I’m a wedding & elopement photographer for laid back couples that value the idea of being married more than just having a party. They want photos that show their true selves and represent their love of nature, and prefer to be more natural than overly posed.
Shelby & Dan are one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet. I met them through a referral from their planner, Brooke, of Your Day, Your Way. She knew we would be a good fit, and she was absolutely right! As it came time to plan their Bend engagement session with dogs, we picked locations that suited their desires. They really wanted to include their two adorable pups, as well as Dan’s amazing classic Ford Fairlane. We started out the session at Sawyer Park, along the river, for some natural shots and then moved to Boneyard Beer’s new pub location. Dan is one of the Boneyard guys, he loves his job, and he was super excited for the new location. It wasn’t quite finished and open to the public yet, but we utilized the great outdoor space to showcase his beloved car, and the sweet love between these two and their pups!
We left Sawyer Park as the sun was starting to dip and headed to Boneyard Beer for the second half of Shelby & Dan’s photos. Dan parked his Ford Fairlane next to the new pub, with the couple’s adorable pups riding in the backseat. Seriously, if I haven’t said it before, having your Bend engagement session with dogs is a great idea! They are a part of your story and I just love puppies of all kinds! We took some photos with the car and then strolled around the exterior of the pub for some urban shots. I also had to make sure to not only photograph Shelby’s engagement ring, but also Dan’s! Yes, these two gave each other engagement rings. Isn’t that the sweetest?
I absolutely had a blast working with these two and creating the perfect Bend engagement session with dogs! I can’t wait to share their wedding blog post too.
Hey, I’m Erica, a sentimental wedding & elopement photographer based out of Bend, Oregon. I love working with free-spirited and natural couples who love celebrating outdoors! I travel throughout the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, United States and worldwide! If you are looking at booking an engagement session or wedding photography, drop me an email or fill out my contact form and let’s talk more!
I love how they incorporated their sweet ride and their adorable pups in their session. You truly captured the personality and style of the couple (I don’t know them but feel like I do after seeing these photos). Fantastic engagement photos!
Thanks Lindsay! That’s the best compliment ever! 🙂
Such beautiful fun locations… looks like they fit this couple perfectly! Love these photos!
Thank you Donna!
What a cool couple to photograph, stylin’ and all! You told their love story well
Thank you Lauren! They are definitely one cool couple!
Love the car!! These are great shots.
Great job! These two are so cute together! And I love how you captured their emotion and included the pups!
What a beautiful couple and beautiful pups! I lovvvve the floppy ears and that they included their pups in their session — you can tell they’re family!
Oh my goodness, their puppies and that car makes this engagement session complete! SO Great!
What a lovely couple!!! I love the idea to show them in different scenery and contexts. Great emotions!
SO CUTE! I love sessions with dogs!!