December 28, 2012

2012 Byron Roe Photography Year in Review: Weddings, Engagements, Travel, Awards, Press and more…


The year has flown by and looking back not only puts a huge smile on our faces but reminds us of how lucky we are to work around such positivity and love in the world of weddings.  Families and couples put their trust in us to capture their beauty anywhere in the world and this year has been nothing less than spectacular in that regard!  From shoots in Arizona, Las Vegas, New York City, back and forth trips to Portland, Seattle times three…to France, Italy and then back again three weeks later for a wedding in Berlin, Germany…to the beautiful local wedding venues of Brasada Ranch, Pronghorn and Sunriver Resort, we are just plain excited about the art and growth of Byron Roe Photography this year.

Unforgettable 2012 highlights include: documenting the sweetest Seattle surprise proposal, the dramatic Smith Rock climbing ‘trash the dress’ session, cycling through natural rock arches in Provence, France with VeloSki tours, drinking true Weisse beers in Berlin and stepping foot in the amazing, historical library of the Schloss Neuhardenberg, standing in front of 3,000 people in WPPI Vegas sharing what drives us crazy working together and lots of the perks, getting published in Portland Bride & Groom magazine and the cover art for our local wedding magazine, seeing all the new baby stories from past BRP couples over the last few years, winning ‘Best Wedding Portrait’ in Oregon for 2012, the many incredible client thank you gifts (including the CANDY BOMB!!) and most of all the client relationships we’ve created with clients past and new.  What a JOY.

At the start of the year, we had some exciting industry education engagements from Wendy’s e-book release party, “55 Smart Web Ideas for Photographers” (which sold over 5oo copies) to together speaking at WPPI Photographer’s Ignite and from that, sharing in an interview with FastTrack Coaching with Dane Sanders  and guest blogger on Skip Cohen’s blog.  We are grateful for and excited about our affiliations with some amazing photography companies that help us do what we do namely: Kubota Image Tools, Pictage, Evolve, Fundy Software, Ripe Social, Sticky Albums, Finao and Black River Imaging – we thank you for your incredible products and service year after year!

We celebrated a blog redesign early in the year to showcase larger images, added Pinterest and Instagram profiles so we can share in the wedding design inspiration of our clients and up-to-date BRP happenings.  Moreover, we’ve created the ‘BRP Client For Life’ program (portrait sessions for past clients) and added a beautiful premium canvas album line that we LOVE to our product lineup!

None of this would be possible without the undying support of our clients and vendors, friends and family whom give us the daily inspiration to keep shooting.  It’s the relationships that make the images, that’s the true gift.

We wish everyone a Happy New Year and here’s to 2013~


B + W

{Sondra + Greg} Brasada Ranch Wedding Photography; Bend, Oregon

{Sara} Valley Of Fire Wedding Photography Inspiration; Las Vegas, NV

{Danielle + Nate} Pronghorn Wedding Photography; Bend, Oregon

To: Colby; From: Maren – Pre-Wedding Engagement Photography Portland, Oregon

{Melissa + Nick} Engagement Pre-Wedding Photography; Portland, Oregon

To: Andy; From: Katy – Engagement Pictures at the Oxford Hotel and Tumalo Falls; Bend, Oregon

Announcement: 2012 Oregon Wedding Portrait of the Year Award!

To: Jared, From: Joelle; Pre-Wedding Engagement Pictures Central Oregon

Featured: Central Oregon Magazine Spring 2012 Issue

{Chad + Naomi}; Portland Oregon Pre-Wedding Engagement Photography

{Hillary + Jacob} Wedding; Oregon Coast Destination Wedding Photography Brookings, Oregon

To Elise, From Andy; NYC Highline Pre-Wedding Engagement Photography

{Damon + Casey} Downtown Portland, Oregon Engagement Photography

To: Jaime, From: Joey; Pike’s Place Seattle, WA Proposal and Engagement Photography

{Leah + Alec} Olympic Sculpture Park Engagement Photography, Seattle Wa

{Jessica + Curtis} Georgetown Ballroom Seattle, WA Wedding Photography

{Joelle + Jared} Downtown Bend Oregon Wedding Photography, Zydeco and Crosswater

{Annie + John} High Desert Museum Wedding Photography Bend, Oregon

{Casey + Damon} House on Metolius Wedding Photography – Camp Sherman, Oregon

{Andy + Elise} Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany Wedding Photography – Part 1

{Chad + Naomi} Pronghorn Golf Club Wedding Photography; Bend, Oregon

{Carrie + Richard} Trash The Dress Wedding Photography; Smith Rock State Park – Bend, Oregon

{Maren + Colby} Oregon Wedding Photography; Portland, Or – Private Residence

{Carrie + Richard} Broken Top Club Wedding Photography; Bend, Oregon

{Kelsey + Jason} Engagement Pictures; Downtown Bend, Oregon

FEATURED: Portland Bride & Groom Magazine Real Wedding; Pronghorn Wedding Photography Bend, Oregon

{Katy + Andy} Winter Wedding; Sunriver Resort Wedding Photography

{Casey + Elyssa} Engagement; Urban Portland, Oregon Photography Session

FEATURED: Cover Artist for Celebrations Magazine 2012; Central Oregon’s Wedding Resource Guide