Arriving in Bend, Oregon for Mallory and Derek’s wedding, we were reminded of when we lived in Bend many years ago, how we first met in darkroom photography class at the local community college there and also when we photographed our first wedding in the city’s famous Drake Park. We always love coming back to where it all began and we were so incredibly happy that this particular wedding brought us back.
Mallory and Derek have a sweet, tender relationship. She’s a cute little thing, gorgeous skin, fabulous hair and the best attitude you could ask for in a bride. Derek is a quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, which means he’s over 6 feet tall, has a hilarious sense of humor and came with an entourage of equally tall and strapping groomsmen. They truly balance each other out perfectly.
Their Broken Top wedding gave us the opportunity to photograph a rich, colorful and fun event with some of the best reception dancing we’ve seen all year. Later in the evening we were able to steal the two of them for photos set against a classic Central Oregon sunset. If you haven’t visited this area of the country yet, we hope Mallory and Derek’s photos inspire you to do so.