Perhaps no other Oregon city has grown as rapidly as Bend over the last 25 years. What was once a sleepy ski town with a small contingent of year-round residents has ballooned into Oregon’s version of Sun Valley. Nevertheless, the beauty of Bend remains and it’s a fantastic place to get married, whether you opt for traditional wedding venues like Broken Top or private landholdings with unobstructed views of Mt Bachelor and the Three Sisters. I’ve only shot summer weddings in Bend but I’d love to shoot a winter wedding there! The image above is one I took years ago, as I was driving back to Oregon from Philadelphia. The bird just happened to fly into my frame as I was pressing the shutter. The images below are of a couple weddings I shot in Bend: the image on the left is at the groom’s family estate and the one on the right is at Broken Top.