Looking for an Oregon engagement session? Come with me on a Road Trip Adventure Session through breathtaking sceneries.
You don’t think you are “adventurous enough” to explore the outdoors?
Just because you aren’t hiking 12 miles or jumping off a waterfall, doesn’t mean you are not adventurous and can’t enjoy the outdoors and get some amazing images with your partner. Just like Ashe and Matt in the photos, you too can combine your love of sightseeing and special places with your engagement session. Whatever kind of adventure you want – go for it!
Smith Rock is the perfect place for seeing a breathtaking sunrise or sunset, as the colors of the sky light up the red rocks in front of you. It’s great around dawn, when deer are running about and climbers are ascending. There are miles of hikes to explore, and your outdoor activities can include hiking, climbing, slack-lining, picnicking, or horse riding.
White Falls is a remarkable place to visit Spring to Fall – each season offering a different “feel”. If you are wanting to swim in the river below, Summer is ideal and there’s some excellent shady spots to enjoy a snack under. If you like to explore and rock scramble, this is the place to do it to get those jaw-dropping images and views!
Program length: 8 hours
Meeting point: Bend, Oregon
Number of participants: 2
Experience: Hike and discover Smith Rock and White Falls, optional rock climbing or horse riding
Sightseeing: Smith Rock and White Falls
Climate: Desert climate or arid climate: Dry, with big temperature difference between night and day. Hot & sunny days with little shade and cold nights. Bring layers, as the heat and cold will be vastly different throughout your day.
Available: All year round
Recommended months: Summer (May to September) if you are wanting to swim or climb, otherwise can be accessed throughout the entire year!
Activity level: Moderate
About the Host of your Oregon Roadtrip Engagement Session
I’m passionate for the wild lovers who want to ditch the traditional way and create a photo adventure that’s uniquely them! I aim to capture raw and authentic moments with your partner, no posed or forced. I absolutely love seeing you incorporate your favorite activities into your photos and let go to have fun. Your photo experience shouldn’t be one you look back with regret, it should be one you cherish for a lifetime. Whether you’re sightseeing, hiking, climbing, or swimming – I’ll join right alongside you to get images that represent the badass couple you are.
Itinerary of your Oregon Roadtrip Adventure Session
Arrive at Smith Rock State Park at the parking lot
Hiking and photo locations to explore at Smith Rock: Rim Rock & Canyon View/Crooked River
8:45 am Leave for White River Falls
Arrive at Falls
swim, rock scramble, explore down the 0.5-mile trail
share snacks and beverages for lunch
1:30 pm Photo coverage wraps up
Comments about this Oregon Engagement Session
The experience is carried out under all weather conditions, even if it rains.
You can decide on extra activities like horse riding or rock climbing, and book them as an additional add-on. I will hire the right experts for you, and we can incorporate the activity into our photo session, or you can book the additional programs after our photo session has ended.
What is included in your Oregon Roadtrip Adventure Session
Photographer Travel Fees
Entrance fee to park $5
Adventure Session Timeline
300+ edited, high-resolution images for an 8-hour experience with delivery within 6 weeks of adventure session
10+ edited, high-resolution images “sneak peek” delivered within 7 days of adventure session
Access to your online gallery with photo printing abilities directly shipped to your home Photography Permit
What is not included in this Oregon Engagement Session
Travel to and from the location
What to bring to your Oregon Roadtrip Adventure Session
You should bring your own food and snack to have breaks in between, picnic, or we can break for lunch/dinner. There are nearby restaurants and grocery stores within a 20-minute drive, but it is better if we bring our own food to stay in nature.
Bring lots of water with you.
Layers, water, snacks, attire to wear during photos, a coat that’s easy to take on and off as needed in between photos, sturdy shoes and change of shoes for photos (if desired), a blanket, towels, swimsuit, cash.
How to prepare for your Oregon Roadtrip Adventure Session
Nearest Airports: Portland and Redmond
You will need a rental car if flying in
There are plenty of AirBnBs and Hotels in Bend or Redmond
Bring LAYERS: Coat, windbreaker, gloves, hat, warm and sturdy shoes, swimsuits and towels, sunscreen, change of clothes (if desired)
Need to be in good health; expect steep climbs throughout some of the trails
Optional Add-ons to your Oregon Adventure Engagement Session