September 18, 2012

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

A wedding among wild animals?  That’s what our sweet couple {Annie + John} decided on when they had their hearts set on having the wedding at the High Desert Museum!  This cool Bend, Oregon spot is filled with bald eagles, otters, owls, rapters and other rare species.  What an exotic place for family fun but it sure did have a ton of different options for backgrounds for photo ops.  Everything from the settler’s cabins and old logging machinery to greenery, bridges and bronze sculptures, the variety was quite fun!

Simple and sweet, these two wed in front of family and friends and incorporated old, vintage items into their decor.  Annie actually collects old LIFE magazine covers and is especially looking for ones in the 40s and 50s with women on the cover!  After the ceremony, this dry (no alcohol) wedding was filled with sweets to the hearts content.  Fabulous berry pies, colorful cupcakes and a lovely wedding cake graced an entire long table for treats for guests.  YUM!

When the sun set, they offered a fun game to mark where the bouquet would fall and actually used a slingshot to sling the bouquet!  What a creative idea, I tell ya!  Thanks again {Annie + John} for sharing your beautiful day with us and letting us photograph you with all the wild animals!  All the best to you both!


B + W
{Artist Series}

Beautiful connection and love, one of our favorites and the cover of their album!



Another favorite of the Annie + John


Their first look embrace…LOVE!

Just moments after their first look!  Beaming with happiness…literally!




Yes, that’s a turtle…behind the rings 🙂










A family heirloom charm bracelet.


Love the sweetness in this!

The image on the right is one of our favorites and highlights your beautiful chemistry, you are so graceful Annie!

















Love the bridesmaids in the back letting it all out 🙂

Mother of the groom in the back just enjoying the moment to its fullest!


Having a little fun 🙂



The dessert bar….OH MY!

Special thanks to the vendors that made this beautiful day complete for {Annie + John}:

Venue: High Desert Museum
Coffee Libations: Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
Cake and Cupcakes: Alison Reynolds
Pies: Sparrow Bakery
Floral: Wild Flowers of Oregon
Hair: Jessica Liebel
Officiant: Rev. MaryEllen Deckelmann