Exploring Oregon and Beyond: A Destination Wedding Adventure

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Hello everyone,

A month before my kids were born, I had the incredible opportunity to take a trip to Portland, Oregon. I stayed in the vibrant city for a few days, soaking in the local culture and stunning scenery. After that, I hit the road and spent the next week exploring the diverse landscapes of the state before heading down to Lake Tahoe to film a beautiful wedding.

Photography taken in Oregon in November 2011.  For more of our images check out our Flickr Page


Discovering Oregon

Oregon in November is a sight to behold. The crisp autumn air and the breathtaking fall foliage make for perfect photography conditions. From the lush greenery of the forests to the rugged coastline, every corner of the state offers a unique and picturesque backdrop. It was a truly memorable trip, filled with adventure and inspiration.

Oregon Mountains

Destination Weddings: A Perfect Excuse to Travel

Using destination weddings as a way to see the country is an excellent strategy. By building in a few extra days to explore, you can turn a work trip into an unforgettable travel experience. Plus, offering a discount for weddings in locations you’d love to visit is a fantastic way to entice clients. You’ll almost always find someone who will take you up on your offer, giving you the chance to combine your passion for photography with your love for travel.

Oregon Woods

Tips for Planning Destination Weddings

  1. Plan Ahead: Make sure to schedule a few extra days before or after the wedding to explore the area.
  2. Offer Discounts: Provide a discount for weddings in destinations you’d like to visit. This makes it more appealing for clients and gives you a reason to travel.
  3. Research Locations: Look into the best spots for photography in the area you’re visiting. Local landmarks, parks, and scenic routes can offer great photo opportunities.
  4. Network Locally: Connect with local vendors and photographers. They can provide valuable insights and might even collaborate with you on future projects.
  5. Capture Everything: Document not just the wedding but also your travel experiences. These can add a personal touch to your blog and social media, engaging your audience even more.

Oregon Birches

Traveling for destination weddings has allowed me to see so many beautiful places and meet wonderful people. It’s a perfect blend of work and adventure, and I highly recommend it to fellow photographers and videographers.

Flowers through Fence


Field Fire

Love traveling and capturing beautiful moments? Contact us to book your destination wedding and let’s create unforgettable memories together! Don’t forget to check out our Flickr page for more stunning images from our adventures.


Christopher lives in Vermont with his wife, twin boys, corgi. He has owned a film production company, sold slot machines, and worked for Tony Robbins. He writes in his magical tiny house and sometimes writes in his blog at chrisrodgers.blog


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