This is Colleen and Ryan near the base of the roaring, gorgeous Sahalie Falls in Central Oregon. Right before this, they said their vows up at the viewpoint, in front of a small group of family and friends shuttled out to the beautiful middle of nowhere in a bus. They held their reception at a fantastic rental home about 45 minutes away.
Whenever I’m on my way to Bend or Sisters, I try to stop here with my camera and tripod. It’s a landscape photographer’s dream. This waterfall has so much power, along with exquisite turquoise water, rainbows and glimmering green moss. The entire bit of creek that stretches down to Koosah Falls has an idyllic, otherworldly magic to it. When Colleen called to tell me about her wedding and where she was holding it, I could barely contain my glee. Having the chance to photograph such an adventurous, happy couple at the base of this waterfall was such a delight, and I didn’t want to stop.