best elopement locations in bend oregon sahalie falls

Destination Elopement at Sahalie Falls //

This destination waterfall elopement in Oregon at Sahalie Falls was one of my absolute favorites to photograph. C & R came from out of state to my home base, Bend Oregon for their destination elopement at Sahalie Falls. We met up at their Airbnb in Bend where they had gotten ready for the special day. Heading to the waterfall we connected with their Officiant (and my friend!) Rev Chris Lewis. He’s a lovely English gentleman who officiates couples ceremonies in a delightful and intimate fashion. Because C & R wanted this to be a laid back intimate and joyful event, they included their fur baby for the elopement ceremony as well. (I love photographing your fur babiesss!)

Starting with a first look and moving right into the ceremony they said ‘I do’ with Sahalie falls as the backdrop. Afterward they were adventurous and explored down next to the falls with me, and this is when we got this delicioussss light leak from the sun shooting through the mist… destination waterfall elopements DO NOT DISSAPOINT!!

10/10 destination elopement, would do again.

“Esther gave us the best recommendation on where we should hold our elopement. She was fun and bubbly and we love our photos. Highly recommended!” -Claudia

Don’t leave quite yet—I have lots of elopement destination recommendations for you! Whether you’re looking to tie the knot in Bend Oregon, or beyond I’d love to be there for you and helping your preserve your memories. I specialize in putting the feelings into photos, and I find the most joy when I’m photographing love in its most raw and real form. Whatever that looks like. Your wedding or elopement day is one day where you get to be selfish and make it all about YOU, and I’m fcking hereeeee for it <3

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