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Arthur & Amanda - Tumalo Falls Elopement near Bend, OR

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Arthur & Amanda

     Arthur and Amanda's breathtaking elopement just might have you rethinking your big wedding plans. 

     This adventurous couple decided to break the traditional mold resulting in an idyllic elopement at Tumalo Falls near Bend, OR. Vows were promised on the edge of a cliff with a jaw-dropping view of the falls. They surrounded themselves with only their closest family and friends for a ceremony bursting with love and tears of joy. The gorgeous scenery of the falls combined with the palpable romance between these two, created portraits that have us swooning! Arthur and Amanda ended the night driving away in their camper van that has us all jealous. 

 Congratulations Arthur & Amanda!

Florals - Ali Briskey Designs: www.alibriskeydesigns.com   Instagram: @alibdesigns

             Rings - Stuart's of Bend: Instagram: @stuartsofbend

 

Custom wedding bands created by Stuart's of Bend

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Arthur sent Amanda sweet notes throughout the morning with mementos from their first dates. 

Arthur sent Amanda sweet notes throughout the morning with mementos from their first dates. 

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The Bride and Groom with their DIY camper van.

The Bride and Groom with their DIY camper van.

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Engagement Sessions

Congratulations, you're engaged!

   Now that you're engaged, you are likely busy sharing the exciting news with family and friends, posting ring shots on social media, and enjoying using the term "fiancé" in casual conversation. After doing all these fun things it's time for the real work to begin!  From picking out a date, to choosing a cake flavor, there are so many things to plan for. One big decision is hiring your photographer. While you may just be thinking about photography for the wedding day itself, documenting your brief time as an engaged couple is also important to consider when looking at your options.

At Focal Point Studios we include a complimentary engagement session with all of our wedding bookings.

Here Are the Top Three Reasons Why:

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1. We Want to Get to Know you!

We build a personal connection with each of our clients BEFORE the wedding day. The day of is one of the most personal and important days of your life, but it is also bound to be crammed full of events that leave little time to get to know each other. Doing an engagement session with you ahead of time allows us to get familiar with you as individuals and as a couple. Engagement sessions also help you learn more about us and how we work.

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2. Get Comfortable With the Camera

Unless you're a model, you probably haven't spent much time in front of a professional camera. Engagement shoots give you a chance to practice posing and see how we give directions in a low pressure environment. As we get to know you, we are better able bring out the best version of YOU in front of the camera. By the time your wedding arrives you'll already be old pros!

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3. Show Your Personality

Engagement sessions give us a chance to be creative together and really show who you are. These shoots are not as restricted for time as the wedding day. This lets us play around more with poses and locations. We encourage couples to choose a location for their shoot that is meaningful to them in some way. This could be as simple as a location you love the look of, to the place you first met or got engaged. Perhaps there is an activity or hobby you enjoy doing together such as hiking, snowboarding, or playing an instrument? Including things you love helps to make your shoot more fun and unique.

"What if we've already done engagement photos?"

If you've been engaged for awhile or already did engagement photos with another photographer, we still encourage you to do a pre-wedding shoot with us. Each photographer has a different style of working with their clients so the reasons above still apply!

Why wait? Get in touch with us to discuss your wedding and engagement photos!

Want to know more? Click the button below to learn about preparing for your engagement session. 

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Emily & Del: Gilgamesh Brewing Wedding Salem, OR- Wedding Photography

     Emily and Del's wedding was an event filled with laughter and memorable moments. These two tied the knot in a traditional ceremony at their church complete with gorgeous wooden ceilings and beautiful wooded grounds. They continued the party at Gilgamesh Brewing in Salem, Oregon which provided the perfect backdrop for their relaxed vintage decor. Their wedding was filled with lovely details including unique floral and blush bridesmaids dresses as well as a cherry red classic getaway car.

     We loved working with Emily and Del from the start as they showed off their wonderful personalities. From Emily dropping to do push-ups throughout the day (in her gown no less!), to cruising through Dutch Bros Coffee on the way to their reception, this couple showed they take their fun (and fitness) seriously. These two made for a wedding we will not soon forget! 

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