland to Antarctica, and Colorado to Bend, Oregon, Gwen’s passion for love and adventure has led her to specialize in wedding photography. Known for her ability to capture moments of raw emotion, she’s been humorously described by a client as an “emotion vulture,” always ready to swoop in and capture the perfect moment. Gwen’s love for travel and new experiences began when she studied abroad in rural Spain at the age of 17 and has since taken her to 15 different countries. Interestingly, it was in the least populated continent, Antarctica, where she found her true love. Gwen seeks to work with clients who share her love for the universe, are madly in love with their partners, and are full of joie de vivre.