By Caitlin von Gaertner of Tim Gallivan Photography
Location, Location, Location…
For couples who live, or have chosen to get married in Central Oregon, engagement photography can be a great way to incorporate their favorite places into their wedding. Some couples may choose to get their session in the same location as the proposal, while others choose their most beloved hiking trail or vista.
We’ve been lucky enough to shoot in some absolutely stunning locations, and we’re excited to share a few of them with you!
1) Smith Rock
Smith Rock is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful locations in Central Oregon. It is also one of the most photographed areas. With a little creativity, you can get some great shots there that are unique and special to you.
2) Drake Park
I was very skeptical that Drake Park would be a cool place to shoot engagement photos. When you think Central Oregon vistas, you probably aren’t thinking about Drake Park. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Here’s a few of our favorites from Drake Park shoots.
3) China Hat area
This little known area is chalk full of awesome opportunities. This shoot with Mike and Jess of Mike Hiatt photo/video has got to be one of my all time favorites.
4) McKenzie Area
Technically, the McKenzie area is outside of Central Oregon, but I added it here because it’s just an hour away, and it’s a completely different world. Green, lush and completely gorgeous, it’s a great option for couples looking for something unique and different.
This is just a tiny sample of some of the great locations available in our area. We hope this inspires you to see the possibilities that Central Oregon has to offer.