Smith Rock State Park located in Central Oregon’s high desert is breathtaking for engagement photos. No matter the season, the scenery is spectacular. The sheer cliffs are memorizing to look at and provide a beautiful backdrop. In addition, there is a river, rustic golden tall grassy meadows, lava rock formations, and even some pine trees which offers lots of different options for scenery as a back drop for photos.
Furthermore, the lighting is great no matter the time of day. Smith Rock is a stunning rustic landscape that is unique. Smith Rock is known for their beautiful golden sunsets which light up the orange cliffs with an incredible glow. Which will also provide for an amazing opportunity to capture photos. Green, blue, ivory, black, floral patterns for attire look great.
When planning an engagement photo shoot at Smith Rock prepare to arrive early. The park is popular and parking can be hard to find. There are multiple pay stations, parking permits are required.
Blankets are great to take out to Smith Rock.
In addition, Bend is located just 45 minutes away. If you are traveling from a far, put Bend Oregon on your travel list. There is so much to see and do here in Central Oregon from Smith Rock to the Three Sister’s Mountains, Bend breweries and so much more … you will not be disappointed!
It was so much fun to show this beautiful newly engaged couple from Southern California Smith Rock for the very first time and capture their rustic winter themed engagement photos. I’m looking forward to photographing their destination wedding at Sunriver Resort later this year!
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Here are some additional Smith Rock Engagement photos for inspiration: